Category: Jim Dale
To millions of followers in the United States, Jim Dale is the “voice” of Harry Potter. He has recorded all 7 books in the Harry Potter collection, and as a narrator he has actually won 2 Grammy Awards, 7 Grammy Nominations and a record 10 Audie Awards including “Audio Publication of the Year 2004,” “Ideal Children’s Narrator 2001/2005/2007/ 2008,” “Best Children’s Audio Book 2005,” 2 Benjamin Franklin Awards from the Independent Publication Publishers Organization (one of these remained in 2001 for Harry Potter & the Detainee of Azkaban) and twenty three Audio File Earphone Awards. He is likewise the narrator for the Harry Potter computer game, and for most of the interactive “bonus” on the Harry Potter DVD releases. He also holds 2 Guinness World Records: one for having actually produced and videotaped 146 different personality voices for one audiobook, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and one for inhabiting the initial 6 areas in the Top 10 Audio Books of The U.S.A. and Canada 2005.
Dale also narrated the ABC dramatization, Pushing Daisies, as “the fairytale narrator”
In December, 2009, for their annual birthday event to “The Master”, The Noel Coward Society welcomed Dale as the visitor celebrity to lay flowers before Coward’s statue at New York’s Gershwin Theatre, thereby commemorating the 110th birthday celebration of Sir Noel.
In the very early 1960s, Dale provided Kid’s Favourites on BBC Radio, for a year.
In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II honoured Dale with the MBE, for his job in advertising English kids’s literary works.