From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Buck (October 17, 1936—January 27, 1989) was an English actor. His most famous role was in the 1978 animated The Lord of the Rings movie, for which he provided the voice of Gimli. However, he had a memorable role as Royal Air Force Squadron Leader David Scotty Scott in the 1969 film Mosquito Squadron opposite David McCallum when his character was shot down during a low-level bombing raid over northern France in 1944 and assumed killed. Buck died of cancer in 1989. At the time of his death, he was married to the actress Madeline Smith of Up Pompeii and James Bond fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Buck, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.