Getafix
Asterix Asterix

Getafix

Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Getafix with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Asterix

Getafix (Panoramix in French) is the resident druid of Asterix's village and the maker of the Magic Potion that grants the superhuman strength necessary to fight off the Romans.  Only he knows the formula, as a druid can only pass on the secret to another druid that he deems worthy.  As such, he is an invaluable asset in the fight against Rome.

Created by Kioea on Apr 9 2019

EDITOR'S OPINION

A good voice for Getafix should convey both wisdom and eccentricity (he is not without his quirks), and for me, those who convey that best are the unknown, Geoffrey Russell, Robert Watson Barr, Peter Hawkins, George Birt, and John Innes.  However, I'm going to give my vote to Russell, as, in addition to those traits, he gives a great air of authority to his voice without it going over the top or sounding out of place.

As for the others, Danny Mann overdoes the eccentric side (even before Getafix goes insane in the actual film); Geoffrey Bayldon has good delivery, but makes him sound a little bit too grouchy; Allan Wenger is decent, but is a bit too laid back; Jeff Bennett makes him sound somewhat pompous and artificial (and isn't helped by having the least material out of anyone); and Paul Bandey's Welsh version is fun to listen to, but tends to play up the eccentricity more than the wisdom.


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Who do you think has been the best from these Getafix voice actors?
Unknown Voice Actor
Geoffrey Russell
Robert Watson Barr
Peter Hawkins
Danny Mann
Geoffrey Bayldon
George Birt
Allan Wenger
Jeff Bennett
Paul Bandey
John Innes