Jim France

Standard English and European accent specialist

Voice Description

Smooth flexible, multi-faceted and multi-tonal baritone capable of great inflection. English accent is low-key but can of course, be "over the top" if required. American accent is light, known as "mid-Atlantic." I am told my voice can be authoritative, peaceful, caring, sincere, pleasant, educational as well as "high-falutin'" I am told my voice is perfect both in American and English accents (among others) for narration, commercials, story reading of all kinds including character voices. One of my impersonations is Sean Connery.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Scotland

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 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


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

Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Many English, Scots, Irish and European plus Southern US accents. Normal American accent is "mid-Atlantic". Flexibility of character is a great strength,

My Voice Experience

I have been a voice over actor for some 12 years.
I was the voice of "Downton Abbey's" 6th season promotion on WGBH and WETA. I am the "Voice of God" in 5 of Sight & Sound Theatres spectacular productions - "Noah", "The Miracle of Christmas", "Jonah", "Moses" and their most recent "Samson."
I have just completed my 11th season narrating the Outdoor Life Network’s “Dangerous Hunts”, an annual series dedicated to Big Game Hunting in a variety of worldwide destinations, in particular in African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
I have done a number of radio commercials ranging from the New Hampshire Symphony to high-end jewellery stores and Real Estate Developments.

My Training

Voice-over and American Accents Sharon Feingold
Commercial Casting Brian Beegle
Voice-over Acting Lisa Biggs
Auditions on Camera Timothy O’Keefe
On Camera Studies Jon Menick
Character Relationship Building Timothy O’Keefe
Scene Analysis Lyn Nihart
Character and Scene Analysis Chris Lynn
Singing/Musical Theatre Debbie Anderson
Singing/Acting Joanna Beck
Tap Dancing Urban Dance Factory/Marla Alexander

My Studio Equipment

I will go to any designated studio in my area
• The studio I generally use has a Phone Patch
• ISDN can be readily made a available.
• 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

Additional Skills

I am also a film and theatre actor. Samples of my work may be seen and heard on my website at http://www.jimfrance.com and at https://www.youtube.com/user/JimFranceActor/videos.
Among the movies in which I was involved recently are "Selma" with David Oyellowo; "Bastards" with Owen Wilson; and also three TV series - "The Inspectors"; "TURN - Washington's Spies"; "Your Pretty Face is going to Hell."
My most recent theatrical roles include Scrooge in a self-written and produced one-man show known as "Three Spirits;"three seasons as Scrooge in the Alan Menken operetta version of "A Christmas Carol;" Fagin in "Oliver!"; Theodore Roosevelt in "Bully! The play" a one-man show; Uncle Willie in "The Philadelphia Story"; two seasons as Scrooge in the Springer Opera Houses musical version of “A Christmas Carol;” five seasons in "The Confession" as Fulton Taylor - the Butler (and catalyst); Senex in “A Funny Thing happened on the way to the Forum”; the “aged” Shakespearean Actor Henry Albertson in “The Fantasticks”.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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"Voice of God"-musical "Moses"-Christ foretold



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