Debra Leigh

Believable, trustworthy, warm ,understanding,

Voice Description

I have a warm, neutral British voice - offering confidence and assurance for your company.

I have over 15 years experience in voicing - from TV to Radio and beyond. Both BBC and Commercial channels.

I sound warm, authoritative, believable and trustworthy.

I am great at technical scripts - the more complex, the more I enjoy the challenge!





Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• 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

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 offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My voice is resonant RP British.

I can add a hint of warm northern, having been brought up in Manchester until the age of 16, although I have spent the majority of my life in London........ or I can add a touch of London (Estuary), full on Manchester, comic Liverpool or even Cockney, having spent 15 years as an actress in Professional theatre and TV.


My Voice Experience

DEBRA LEIGH


Clients include:

Disney (Hong Kong Disneyland), Channel 5,The Gate Films, Challenge TV, Living, Eezee TV, UK Style, HSE, BBC TV Autumn Press launch, Paramount Comedy Channel, Keymed, Olympus

Audio messaging & telephone on hold includes: Expedia; Curry’s; Debenhams; House of Fraser; Costa Coffee; National Express; National Blood; Primark, M&S; Dealerships for Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, BMW, Range Rover etc; Vision Express; Bluewater; Whiteleys; Brent Cross; McArthur Glen Designer Outlets; West One, Lowry Centre; Esprit Holidays; Superbreak; Keycamp; Blue Square; Next Generation Health Clubs, Westfield London. I have voiced for over 250 shopping centres in the UK.

I have also worked as a TV Continuity announcer for BBC ONE, and BBC TWO in London, writing my own copy; and also as a traffic and travel radio announcer for AA Roadwatch, broadcasting traffic news to Classic FM, Jazz FM, BBC GLR, BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Kent, BBC Cambridgeshire, BBC Thames Valley FM, BBC Three Counties Radio, BBC Essex, BBC Southern Counties Radio and Essex FM.

Other voice work includes: CBC television introducing and chairing talk by Dr Luigi di Bella, cancer specialist for Breast Cancer awareness week ; ‘Cable Bell-Media’; Corporate DVD's including the Barclays Premier Banking Event; TV Promos including Channel FIVE's ‘Milkshake’ and 'Where Do We Come From?' and UK Style's – lead feature for Sophie Grigson’s Feasts for a Fiver.




My Training

I have an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London) having studied under Jane Boston, with tuition from Kristin Linklater, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Christina Shewell, Barbara Houseman, Annie Morrison, Frankie Armstrong, Joanna Weir Ouston, Penny Dyer, Charmian Hoare, Elspeth Morrison, Jan Haydn Rowles, Helen Ashton, and Alex Bingley.

Lamda Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in acting and verse and prose.

Arts Foundation Course with the Open University.

R.A.D.A. course in acting technique

Full radio training for Travel News by AA Roadwatch

Full training as a TV Continuity Announcer for BBC Television in London followed by two years experience

Full training at HSN Florida as a TV host presenter.


My Studio Equipment

Macbook Pro computer

SE Electronics USB 2200A Compressor Mic

Apple's Logic software

SE Electronics Reflection Filter & Pop Shield

I also have easy access to other studios as I live 20 minutes from central London, including Soho - the heart of the voice over community in the UK.

Additional Skills

I have worked in radio, TV and theatre, so I understand how delivery can change a whole presentation.

I have voiced for many years for TV Promos, IVR, Commercials, TV Continuity, Radio Travel News and Idents both live and recorded. I have nerves of steel!

I have also worked as a presenter for TV, both live and recorded, and for many corporate clients.

I have my own company 'Brighter Voice' and I coach business people and actors in voice and communication skills, including business presentations for individuals, workshops, accent softening for international clients and voice for media. I run my private practice at the Light Centre, Moorgate in the City of London and also work for Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as a Visiting Lecturer For more info see www.brightervoice.com


I spent 15 years in musical theatre and still train with Mary Hammond who is head of the musical theatre course at the Royal Academy of Music in London, so I sing too.

I have written my own copy for TV Continuity work.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Debra Leigh by email or phone, please click here.

• Currently Debra Leigh is a Standard subscriber.
• Debra Leigh was last active on Voice123 60 days ago

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Demos
Debra Leigh - Reel Montage 1

Debra Leigh Reel Montage 2

Light Northern Accent - Manc

Reality TV Read

Travel Narration

Symantec - technical read

TV Continuity

Hong Kong Disneyland

Slimfast

Childrens Storybook