Ian Bellion

Mature, authoritative, brash, smooth, VERSATILE

Voice Description

A truly versatile voice - Ian Bellion is equally at home reading serious documentary scripts or playing goofy animated characters. Can deliver punchy advertising or smooth soft sell. Fun or serious, acurate or improvised. Slow and easy or fast and furious!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

British Equity British Equity

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
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

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

My Home Base

Feckenham, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

English (RP), English Regional, Many comedy accents.

My Voice Experience

Ian Bellion has worked in broadcasting for well over 30 years. He's appeared on both sides of the microphone and camera in an enormous range of programmes and has been heard on landmark shows like The Clothes Show, Countryfile and Tracks.
He narrated three series of "Mind Your Own Business" for BBC1, the Maverick TV documentary "Director's Debut" and the introductory video to the TNT annual conference. He voiced the latest national TV ads for Bassetts Soft n' Chewy Multivitamins.
Ian also recorded links for BBC's "Gardeners World Live" and is a feature voice on a major international computer game. Recently completed: Narration for historical exhibitions in Boston, Massachusetts. Radio adverts for American Express and VIVA SMS. Two audio books for Flutterbye Books in Australia. National adverts for a leading US brand of iced tea, Narration for documentaries on CNN International and character voices for a UK theme park chain as well as the diary voice of a troubled artist for US theatrical and web use. Animation voices for NHS info-mations in the UK and for major games manufacturers in the USA. Currently to be heard introducing "The Alan Titchmarsh Show" on ITV. Character voice for BBC TV's "Doctors".
Be it a television programme, corporate video, TV or radio advertisement or animation there's a Bellion voice to suit. Larger projects will be undertaken at the studio of your choice. Smaller projects can be recorded at Ian's rural studio (in the UK) and sent to you by high speed link.

My Training

Early voice training at the Whittaker-Lumsden School was followed by theatre work - Ian ran a touring theatre company for 25 years. He also worked regularly for a major national broadcaster for a total period of 32 years - ample time to learn the tricks of the trade. Never happier than when in the dubbing theatre matching wonderful words to fantastic pictures!

My Studio Equipment

Simple but high quality studio. Rode and Behringer microphones. Editing by Audition and Sound Forge. Delivery by FTP, e-mail or on CD/DVD.
No ISDN but directed sessions are possible - please ask for details.
Fast delivery to a high standard guaranteed.

Additional Skills

Ian Bellion has written for the stage, newspapers and magazines. He has vast experience of adjusting those scripts that "don't quite fit". He has also worked in post-production and throughly understands the processes involved.

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• Wire transfers

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