In Memoriam: Nikki van der Zyl (1935 – 2021)March 7, 2021
We are sad to hear about the passing of voice artist Nikki van der Zyl, who was born on the 27th of April 1935 in Berlin, Germany and died on the 6th of March 2021 in London, England.
We’ll be thinking of you in this moment of pain.
According to Wikipedia Nikki van der Zyl dubbed various actresses in the James Bond series. In “Dr. No” (1962) she was e.g. the voice of Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) and Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson). In “From Russia with Love” (1963) she dubbed Eunice Gayson again. Van der Zyl dubbed Jill Masterson (actress Shirley Eaton) in “Goldfinger” (1964). In 1965 film “Thunderball” (1965) the voice of Dominique “Domino” Derval (Claudine Auger) was voiced by van der Zyl. In 1967 she did the voice of Ursula Andress again. This time the movie was “Casino Royale” and the role of Vesper Lynd.
Kissy Suzuki‘s (actress Mie Hama) voice in “You Only Live Twice” came from van der Zyl as well as Solitaire‘s (Jane Seymour) in “Live and Let Die” and Chew Mee‘s (actress Francoise Therry) voice in “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974).The last time van der Zyl did the voice over in Bond series was in “Moonraker” (1979) when she dubbed the voice of Corinne Dufour (Corinne Cléry).
In “Goldfinger” (1964) Nikki van der Zyl was also the dialogue coach of Gert Fröbe (Auric Goldfinger).