Nikki van der Zyl

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Nikki Van Der Zyl
Actress Nikki van der Zyl at the opening of the exhibition "Night Flight to Berlin" in November 2013
Nikki van der Zyl in 2013
Born Monica van der Zyl
(1935-04-27) 27 April 1935 (age 83)
Berlin, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Voice actress, Actress
Years active 1956–1980

Monica "Nikki" van der Zyl (born 27 April 1935, Berlin) is a German voice actress based in the United Kingdom, known for her dubbing work on the James Bond film franchise.

Background and Bond films voice work[edit]

Nikki van der Zyl was born 27 April 1935 in Berlin. Her father was Rabbi Dr. Werner van der Zyl.[1]

As a voice actress, she provided the voice of the characters of Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) and Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson), as well as several other minor female characters, in Dr. No.[2][3] Van der Zyl also worked as a dialogue coach who assisted Gert Fröbe, whose English was limited, for the movie Goldfinger, and continued to work as a voice-over artist for the series until Moonraker. She works as an artist, poet, and public speaker.

In January 2013, van der Zyl published her book, For Your Ears Only, which was translated into German for a 2015 release in Germany. In November 2013, an exhibition called "Night Flight to Berlin" [4] opened in the Museum Pankow in Berlin and ran until April 2014. The exhibition highlighted stages in van der Zyl's life from her childhood days to the Bond films and her work as a barrister and political correspondent in London.[citation needed]

On 20 September 2014, she was a special guest star at a 50th anniversary screening of Goldfinger in Braunschweig (Germany) where she was awarded an Honorary Membership in the James Bond Club Deutschland e.V. for her contribution to the James Bond film series.[5]


James Bond films[edit]

Other films[edit]


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