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Skyrim's voice cast includes Wonder Woman, the bad guy from Up

Academy Award nominees sign up for Elder Scrolls

Bethesda's announced the voice cast for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which includes Academy Award nominees Christopher Plummer (The Insider), Max Von Sydow (Minority Report) and Joan Allen (The Bourne Ultimatum).


Christopher Plummer, a two-time Emmy Award winner, takes on the role of Arngeir, a "powerful Greybeard elder" who lives in silent isolation atop Skyrim's largest mountain.

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," says the developer.

Joan Allen will be making her game 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, Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) voices Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, "one of the Nord heroes who overthrew the dragons in ancient times."

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Game director Todd Howard said of the cast: "It's been incredible to have all these actors together. 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."

Bethesda recently announced that the debut Skyrim DLC will release first on Xbox 360. The game launches on November 11 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Skyrim's cast also includes:

  • Vladimir Kulich (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.