Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 16: David Bateson - Voice Of 'Hitman's Agent 47 Interview
In this episode of the Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast I’m chatting with the legendary David Bateson, who this year is celebrating 20yrs as the voice of Agent 47, the protagonist of IO Interactive's video game series 'Hitman'.
David was born in South African to English parents but has, for many years, been settled in Denmark. He’s worked across film, tv and theatre, but what we know and love him best for, is his voice work as Agent 47 in the long running Hitman video games. He has voiced the character since its inception in the year 2000, and, as far as we can tell, he is one of the longest serving voice actors in gaming history.
We got to talk to him about what it's like playing Agent 47 for 20yrs, his favourite games, locations and kills, his thoughts on the movie versions (and how he was nearly involved.) We also chat a little about Lightmatter, a first-person puzzler where shadows kill you, and how he got involved with voicing that game. I also want to say a huge thanks to the people over at the Hitman Subreddit who either directly provided or influenced the questions.
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