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New Lara Croft actor revealed

Camilla Luddington will be the voice of Lara in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed.

The 29-year-old English actress was chosen after what publisher Square Enix called an "international talent search using scouts in Europe and the US" because she possessed the "depth of emotion and the youthful tone needed for Lara Croft in the upcoming reimagining of the Tomb Raider franchise".

"This has been one of the most important jobs for us to get right," said Darrell Gallagher of Crystal Dynamics. "This Tomb Raider game is very different to any other and we are demanding far more from the voice and performance acting than ever before as we take the franchise in a new direction."

Quite apart from her name, Luddington has a suitably posh pedigree. She first found fame playing Kate Middleton in the cheesy royal TV movie William & Kate, but has since been seen playing Lizzie opposite David Duchovny on Californication and as Claudette in the latest season of raunchy vampire drama True Blood.

Tomb Raider, which takes us back to Lara's first ever adventure as a shipwrecked young woman, is set for release in Spring 2013.

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