Welcome to ODYSSEY ~ KEIR DULLEA ONLINE a site dedicated to the career of actor Keir Dullea. Best known for his role as Commander Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. In a career that has spanned five decades, Keir has worked in film and television including Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Castle, Damages, The Hoodlum Priest, Bunny Lake Is Missing, The Fox, Paperback Hero, David & Lisa, Madame X, Isn't It Delicious, and the sequel to 2001, 2010: Odyssey Two. Keir's favourite medium is the stage where he's starred in such projects as the original production of Butterflies Are Free, On Golden Pond, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, Doubles, Dr. Cook's Garden, I Never Sang for My Father, The Shawshank Redemption, Tales from Hollywood, The Cherry Orchard and many other workshop productions.

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2002 Interview With Keir – German With English Translation
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I found an article online Keir gave from back in 2002. It’s in German so I had to run it through my Firefox translator. It’s a little jumbled in terms of the questions being asked and how Keir’s answers come off. I’m posting the English translation so please understand if it comes off as a little weird to read but the intention is easy to understand.

What is Really? – Keir Dullea

09 January 2002

American actor, he was one of the two main characters in Stanley Kubrick’s visionary sci-fi classic “2001 – A Space Odyssey” from the year 1968.

Keir Dullea, his wife Mia Dillon on his property in Fairfield, Connecticut. The 65-year-old is currently playing a lot of theater, especially in the county of his residence. After a handful of movie roles Part of astronaut Dave Bowman meant in Kubrick’s “2001,” the highlight of his career. In 1983, Dullea, who appeared in numerous film and television productions, can with his late wife Susie Fuller Theatre Artists Workshop, perfect their craft in the actor

2001: A Space Odyssey” was released in 1968, you were the 32nd What you were expecting from 2001?
Nothing really, it was still so far away, so elusive. I’m already more of a man who prefers to live in the here and now, than ever to think about the future.

In spring 2001, the American Dennis Tito was the first space tourist, traveled into space. 1968 Have you ever thought about that private space travel actually someday could be real?
Not really. The shooting took place at a time when the U.S. and the USSR were in a race for the first astronauts on the moon. It was for us to understand difficult enough that even rockets can fly into space.

Stanley Kubrick did with “2001” at the time caused a stir. Many thought he was crazy because he showed such scenes in which people communicate by videophone.
That’s right. Many of these scenes are futuristic 1966, when we shot the movie, and we worked on quite ridiculous. The work on this project was already completely strange but we quickly got used to the apparent absurdity of this job. The film set in London’s MGM studios, which no longer exist now resembled a kind of Disneyland. We lived for seven months in an illusory world. But in retrospect, Kubrick and Arthur Clarke proved when writing the screenplay vision. Their visions of the year 2001 have been found to be fairly accurate. At least partly.

After the huge success of “2001” You were traded in Hollywood as one of the rising stars. Other notable achievements were made, however.
But I had some, but not in Hollywood. I have successfully played Broadway theaters. The stage is my home, where I feel just as comfortable in front of the camera. In the past two years, I once again assumed roles in TV productions including the “Audrey Hepburn Story,” which by their father Joseph. And I take care of the set up by me and my now deceased third wife Artists Workshop in Westport, Connecticut, where I still live.

What is an Artists Workshop?
A kind of focal point for an actor who can prepare there for her next engagement. In addition, many stage performers come to us who are currently without a firm commitment to speak and want to keep the wheels oiled. I help these people also going to work on their artistic influence.

You will be 66 years old next year, when you retire?
Probably never. I want to practice my profession as long as possible. I am very active, traveling a lot and I have recently built with my fourth wife Mia a new home in Connecticut. Also, I’m still a jury member at the film festival in Lisbon. And I have not given up the hope of some games to make a documentary about the making of “2001”. That is my dream for years. Because this movie is a masterpiece, and I am very proud that I was able to participate in them. Only I should probably hurry, because Kubrick’s dead, and I will not getting any younger.

Interview: Andreas Renner


I did love what Keir said about his retirement. I am really hoping he can get that documentary about Stanley Kubrick together. I’d love to see what he’d have to say about both Stanley and making 2001, though I know he’s said quite a bit about it.

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  1. Emily Nguyen, 22 December 2012:

    Waaah! Great find Dianne! It’s nice to hear and see up to this day that Keir will continue on doing what he loves 🙂

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