Bethesda has posted a press release announcing the celebrity actors doing voice overs for Skyrim
. Academy Award nominees Christopher Plummer
, Max von Sydow
and Joan Allen
get the most attention, but the cast also includes Lynda Carter
(Wonder Woman), Michael Hogan
(Battlestar Galactica), Vladimir Kulich
(The 13th Warrior), Claudia Christian
(Babylon 5), Diane Loiuse Salinger
(Carnivale), Renee Victor
(Weeds), and George Coe
(Saturday Night Live, Transformers: Dark of the Moon).
The press release also includes details about the characters some of the celebrities will be voicing.
Arngeir (Christopher Plummer) is a philosopher monk who "live[s] in silent isolation atop Skyrim's largest mountain." Esbern (Max von Sydow) is a Blade agent obsessed with the dragon Alduin, the World Eater. Delphine (Joan Allen) is another Blade agent trying to "unravel the mystery of the dragon's return." Gormlaith Golden-Hilt (Lynda Carter) is "one of the Nord heroes who overthrew the dragons in ancient times."
Imperial General Tullius (Michael Hogan) is "in charge of crushing the Stormcloak rebellion," along with his chief lieutenant Legate Rikke (Claudia Christian). Ulfric Stormcloak (Vladimir Kulich), the Jarl of Windheim, is the general's nemesis and leader of the Stormcloaks.
Bethesda ends the release by mentioning that the voice cast includes over 70 actors and 60,000 lines of dialog.