The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast Includes John Cleese, Jennifer Hale, Kate Beckinsale, and Many More

January 23, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


One day after being rated Mature by the ESRB, Bethesda has revealed the voice cast for The Elder Scrolls Online, which includes John Cleese, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Hale, Malcolm McDowell, and more:

  • John Cleese as Cadwell – The cheerful and endearingly mad lost soul who is not afraid of anyone, even a Daedric Prince.
  • Bill Nighy as High King Emeric – A merchant prince whose luck and determination won him the throne.
  • Kate Beckinsale as Queen Ayrenn – The leader of the Aldmeri Dominion and Queen of the High Elves who is far more comfortable with a blade than her crown.
  • Alfred Molina as Abnur Tharn – A wily old wizard and politician who is the head of the Empire’s Elder Council, and the de facto power behind the Ruby Throne.
  • Lynda Carter as Azura – The Daedric Princess of Dusk and Dawn from Skyrim who is a popular part of Elder Scrolls lore.
  • Michael Gambon as The Prophet – A mysterious blind man who guides the player through their journey to retrieve their soul.
  • Malcolm McDowell as Molag Bal – An evil Daedric god from another plane who schemes to enslave the mortal souls of Tamriel.
  • Peter Stormare as Jorunn the Skald King – An unexpected monarch who led his people into an unlikely alliance.
  • Jim Ward as Mannimarco – A renegade High Elf wizard exiled from the realm for raising the dead and the world’s most powerful necromancer.
  • Jennifer Hale as Lyris Titanborn – Nord half-giant, who, along with the Prophet, aids the player on their journey.
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Sai Sahan – A noble martial artist and master swordsman.

To see the actors talking about their roles, check out this very long video voice cast reveal video:

The Elder Scrolls Online Game Director Matt Firor talked a little about the voice cast:

This extraordinary group of actors helps bring the distinctive characters in The Elder Scrolls Online to life. 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.

Bethesda also reiterated that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has sold over 20 million copies, the same number it was at this past June.

The Elder Scrolls Online is scheduled to release on April 4th for PC and Mac, with the PS4 and Xbox One versions expected some time in June.

What do you think of the voice cast? Let us know in the comments below.