Baldur's Gate 3 Gets Lucius Malfoy Actor As A Bad Guy
Larian Studios clearly wanted another easily detestable bad guy for Baldur’s Gate 3, so it turned to Harry Potter’s Lucius Malfoy to play one of the game's newly revealed antagonists.
That would be actor Jason Isaacs, who portrayed the father of Harry Potter rival Draco Malfoy in the films. Isaacs will take the role of Lord Enver Gortash, designer of the Steel Watchers, magical warriors tasked with protecting Baldur’s Gate after Duke Ravengard vanishes. Players will bump heads with this powerful enforcer as they find themselves in the middle of a power struggle engulfing the city. You can see his introduction in the trailer below.
"It was a thrill to join the Baldur’s Gate universe but I fear that the magnificent Lord Enver Gortash is being mischaracterized as a villain," says Isaacs in a press release. "In a brutal world of betrayals and butchery, he’s learned to lie better and backstab first. The joy in voicing him - apart from the obvious pleasure in getting to look so glorious - was that the creative team and I got to play loose enough to find ways that he could enjoy the ride and make the players hate him more!"
Isaac isn’t the only famous name players will encounter. J.K. Simmons (Portal 2's Cave Johnson, Spider-Man's J. Jonah Jameson) was previously revealed as General Ketheric Thorm.
Baldur’s Gate 3 launches on August 31 for PlayStation 5 and PC.