Elder Scrolls Online voice cast includes John Cleese, Alfred Molina, and plenty more

Bethesda announced some considerable voice talent for The Elder Scrolls Online today. The cast list includes the likes of John Cleese (Monty Python), Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean), Kate Beckinsale (The Aviator), and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), among others.

Cleese plays a madman without fear named Cadwell, while Bill Nighy is more distinguished as High King Emeric. Beckinsale is Queen Ayrenn of the Aldmeri Dominion, and Molina is an old wizard in charge of the Empire's Elder Council. But the cast list isn't nearly done. Michael Gambon (Harry Potter films) plays a blind prophet, Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) plays the Daedric god Molag Bal, and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman TV series) reprises her role from Skyrim as a Daedric Princess of Dusk.

What's that? You demand more thespians? How about Peter Stormare (Fargo) as the Skald King, Jim Ward (Wall-E) as a renegade High Elf wizard Mannimarco, Jennifer Hale as Lyris Titanborn, and Kevin Michael Richardson as swordmaster Sai Sahan? It will almost certainly be up for some sort of "Most Voices" award.

"This extraordinary group of actors helps bring the distinctive characters in The Elder Scrolls Online to life," said game director Matt Firor, in the announcement. "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."