Nikki van der Zyl
Nikki van der Zyl
Nikki van der Zyl in 2013
Monica van der Zyl
27 April 1935
|Occupation||Actress, voice-over artist|
Background and Bond films voice work
As a voice-over artist, she provided the voice of the characters of Honey Rider (Ursula Andress) and Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson), as well as several other minor female characters, in Dr. No. 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" 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.
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.
James Bond films
- Dr. No (1962; dubbed Ursula Andress, Eunice Gayson and all other female voices except Lois Maxwell, Zena Marshall, Yvonne Shima and Michel Mok)
- From Russia with Love (1963; dubbed Eunice Gayson and female hotel clerk in Istanbul)
- Goldfinger (1964; dubbed Shirley Eaton and Nadja Regin, was also on-set English-language vocal coach to Gert Fröbe)
- Thunderball (1965; dubbed Claudine Auger)
- You Only Live Twice (1967; dubbed Mie Hama)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969; dubbed Virginia North)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971; dubbed Denise Perrier)
- Live and Let Die (1973; partially dubbed Jane Seymour)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974; dubbed Francoise Therry)
- Moonraker (1979; dubbed Corinne Clery and Leila Shenna)
- Man in the Moon (1960, revoiced Shirley Anne Field)
- The Savage Innocents (1960, revoiced Yoko Tani)
- Lafayette (1961, revoiced Claudia Cardinale)
- Call Me Bwana (1963, revoiced Anita Ekberg)
- You Must Be Joking! (1965, revoiced Gabriella Licudi)
- The Ipcress File (1965, revoiced Sue Lloyd)
- She (1965, revoiced Ursula Andress)
- The Blue Max (1966; revoiced Ursula Andress)
- Funeral in Berlin (1966, revoiced Eva Renzi)
- Modesty Blaise (1966, revoiced Monica Vitti)
- One Million Years B.C. (1966, revoiced Raquel Welch)
- Prehistoric Women (1967, revoiced various characters)
- Frankenstein Created Woman (1967, revoiced Susan Denberg)
- Deadlier than the Male (1967, revoiced Sylva Koscina)
- The Jokers (1967, revoiced Gabriella Licudi)
- Hannibal Brooks (1969; revoiced Karin Baal)
- Krakatoa, East of Java (1969, revoiced Jacqui Chan)
- Fraulein Doktor (1969, revoiced Suzy Kendall)
- Scars of Dracula (1970; revoiced Jenny Hanley)
- You Can't Win 'Em All (1970, revoiced Michele Mercier)
- Gawain and the Green Knight (1973, revoiced Ciaran Madden)
- The Cherry Picker (1974; revoiced Lulu)
- Meaker, Morgan. "For your ears only". Magazine. Kids of Dada. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
- "Bond's secret girl: Unknown artist dubbed the voices of 007's best-known beauties – but now she's banned from the movies spy's 50th birthday party!". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- Roberts, Andrew (11 October 2015). "Nikki van der Zyl: The Bond girl you've never seen who voiced some of the films' best known heroines". The Independent. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
- "Night Flight to Berlin" Exhibition Opening with Nikki van der Zyl; The Bond Bulletin". thebondbulletin.blogspot.de. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- "GOLDFINGER Screening in Braunschweig – A glamorous Anniversary Event; The Bond Bulletin". thebondbulletin.blogspot.de. Retrieved 21 September 2014.