Alien Worlds landed on Netflix on December 2nd but just who is the narrator of the sci-fi docuseries? Where will fans recognise Sophie Okonedo from?

Have you ever wondered if there’s life out there among the stars?

Well, Netflix is looking to provide some answers to your questions with its newest docuseries, Alien Worlds.

We’re guided through the marvels of distant planets by a narrator whose voice sounds awfully familiar.

But just who is the narrator of Alien Worlds and where might fans recognise them from?

Alien Worlds Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Alien Worlds Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Alien Worlds on Netflix

Alien Worlds arrived on Netflix on December 2nd, 2020.

The fascinating four-episode series blends fact with science fiction as it imagines what life could be like on a host of planets out there in the cosmos.

We learn about the discovery of planets far from our solar system, discover key facts about those planets and are treated to scenarios of what life could be like on these distant worlds.


Who is the Alien Worlds narrator?

  • The narrator of Alien Worlds is Sophie Okonedo.

Sophie Okonedo is a London-born actress who has had plenty of experience in front of the camera as well as in the narrating booth. We’ll get onto her previous roles a little further below.

Okonedo, now 52 years of age, made her acting debut in 1991 after graduating from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has since gone on to earn an Academy Award nomination as well as an OBE in 2010, followed by a CBE in 2019.

While Sophie Okonedo lends her voice to guide us through the intricacies of Alien Worlds, the heavy lifting, as it were, is done by a host of scientists and astronomers who explain the finer details of the planets on-show and the imagined creatures we see.

Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images

Sophie Okonedo: Films and TV

As mentioned, Sophie Okonedo made her acting debut in 1991. This came as a minor character in the ITV series Spatz and was quickly followed up with a more prominent role in the film Young Soul Rebels.

Since making her on-screen debut, Sophie Okonedo has appeared in almost 80 acting roles according to IMDb.

The most prominent of appearances of her career have come in the films Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Secret Life of Bees, Christopher Robin, 2019’s Hellboy and 2006’s Hotel Rwanda for which Sophie earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

On the small screen, Sophie has appeared in Criminal Justice, Doctor Who, Flack and more recently Netflix’s Ratched and His Dark Materials.

Season 1 of Alien Worlds is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on December 2nd, 2020

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