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The Voice Of Mario Is Coming To London On September 7th

Posted by Damien McFerran

Charles Martinet to attend Mario event at John Lewis, Oxford Street

Charles Martinet — who has given Mario his voice since 1995 — will attend a special Mario-themed event at the Oxford Street branch of John Lewis on September 7th.

The event — which takes place from 9.30am to 8pm on Saturday 7th September and 12.30pm to 6pm on Sunday 8th September — will also feature hourly Mario Kart 7 competitions as well as Wii U and 3DS demo pods showcasing some of the Italian plumber's most recent adventures.

Martinet — who also lends his vocal talents to Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi — will be available on the Saturday for autograph and photo opportunities between 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Are you planning on making the trip? Let us know by posting a comment below. In the meantime, let's remind ourselves of Martinet's greatest moment on video:

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User Comments (17)



Rafie said:

I'll never forget when left a voicemail on my phone to let me know that my Wii was ready to be picked up at Gamestop on launch day. I was a little kid again. LOL Good to see he's doing great!



Dambuster said:

Nice bloke, I met him this year at an autograph fair, he was the only person not charging for his autograph.



Quickman said:

He's also the voice of RUNNER 2, which is one of my favorite games right now..



DreamyViridi said:

I'd love to go there and meet the man himself. Whether I do or not, who knows...? It'd be nice if 3D World was at the demo pods.



Subie98 said:

Very animated guy lol. Its weird to put that voice with something other than Mario's face hahah



Tasuki said:

I dont have too. He was at an Anime convention in Sacramento last month. I wasn't going to go but my friend talked me into it. Imagine my surprise when I saw Charles there. I was glad that I went after all. Lol



sinalefa said:

He looks so cheerful and humble, it must be great to know him.

There was a Youtube video where he, as Luigi, talked in Spanish. That was awesome.



Marshi said:

He's almost more the face of nintendo than mario is. I mean he's humble, good natured, very quirky and almost eyebrow raisingly weird at times but overall a brilliant and talented icon of the industry

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