Helen Highwater

Warm, authoritative, sexy, well-bred, Mancs/essex

Voice Description

I have a sweet, light, dynamic voice, with a two octave range. It can be deep and warm with excellent unaccented diction, well-bred and intelligent.
I am well-read, and comfortable with long passages of narration or technical data and my pronunciation is clear and accurate.
I am a sensitive and emotionally literate actor, flexible and compelling. I have excellent comic timing.
I have lived for many years in the Manchester area and my family are from Essex, so I am also comfortable and authentic using both these regional accents.
With my performance roots in touring children's theatre, I am also at home with advertising copy, able to give high-energy, high impact performances, fizzing with enthusiasm!

I have a portfolio DVD of past work available on request.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Posh estuary/Essex/ London or North-East Lancashire accents, 1950's received pronunciation, various kinds of upper-middle and upper-class cut-glass English accents from professional female to Peer of the Realm, Lady Windermere, Raccine and Shakespeare, Joyce Grenfell, working class women, elderly char ladies, hairdressers, policewomen, infant teachers, university lecturers, radio 1 DJ, ring-mistress/fairground barker

My Voice Experience

2006: 20 min Promotional documentary for the National Trust 'The Bog Project' describing composting toilets installed in Gibson Mill, Hebden Bridge.
2009: 30 min instructional video for 'Reading Revival' teaching packs, aimed at parents of pre-school children
2011: 10 min Olympic promotional documentary for the BBC
2012: 25 min promotional documentary for Nariv Shah, a Forex Trader, examining Foreign exchange trading.
1980-1986: Actor 'All the world' Theatre-in-Education company, performing to children of school age, also using puppets.
1995-present: Singer with various groups in genres from folk to electro-dance (my current band is 'Tetchi', performing at UK clubs and festivals such as Solfest)

My Training

Theatre Studies, Communications and Theatre Design A-levels Reedyford College, Lancs 1979,
Performing Arts Btec, Rossendale College 1994

My Studio Equipment

Mac Final Cut Pro film editing suite and sound engineer

Additional Skills

I have fluent and imaginative writing skills.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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