The much-anticipated Harry Potter open-world video game Hogwarts Legacy has finally revealed its primary voice cast, featuring a variety of accomplished television, film, and voice actors. Warner Bros. and Avalanche Software announced their star-studded cast, the most notable being Simon Pegg, an accomplished British actor who has starred in films such as the Mission: Impossible franchise and Shaun of the Dead.
Pegg will play the Headmaster of the school, Phineas Nigellus Black. Black comes from a long line of Slytherins and is “hated by the students, for whom he also has a great disdain.” He expressed his excitement at joining the Harry Potter franchise:
“I watched all those movies and always expected a role. Virtually every British actor has been in the Wizarding World films apart from me. And so, to get the role of, particularly a Black, one of the Black family, that’s a cool thing because Sirius was always my favorite character in the books. So it feels really good. It feels like something’s finally been put right.”
Fans may also be enthused for returning Hogwarts alumni Luke Youngblood, who portrayed Lee Jordan in the Harry Potter films. Youngblood, also known for his roles in television shows Tracey Beaker and Community, will voice a Ravenclaw student named Everett Clopton who is “underachieving rulebreaker and prankster.” Other notable members of the cast include:
Amelia Gething, who has appeared in The Amelia Gething Complex and The Spanish Princess, and Sebastian Croft, who has appeared in appeared in Heartstopper and Game of Thrones. Both will voice playable avatars which can be highly customized by the player.
Lesley Nicol will voice Professor Matilda Weasley, a Gryffindor Deputy Headmistress who will “aid the player in catching up with other students by giving the the Wizard’s Field Guide and showing them the Room of Requirement.” Nicol is known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Supernatural.
Asif Ali will voice Amit Thakkar, a bright, well-read Ravenclaw student who will help the player through the game. Ali has appeared in The Mandalorian and The Boys.
Kandace Cain will voice Professor Onai, a gifted seer who was once a “Divination teacher at Uagadou, the largest wizarding school in the world.” Cain has appeared in Human Centipede 2 and voice acted in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Sohm Kapila will voice Professor Satyavati Shah who teaches Astronomy and was raised in the Muggle world. Kapila has appeared in The Mummy and Grey’s Anatomy.
Jason Anthony will voice both Nearly Headless Nick and the Sorting Hat, two familiar characters from the books and movies. Nearly Headless Nick “may be the key to helping the Gryffindor player find answers” to the game’s largest mystery, and the Sorting Hat will use “knowledge from the student’s past” to sort them into their appropriate Hogwarts house. Anthony is an experienced voice actor with roles in The Lego Movie 2 Videogame and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Fans can view cast announcement photos on the official Hogwarts Legacy Twitter account. Hogwarts Legacy will release on February 10, 2023, for PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch platforms.