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Toby Longworth is a British actor. He has appeared on film, radio, and television and is best known for his role in Not Going Out as Paul. He is originally from Somerset, where he attended King Edward's School, Bath. However, he has worked most often as a voice actor, notably in several science-fiction projects, audiobooks, and video games.
Between 1984 and 1989 Longworth was part of a double-act,The Rubber Bishops with Bill Bailey, a former school friend from Bath. Toby left in 1989 to join the RSC. He was later a regular performer on the radio comedy Week Ending .
Longworth has appeared in many TV seriesincluding The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Nathan Barley , Nighty Night , The IT Crowd and Extras . Most recently he has appeared in The Stand Up Sketch Show (2019) and Breeders (2020). In 2022 he appeared in the first episode of Series 4 of Ghosts . In 2023 he made a guest appearance in Dreamland TV series.
Longworth provided the voices of Lott Dod and Gragra in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace . He can also be heard in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary to Quintessential Phases and Hexagonal Phase , as Wowbagger and Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz.
He also appeared in some TV adverts of the 1990s for Mcdonald's ('Where Do Babies Come From'), Ikea ('Stop Being So English'), and Ambrosia.
Longworth is a voice actor and has recorded over 200 audiobooksand audio dramas, for authors such as Iain Banks, Jeff Noon and Peter F. Hamilton, and books such as Rendezvous with Rama.
For Big Finish Productionsincluding their Doctor Who spin-off range and taking the lead role as Judge Dredd in their line of audio plays based upon the 2000 AD series, as well as the supporting role of Wulf Sternhammer in the Strontium Dog series. In Judge Dredd: Solo he provided the voices for all 34 roles, occasionally with vocal effects and multi-track recording.
He has given voice to over 120of Games Workshop's Black Library audiobooks/audio drama: Heart of Rage, Thunder from Fenris as well as the Horus Heresy dramas, Raven's Flight, Garro: Oath of Moment and Garro: Legion of One. He has also read the audiobook versions of the Eisenhorn and Ravenor-trilogies.
He has narrated three documentariesfor the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who DVD range, namely Paris in the Springtime on the 2005 DVD release of City of Death, A Matter of Time on the 2007 DVD box set of The Key to Time and Cheques, Lies, and Videotape on the 2010 DVD release of Revenge of the Cybermen.
In April 2021 Toby launched Longworth and Longworth Audiobooks.
In 2003 Longworth was the voice of Judge Dredd in the video game Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death. He has also voiced several of the Broken Sword series of games, as well as Warhammer and Leisure Suit Larry.
In 2009 Toby was chosen as the voice actor for Penultimo, a recurring character in the Tropico franchise, and has had this voice role since then.
In 2013 Toby voiced the protagonist and main character Oswald Mandus in the videogame Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.
2014 he read and acted for the audiobook version of the videogame novel Elite: Reclamation.
In 2019 he recorded Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love.
He voices several characters in the MMORPG RuneScape including Azzanadra, Kerapac, and Death.
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Judge Dredd: Dreddline is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the character Judge Dredd in British comic 2000 AD.
Judge Dredd: Grud is Dead is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the character Judge Dredd in British comic 2000 AD.
Judge Dredd: Jihad is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the character Judge Dredd in British comic 2000 AD.
Judge Dredd: Crime Chronicles - Double Zero is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the character Judge Dredd in British comic 2000 AD. Unlike the main Judge Dredd audio dramas by Big Finish, the Crime Chronicles series acted more similarly to traditional audiobooks, with one actor/character narrating the story and summarizing most conversations, in this case Louise Jameson playing Judge Cassandra Anderson recalling a recent adventure. Occasionally, a second actor interjects as another character, in this case Toby Longworth voicing Judge Joe Dredd's dialogue. Ambient music and sound effects are also used in the production.
This is a list of audio plays based on the long-running British comic series 2000 A.D., produced by Big Finish Productions. Twenty-two plays have been released to date.
Judge Dredd: Wanted: Dredd or Alive is the first full-cast audio drama produced by Big Finish Productions based on characters from the British comic 2000 AD. Released in March 2002, it features the character Judge Dredd, created for the comic in 1977, and introduces Amy Steel, a BritCit-born Judge living in Mega-City One. The two team up in other subsequent audio dramas, becoming trusted allies. The story stars Toby Longworth as Judge Dredd and Claire Buckfield as Amy Steel and is directed by Nicholas Briggs. As with the standard 2000 AD stories of Judge Dredd, Wanted: Dredd or Alive takes place 122 years in the future of when the story is released.
Judge Dredd: Trapped on Titan is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the character Judge Dredd in British comic 2000 AD.
Judge Dredd: The Big Shot! is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the character Judge Dredd in British comic 2000 AD.
Judge Dredd: Pre-Emptive Revenge is the 16th audio drama produced by Big Finish Productions based on the character Judge Dredd in British comic 2000 AD.