Lara Croft voice actress revealed

William & Kate, Californication actress Camilla Luddington lending her voice and performance skills to the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

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English actress Camilla Luddington will be lending her voice to Tomb Raider in the new game, due March 5, 2013. Publisher Square Enix said that her work would not be limited to voice acting, confirming she would be taking on motion-capture duties as a "performance actress" as well.

Luddington will provide voice, facial, and motion capture for the game.

Luddington’s notable roles include Kate Middleton in the TV movie William & Kate and Lizzie in Showtime's TV series Californication. Luddington also has a role in the future episodes of the vampire drama True Blood.

Square Enix said it was the actress's "youthful tone" as well as "depth of emotion" that made her right for the role as the young Lara Croft. Tomb Raider is a reboot of the aging franchise, telling an origin story for the gun-toting archaeologist seen in earlier games.

Luddington will be attending Comic-Con 2012 and Nerd HQ alongside the development team to discuss Tomb Raider and her role.

CORRECTION: This story originally stated that Californication was produced by HBO, not Showtime. We regret the error.

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SI3DN3R
SI3DN3R

kinda looks like raider ha

HyabusaRyu
HyabusaRyu

"tomb rider reboot" ??!! WTF gs !

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

Is this woman a good voice actress? Because all I am getting from these comments. Is that horny people wanna do stuff to her. LOL I guess I'll bing search her name. (yes I know she gets naked.)

Raeldor
Raeldor

I have a sudden desire to become a Tomb Raider t-shirt.  Oh, and gratz on the role!

djimenez0628
djimenez0628

Hey, she's hot too. Appropriate since she's supposed to be playing someone attractive (I know she's not a real woman)

jack00
jack00

The voice acting in the E3 trailer was horrible. Every time Lara spoke I wanted to tear my ears off.

hadlee73
hadlee73

"...confirming she would be taking on motion-capture duties as a "performance actress" as well." This suddenly made me think what would happen if Christian Bale was doing motion capture for a game. "No! No! We either do it at the top of a real cliff, or I'm done with you professionally!" :P

Needles-Kane
Needles-Kane

Ok wow, she's hot. Good match for the hottest game character!

WCK619
WCK619

meh... didn't really care for this latest season of Californication, or her role in it. That show was really good until it's peak at the end of the 3rd season. Since then it's just been going downhill.

moyshirow
moyshirow

I'm liking this game more and more as time passes.

antoniobandino
antoniobandino

Knowing that this babe's voice and body will behind Lara Croft's makes me think I'll enjoy the game more. Sold.

NTM23
NTM23

Dang, google-ling her name and having the safe search off... Alright.

Dudeinator
Dudeinator

"Luddington will provide, voice, facial, and motion capture for the game"

 

Quick Google image search: Camilla Luddington

 

"Camilla Luddington Topless in Californication"

 

nice

ClaudiusCaesar
ClaudiusCaesar

An IMAGE Google search just tell how good she is as "voice" actress. ;-)

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

Is she a good voice actress? No clue. Is she hot? Hell yes. Sadly, that's all I got out of this article :P

burgeg
burgeg

I'd use my dagger of xian to raid her tomb.

 

I'd raid the tomb of that angel's darkness.

 

Some other sort of pun involving her underworld.

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

They finally announced the voice actor. oO

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

Puerile comments?

See below...

m4a5
m4a5

Ola senorita ;P

malachi_27
malachi_27

I wonder if there's going to be a pool in Tomb Raider.

93mlo
93mlo

yum, yum yum

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

Oh, yeah. I forgot they were holding this news back.

 

Not sure why. Seems they could have just said, 'Oh, by the way, Lara's being voiced by Camilla Luddington.'

 

Done.

Leejjohno
Leejjohno

So that's why yahtzee complained about the voice acting in the trailers and demos.

I haven't noticed discrepancies but sloppy fake English voice acting is never a good thing.

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

Finally, the woman behind the orgasmic screams, and heavy breathing is revealed! ;)

firehawk998
firehawk998

Liked the voice acting on new  Tomb Raider ( based on the demos, gameplay footage) plus she looks really gorgeous as well. I am actually looking forward to a Tomb Raider game after a very long time.

Dreizel
Dreizel

This game looks promising :) i look foward to this one.

Stiler
Stiler

I don't get why they didn't hire Rhona Mitra.

 

Not only was Rhona Mitra the first big "Lara Croft" model that they used back in the 90's, but she's also a good actress who looks like Lara + sounds like her.

CarnivaleClown
CarnivaleClown

Thank you images.google.com with your Safe Search Filter being turned off.

 

Camilla Luddington

Jekyl87
Jekyl87

She kinda looks like Lara, at least the semi realistic lara from the latest games. I've only seen her in californication, and she has a very quaint english accent in it. If she uses the same accent in the game, it would be a little off putting, but I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and say that she might actually be good as a voice actor.

And a hot young actress wouldn't hurt in promoting this awesome looking game.

Apastron
Apastron

 @HyabusaRyu

 They've obviously watched her 'performances' in Californication.

sircyrus
sircyrus

 @Booshon

 Maybe she'll play one on True Blood. They already have werewolves, shapeshifters, ghosts, necromancers, naiads and fairies. Elves wouldn't exactly be pushing it.

NeilCardiff
NeilCardiff

 @jack00

I Searched YouTube for her name and watched her appearance on Late Night. She is incredibly annoying and her fake Americanisms and accent do my head in.

y3ivan
y3ivan

 @Stiler shes kind of fit the older version of lara but not the new and younger lara. 

RealHarry
RealHarry

 @Stiler Agree with your statements and also glad that you contributed something other than "I want to hit that" "Boobs" and various other horny variations. So thanks.

super_voltron
super_voltron

 @Jekyl87

yes realistic and incredibly sexist lara. This game is a step backwards for women and insulting to the intelligence of the gaming world

 

Jekyl87
Jekyl87

 @super_voltron I for one think that the game isn't an insult to the intelligence of the gaming world. You see unrealistic models of men, from Gears of War/ Assassins Creed/ Call of Duty/ Battlefield/ Hitman etc. They are bullet sponges and none of them are fat or unfit. How is it different in Tomb Raider ? I agree that in the initial games her assets were unreal. But who wants to play as an unfit person ? If you tell me that you would rather play as a fat man in any of the above games, I'd call you a liar. Video games protagonists in action games HAVE to be fit to lend their actions some degree of credence.