Brian Cox Cast as the Voice of Aslan

Posted December 9, 2004 2:40 pm by Tirian

Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Acclaimed British actor Brian Cox has been cast as the voice of Aslan the Lion. Producer Mark Johnson says, “Brian has an amazing resonance to his voice, a certain majesty, which suits Aslan perfectly… I’ve always found Brian to be so versatile… we first talked to Brian about the role of Aslan maybe nine months ago, and I’m so glad it worked out.”

Today – December 9, 2004 – begins the 1-year countdown to the release of Disney/Walden Media’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The production celebrated the event by treating fans today to the biggest news since the casting of Tilda Swinton as the White Witch.

Brian Cox (IMDB) is 58 years old and has starred in The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity, Troy, X2, Adaptation, The Ring, The Rookie, Rob Roy, and Manhunter.