Some of the actors who voice roles in Lies of P are known from Doctor Who, Vampyr, and Paramount+’s Halo.
It’s not often that a video game like Sousa goes for a FromSoftware look while focusing on telling a complex story through dialogue with a major cast of characters and a lot of minor characters. Well, Lies of P strikes the right balance between story and the pain of fighting Krat’s creepy enemies, and the voices of the characters were provided by some very talented people.
Carlo Collodi wrote the original, darker Pinocchio story, which is told in Lies of P in a way that is even darker and more gory, with a style that is influenced by Bloodborne and BioShock. And you have some popular actors voice Pinocchio’s new and old friends.
Geppetto – Anthony Howell
The actor who plays Geppetto has played Pinocchio before in the Souls-like game from Don’t Nod called Vampyr. In that game, he played Jonathan Reid, a doctor who turns into a vampire in London during the Influenza. Anthony Howell has also done voice work for other video games, including Demon’s Souls’ Puppeteer and Jacques Pierre Brissot, who was a historical figure in Steel Rising.
But Souls-like games aren’t the only ones you may remember Howell from. He was also in Alien: Isolation as the computer-generated Samuels who told Amanda about the Nostromo flight recording and went with her on the dangerous trip to Sevastopol. In Call of Cthulhu, he played the lead detective Edward Pierce. In Soma, he played Johan Ross, and in Diablo 4, he played the bad guy Elias.
Sophia – Allegra Marland
Allegra Marland has also been in very hard Souls-like projects before; she voiced NPC Millicent in Elden Ring, for example. The Blue Fairy in this game, Sophia, is a lot more important to the story than she is in Lies of P. As the person who works at Hotel Krat, she is your guide, sells things, and sets up the Stargazer checkpoints in the world.
Marland has only been in two video games before this one. She has also had small parts in a few TV shows. If you’ve seen The Crown on Netflix, she played Carolyn Pride, who lived with Diana and was one of her best friends. She was also in an episode of BBC’s Father Brown and Rick Astley’s “She Makes Me” music video in 2018.
Gemini – Rasmus Hardiker
In Pinocchio’s story, the cricket is a very important figure. It is both the puppet’s moral compass and best friend. In Lies of P, the cricket is called Gemini, like the Disney character, instead of Jiminy. It lives inside a lamp that is connected to your waist the whole time, and you can often hear it chirping while you talk.
Rasmus Hardiker, a well-known voice actor for kids’ cartoon shows, does the voice of this nice and helpful little guy. His voice can be heard in all of the Thomas & Friends shows as Phillip and Bill, as well as Alfur in Hilda on Netflix and as Scott Tracy, Alan Tracy, and Lazlo in Thunderbirds Are Go on Prime Video. He’ll be called Tora in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
You may have also seen him in real life as Kem on the DC show Krypton, as Courtney with James Franco and Danny McBride in the movie Your Highness, or as Harry in the Black Mirror episode “White Christmas.”
Antonia – Annette Badland
Antonia owns Hotel Krat and has been infected with Petrification Disease. The hotel is now a safe place for people to stay and is the main hub of the game. The actress in question is Annette Badland, who you may recognize as pub owner Mae Green from Ted Lasso and knows a thing or two about running a business. She often has big numbers to watch UFC Richmond win their games.
Annette’s first major part in a video game is as a character in Lies of P. She has also done voice work for Diablo 4. She is a veteran actor who has played roles such as Mrs. Fitzgibbons in Outlander, Dr. Fleur Perkins in Midsomer Murders, Babe Smith in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, and Slitheen Margaret Blaine in Doctor Who.
Venigni – Shai Matheson
The imaginative mind behind all the figures you see in Krat is Venigni. He looks great in his red pinstriped suit, glasses, and top hat. This person will appear a lot in the game, especially if you need him to decode a Cryptic Vessel item you’ve found.
Shai Matheson voices Krat’s puppet tycoon. In Final Fantasy 16, he was the Dhalmekian blacksmith L’ubor and Cid’s old friend Desert Hare. He also voiced the main character in Harvestella. In video games, Shai has also played as Omnis in Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodhunt, Camuravi in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and Sylvando in Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age.
Pulcinella – Peter Davison
It’s one thing to see a well-known person guest-star on Doctor Who, but it’s a whole other thing to see the real Doctor in the game. From 1982 to 1984, Peter Davison played the fifth Doctor, who was crazy about celery. In Lies of P, he comes back in a new suit and form as Pulcinella, Venigni’s fancy-haired butler puppet and Venigni Works dealer.
Plus, he kept doing the Doctor’s voice in the long-running radio drama Doctor Who: The Monthly Adventures. He played the role in the original run of Doctor Who and again in the 1997 video game and new seasons of Doctor Who. Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, Henry Sharpe in Law & Order: UK, and William Priestley in HBO’s Gentleman Jack are some of the other roles he has played on TV.
Alidoro – Henry Llyod-Hughes
The human NPCs you’ll meet in Lies of P always have animal masks on. They will be traders and Stalkers, and some of them may choose to fight you as a boss. In the St. Frangelico Cathedral Library, Alidoro is one of these NPCs. He wears a cute dog mask and is a helpful seller.
Henry Llyod-Hughes does Alidoro’s voice. He has also voiced Flynn Fairwind, an ex-pirate in Happy Wheels, and the NPCs Talwyn and Servis in Dragon Age: Inquisition. Henry Llyod-Hughes is known for his TV parts as Sherlock Holmes in Netflix’s The Irregulars, Ralph Whelan in Indian Summers, and Aaron Peel, the less friendly tech CEO, in Killing Eve.
Simon Manus – Matt Rippy
Simon Manus is the main bad guy in the game. He is a so-called head of the Alchemists who is doing bad things with Ergo and Petrification Disease to reach an unrealistic goal of evolution. The voice actor for this final Souls-like boss is Matt Rippy. Rippy is better known for his work in movies and TV shows than in video games, but he has done voice work for the VR game The Assembly and the 2004 movie Headhunter: Redemption.
Matt Rippy has small parts in several movies and TV shows, including the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and The Monuments Men. You can watch the Cold War-era spy drama Glória on Netflix and Disney’s version of Black Beauty in 2020.
Champion Victor – Edward Dogliani
Winner of Victor is the boss you have to beat before you can meet Simon Manus in Lies of P. He’s pretty much fully accepted the change that Ergo made in his body, making him look a lot like Bane. Manus’s voice actor for evolution is Game of Thrones star Edward Dogliani. You may remember him as the Wildling Rattleshirt, also known as the Lord of Bones, who doesn’t like Jon Snow very much.
And Edward Dogliani has done voice work for video games before, not just Lies of P. He has done voice work for Vauthry in Final Fantasy 14’s Shadowbringers expansion, Maxis in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Moon Baboon in It Takes Two, Black Dog Briar in Sea of Thieves, and Wulfrik the Wanderer in Total War: Warhammer 2.
Laxasia The Complete – Kate Kennedy
Laxasia the Complete is a much tougher boss in Lies of P. She is a close friend of Simon Manus and starts out wearing heavy knight armor and wielding a huge sword. In the second part, she changes into a lightning-powered speed demon. Kate Kennedy does her voice. You may know her as Spartan Soldier Kai-125 in Paramount+’s Halo.
In addition to playing Fenrir in Valkyrie Elysium and Lady Eadwyn in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, she is known for her roles as Rythe in Anthem and Hela in Lego Marvel Superheroes 2. She has also voiced Elves and Dwarves in Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Avela Kjar in Mass Effect: Andromeda.