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Jim Dale

Jim Dale is known to millions of fans as the voice of Harry Potter, as he narrated all of the books in the Harry Potter series. An AudioFile Golden Voice, he has received numerous accolades for his audiobook work. He has won seven Audie Awards and two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album for Children (for Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire in 2000 and for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007). He also holds two Guinness World Records: one for having created and recorded 134 different character voices for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and one for occupying the first six places in the Top Ten Audiobooks of America 2005.  Dale’s other audiobook credits include A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, James Herriot’s Treasury for Children, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Dale is also a stage and screen actor, well-known in Britain for his appearances in the Carry On films. He won the 1980 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

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