Jim Dale
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"Jim Dale", , is an English-United States/American actor, voice artist, and singer-songwriter. He is best known in the United Kingdom for his many appearances in the Carry On films/Carry On series of films and in the US for narrating the Harry Potter audiobook series, for which he received two Grammy Awards, and the ABC series Pushing Daisies. In the 1970s, Dale was a member of the Royal National Theatre/National Theatre Company.Olivier at Work, ed. Lyn Haill, (1989), p 103

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They came over to us and said, 'Are you . . . are you HIM?' .

We talk about theatre museums filled with old costumes and things. What we also need is a theatre museum of the old routines on videotape. We are only the custodians of those techniques, and they should be preserved.

Whether I want to or not, I think I will be remembered for 'Harry Potter,' but why not? How lovely to be remembered as the voice of Harry Potter.

You've got to love the villain if you have to play him. You've got to find something that you can live with in yourself if you're going to play the villain in a play on stage.

It helps if you have an ear for voices and accents.

I came over to London to do The Music Man for BBC radio and one of Cameron Mackintosh's representatives was there and asked me if I would like to play Fagin after Jonathan Pryce left. The thing was, I'd never seen Oliver!

I'm still a kid inside, and adventure is adventure wherever you find it.

I was immersed completely in the 'Harry Potter' world. I recognized that this was something exceptionally clever and very good and very well written, with a prospect of six more books to follow. So of course, this really whetted my appetite.

Sometimes, you're able to create a very distinct voice ... from just the pace of their speech. Did you know. That Michael Caine. Can only speak. In three words. At one time.