Karen Hayley

Friendly,Extremely Versatile,Character specialist

Voice Description

Karen has worked consistently as a voice-over for 15 years.

Extremely Versatile, Karen is regularly employed to do character voices on cartoons and TV. Karen's natural voice is warm, reassuring, fairly deep, soft and gentle, and natural sounding.

Karen is an award winning writer, comedy actress and voice over artist, best known fro her comedy roles in “Armstrong and Miller”, “Bo Selecta”, and Dom Jolly's “Fool Britannia”, with over twenty years experience working in radio, TV, feature film, theatre, voice-over & live performance.

Her voice over work has been featured on campaigns for leading brands, (SONY, MTV, APPLE'S IPHONE, ALPHA ROMEO, CADBURYS, ORANGE MOBILE, THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, THE LABOUR PARTY CAMPAIGN) video games (XBOX, SONY PLAYSTATION, STUDIO AKA), animation (FOX KIDS, CARTOON NETWORK) narrating TV & radio series (BRAVO, BBC1, CBBC, CHANNEL 5, TURNER CLSSIC MOVIE, DISCOVERY), Comedy Podcasts for THE TIMES ONLINE, VIRGIN MEDIA, and plays for the BBC RADIO DRAMA COMPANY. She is the "voice" of VIRGIN MOBILES, ONETEL COMMUNICATIONS AND VODAPHONE. Her voice is featured on recent commercials for VOLKSWAGEN, AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL, OLAY & SCHWEPPES.

She won the “best New Presenter” Award for her six years presenting and voice-over work on MTV, and narrated the BAFTA award winning series “Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy” for BBC1.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior 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
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• 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

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Most British dialects available *(native RP)
American-California,
American-New York,
American-Southern States,
Australian,
Belfast,
Dublin
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Aberdeen
Brazilian
East European,
French
German
Russian
Swedish
Italian
cartoon characters
video games characters
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My Voice Experience

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TESTIMONIALS:

"Incredibly versatile, unusually talented and extremely imaginative, Karen demonstrates a high level of expertise in the recording studio. Extremely adaptable, full of ideas and highly professional"
Daniel Balaam (Creative Director of Cartoon Network)

"She approaches her work with the same passion, commitment and 100% dedication"
Chaka Sobhani, (Creative Director at ITV)

"Extra ordinary ability as a comic actress, and a uniquely funny voice as a script writer" "A much sought after actress, writer and comedienne"
Jimmy Mulville, (Managing Director, Hat Trick Productions)

"Karen has gained a reputation for an extremely high standard of work, she can hold her own with some of the top stars of British broadcasting"
Dominick Brigstocke, (Director of "Armstrong and Miller”, "I'm Alan Partridge", "Smack the Pony”)

My Training

3 Year's BA degree from Central School of Speech & Drama
Accent coaching with Terry Besson
Voice coaching with Melanie Mehta, Carol Zieglar, Sally Grace, Stewart Pearce, Jane Boston & Cicely Berry

My Studio Equipment

Mac and Professional Microphone and edit suite
Access to studio

Additional Skills

Comedy Improvisation
Comedy Writing
Additional Material
Advertising Copy Writing
Public Speaking
Narration

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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