Upcoming MMO The Elder Scrolls Online will feature an all-star Hollywood voice cast, Bethesda Softworks has announced.
John Cleese plays Cadwell, the cheerful and endearingly mad lost soul who is not afraid of anyone, even a Daedric Prince. High King Emeric, a merchant prince whose luck and determination won him the throne, is played by Bill Nighy. Kate Beckinsale takes on the role of Queen Ayrenn, the leader of the Aldmeri Dominion and Queen of the High Elves.
Also joining the cast is Alfred Molina, taking on the role of Abnur Tharn, a wily old wizard and politician who is the head of the Empire's Elder Council. Lynda Carter plays Azura, the Daedric Princess of Dusk and Dawn from Skyrim. Michael Gambon voices The Prophet, a mysterious blind man who guides the player through their journey to retrieve their soul; and Malcolm McDowell plays the key figure Molag Bal, an evil Daedric god from another plane who schemes to enslave the mortal souls of Tamriel.
"This extraordinary group of actors helps bring the distinctive characters in The Elder Scrolls Online to life," said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. "In The Elder Scrolls tradition, we sought world class talent to add a deep and enriching component to the immersive world the series offers players."
The Elder Scrolls Online cast also includes:
- Peter Stormare ("Fargo") plays Jorunn the Skald King, an unexpected monarch who led his people into an unlikely alliance.
- Jim Ward ("WALL·E," "Despicable Me 2") voices Mannimarco, a renegade High Elf wizard exiled from the realm for raising the dead and the world's most powerful necromancer.
- Jennifer Hale appears in the role of Lyris Titanborn, a Nord half-giant, who, along with the Prophet, aids the player on their journey.
- Kevin Michael Richardson rounds out the cast as Sai Sahan a noble martial artist and master swordsman.
The Elder Scrolls Online launches for PC and Mac on April 4, followed in June on Xbox One and PS4.
Source: Press release