The King of Mist Peak has been cast in Lionhead Studios‘ Fable III and it is long-time British actor, Sir Ben Kingsley (who is also starring in the upcoming Prince of Persia film). Kingsley will be joining John Cleese (Monty Python) and Jonathan Ross (BBC) who have already been cast. Kingsley spoke to CVG regarding his role and his take on actors taking on more game roles:
I’m a voice in a new video game shortly – Fable III. I’m a wonderful wizard character who is the king of Mist Peak. It’s very energising and good for us actors to realise that [acting] is so diverse now.
[Games] are as big a jump now as I suppose when cinema was invented, when people went from the stage to the cinema thinking: It’s not really acting, is it? Now, it’s video games – and it is acting. It’s very demanding.
A “wonderful wizard character?” I can’t imagine Sir Ben voicing anything but a sinister type of wizard. Maybe he means wonderfully evil? Hopes aside, I’m sure Kingsley will be bringing gravitas to the role, whether or not he will be good or evil.
Sir Ben’s thoughts on voice acting are very agreeable, I think. A performance is always going to be a performance, no matter the medium that the actor is in.
Fable III is to be released sometime in Q4 2010 exclusively on the Xbox 360 and we will provide a much more substantial look at this sequel when E3 2010 rolls around this year.