Heather Larcombe

My voice is warm, husky, deep, young with clarity

Voice Description

I have an alluring deep and fruity soft and empathetic voice.I have a well pronounced English Lake District accent which is spitired, smooth and sexy giving a beautiful presence to any show. I have a warm smooth English voice - A personifaction of the Magestic Lakeland Hills and Dale.

My voice has been used for over 60 documentaries for ITV regional documentaries ranging from wildlife documentaries, current affairs, stately homes and nostalgic archive series. I am also a news reader and documentary presenter.

My voice has been described as being like Anna Ford with a hint of the northern lass.My voice is smooth and earthy.It has depth and is melodious, mellow with a cultured British Lakeland accent.It is flexible with a lovely lucidity that moves easily through the different moods required.It has comforting comprehensibilty.

My voice is deep, husky and young. I provide different styles of coninuity from childrens to late night for Film 24 on Sky TV.
My voice is trustworthy, authoratitive with a personal warmth that is perfect for commercials. I voice commercials for ITV Border.
My voice has clarity and was also used for the external answering service for ITV Border.
My voice has been used for hotel promotional videos like Relais and Chateaux in the Magnificent English Lake District.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• 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

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My accent is Northern- smooth and warm middle class cultured Lake District.

My Voice Experience

I have worked in the Television Broadcasting Industry in England for 14 years for ITV. ITV is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. I worked for ITV Border as a continuity announcer, childrens presenter. I read the daily news bulletins for 10 years. I have narrated and/or presented the following documentary series for ITV Border:
Home Sweet Stately Home- Lifestyle series on statley homes
Nature Watchers- Wildlife Series
Trailblazing- out and about lifestyle series
The Way We Were - an ITV Archive nostalgia series
How Safe Is My Riding- motrbike safety/current affairs
Vets- Lifestyle/ Wildlife

In March 2009 I turned Freelance Voice over Artist/Presenter and Producer /Director/ Presenter
I voice commercials for ITV regions.
I provide continuity for Film 24 on Sky. I narrate aquired series documentaries for Film 24.
My narration and production for ITVs The Way We Were won me the Best Archive Series ING Award 2007 which I collected at the Savoy Hotel in London
My voice is used on the external telephone answering
service/ directory for ITV Border.

In my career I have been versatile and presented and narrated many genres and styles of programming to which my voice can adapt easily. I have also trained other presenters and voice coached many staff for ITV including new presenters.

My Training

I have a BA( Hons.Lon) in English Literature from Queen Mary and Westfield College, The University of London.

I have always worked in broadcasting. I have provided live continuity and news bulletins since 1994.

I have also narrated and presented over a hundred documentaries as my job for ITV Border was a staff presenter / producer.

I also produced and voiced promos for ITV Border and ITV Tyne Tees.

Since March 2009 when I became freelance I have set up my own home studio and provide raw voices for ITV regional commercials and I also provide finished and packaged pre - recorded continuity for Film24 ( which I script, voice and edit and send).

I also present documentaries and can provide the narration for these from my home studio.
I provide raw voice overs for commercials from my home studio.

My Studio Equipment

My Studio equipment:

Allen and Heath Z12FX Mixer and Pre Amp

Audio Technica AT4033aSM Cardioid Condenser Microphone Inc Shockmount

Beyerdynamic DT 150 Grey 250 Ohm Dynamic Studio Headphones

Fostex PMO.4 Professional Studio Audio Monitors

DBX 268A Microphone Channel With Studio Quality Mic Pre- amp/Processor

SE Reflexion Filter

Additional Skills

I have worked in TV Broadcasting for 14 years. I have a thorough practical knowledge of what is required for broadcast when it comes to narration either for promos, documentaries or live continuity and live News. I understand the importance of that special voice that is needed to make a broadcast : be it a commercial, documentary, promo, coninuity - perfect. I understand how to make my voice, through tone and inflection, tell a story that keeps a viewer or listener rivveted to the spot. My voice is one that is easy to listen to, comforting, reassuring, warm, smooth and sexy and I can also deliver hard hitting serious voices with authority and clarity.
I can be light hearted and bubbly for commercials and slick, smooth and earthy for documentaries and promos. I do not need coaching or direction as I am also skilled in these fields, having performed myself for many years and coached others. Also as a producer/ director for television documentaries and know what is expected and what I would expect in quality from a voice over talent.
I am very creative. I pitch ideas to commssioning editors, develop ideas and deliver to tight broadcast deadlines. I am always bursting with fresh ideas and very happy to contribute my skills to a production.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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ITV Documentaries


Health Club - ITV

Nature and Wildlife

ITV Docs - Humour

ITV Docs The Way We Were

ITV commercials

ITV Documentary- Way We Were

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