Character and accent/dialect specialist
My stage training and experience produces a very resonant voice, with a baritone range most comfortable. However, my acting training means that if you want breathy and light, I can do that as well. My narration is typically warm, emotional and deep, while character voices are developed from a character study, textual clues and other evidence.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - British
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
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 offer copywriting services
My Home Base
, Maine, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
(UK accents/dialects) Received Pronunciation (Queen's English/BBC English), Upper Class Toff, Yuppy, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Lowlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Glasgow drunk, Glasgow barmaid, Newcastle, Cumbrian, Cumbrian Farmer, Cumbrian Thug, Cumbrian trying to sound posh, Lancastrian, Manchester, Liverpudlian (posh and common), Yorkshire (North and South), Bedfordshire, Thames Estuary, Kentish, Cornwall/Devon, Country bumpkin, South Wales, Cardiff, North Wales, Swansea Camp, Southern Irish, Northern Irish, Cockney, Cockney Wide-boy, Cockney trying to sound posh, London Jewish, South London, East London, North London Somerset. (European and Asian accents) French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Swiss, Austrian, Scandinavian (including Danish, Swedish, Norwegian), Eastern European (including Czech, Polish, Romanian), Russian, Russian peasant, Russian KGB, Russian aristocracy, Turkish, Egyptian, Persian, Israeli, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, (Other world accents) South African, Australian, New Zealand, Central African, Chinese, Japanese, (American continent) Canadian, Quebecois, Maine, Connecticut, New York Manhattan Toff, New York native English speaker taxi driver, Bronx, New York Jewish, Texan, Californian, Mexican.
My Voice Experience
I have recorded a number of fiction and non-fiction titles for Macmillan and Audible which can all be seen on my Audible page (see below), including several that required significant language study in both Norwegian and German. I have also done a large amount of cartoon and videogame voiceover work for Slimgoodbody Productions, including a wide variety of voices and characters for cartoons commissioned by PBS, ranging from Rene Descartes to Albert Einstein, and the voice of the computer. Prior to that I worked for the BBC in London on a number of projects from radio drama to poetry reading. I was the lead character and narrator in a Final Runes Production called Journey with Strange Bedfellows (http://www.a-strange-journey.com/) and was one of the lead characters in the recent full cast Audible Drama production of Jeffery Deaver's The Starling Project. In addition, I have done a number of training video voiceovers for Post Office Editorial.
I have a BA Hons in English Language and Literature from Durham University in England, and an MFA in Performance from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Wales. I was chosen for voice training by David Gwesyn-Smith (a professional opera singer) while training there. My first professional role was as a clarinet-playing bandleader in a show for a small touring company in London. I am currently the artistic director of a professional theatre company based in midcoast Maine - the Everyman Repertory Theatre - where I both direct, produce and perform in our productions. I also work as a freelance writer. I have a regular column with Responsible Investor Magazine, Fortune and on Motley Fool's website, and I have had several plays professionally produced, one at the National Theatre of Wales, Sherman Theatre. I am a member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain and have temporary withdrawal status with British Actors' Equity.
My Studio Equipment
GTRACK-USB-MI-RST-01 Microphone USB SAGM1U, using PC-based Audacity, with sound booth. I also have access to a full sound studio at Post Office Editorial in Camden (http://www.postofficeeditorial.com/)
I am also a fluent French speaker, relatively fluent in Spanish, and can speak Italian and German.
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