David Bateson was born in Durban, South Africa and brought up both there and in the UK. He now lives in Copenhagen.
He trained as an actor in SA and started working as a voice actor while still at university doing radio drama for the local and national TV and radio station, SABC.
He has performed extensively in TV, film and theatre in both SA, the UK and in Denmark but it’s in the medium of voice recording where he has really established himself internationally.
Like radio drama way back in the late 70’s and 80’s, working in the world’s biggest form of entertainment, computer games are where the imagination is truly set free! Quite literally, anything is possible. If you can imagine it – it can be done.
For the last 19 years, he has been the voice and face of Agent 47 – the iconic lead character in IO Interactive’s AAA game Hitman franchise.
In this fast-developing industry, this is an extraordinary achievement. Agent 47 is an immensely complex character. David Bateson has brought a brooding, melancholic intensity to the Hitman character. His portrayal of a cloned assassin-for-hire is both dangerous and appealing in its flawed humanity.