View Full Version : Best Lara Croft Voice

29th Oct 2009, 00:14
We have all listen them as we played the games, but as Lara's adventures change so does her voice. Since 1996 Lara has been portrayed by four actress, each one has brought something new. What I want to know is which one is the best.

Shelley Blond was the first voice, although she didn't stay long in the role (first game only) she portrayed Lara Croft with a gutsy attitude as well as staying true to the character background.

After Shelley came Judith Gibbins, she brought more attitude. Her voice perfectly fitted the character for the second and third game.

After Judith came Jonell Elliot who we have all heard. She portrayed Lara in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Chronicles and Angel of Darkness. Her voice beautifully portrayed Lara ecspecially Angel of Darkness.

Keeley Hawes is the latest voice of Lara. As a child she was taught elocution lessons which is one of the reasons for her amazing voice. She has portrayed the character in Tomb Raider Legend, Anniversary and Underworld and narrated the Gametap's Tomb Raider Documentary

29th Oct 2009, 00:49
I voted Jonell Elliot. I think she did an incredible job of the voice for Lara. AOD had tons of drama and think Jonell added to it by getting that tone right for Lara's interogations in the game.

The 'no' and 'ah ha' sound effects though deserve special mention. They were brilliant.

29th Oct 2009, 01:08
i looove keeley's voice but it's really hard to choose D:

29th Oct 2009, 03:32
Keeley Hawes. When I think of Lara, I think of her voice. No contest IMO. :D

Max 28
29th Oct 2009, 03:57
Oh I went Keeley but I think I should have gone with Jonell. Aww, they're both amazing, I love both their portrayals, great capture of the character for me. Haven't heard Judith Gibbons to be fair though.

29th Oct 2009, 20:20
Keeley matched Lara Croft and I admire her for that, she's very funny too. ;)

29th Oct 2009, 20:58
Keeley Hawes, definitely!!! ;)

30th Oct 2009, 00:55
I picked Keeley. She's stunning as the Lara Croft voice!

30th Oct 2009, 01:37
I picked Jonelle Eliot, for me she was the perfect Lara voice she has the elegant soft touch that could be really nasty and sarcastic when it needed to be.

However having said that I really love Keeley as Lara also and hopes she stays on for as long as she wants to.

30th Oct 2009, 02:28
I voted Jonelle. Love the way she got humour and anger through Lara's voice really well.

John Akam
3rd Nov 2009, 00:33

3rd Nov 2009, 00:45
Jonell for sure. She could do the angry Lara voice the best.

3rd Nov 2009, 08:26
Keeley Hawes, she just sounds more like Lara.

4th Nov 2009, 23:07
I don't think I'll ever like another voice actor for Lara as much as Keeley.

She does it perfectly.

LC is Me
5th Nov 2009, 00:22
Tie between Jonell and Keeley.

6th Nov 2009, 23:11
I voted Keeley, but I also liked Judith Gibbins alot as well! :)

7th Nov 2009, 10:19
Keeley, but I loved her voice before she started voicing Lara.:cool: