FO2 FDR Village Elder

The Village Elder's talking head portrait, that helped with the hardest task in storytelling: to give the mundane a soul

Florence Dire is an American actress best known for her work on Star Wars The Clone Wars and Mighty Joe Young.

The Village Elder of Arroyo was in the opening CGI, and was the first character with an animated talking head storytelling sequence in Fallout 2. The Village Elder's dust and dung mysticism in the introductory CGI was part of the barrage of storytelling content that greeted the player at the beginning of the game.

Along with other elements, including the breezy opening song, Satchmo's Kiss to Build a Dream On, the wide-eyed naiivete of the Vault instruction video, the Enclave Vault massacre animation, and fellow voice actor Ron Perlman's dour and foreboding narration, the CGI (at that time, known as FMVs, or Full Motion Video), set the stage for the game stylistically as a rollercoaster of contrasts. In contrast, her talking head sequence was crucial to giving the player a family identity and purpose to bond with very early in the game.


Ravel Puzzlewell

Her pivotal character, the solitary power of the Planes Ravel Puzzlewell, in Planescape:Torment, was the driving force in the Sigil half of the game, and a storytelling link between Sigil and Outer Planes

She appeared as Matier in Devil May Cry 2 and The Sorceress in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.

Her voice is in demand in advertising, after her "Something Wicked This Way Comes" voiceover in the LexusGS300 campaign led to promotions such as "Rescue Me," "Lady in the Water," "Cinderella III," "Tinkerbelle," "Merlin," "The X-Files," and others, and advertising for Bell South, Publix, Honeybaked Ham, and Dreyers Ice Cream[1]

FDR Jocasta Nu

The librarian Jocasta Nu, from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series


Role Title Franchise Medium Year Notes
Jocasta Nu Assassin Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated television series 2010
Jocasta Nu Lightsaber Lost Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated television series 2009
Jocasta Nu Holocron Heist Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated television series 2009
Aneesa Follow Your Dreams Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: video 2007
Additional Voices Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series 2006
Additional Voices Appa's Lost Days 2006
Muskox #1 Clash and Learn The Wild Thornberrys TV series 2003
Matier Devil May Cry 2 Devil May Cry Video Game 2003
The Sorceress / Additional Spyro: Year of the Dragon Spyro Video Game 2000
English dub My Neighbors the Yamadas 1999
Ravel Puzzlewell Planescape: Torment Planescape, Black Isle Video Game 1999 Driving force in the Sigil half of the game, storytelling link between Sigil and Outer Planes
Bambi's Owner Mighty Joe Young 1998
Elder of Arroyo (as Florence Dire) Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game Fallout, Black Isle Video Game 1998 Crucial to setting the stage for the game stylistically with an introductory CGI and a Talking head storytelling sequence very early in the game
voice Quack Pack The Really Mighty Ducks TV series 1996
Shop Owner Mother video 1995
Psychologist Whispers of the Dead Bodies of Evidence TV series 1993
Irene Running Mates TV movie 1992
Receptionist Seinfeld TV series 1991
Receptionist The Note 1991 as Flo DiRe
Secretary Baby Talk TV series 1991
Secretary One Night with Elliot 1991
Helen Changes TV movie 1991
Dr. Weiss In Confidence Equal Justice TV series 1991
Young Sophia Clinton Avenue Memoirs The Golden Girls TV series 1990
Gina Foreign Exchange The Golden Girls TV series 1989
Attendant Best Interests Knots Landing TV series 1989
Wilderness Official Troop Beverly Hills 1989
Dr. Silverman Baby M TV movie 1988
Peg Gift Horse Mama's Family TV series 1987
Maid The Way to Dusty Death Murder, She Wrote TV series 1987
Bobbie Gone with the Wind: Part 2 The Facts of Life TV series 1985
Stenographer Deadly Force
Jane Doe #37 1 episode Cagney & Lacey television series 1983
Mental Patient Frances 1982 as Flo di Re
Fitter of Style Design A Different Story 1978

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