Bethesda reveals starry Elder Scrolls Online cast

Cleese! Gambon! Molina! Nighy!

Elder Scrolls Online publisher Bethesda has roped in a green room full of acting talent to voice some of the key characters in its upcoming MMO.

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The cast includes British stars such as Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, Python legend John Cleese and Dumbledore himself: Michael Gambon.

Alfred Molina and A Clockwork Orange's Malcolm McDowell also have roles - as does regular video game voice actress Jennifer Hale (FemShep, Rosalind Lutece).

Nighy will take on the role of a merchant prince, Molina will play a wizard politician, while Beckinsale will portray Queen Ayrenn, leader of the Aldmeri Dominion.

It sounds like McDowell plays the game's Big Bad - Molag Bal, an evil Daedric god. Gambon meanwhile gets to be a mysterious blind chap named The Prophet who guides the player through their journey.

Skyrim's Lynda Carter is also back as Azura, the Daedric Princess of Dusk and Dawn.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 announced its own cast list earlier today, including Robert Carlyle, Patrick Stewart and Robb Stark. Clearly no one could afford Gandalf.

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