Skyrim celebrity voice actors unveiled

You apparently can't have a Bethesda RPG without a few famous people rounding out the cast of voice actors, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is no exception. Bethesda announced this morning that it'll feature the familiar tones of Michael Hogan, Christopher Plummer, Joan Allen and other people you've seen on the telly, including Wonder Woman herself.

The lengthy list of actors unveiled today includes Claudia Christian, who played Babylon 5's Susan Ivanova, The Exorcist's Max Von Sydow, Joan Allen, Renee Victor, and George Coe. Then there's Vladimir Kulich, Diane Louise Salinger, and Wonder Woman Lynda Carter as an ancient Nord dragonslayer.

Battlestar Galactica star Michael Hogan, who's also voiced characters in Fallout: New Vegas and Mass Effect 2, will lend his voice to Imperial General Tullius. The chap has a rebellion to crush, so we may get some lovely Hogan shouting.

The actor given top billing is Christopher Plummer, who's played everything from Shakespeare-loving Klingon General Chang in Star Trek VI to Charles Muntz in Pixar's Up. He'll be playing Arngeir of the Greybeards, the reclusive monks skilled in the Way of the Voice but who live in silence. Either that vow is broken during Skyrim, or all his talent will go on emoting "Hmm" and "Mm!"

Fear not, though. Having a few celebs and not-quite-so-celebs hasn't consumed the voice budget, as all in all Skryim has over 70 actors to read its 60,000-plus lines of dialogue.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 11. Enterprising fans recently pieced together an impressive list of its skills and perks, if you want more Skyrim now, now.