Graham McTavish

Graham McTavish
Graham McTavish, voice of Zoran Lazarević.
Born 1961
Nationality Scottish
Uncharted work Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Other notable work Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The Hobbit

Graham McTavish, born 1961 in Glasgow, Scotland, is a Scottish actor.

Perhaps best known for his role in the two-part fantasy epic The Hobbit, McTavish voices both Zoran Lazarević and Charlie Cutter in the Uncharted series.


[edit] Biography

Graham McTavish was born in 1961 in Glasgow, Scotland.[1]

[edit] Career

After years of supporting appearances in movies and TV series, McTavish perhaps got his first break when he appeared on British sitcom Red Dwarf for several episodes during 1999. From there, McTavish was able to go on to star in several British TV series such as Casualty, The Bill and Taggart. In 2008, McTavish starred in Rambo, playing the leader of a mercenary team, and McTavish is currently filming for two-part fantasy epic The Hobbit.[1]

[edit] Uncharted work

McTavish's first appearance in the Uncharted series comes in the 2009 video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,[2] in which he portrays Serbian war criminal Zoran Lazarević, carrying out the voice acting and motion-capture work for the character. At the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves casting auditions, McTavish first auditioned for Harry Flynn and performed very well, but his later audition for Lazarević was even better and he was ultimately given the part, while Steve Valentine was cast as Flynn.[3]

McTavish later returns in the 2011 video game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. In the game, McTavish voices protagonist Charlie Cutter, as well as reprising his role as Lazarević for the game's multiplayer component.[4]

Media Role
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) Zoran Lazarević
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) Charlie Cutter
Zoran Lazarević (multiplayer)

[edit] Personal life

McTavish gets on very well with his fellow Uncharted cast members, namely Nolan North, who portrays Nathan "Nate" Drake. The chemistry between the two is so much that North can be quoted as saying that the two "will continue running dialogue long after the scene is over" in order to capture as much material as possible.[3] North has also spoken very highly of McTavish, calling him "a pro" and saying his portrayal of Charlie Cutter in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is "fantastic".[5]

While providing the voice work for Cutter, the schedule for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception clashed with the filming schedule of The Hobbit, which was filming in New Zealand at the time. This led to some complications with McTavish's scheduling, specifically when recording motion-capture scenes.[5]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Graham McTavish" at the Internet Movie Database
  2. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Tech Info" on GameSpot
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Nathan Drake Speaks! An Interview With Nolan North (Part 1)" on The Gaming Liberty
  4. "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Tech Info" on GameSpot
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Nathan Drake Speaks! An Interview With Nolan North (Part 2)" on The Gaming Liberty
Last edited by In Motion on 5 December 2011 at 10:45
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