Greetings one and all, and welcome if you’re new here! I’m Dr Paul Harrison and it’s that time again, where I get to interview one of my heroes, and as you can hear from that intro sting, today it’s the wonderful, the talented, and until very recently the elusive…Jonell Elliott!
Though most of you will know Jonell for her amazing work on Tomb Raider’s 4 through 6, - Jonell’s voiceover credits include are vast and include Tv and radio commercials for Johnson & Johnson, Felix, Amex, McDonald’s, Sony, Nescafé, Wella, Loyld’s, NatWest, Sure, Oil of Olay and many more!
She’s A regular voice on BBC 1 and 2, ITV, Channel 5, UK TV, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, History Channel and Sky TV.
Jonell has voiced many Cartoon roles in Angelina Ballerina, Miffy, Yo Gabba Gabba, Lazy Lucy, Planet Grabo and The Slow Norris.
You might have heard her on documentaries such as Too much Too Young on ITV or Sports programmes on Transworld.
Her acting credits include parts in Grange Hill (BBC), Family Affairs( Channel 5), Second Sight (ITV), Beer Goggles (Channel 4) and (Feature Film), Welcome to the Punch.
And if that wasn’t enough… she’s also been a presenter, including work for, Alien Wars (Sky),The Great Big British Quiz (Channel 5) and The Psychic Channel (Sky)
This interview is made as a compliment to the interview with Jonell by our pal and all around great chap Chris from Raidercast, so please go and check his interview out for all the bits I don’t cover here. I also want to give a shout out and thanks to Chris for helping promote this episode and being so open to collaboration. I feel that in competition we all suffer and there are always losers…in collaboration, everyone wins.
Tomb Raider needs no introduction, but this part of the original classic tomb raider series is near and dear to my heart – I’ll let Jonell break the series down for you, but needless to say, it begins in Egypt with the release of 1999s tomb raider the last revelation. Lara Croft dies (sorry spoilers for a 21 year old game) and we see her memorialised in Chronicles and resurrected in The Angel of Darkness. As Jonell will mention, this feels like a trilogy all its own within the classic Lara universe and it’s a personal favourite for me. In 1999 Egyptomania was riding high with the release of the mummy and the explosion of alternative archaeology! And whilst this may or may not surprise some of my peers, I was really into that at the time! It was before I’d gone to study Egyptology and I would devour anything with Egypt on it, and Tomb raider was no exception. In fact until the last reboot I’d prided myself on finishing every game at lease once. So for everyone who’s joining from the TR fan community…I assure you you’re among friends here. But enough of my rambling, you’re here to hear the scoop from Lara herself, so without further ado, it is my honour and pleasure to introduce to you, Jonell Elliot.