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The Croft-Middleton connection

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By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo Buzzlog

What do Kate Middleton and Lara Croft have in common? Very little, but there is at least one thing -- both brunettes have been or will be portrayed by the same actress.

[Related: Five things you didn't know about Lara Croft]

No, not Angelina Jolie. We're talking about Camilla Luddington. The actress played Princess Kate in the 2011 made-for-TV flick "William & Kate." Now, she'll also give voice to Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider video game.

IGN reports that Luddington was chosen for the Croft role following "an extensive international talent search across Europe and the U.S." Luddington is just lending her voice to the new Tomb Raider game, but it is worth noting that she bears more than a passing resemblance to the beautiful Lara Croft.

[Related: Lara Croft through the years]

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Camilla Luddington (Credit: Square-Enix)

Luddington, 28, is no rookie to show business. Fans of cable TV may recognize her from "Californication" and "True Blood." She's also had guest shots on "CSI" and "Days of Our Lives."

That experience certainly helped her get the coveted role of Ms. Croft. Darrell Gallagher, studio head at Crystal Dynamics, said, "This Tomb Raider game is very different to any other and we are demanding far more from the voice and performance acting than ever before as we take the franchise in a new direction."

[Related: Lara Croft is gaming's greatest heroine]

Translation: The producers wanted a real actress for the role. We'll know how Luddington did when the game hits shelves next March.

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