The Elder Scrolls Online will include performances from John Cleese, Michael Gambon, Malcolm McDowell and Jennifer Hale, among others.
The Elder Scrolls games have, in recent years, made a habit of snagging notable celebrities and actors to fill out the voice cast of its games. Oblivion, for instance, had Patrick Stewart and Sean Bean Stark. Skyrim, in turn, employed the services of Michael Hogan and Claudia Christian. Bethesda Softworks, in turn, has revealed that The Elder Scrolls Online will feature a similarly star-studded cast including actors from Monty Python, Harry Potter and Mass Effect.
According to a release from Bethesda, players venturing into The Elder Scrolls Online can expect voice work from film actors including John Cleese (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean), 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 from Skyrim, while veteran voice 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." Michael Gambon, in turn, will play the "mysterious" Prophet while Malcolm McDowell (who's always fun) will fill the role of Molag Bal, an "evil Daedric god" out for the souls of Tamriel. All in all, it's a really decent mix of voice talent that has us even more excited for the finished product.