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Jean-Benoît Blanc is a French-British actor and director of film and television who has worked on animations and video games in Los Angeles. He provides the voice of Bane in Batman: Arkham Origins, Raymond Underhill in Batman: Arkham Knight along with many additional backround characters across the series.

Early life[]

Blanc was born in Paris, the son of an English mother and a French father. He moved to England with his mother at the age of five, where he was educated at Bramcote School in Scarborough and Sedbergh School in Sedbergh. At the age of 16, he successfully auditioned for the National Youth Theatre. In 1987, he was accepted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the youngest person to do so that year. He graduated in 1990 and, after a short sabbatical travelling, began his theatre career.

Career[]

At one time, Blanc helped run the Arts Threshold theatre company and was working with companies on the London scene, collaborating with directors, including Rufus Norris, Howard Davies and Peter Hall at the Royal National Theatre. In 2001, after 12 years almost exclusively working in theatre, he played Luigi Vampa in The Count of Monte Cristo for Touchstone. Since moving to the United States, he has appeared in television series such as Barry, Masters of Sex, Shameless, Nikita, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Cold Case, CSI: New York, Raising the Bar, The Unit, Crash, NYPD Blue, Prison Break, Dr. Vegas, Arcane and The Company.

Blanc has appeared in films, including The Incredible Hulk, Tristan & Isolde, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Moonlight Serenade. He has done voice-work for video games such as Minecraft: Story Mode, Dante's Inferno, Darksiders, Wildstar and James Bond 007: From Russia with Love, in which he played Turkish agent Kerim Bey. In 2013, he voiced Zinyak and Phillipe Loren in Saints Row IV. In 2014, he voiced Commander Kuben Blisk in Titanfall. He is currently voicing Caustic in Apex Legends. Blanc is a leading voice director in video games and directs both live action performance capture and voice over on many of the top AAA titles.

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