I play Willis, and a rather curmudgeonly announcer in this audio drama adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea produced by Audible. Many thanks to Barnaby Eaton Jones (The Director) for bringing me onboard!
This Audible Original drama voyages across the seas on board the USS Abraham Lincoln in pursuit of a mysterious monster that has been terrifying unsuspecting ships, in an expedition to hunt this creature down before more people are injured or killed.
Amongst the crew are Professor Pierre Aronnax, who wants to be the first person to identify the creature, believing it to be nothing more than an oversized Narwhal. He’s joined by Ned Land, a Canadian harpoonist, believed to be the best in the world. Brought onto the USS Abraham Lincoln to kill the creature, Ned has a secret – his love was on a previous ship attacked by the monster (as was he) and died deep in the bowels of the ship, and he wants revenge.
Also on board is Constance Boyd, an agent for the fledgling and secret Office of US Naval Intelligence.
After a long search the ship finally encounters the beast, but during the attack our three crew members are thrown into the water. As they cling on for life to their surprise they discover the monster to be an advanced technologic masterpiece, the Nautilus, a submarine unknown to man, commanded by Captain Nemo, played by Adrian Lester OBE (The Day After Tomorrow, Primary Colours, Hustle).
An enigma, a man without a nation, who’s declared war on mankind by attacking ships that cross his path, our story truly begins when we meet Nemo and discover he’s not the monster that he’s made out to be.
Cast, in alphabetical order;
Gary Andrews, Michael Brandon, Sean Connolly, Barnaby Eaton-Jones, Abigail Fox, Joseph Fox, Adrian Lester, Clive Mantle, Carla Mendonca, Terry Molloy, Ben Perkins, Montserrat Roig, Andrew James Spooner.
Directed by Barnaby Eaton-Jones.