Toby Longworth is a British actor who has appeared on film, radio and television. He is originally from Somerset, where he attended King Edward's School, Bath. He has worked most often as a voice actor, however, notably in several high profile science-fiction projects.
Between 1984 and 1989 Longworth was part of a double-act, 'The Rubber Bishops' with Bill Bailey, a former school friend from Bath. Toby leaving in 1989 to join the RSC. He was later a regular performer on the radio comedy Week Ending.
Longworth provided the voice of Lott Dod and Gragra in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He can also be heard in several installments of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary to Quintessential Phases, as Wowbagger and Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz. He has also appeared in many audio dramas by Big Finish Productions including their Doctor Who spin-off range and taking the lead role as Judge Dredd in their line of audio plays based upon the 2000 AD series.
One of Longworth's most notable performances for Big Finish was in Judge Dredd: Solo, in which he provided the voices for all 34 roles, occasionally with the aid of vocal effects and multi-track recording but often by simply using his own abilities to impersonate multiple characters.
On radio, he appeared in the 1994 BBC Radio 4 comedy Truly, Madly, Bletchley, 1999's Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue, 2000's The Treatment on BBC Radio 5 and most recently It's Been a Bad Week on BBC Radio 2. He appeared as the Electric Monk in the 2007 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. He has also appeared several times at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.
He appeared in Episode 4 of the Second Series of Extras as a Bafta executive who has to tell Ronnie Corbett off for substance abuse.
He has narrated two documentaries for the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who DVD range, namely Paris in the Springtime on the 2005 DVD release of City of Death and A Matter of Time on the 2007 DVD box set of The Key to Time. Married to Louise (née Benton), a modelmaker who has worked for the BBC and Damien Hirst.
Since 2009 he gave voice to three of Games Workshop's Black Library audiobooks: Heart of Rage, Thunder from Fenris and the Horus Heresy drama, Raven's Flight.