Hopkins heads Beowulf cast

Oscar-winning actor makes game debut alongside Ray Winstone, Brendan Gleeson, and Sebastian Roche in Ubisoft's upcoming action adventure.


Paramount Pictures scored an all-star cast of highly acclaimed actors for its upcoming big-screen adaptation of the quintessential Anglo-Saxon heroic epic Beowulf, which is due out in theaters next month. Today, Ubisoft announced that a few of those actors would be reprising their roles in the upcoming action adventure tie-in, due out for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, and PC in November.

Hopkins and Winstone in Beowulf.
Hopkins and Winstone in Beowulf.

Having already established himself as one of Britain's most prolific stage and screen actors, Sir Anthony Hopkins will make his in-game voice-acting debut articulating the role of King Hrothgar. A highly decorated actor, Hopkins won an Academy Award for his role as the maniacal cannibal Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs and was nominated for the prestigious honor for his supporting role in Amistad, as well as leading roles in Nixon and Remains of the Day.

Hopkins will be joined by a trio of in-game voice-acting rookies. Ray Winstone, who plays the titular role of Beowulf, mostly recently appeared in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning The Departed. Best known for his role as the off-kilter dark arts professor Alastor Moody in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Brendan Gleeson will lend his voice to the role of Wiglaf. Rounding out the cast is Sebastian Roche as Wulfgar; Roche is otherwise known for his work on the daytime soap General Hospital.

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