Lorelei King is an actress, screenwriter and development executive who has been based in the United Kingdom since 1981. She has narrated audiobooks, acted in radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and appeared on television.

Early life

King spent her childhood moving between Pennsylvania, Arkansas and California. In 1981, she planned to move to either Paris or Yugoslavia, where her family originated, but after a three-day stopover in London, she decided to stay in Britain.[1]


King has made numerous television roles, which include drama, comedy and children's shows. Her first appearance was in the drama Murrow (1983), a biography of the American news reporter and political commentator Edward R. Murrow and since then she has had roles in many British shows, such as Series 2 on the Sky One show, Mile High as Fresh! airlines HR boss, Stella Lightfoot, Chef! (as Savanna), Linda Milson in ‘’Rumpole of the Bailey’’ in 1991 and in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale as showgirl Vonda Lockhart. As well as this, she has also had parts in films such as Shining Through (1992), Notting Hill (1999), 24 Hours in London (2000) and The House of Mirth (2000), as well lending her voice to radio shows and video games. This includes Dirk Maggs' adaptations of The Adventures of Superman and Batman: Knightfall. She also voiced the character of Mary Osakwe in the UFO: Afterlight computer game. More recently, she provided voices to small parts in the video games Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017),[2] Subnautica (2018)[3] and its sequel Subnautica: Below Zero (2021). In 2006, she appeared in an episode of sitcom Not Going Out as a therapist. She has narrated over 400 audiobooks.[1] King also provided the voice of Samus Aran's Power Suit in a 2005 pinball video game, Metroid Prime Pinball.[4] In 2017 she portrayed the voice of MUTHUR, the eponymous spaceship's computer in Alien: Covenant.[5]

King's work also includes:

Personal life

King lived in London with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello,[6] until his death on 31 March 2020. She is a British citizen.[1]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ a b c Staff (22 May 2006). "A voice made for audiobooks", Publishers Weekly, Reed Business Information (archived at AccessMyLibrary).
  2. ^ Mass Effect: Andromeda (Video Game 2017), retrieved 19 February 2018
  3. ^ Subnautica (Video Game 2018), retrieved 19 February 2018
  4. ^ Fuse Games (24 October 2005). Metroid Prime Pinball. Nintendo. Scene: Staff credits. Suit Voice: Lorelei King
  5. ^ "Lorelei King: Film and TV". www.loreleiking.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Lorelei King biography", LoreleiKing.com.
  7. ^ Amazing Studio. Heart of Darkness. Infogrames Multimedia; Ocean Software; Interplay Productions. Scene: Ending credits, 30:39 in, english voiceover, cast.