Stephen Thorne, Voice of Aslan, Has Passed Away

This week, the news broke that actor Stephen Thorne has passed away at the age of 84.

Thorne played Aslan in the animated adaptation of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979) as well as BBC Radio 4’s Tales of Narnia (1988-1997).

He also voiced Treebeard in BBC’s The Lord of the Rings radio drama (1981).

Thanks to ‘nicole_reed’ for the alert.

3 Responses

  1. Col Klink says:

    Wow. I guess it’s appropriate that this website is going to be reviewing the cartoon soon.

  2. Larry W. says:

    I really liked The Lord of the Rings BBC radio drama. I even own it on audio CD. The next time I listen to it I will hear his voice. It is a fine audio drama, which I believe was broadcast on National Public Radio. There was a another radio drama based on the book, which I remember was made in the 1970’s.

  3. Elenuvielas says:

    Oh my gosh he actually voiced Treebeard?
    somehow I found it more touching than he voicing Aslan