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John Cleese joins Elder Scrolls Online cast

January 24, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming

Bethesda Softworks today announced the members of the cast lending their voices to The Elder Scrolls Online, the highly-anticipated game arriving April 4, 2014 on PC and Mac and June 2014 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The Elder Scrolls Online ensemble includes Academy Award nominee John Cleese (image: Toronto.com)

The Elder Scrolls Online ensemble includes Academy Award nominee John Cleese (image: Toronto.com)

The Elder Scrolls Online ensemble includes Academy Award nominee John Cleese, Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, Alfred Molina and Golden Globe nominees Michael Gambon, and Malcolm McDowell. In addition, Lynda Carter returns to the Elder Scrolls series to reprise her role from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

“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 is the latest chapter of the award-winning franchise and will bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Players can choose their own style of play as they embark upon an epic adventure across all of Tamriel, playing alone on heroic quests as in previous Elder Scrolls games, exploring the huge, rich world with a few friends, or joining with hundreds of others in massive PvP battles to save the Empire.

John Cleese plays Cadwell, the cheerful and endearingly mad lost soul who is not afraid of anyone, even a Daedric Prince. Joining the cast as High King Emeric, Bill Nighy portrays a merchant prince whose luck and determination won him the throne. Kate Beckinsale takes on the role of 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.

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