80 Post Challenge – Post 76

Name someone who has a great voice.

Just one person? Nuuuu, that’s not fair!

Okay, I’m going to cheat just a little bit. Lil bit?
Thanks! ^_^

Right… I actually have a list of ‘sexy voices.’ I made it ages and ages ago and the fact that there is a question that kinda covers this (I know it says ‘great voice’ but for me that means – or can mean – ‘sexy voice) is awesome.

So… in no particular order here are my great voices.

Sean Connery
Not quite my favourite James Bond, but certainly close. I remember him best as the voice of Draco in Dragonheart. Probably the only time you will find an actor as distinguished as Sean saying ‘ooops!’ ^_^

Keith David
I love this guy. First heard his voice in the Disney series Gargoyles and made a point of remembering his name. Mainly because he has two first names and that always tickles me. A bit like Craig David, if you remember him from the 90s boom of male soul singers. He played Goliath; a big purple, beast of a gargoyle with a massive heart and it was an incredible match. Even now, when I catch him in a film I just settle myself in to listen.

John Gielgud
Amazing classic actor. I came across him listening to an audio version of King Lear. He took my breath away, absolutely took it away and I have never since forgotten the shivers that went through me when he spoke his speech in the driving rain and howling wind of the storm. Its an incredible scene, all the more powerful with a voice like that behind it.

Kenneth Branagh
I rave about this guy all the time. I really don’t know what else to say other than ‘huuhmuna huuhmuna huuhmuna huuhmuna!’

Ian Holm
Another one I’ve talked about before. I must have found him prior, but my first memory (since my brain decided to give out on me) is of him playing Frodo in the BBC radio adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings. I believe it was his work there that made him a dead cert for Bilbo when Peter Jackson did his thing.

Jeremy Irons
Do you really need to ask me why? This man was and is soooooooooooooo sexy. Deliciously smooth tones that run on the ears like liquid chocolate, both when his happy, pissed or tearful. Just watch any film he’s been in… any…! I dare you. Gorgeous voice.

Alan Rickman
I think my fav character of his is Severus Snape (which I’m quite upset about) but his voice while playing that character sends chills through me. Slow, scornful, sibilant hissing that is as dark as the clothes the character always wears. What about that isn’t sexy?

Christopher Lee
The original and best Dracula. But… even with that aside, he’s another of those classically trained English veterans who knows how to use his voice like a weapon. Please, please, I surrender!

So… yes, I cheated. But I regularly do. So sue me. ;-P

My 80 Post Challenge is brought to you with help from Tom Slatin’s 80 Journal Writing Prompts.
Also… note… that some of the questions in the original list are duplicated, so these later entries include questions from Tom’s second list.

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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2 Responses to 80 Post Challenge – Post 76

  1. Juls says:

    I will love Kenneth Branagh forever and ever and ever and Sean Connery is also, for me, always going to be the voice of Draco! I know it’s a cliche, but Morgan Freeman also totally gets my vote.


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