A star-studded cast

In a press release this morning, we’ve announced the star-studded voice over cast for Skyrim. Learn more below…

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.

Reader Comments

  1. Will you release a full list of the cast anytime soon or after release? 🙂

    And what about the game’s soundtrack, will it be individually released after 11.11.11?


    • who needs a soundtrack when you have youtube and a “youtube to MP3 converter”. not to mention the file in the PC version’s directory.

      • Yes, converting crap quality youtube videos into another lossy format like mp3 will sound spectacular. Might as well record it to a cassette tape.

      • And if you truly loved these games and want to see TES VI you should spend some money on their products instead of stealing off the internet.

      • I realize that not everyone is equipped to tell the difference between fine Italian cooking and Chef Boyardee. What escapes me is why anyone would brag about such a deficiency.

        Personally, the moment Jeremy makes his tracks available through DirectSong I’ll be buying. Youtube-ripped audio, as well as that shipping with most games, sounds like it’s been chewed on and spat out.

  2. Hopefully there will be multiple endings. I don’t really want to be railroaded into helping either Stormcloak, or the Imperials. If given a choice, I want to see how my choices play out at the ending, and beyond.

    • Seems unlikely they’ll do multiple endings. It messes up the lore, and they can’t cop out and do what they did with Daggerfall’s “Warp in the West”, namely because it’s already be done. (Not to mention it’s logically impossible)

  3. Better be more voice actors than this. Worst thing about Oblivion was having so few. They only had 1 male and 1 female for each race. They need 5-10 for each race. Of various ages too.

  4. I know that this is asking a lot, but it would be amazing if Liam Neeson was in another of Bethesda’s games. I don’t know any of these voice actors, so I really have no judgement on what to expect. Should be amazing, nonetheless.

  5. Patrick Stewart, Liam Neeson, Michael Hogan… who’s next, one of the Doctors? :p

    Really looking forward to this. 😀 As Mirokunite said, multiple endings for joining or fighting the Stormcloak would be pretty sweet. 🙂

  6. I just pray Skyrim doesnt have the NV equivelant of

    “The slaves are talking about the Burned Man again…”


    “Ave, true to Caesar”

    Same voice actor, same line, 5000 times.

  7. Lots of Canadian content, up there, I like it! Kudos on getting Chris Plummer – amazing, simply amazing. I’m still holding out hope for a Sean Bean cameo (obviously as someone who isn’t Martin Septim). 😉

  8. Are there 70 different voice actors for the german version too , or do we have again just 6 or 7 different voices for hundrets of charakters?
    Would be really disappointing, I hope there is a version with english voice and german subtitles.

  9. As much as I liked Michael Hogan’s ‘Doc Mitchell’ – eww, 2k3 and 2k4 Battlestar Galactica, now that was a totally unnessecary reboot of the 1978 show with Lorne Greene (Adama) and John Colicos (Baltar).

      • I am. The reboot is simply overfreighted with too much of everything
        – and c’mon Michael Hogan replacing Terry Carter as Colonel Tigh – heck, even Wesley Snipes would’ve been a better choice, Starbuck’s gender switch is simply ridiculous, like replacing stos Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) with Joe DiMaggio (Smiling Jack accent provided) 😉 […]

  10. Is Wes Johnson going to play in it, the man that played lucien lachance in oblivion and mister burke in fallout , really loved his cold voice

  11. Chris Plummer!?! Max Von Sydow?! Joan Allen?! Dare I begin to wonder if we are moving closer to a Video Game equivalent of the Oscars?

  12. A dreamlike manifestation of Actresses and Actors. Thank you Bethesda for everything that it took making this magic moment possible.

  13. Every ounce of new information released about Skyrim is thrilling. I’ve honestly never been more excited about an upcoming game in my life. This whole year has been just killing time until Skyrim is released. Hurry up 11.11.11!

  14. Perhaps the soundtrack will be available from directsong, as with Morrowind, Oblivion and Jeremy Soule’s other soundtracks?

    Sounds as though Christopher Plummer got an easy gig! He plays “a powerful Greybeard elder” but “the Greybeards live in silent isolation” so we won’t hear a peep out of him… 😉

  15. Looks like it’s going to be a good game. Too bad i don’t buy games from legal bullies. Drop the stupid lawsuit and maybe i’ll reconsider. “Scrolls” has been around long before you guys got your hands on the word.