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Zeta Oni
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(04-21-2017, 01:18 AM)
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You know his voice as soon as you hear it (because its like buttermilk for your ears), Morgan Freemans voice has been used as everything from narrating a penguin documentary to being the voice of god himself, due to its ability to be calming yet commanding.

And so I ask you, GAF, as the title suggests, who do you believe is the female equivalent?

My vote goes to Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, for obvious reasons.
Piston Hyundai
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(04-21-2017, 01:22 AM)
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I don't think the female Morgan Freeman would be someone you only hear in video games and anime.
AlexMogil
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(04-21-2017, 01:22 AM)
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Sigourney Weaver as portrayed by Sigourney Weaver in Finding Dory.
Nielm
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(04-21-2017, 01:23 AM)
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Shohreh Aghdashloo.

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeBNWglODQY
Mass Effect 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8jHMv1T30I
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CountAntonius
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(04-21-2017, 01:23 AM)
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Morgana Freewoman

Zeta Oni
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(04-21-2017, 01:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Piston Hyundai

I don't think the female Morgan Freeman would be someone you only hear in anime.

Fine.

Helen Mirren.
BeforeU
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(04-21-2017, 01:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

Morgana Freewoman

Prost
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(04-21-2017, 01:24 AM)
Oprah maybe. I don't recall famous actresses being noted for voice overs in commercials and stuff that often. They're more valued for their looks than their voices.
The Kree
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(04-21-2017, 01:25 AM)
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C.C.H. Pounder
CountAntonius
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(04-21-2017, 01:25 AM)
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You know I love narrated movies but I'm struggling to think about one narrated by a woman. I know there are some I just can';t think of any offhand.
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(04-21-2017, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

Morgana Freewoman

Damn
GamerJM
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(04-21-2017, 01:26 AM)
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I don't think there is one. There are some people where there just isn't really an "equivalence," for them if that makes any sense.
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

Morgana Freewoman

I feel weird that I immediately recognized Oprah's cans.
wandering
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(04-21-2017, 01:27 AM)

Originally Posted by CountAntonius

You know I love narrated movies but I'm struggling to think about one narrated by a woman. I know there are some I just can';t think of any offhand.

Sigourney Weaver narrated the American broadcast of Planet Earth

Originally Posted by CrocMother

The female voice at the beginning of Lord of the Rings?

I don't know.

Cate Blanchett.
CrocMother
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(04-21-2017, 01:27 AM)
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The female voice at the beginning of Lord of the Rings?

I don't know.
Mimosa97
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(04-21-2017, 01:27 AM)
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I feel like Scarlett Johansson has been making a run for it lately
Mobius 1
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Originally Posted by AlexMogil

Sigourney Weaver as portrayed by Sigourney Weaver in Finding Dory.

Agreed.

Originally Posted by CountAntonius

Morgana Freewoman

I didn't need to see that. 😂
Massive Duck, C.M.
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(04-21-2017, 01:28 AM)
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Whoever it is, she has to be British
Kurt Angle
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

Morgana Freewoman

would
CountAntonius
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(04-21-2017, 01:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mimosa97

I feel like Scarlett Johansson has been making a run for it lately

YES. That's a good one. She was great in Her

Beach Scene.
NinjaCoachZ
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

You know I love narrated movies but I'm struggling to think about one narrated by a woman. I know there are some I just can';t think of any offhand.

Originally Posted by Prost

Oprah maybe. I don't recall famous actresses being noted for voice overs in commercials and stuff that often. They're more valued for their looks than their voices.

There's a movie about this double standard called "In a World".
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Originally Posted by The Kree

C.C.H. Pounder


That's a good choice, and the name CCH Pounder is so awesome. She sounds like an action figure from the 80's.
Zeta Oni
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(04-21-2017, 01:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

Morgana Freewoman



Originally Posted by The Kree

C.C.H. Pounder

Good one, I could get behind that.
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(04-21-2017, 01:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by AlexMogil

Sigourney Weaver as portrayed by Sigourney Weaver in Finding Dory.

Yep.
GenericBadGuy
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(04-21-2017, 01:31 AM)
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Sigourney Weaver was already mentioned. She does voice overs for documentaries alongside David Attenborough.
cj_iwakura
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(04-21-2017, 01:31 AM)
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No objection to McGlynn.
Mimosa97
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

YES. That's a good one. She was great in Her

Beach Scene.

Ain't no way in hell I'm clicking that. That movie (although great) depressed the shit out of me lol
MGrant
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(04-21-2017, 01:32 AM)
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Judy Dench is up there.
Yoshimitsu126
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(04-21-2017, 01:32 AM)
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Let it go?
Fisty
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(04-21-2017, 01:32 AM)
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Yeah +1 for Sigourney, she has a great timbre and fantastic delivery. She just needs a couple more narration mega-hits to really cement her status
CountAntonius
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Originally Posted by Mimosa97

Ain't no way in hell I'm clicking that. That movie (although great) depressed the shit out of me lol

For sure. The sex scene was probably the most awkward I've ever felt at a movie theater.

Now I don't know if she's done any but Cate Blanchett has a fantastic voice that would be great for it.
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ScarJo has a nice voice.
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Originally Posted by Mimosa97

I feel like Scarlett Johansson has been making a run for it lately

Yeah, she's extremely good at voiceover. Doesn't get enough credit for her skills in that area, really.
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Originally Posted by wandering




Cate Blanchett.

she gets my vote. loved the opening of lord of the rings.
Massive Duck, C.M.
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(04-21-2017, 01:37 AM)
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Scarlett Johansson's voice is neither calming nor commanding lol
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Whoever narrated god of war
HeelPower
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Whoever did the dark souls CG intro narration.How doed this woman not have more work!
Mimosa97
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

For sure. The sex scene was probably the most awkward I've ever felt at a movie theater.

Now I don't know if she's done any but Cate Blanchett has a fantastic voice that would be great for it.

Yup. Did she do any voice acting other than the lotr movies ?
akira28
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(04-21-2017, 01:39 AM)
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Merryl Streep is the female Morgan Freeman
Wibblewozzer
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(04-21-2017, 01:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by MGrant

Judy Dench is up there.

I came in to say this. Judi Dench was the first name that came to mind when I tried to think of which female voice would I recognize without any other prompting first.
BTM
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(04-21-2017, 01:40 AM)
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Cate Blanchett
CrazedProfessional
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(04-21-2017, 01:41 AM)
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Tara Strong voices everything.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong
vypek
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Originally Posted by The Kree

C.C.H. Pounder

Not a bad pick. I didn't have anyone in mind but I think C.C.H. Pounder is a good choice
RowdyReverb
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Originally Posted by MGrant

Judy Dench is up there.

Originally Posted by Wibblewozzer

I came in to say this. Judi Dench was the first name that came to mind when I tried to think of which female voice would I recognize without any other prompting first.

It's Judi Dench.
theWB27
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(04-21-2017, 01:42 AM)
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Salma Hayek
Andrew Korenchkin
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Kelly MacDonald.
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(04-21-2017, 01:45 AM)
ScarJo has a great voice, yeah.
Also great voice (throaty but awesome ) with a great accent : Shoreh aghdashloo, who plays Chrisjen in the expanse
mclem
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(04-21-2017, 01:45 AM)
India Fisher isn't terribly well-known outside the UK (Probably not all that well-known *in* the UK unless you say "The voice from Masterchef"), but I think she fits the bill.
Fisty
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Honestly, Jennifer Hale could probably do any voice work and it would be good. She usually sounds the same in everything but its a damn good and recognizable voice
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Originally Posted by Nielm

Shohreh Aghdashloo.

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeBNWglODQY
Mass Effect 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8jHMv1T30I

Yep. Definitely her. Also in The Expanse!

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