Hitman’s voice cast on playing outsiders, absurd humour, and IO’s future with Bond

“They’re outsiders,” says Jane Perry. “Maybe this is what draws the characters together, the sense of being not entirely comfortable in the skin that they’re in or in the world that they find themselves in.”

Perry is discussing the relationship between Hitman’s Agent 47, voiced by David Bateson, and his handler Diana Burnwood, who she voices. But she could also be talking about the actors themselves.

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For both actors, auditioning for these roles was a serendipitous moment. Bateson had recently moved from London to Denmark, while Perry had moved from Canada to London: two actors living away from their native countries.

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