Andrew Raymond Barnes

Mellow, Clear, Youthful, Precise British English

Voice Description

As a native British speaker and trained actor, I offer a wide range of voices to suit a great variety of situations and take great care with tailoring voice, pronunciation and impact to each individual project. Clarity, diction and creativity are the key-stones of my voice work. Solid but unaffected BBC English (RIP/Oxford English) is a speciality. Regional accents and dialects, both British-English and other-English are no problem. I offer smooth, engaged readings and exciting characterisations, mellow or forceful to suit the task at hand.

Also able to do some voicing in Norwegian.

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 - Australian
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• Norwegian

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)
• 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


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I offer translation services

My Home Base

Oslo, Norway

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

RP, Oxford/Queen’s English, Norfolk (UK), Birmingham (UK), Estuary, Cockney, South London, Irish (Belfast), Irish (Dublin), Liverpool, Scottish (Edinburgh), New-England, US Southern (general), US Texas, US California, US New York,
English with Norwegian/Scandinavian accent, English with German accent, English with Russian accent, cartoon and animal/creature voices

My Voice Experience

Voice-Overs for over 350 promos, spots, commercials, documentaries, training and corporate videos etc.

Approved Reader (English) of Audio-Books for Norwegian Sound Library (NLB) and reader of over 40 audiobooks

100s of Readings/characterisations/interviews/listening comphrensions for educational CDs and language learning projects through Norwegian Language Instiute (NSI) and publishers of web-based educational sites.

Narration on dozens of interactive multimedia training modules (for SEAGULL)

Character Voice Overs for television/stage.

Narration on meditation CDs

Numerous live-narrations/readings on stage and in concert.

Employers include: Hydro, Metronom-Spartacus, Nordic Film & television, NRK TV, Dinamo, Rubicon TV etc

My Training

Vocational training as actor at:
Birmingham School of Speech Training & Dramatic Art, England (graduated in 1993) under Professor P. Yardley and voice teacher Brian Shelton

My Studio Equipment

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Additional Skills

I offer a dedicated, professional service when it comes to providing voice-work, bringing the knowledge and experience of many fields into my work, and going to great lengths to ascertain authenticity in pronunciation, vocabulary and detail, and making sure the customer is satisfied. Offering a variety of readings is an important starting point for discovering together the perfect reading for the right task.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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