Donna Burke (Born December 12, 1964) is a voice actress and singer.
Born and raised in Australia, she's lived in Japan for the last twenty-ish years.
She's known primarily for providing English voices in Japanese contexts — as in, voicing the Gratuitous English in Japanese audio tracks and providing the singing voice for songs with English lyrics in anime and video games, as well as more mundane voice work. (Within Japan, her best-known "role" is probably the voice of the English language announcements on the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train.) She also does more standard dubbing work, as well.
Also uses the alias Margaret Lucy (Margaret is her middle name) on occasion.
Notable roles by Donna Burke:
- Shenmue and Shenmue II: Additional voices
- Silent Hill 2: Angela Orosco (original release; replaced by Laura Bailey in the HD rerelease)
- Virtua Fighter 4 and Evolution: Vanessa Lewis
- Silent Hill 3: Claudia Wolf (original release; replaced by Laura Bailey in the HD rerelease. Again.)
- Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Narrator. Also sang; see music folder, below.
- F-Zero GX: Mrs. Arrow
- Bloody Roar 4: Uranus
- Rumble Roses: Anesthesia / Dr. Cutter
- Lunar Knights: Ursula
- Diabolical Pitch: Christina
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: iDroid. Also sang; see music folder, below.
- ARMS: Dr. Coyle
- Phantasy Star Online: Performer for "Can Still See the Light"
- Vandread: Performer for "What a Wonderful World", lyricist and performer for "Somedays".
- ∀ Gundam: Performer for "After All" (composed by Yoko Kanno) for the Compilation Movie.
- Strange Dawn: Performer for the English version of the opening theme, "Sora E" ("To the Sky"). Also voice acted; see anime folder, above.
- Haibane Renmei: Lyricist and performer for "Wondering" (composed by Kow Otani)
- Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Lyricist and performer for "Morning Sky" and "Moonlit Starry Night", the English versions of the game's opening and ending themes, respectively. Also voice acted; see video game folder, above.
- OutRun 2: Performer for "Life Was a Bore"
- Tales of Legendia: Performer for "My Tales" and "Hotarubi"
- Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA: Lyricist and performer for "Star Gate Heaven"
- Elebits: Lyricist for "The Smile of You"
- The Last Remnant: Performer for "Journey's End"
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers: Performer for several tracks, including background choral vocals in "An Unlikely Guest" and lyrics in Finnish for "A Moment of Repose", "Ephemeron", and "Kuule tää Unelmain".
- God Eater Burst: Performer for "Gods & Man"
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker: Lyricist and performer for "Heavens Divide"
- Last Ranker: Lyricist for "Born to Survive" and "Glorious Fights We Call 'Life'" (composed by Yoko Shimomura)
- Resident Evil 6: Lyricist for "At the End of a Long Escape"
- Tokyo Ghoul: Performer for "Glassy Sky"
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: Performer for "Sins of the Father". Also voice acted; see video game folder, above.
- The English-language announcements for the Shinkansen bullet train.
Tropes associated with Donna Burke:
- Anime Theme Song: She's done quite a few opening and ending themes for both anime and video games.
- Fake Nationality: She's Australian, but frequently does other accents, particularly Fake American and Fake Irish.
- Surprisingly Good English: She provides a lot of it, being a native English speaker doing voice work in Japan. She's still following someone else's script, though, so sometimes grammar or phrasing can be strange even if pronunciation and intonation is spot on.