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Skyrim principle voice cast revealed today, does not feature Patrick Stewart, nerds everywhere rage

Posted by: Nathaniel at 9/27/2011 12:10 PM
More and more videogames are featuring serious acting talent in their voice casts, with Bethesda being one of biggest purveyors of such production values around; naturally The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is no different.  For proof, just check the list for yourself:

Christopher Plummer, winner of multiple Emmys, Tonys, and an Oscar nominee, will play Arngeir
Max Von Sydow, Oscar nominee, stars as Esbern
Joan Allen, Tony award winner + multiple Oscar nominee, gets her first role in a videogame as Delphine
Lynda Carter, star of Wonder Woman and the dreams of boy who came of age in the 70's, voices Gormlaith Golden-Hilt
Micheal Hogan, best known for Battlestar Galactica and Mass Effect 2, voices Imperial General Tullius
Vladimir Kulich, best known for The 13th Warrior and Smoking Aces plays Ulfric Stormcloak, Jarl of Windhelm and leader of the Stormcloaks.
Claudia Christian, Babylon 5, voices Legate Rikke
Diane Louise Salinger, Renee Victor, and George Coe round-out the "big star" portion of the cast with smaller roles.

For more complete details, follow the jump.  The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim comes out on November 11th.


BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES RENOWNED

VOICE OVER CAST FOR THE ELDER SCROLLS® V: SKYRIM™


Academy Award Nominees Christopher Plummer, Max Von Sydow
and Joan Allen Come Together for the Year’s Most Anticipated Game


September 27, 2011 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today revealed the stage and screen legends lending their talents to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the next installment in the award-winning Elder Scrolls series. Skyrim will feature an ensemble cast of Academy Award nominees, including Christopher Plummer (“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” “The Insider”), Max Von Sydow (“The Exorcist,” “Minority Report”), and Joan Allen (“The Contender,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”).



Christopher Plummer, a two-time Emmy Award winner, two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee, takes on the role of Arngeir, a powerful Greybeard elder. An order of philosopher monks who are masters of the Way of the Voice, the Greybeards live in silent isolation atop Skyrim’s largest mountain.



Academy Award nominee, Max Von Sydow, stars as Esbern, a chronicler and agent of the Blades who has survived in hiding. Long obsessed with the foretold return of the dragon Alduin, the World Eater, Esbern will teach you how to confront this epic evil.



Tony Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominee, Joan Allen, will be making her videogame debut as Delphine, one of the last remaining members of the Blades – an ancient warrior society once sworn to protect the Emperor. Like you, Delphine is trying to unravel the mystery of the dragons’ return.



In addition, iconic actress and singer, Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman”), voices Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, one of the Nord heroes who overthrew the dragons in ancient times.



“It’s been incredible to have all these actors together,” said Todd Howard, Game Director. “When you start a project, you always make your wish-list of actors, and to actually hear them in the game, it’s amazing. We can’t wait for everyone to experience it.”



Skyrim’s cast also includes

· Michael Hogan (“Battlestar Galactica”), who plays Imperial General Tullius, in charge of crushing the Stormcloak rebellion.

· Vladimir Kulich (“The 13th Warrior,” “Smoking Aces”) portrays Hogan’s nemesis Ulfric Stormcloak, Jarl of Windhelm and charismatic leader of the Stormcloaks, who aims to make Skyrim independent of the Empire.

· Claudia Christian (“Babylon 5”) joins the cast as Legate Rikke, General Tullius’s chief lieutenant, a loyal Imperial officer as well as a Nord who firmly believes Skyrim must remain part of the Empire.

· Diane Louise Salinger (“Carnivale”), Renee Victor (“Weeds”), and Saturday Night Live-alum George Coe (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) round out the star-studded cast of more than 70 different voice actors delivering over 60,000 lines of dialogue.



Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose. Skyrim, which will be available worldwide on November 11, 2011, has already won numerous awards including Best Console Game and Best RPG from the official Game Critics Awards at E3 2011 and Wired.com believes it will be “one of the most sprawling, almost impossibly detailed game worlds ever created.”



For more information on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim visit http://elderscrolls.com/skyrim.



About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of premier interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda label include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein® and RAGE™. Among the world’s top development studios creating titles for ZeniMax are Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, MachineGames Studios, Tango Gameworks and ZeniMax Online Studios. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.

About Bethesda Game Studios
Bethesda Game Studios is the award-winning development studio known around the world for its groundbreaking work on The Elder Scrolls series. Creators of the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, and 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout® 3, Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most respected and accomplished game development studios. Bethesda Game Studios will release its next game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, on 11.11.11. Skyrim earned numerous nominations and awards at this year's E3, including being named 'Best Console Game' and ‘Best RPG’ by the official Game Critics Awards. For more information on Bethesda Game Studios, visit http://bgs.bethsoft.com.

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