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Alec Baldwin to narrate U.S. “Frozen Planet”

U.S. net Discovery Channel has tapped 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin (pictured) to narrate the American version of big-budget BBC coproduction Frozen Planet, which will air Stateside in March next year.
November 30, 2011


U.S. net Discovery Channel has tapped 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin (pictured) to narrate the American version of big-budget BBC coproduction Frozen Planet, which will air Stateside in March next year.

Baldwin replaces Sir David Attenborough, who narrates the British version, which is currently airing in the UK to soaring ratings. The seven-episode series looks at life in the Earth’s polar regions.

“Discovery Channel is very excited to have someone as passionate and talented as Alec Baldwin to lend his voice to such an important landmark television event,” said Eileen O’Neill, group president for Discovery Channel and TLC.

For the BBC, Alastair Fothergill is Frozen Planet’s executive producer, while Vanessa Berlowitz is series producer. For Discovery Channel, Susan Winslow is executive producer, and Christine Weber is VP of production.

About The Author
Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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