Lesley Staples

British, deep, authoritative, well modulated voice

Voice Description

Warm and deep for narrations, smooth and professional for presentations and corporate recordings, etc. Sophisticated, worldly, classy, refined, authoritative.
Standard British accent (RP), Upper class/posh English, Liverpool, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cockney, West Country, French accent, German accent. Some German and French language. Versatile.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

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
• 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

My Home Base

Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Yorkshire, Lancashire, Liverpool, Cockney. Versatile, with a good ear for dialects.

My Voice Experience

Experienced British actress and voice talent. Over 30 years in theatre, TV, radio, and films including "Calendar Girls" with Helen Mirren (2003 - Disney/Buena Vista International). Credits range from the 'Royal Shakespeare Company' to "Coronation Street". Radio plays and series. Voiceovers for TV commercials, radio ads, company training films, corporate videos, English language dubbing for Sudanese documentary "Reclaiming the Future". Internet voices for TEFL website (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Documentaries, TV hosting and presenting, virtual spokesperson, teleprompt, audio books, educational recordings, podcasting, telephone on hold messages, messages for voicemail. Chosen by Rosetta Stone (the world's largest language-learning software company) to record the British-English product. Long list of clients includes IKEA, Diesel Fashions (Italy), the World Bank, Salamis Cruise Line, 'Simon G Jewelry' in California and the Barnardo's charity in the UK.

A few comments from Testimonials:

“I’m pleased to inform you that our client absolutely loved your voice over. You did a superb job at delivering the narrative in a way that evokes the appropriate emotional response, and we’re all very happy with the result!”
Allen Greer, Account Director - Blue Fountain Media, 102 Madison Avenue, NY

"I just wanted to take the time to personally thank you for such a wonderful production you supplied us with. I have to tell you in all honesty, that when I first heard your voice, it sent chills down my spine, as I’m not accustomed to hearing such superb voiceover talent. Your voice is the most professional one I’ve ever come across in almost 15 years that I’ve been here.  It certainly lent itself to exactly what I’m sure the client was looking for – “distinguished integrity”.
Tom Vernon, Production/Studio Manager-American Impact Media Corp., Miami, FL

"By the way, Jon, the animator is a HUGE fan of your voice!"
LaShawn Maddox, Associate Media Producer - Laureate Education Inc. Baltimore, MD

"Thank you so much for your work on this.  Your voiceover worked perfectly."
Dan Billman, Associate Media Producer - Laureate Education Inc. Baltimore, MD
 
"Those files were perfect. Thank you so so so so so so so so so much."
Gareth Broadbent, Communications - Diesel, Italy

"Thanks for the recording. You are so good. And really good (Norwegian) pronunciations. Hope to work with you again soon!" - Lotta Brunmark, Project Manager - Widevox, Sweden.

"Wow - I've just listened to your recording! WOWWWWW. I really enjoyed your takes!
SO fun to listen to! And fits the character I've planned out in my head! VERY IMPRESSIVE!"
Alexandre Chereau, Animator - France

My Training

3 year classical theatre, TV and radio training at top London drama college.

Training and experience as TV Host and Virtual Spokesperson.

Many years experience in the profession in the UK and the US - as an actress, host, and voice artist.

My Studio Equipment

BLUE 'BLUEBIRD' MIC
(Large Diaphragm Condenser)

SHURE SM58 MIC

Pre-Amp: Focusrite Trackmaster Pro

Digidesign M-Box 2 (with Pro-Tools LE)

Beyer DT770 Pro-80 Headphones

M-Audio Studiophile BX5A Studio Monitors

Furman 'Power Conditioner' M-8D

Mogami Gold Cables

ClearSonic Sound Booth

Additional Skills

A talent for writing, editing and proof-reading. Medical background, so medical terminology holds no terrors for me! Diplomatic experience. Well travelled. Other interests include forensics, criminal investigations, research, ecology, pets/animals, education, etc.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
TV Announcer and Documentary

World Bank - CSR - Power Point

RH Chairs - Video Instructions

Diesel Fashion - Welcome

Cruise Ship Safety Briefing

On-Hold Real Estate 2

ERG Ecology Animation

Laureate PSYC 0901

Characters for Videogame

Liverpool Dialect Ad

North Sea Oil Documentary

RADION - Yorkshire Humour

Majestic Properties On Hold 1

Hemlock - Tourist Guide

Battlestations Video Narration

On-Hold Message - Financial

Rosetta Stone British English

Religious Radio Programme

Shakespeare Speech

Commercial Property Sales