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The Elder Scrolls Online will include voice performances from John Cleese, Bill Nighy, Malcolm McDowell and Kate Beckonsale, among others.
The Elder Scrolls and Fallout games have, in recent years, made a habit of using notable celebrities and actors to fill out the voice cast of its games. Oblivion, excited fans with Patrick Stewart and Sean Bean. Fallout 3 had our journey led by Liam Neeson, Ron Perlman and Malcolm McDowell. Bethesda Softworks, in turn, has revealed that The Elder Scrolls Online will feature a similarly veteran cast including actors from Harry Potter, Monty Python and A Clockwork Orange.
In a release from Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls Online will be filled with voice work from film actors including John Cleese (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Bill Nighy(Pirates of the Caribbean/Underworld), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter). Additionally, Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter will reprise her role of Azura from Skyrim, while experienced game performers like Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect) will also feature in the game.
The roles these actors play in ESO will be fairly diverse. John Cleese, for instance, will feature as Cadwell, a “cheerful and endearingly mad lost soul who is not afraid of anyone.” Joining the mix as High King Emeric Bill Nighy portrays a merchant prince whose luck and determination won him the throne.
Michael Gambon, in turn, will play the “mysterious” Prophet while Jennifer Hale (Female Commander Separd) appears in the role of Lyris Titanborn, a Nord half-giant, who, along with the Prophet, aids the player on their journey
Malcolm McDowell (President of the Enclave) will fill the role of Molag Bal, an “evil Daedric god” out for the souls of Tamriel.
From this announcement, wee see a huge pool of voice talent for The Elder Scrolls Online that has us even more excited to explore the world of Tamriel.