Sir David Attenborough and Stephen Fry Voted the U.K.'s Favorite Voices
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Sir David Attenborough has been voted "the nation's favorite voice" in a new U.K. poll.
The revered broadcaster and natural historian received an impressive 28% of the votes in a poll commissioned by Virgin Media, The Independent reports.
It's not the first time Attenborough's distinctive voice has been rewarded. In 2018 and 2019, he received Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Narrator.
Stephen Fry – known for his narration of the Harry Potter audiobooks in the U.K. – placed second, followed by Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley in third.
Idris Elba, Dame Judi Dench, and David Tennant all made the list too. You can check out the top 10 below.
1. Sir David Attenborough
2. Stephen Fry
3. Joanna Lumley
4. Sir Ian McKellen
5. Sir Trevor McDonald
6. Dame Judi Dench
7. Dame Helen Mirren
8. David Tennant
9. Brian Blessed
10. Idris Elba
Earlier this year, Sir David Attenborough joined Instagram and set a new record for amassing a million followers in the fastest time. He's now up to a very impressive 6.2 million followers. If you're missing his iconic voice, you can experience his pitch-perfect narration in this classic Planet Earth II clip:
You can also catch up with Stephen Fry on this week's episode of The Graham Norton Show, which airs Friday at 11pm EST on BBC America. And, if you want to listen to his voice right now, check out this hilarious clip from back in 2017:
Which Brit has your favorite voice of all?