To millions of fans in the United States Jim Dale is the "voice" of Harry Potter. Middle son Adam a successful aerial cameraman is the winner of the Golden Arrow Award for Best Helicopter Cameraman. In December 2009 for their annual birthday celebration to "The Master" The Noel Coward Society invited Dale as the guest celebrity to lay flowers in front of Coward's statue at New York's Gershwin Theatre thereby commemorating the 110th birthday of Sir Noel.
In the 1970s Dale was a member of Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company. Jim Dale MBE (born James Smith 15 August 1935) is an English actor voice artist singer and songwriter.