Mary Jane Wells

conversational,warm, authoritative,caring,british

Voice Description

Mary Jane Wells is a British female Voice artist, whose work won a BAFTA in recent years (she was series voice for BBC's 'In My Childhood'). Her reads are described as confident, quirky, natural, sincere and authoritative. She is known for making the driest copy sound warm, inviting and friendly, and for bringing authentic human connection into all of her work. She finds voice work exciting and inspiring and it reflects in her work. For corporate work, she has an optomistic, driven and educated sound: for narration work she sounds sophisticated and assured. Her animation characters have been described as having 'hilarious comic timing': she recently voiced 3 characters for the Obama Campaign's publicity on Prop 39 as she has an ear for accents and versatile, wildly different character reads. Her latest videogame character is out in 2013, and she has been employed for her 'subtle, truthful, powerful acting' and 'nailing the read first time'.
She has particular interest in projects with a global humanitarian focus, that are ethically sound. She is an active campaigner in the abolition of slavery and torture. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you think she can help you out.
Mary Jane trained as an actress at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and worked in theatre for 14 years in the UK before landing the voice of Eharmony campaign whilst filming in LA, whereupon she began to do VO full time. She likes to get on with the job of bringing your copy to life, engaging the target demographic, and creating a fun and efficient work rapport where she nails the tone and feel of what you are looking for first time. Being a trained actress goes part and parcel of the work that differentiates her - especially in videogame, animation and audiobook - she is trained to quickly engage a target audience, and create meaning. She is also a writer; sensitivity to your text and it's interpretation is important to her.

Mary Jane has her own home studio and access to ISDN and patch, and prides herself on a professional and speedy turnaround. Also an actress, singer, and musician, Mary is a member of www.voicestudiointernational.com, BAFTA-Los Angeles, and SAG. Based in LA, she has 16 years of doing VO work, internationally and locally.

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Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - Australian
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other
• English - Irish

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
• Songs
• 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

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

British Equity British Equity

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect in my studio
• 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
• 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

L.A, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

stereotypes:posh English / Scottish, sweet lyrical Irish, aggressive / hard line Scottish, over produced radio DJ, evil witch, airhead valley girl, drunk English arisocrat, no stereotype left without pillage.

soundalikes: for caroline aherne, shirley bassey, kate winslet in titanic.

accent work: manchester, birmingham, liverpool, southern irish, northern irish, london, cockney, brixton, cardiff, glasgow, edinburgh, scottish, west country, standard america, valley girl, NYC, southern belle, australian, south african.


My Voice Experience

I trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in the UK with Hamish Wilson. I like ongoing training, and feel that lot of my chops come from constant practice on the job. I am a full time VO artist.

Recent work in the USA where Mary Jane resides was for the following clients; Microgenius, Bank of America, Claritas for Futurebrand who branded the 2012 Olympics, Tech-crunch, Jaguar, Emagine - and Dettol, Forest of Dean, City University London, Shade Station TV commercials in the UK and a mediation CD. She is also the voice of LinkedIn Talent Pipeline.

My Training

MA hons English Literature, Glasgow University
MDR Acting, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

I love both the large and the small scale voice gigs and I am fully committed to work on voice on many levels.

I work with voicestudiointernational.com as an associate throughout the year, as it is such a central part of what makes a free, creative and inspired human being, never mind what it does for me as a voiceover artist and actor.

I also am working on a research paper with the Centre for Voice in Performance, for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in the UK.

I attend workshops with Candi Milo, Elaine Craig, Martha Mayakis, Carole day Kimble, and regularly workout at garden of sound, LA.

My Studio Equipment

I have my own studio at home, access to ISDN and phone patch and I was part of Tori Hartman's Voice marketing team, so I can refer on to other female and male VO artists if you are looking for more voices.

Additional Skills

I am a fully qualified, certified and licensed massage therapist and bodyworker. I like outdoor sports such as skiiing, horse riding and gentle hiking, and I am passionate about good food and good living.

Payment Methods Accepted

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Demos
COMMERCIAL DEMO

CORPORATE DEMO

NARRATION DEMO

ANIMATION DEMO

VIDEOGAME DEMO

DOCUMENTARY DEMO

IVR / PHONE SYSTEMS DEMO

AUDIOBOOK children's DEMO

AUDIOBOOK DEMO

MEDITATION CD DEMO

Club Music demo

Irish accent

Scottish accent

POETRY

fast talking tags

2 contrasting reads

Newsreader for Chicago Tribune

PROMO DEMO

Radio Jingle 1

Bank Of America Merrill Lynch

American Accent Reel

How to Train Your Dragon 2: for the dancing...

Australian Accent

Ivr, voicemail, Phone systems (no music)

Audiobook Fiction