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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Film: The Path
playing Stephen Meyer
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playing Mr. X
Year: 2015
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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.

  Filed Under: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, CHARACTERS, Commander Dave Bowman, FILMS, KEIR DULLEA, Mia Dillon

New Holiday Layout
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As you likely can tell there’s a new layout up for the holidays. The theme as if you didn’t know is from Keir’s 1974 film BLACK CHRISTMAS. Yeah I know it’s a little dark for the holidays but I thought we’d enjoy a little bit of Peter Smythe for a while. I’m currently working on the layout for the New Year, but this one will be up until at least the middle of January. I hope you enjoy it I know I did creating it. If you were here in the wee small hours of the morning you’d have noticed some hinkiness going on with the gallery. I was trying to get the colours right and my computer chose an inopportune time to crap out on me. Fortunately I was able to get things back up and running and complete the colour coding. I felt like a was dealing with HAL-9000 for a while this AM. I had visions of having to squeeze into my laptop’s harddrive and disconnect it. If it had started singing “Daisy, Daisy” I’d have thrown it over the balcony. Except for a few tweaks there you go. Let me know what you think.

  Filed Under: Black Christmas, CHARACTERS, FILM, Gallery, Peter Smythe, SITE

Dave Bowman Listed As The 100 Greatest Characters of All Time
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Keir’s character of Dave Bowman from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY has been named as one of the 100 greatest science fiction characters of all time. Keir’s 2001 sidekick HAL-9000 (Douglas Rain) has also made the list. Considering the importance of the film and the fact it has been largely one of the most copied films of all time, I would have hoped Keir and to a degree Douglas Rain would have been higher up on the list. The same thing for the character of George Taylor played by the late Charlton Heston from Planet of the Apes and Beneath The Planet of the Apes. That Bowman is listed below lesser characters like Major Shepherd from Stagate: Atlantis and Samantha Carter from Stargate: SG-1 is a travesty. It just goes to show where the tastes of America rest. With all the crap on television and the umpteen million remakes and sequels it’s not surprising Bowman and Keir are so low on the list. Here is the whole list and you can comment on what you think.

Top 100: Greatest sci-fi characters of all time

To mark the launch of its new game, Stratego Sci-Fi has surveyed more than 2,000 Britons to chart the Stratego Sci-Fi 100 – the nation’s top 100 stars of the sci-fi world – as well as a separate poll charting the best sci-fi battles from the silver screen – and has crowned Superman the greatest sci-fi character of all time

Following up the Man of Steel in 2nd place in the Stratego Sci-Fi 100 was Harrison Ford’s gruff but lovable rogue Han Solo, with Frank Oz’s jedi master Yoda coming third, both representing Star Wars in the top three and rounding it out firmly in George Lucas’ favour. Steven Spielberg’s E.T may be one of the most lovable characters of all time, but only made it to fourth in the list, followed by Will Smith’s Agent Jay from the hugely popular Men in Black series at number five.

1. Superman (Christopher Reeve), Superman
2. Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Star Wars
3. Yoda (Frank Oz), Star Wars
4. ET, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
5. Jay (Will Smith) – Men in Black Series
6. Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Star Wars series
7. Captain James T Kirk, Star Trek
8. Martin McFly (Michael J Fox) – Back to the Future
9. C3PO, Star Wars
10. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), Star Trek
11. Mr Spock, Star Trek
12. Captain Steven Hiller (will Smith) – Independence Day
13. The Daleks, Dr Who
14. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Star Wars
15. Doctor Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), Back to the Future
16. The Tardis, Dr Who
17. R2-D2, Star Wars Episodes I-VI
18. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars
19. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ghostbusters
20. Doctor (David Tenant), Dr Who
21. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Alien
22. Kay (Tommy Lee Jones), Men in Black series
23. Gizmo, Gremlins
24. Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Star Wars Episodes III-VI
25. Princess Leia (Carrie Fischer), Star Wars Episodes IV – VI
26. Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), The X Files
27. Trinity (Carie-Anne Moss), The Matrix
28. Thomas Anderson/Neo (Keanu Reeves), The Matrix
29. Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), The Terminator, Terminator 2
30. Dr Alan Grant (Sam Neill) – Jurassic Park
31. Doctor (Matt Smith), Dr Who
32. Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), The X Files
33. Dave Lister (Craig Charles), Red Dwarf
34. Alien, Aliens
35. Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), The Matrix
36. Wall-E, Wall-E
37. Robert Neville (Will Smith), I Am Legend
38. Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), The Matrix Trilogy
39. Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) – Jurassic Park
40. Scotty (Simon Pegg), Star Trek
41. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), Bladerunner
42. T-1000 (Robert Patrick), Terminator 2: Judgement Day
43. Major Alan ‘Dutch’ Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Predator
44. Arnold Judas Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Red Dwarf
45. “Mad” Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson), Mad Max
46. Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Torchwood
47. Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), Dr Who
48. Jabba The Hutt, The Return of the Jedi
49. Predator, Prediator
50. Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Buffy the Vampire Slayer
51. Optimus Prime, Transformers
52. Dominic Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), Inception
53. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
54. Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Dr Who
55. Padwan (Natalie Portman) Star Wars
56. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), Avatar
57. RoboCop (Peter Weller), RoboCop
58. George Taylor (Charlton Heston), Planet Of The Apes
59. Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds
60. Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), Blade Runner
61. Lady Penelope, Thunderbirds
62. Bender (John DiMaggio), Futurama
63. James Cole (Bruce Willis), Twelve Monkeys
64. Private William Hudson (Bill Paxton), Aliens
65. John Anderton (Tom Cruise) – Minority Report
66. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise), War of the Worlds
67. Angel (David Boreanaz), Buffy Vampire Slayer
68. Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
69. Dr Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) – Jurassic Park
70. Seven of nine (Jeri Ryan), Star Trek: Voyager
71. Darth Maul, Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace
72. Buck Rogers (Gil Gerard) – Buck Rogers
73. The Borg, Star Trek
74. General Jonathan ‘Jack’ O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) – Stargate
75. Paul (Seth Rogan), Paul
76. Marvin (Warwick Davis), Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
77. Bumblebee, Transformers
78. Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones), Flash Gordon
79. Riddick (Vin Diesel), Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick
80. Ash (Ian Holm), Alien
81. HAL-9000 (Douglas Rain), 2001: A Space Odyssey
82. Rory (Arthur Darvill) Dr Who
83. Judge Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone), Judge Dredd
84. Alice (Milla Jovovich), Resident Evil films
85. Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow), Flash Gordon
86. Klaatu (Michael Rennie), The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
87. Snake Plisskin (Kurt Russell), Escape from New York
88. Megatron, Transformers
89. Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman), Galaxy Quest
90. Abe Sapien(Doug Jones), Hellboy
91. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), Stargate
92. Ood Sigma (Paul Kasey) Dr Who
93. David (Haley Joel Osment), A.I.
94. Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), The Fifth Element
95. Jim (Cillian Murphy), 28 Days Later
96. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan), Stargate Atlantis
97. Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), Heroes
98. Godzilla, Godzilla
99. Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), The Fly
100. Dr David Bowman (Keir Dullea), 2001: A Space Odyssey


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Keir & Don Murray To Host Screening of “The Hoodlum Priest”
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There will be a special screening of Keir’s film THE HOODLUM PRIEST at Lowe’s Jersey Theatre on the 18th of November. Information below:

Date: November 18, 2012 – November 18, 2012
Time: 2 PM
Cost: $7 adults / $5 kids& seniors
Ticket Info: On sale 40 minutes before start of show. Not available in advance.
Info Phone: 201-798-6055

Don Murray burst upon the Hollywood scene with his first movie role playing opposite Marilyn Monroe in Bus Stop. Mr. Murray will be at the Loew’s to introduce and discuss his favorite film, Hoodlum Priest, a critically acclaimed movie he co-wrote and produced in addition to starring in it. He will be joined by his co-star from that film, Keir Dullea.

  Filed Under: Billy Lee Jackson, CHARACTERS, FILMS, The Hoodlum Priest

Keir Dullea Joins The Rotating Cast of “The Exonerated”
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Just got this through a news alert.

Anthony Arkin, Keir Dullea and Carol Kane Join Rotating Cast of Culture Project’s THE EXONERATED, 11/6-11

Culture Project, in association with Innocence Project, Marc & Steven Kaplan, and Cheryl Wiesenfeld, welcomes Anthony Arkin (I’m Not Rappaport), Keir Dullea (Butterflies Are Free; 2001: A Space Odyssey) and Carol Kane (Wicked, Hester Street) to the rotating cast of the 10th anniversary production of the hit, award-winning play, The Exonerated, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, for one-week only November 6 – 11 at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette Street) where performances began September 15 for a limited engagement through December 2nd. Marsha Mason will join the rotating cast November 13 -18.

Directed by Bob Balaban (Gosford Park), the core non-rotating company of six includes Amelia Campbell (Our Country’s Good, A Streetcar Named Desire) as Sandra Cook, Bruce Kronenberg as Prosecutor 1, Curtis McClarin (Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk) as David Keaton, and April Yvette Thompson (Clybourne Park) as Georgia Hayes. Danton Stone (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) will sit in for Jim Bracchitta as Prosecutor 2, November 6 -11; and Leonard Robinson (“Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out”) will sit in for JD Williams as Robert Earl Hayes, November 6 – 18.

They have been joined onstage by rotating cast members Stockard Channing, Brian Dennehy, Steve Earle, John Forté, Richard Kind, Christine Lahti, Delroy Lindo, Lyle Lovett, Joe Morton, Peter Reigert, Chris Sarandon and Exonerees Sunny Jacobs & Kerry Max Cook, whose stories are shared within the play.

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of Culture Project’s New York premiere of The Exonerated, a ground breaking dramatization of the real-life stories of six individuals who were sentenced to death and later freed amidst overwhelming evidence of their innocence. It is a powerful play culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and court records of individuals on death row. As timely as ever, The Exonerated is once again poised to increase visibility and to create a sense of urgency as part of a rising movement to restore justice to a system that has shown itself time and again to be deeply flawed. Since 1989, when the first DNA exoneration took place, an additional 292 post-conviction DNA exonerations have been won in 36 states.

The Exonerated premiered at Culture Project in October 2002 when it received critical acclaim and ran for over 600 performances. The New York Times declared, “How often do you feel that what you are seeing is a matter of life and death? Here we see six people who served hard, cruel time on death row before evidence proved them innocent. The stage is courtroom and living room; these people are intrusting their lives to us. Their stories intersect, but the differences between them strengthen the awful likeness that justice imposes when it is blind and deaf.”


The irony of this: The play is being directed by actor Bob Balaban who played Dr. Chandra in 2010: ODYSSEY TWO with Keir reprising his role of Dave Bowman. This man just does not slow down. But then good for us. We get to see more of him.

  Filed Under: CHARACTERS, Commander Dave Bowman, KEIR DULLEA, The Exonerated, THEATRE, THEATRE

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