Michelle Archer

Warm,sincere,classy,neutral,character specialist

Voice Description

The quintessential English Voice. Michelle is a British voice over artist. She is adept at all genres.... She has a huge range of styles and a massive array of characters. Her 'normal' voice is warm and sincere. She has a crystal clear English (UK) voice (RP) although she grew up in the West Midlands.

She can sound velvety, youthful, motherly or sexy for Commercials; professional for Presentations, authoritative or friendly for Corporate Videos, and very very funny for Animations! She is interested in doing Commercials, Animations, TV shows and Movies, Corporates, Video Games, Podcasts, On Hold Messages, Voice Mail Greetings, Promos, Video, Film and Game trailers, Songs and Radio as well as Cartoons, Links, Audio Books, Infomercials, Live Announcements, Virtual Presenting, E-Learning, ELT, Training Films, Training Videos, Business Presentations, Sales Videos, Web Site Videos, Books, Pilots and Continuity stuff...

She can perform a variety of accents including Liverpool, Black Country, Cockney, Yorkshire, Lancashire.

She loves doing comedy characters - the wackier the better (!?!) - and is great at children's voices and babies as well as old ladies!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• 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
• 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

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
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

London, England, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

English RP, Stafford, West Midlands, Liverpool, Black Country, Cockney, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Southern (British)

My Voice Experience

She has over ten years of experience in voice work and has worked in all areas from Corporate Videos, Commercials, Charity films and Documentaries to Animations, Video Games and Narration. Although she has a warm and rich narrative style and a crystal clear delivery...ideal for Trailers, Commercials, Web Videos, Apps, E-learning, IVR, English Language Training, Narration,Training Videos, Business Presentations, Sales Videos, Web Site Videos Educational Videos, Medical Videos, Explainer Videos and so forth....her speciality is Character Voices for Video Games, Animations, Cartoons, E learning and TV shows or Pilots. Recently she has voiced a singing dog, some exploding cherries (for Playstation), a hippo, a pot of cream called Sid (for Sudocrem), a tooth fairy, a boy called Ravi and a toy train...

Someone summed her up as: 'Extremely versatile - with a massive range - she is adept at children's voices, cartoon characters, grannies and witches alike.'

Other notable projects are: ILLY Italian video, ADR on 'The Hit Man's Bodyguard', Moonpig's Mother's Day ads on UK TV, a Churchill Advert, Vitalise Shower Advert and Lebara Mobile Charity Video (for TV and Radio). She is also the voice of Hippie Hippo in the 'Hellow Hippo' (Series), Rosetta in the Nutty Series, the English voice for a MAC Make-up Commercial and the voices of letter characters in 'Phonics School' (children's series).

Again her crystal clear English (UK) voice is perfect for TV and Radio commercials, Narration, English Language Training, Corporate Videos, On Hold messages and Promos.

She is also an actress and so adept at dramatisations and characterisations.
(Recently she played Miss Perkins in the film 'Unhinged'.)

RECENT VOICE OVER WORK:

Action on Hearing Loss - narrative voice over

Singing Dog (children's toy)

Exploding Cherries for Playstation

ADR on 'The Hit Man's Bodyguard'

Narration of Trailer for 'Boy on the Bridge'

Ravi and Tooth Fairy in Dental Video for Local Councils

Beeches Recovery Service - On Hold Messages

'MAC Make-up' online commercial

Sid, Nurse and Narrator in Sudocrem Conference/Corporate Training Video

The Little Green Sheep - On Hold Messaging

'Hellow Hippo' - voicing Hippie Hippo (young female hippo) in animated children's series

Medical Video on Hep B - for National Health Service

'Phonics School' - voiced letter characters for BBC Learning

'Mother's Day Advert for Moonpig.com' - National TV commercial - Wordley Productions

'Hoffman Contrast Modulation Microscopy' - Narrator (medical project) - Inter-Voices

'Global Handwashing Day' - Narrator for corporate - SHV/Plastic Pictures/Unilever

'FOR REAL Beginner Cyber Homework' - E-learning characters - Networks Srl

'ISIS Temporal Pixel Multiplexing' - Corporate - OMS

'Give Me Five' - e-learning - Networks Srl

'Pilot Aptitude Tests' - P.A.T.

'ESQ Recruiting' - corporate - My Web Presenters

'NATO English Language Proficiency Test CD' - Soho Voices

Parrot Voice and human voice for Phone App - LittleBearUK

'Medical Coupons' - corporate - AFX Animation

'DIY Kitchens' - on hold message/prompts - Resolution TV

'Custom Glass' (on hold messages/prompts) - On Hold Studio

'NATO e-learning DVD' - Westminster University

'Musher's Checkpoint' - Internet video - Pro Contractor

'A Tale of Moomin Valley'/'We Honestly Can Look After Your Dog' - Narrator of E-Book extracts - Small Productions/Mindshapes

'Solar' (video) - AFXAnimation

'Coupon Docs' - internet Commercial - AFXAnimation

'Stories' - internet ad - Avara

'Get Backlinks' - internet ad - Avara

'Bold 2in1' - advert - Red Pill Productions

'ISIS' - corporate DVD - OMS

'Avara Web Media' - online video VO - Avara

'CAM Health Service' - corporate video - Resolution TV

‘Easy Learning’ (Various English Chars) Network Srl

‘Gionni’s Family’ (V/O for Clara - English Language Training CD) Network Srl

‘RAIL’ (V/O Jade – aged 3 and 10) NTFS/BFI – Animation

‘Premier Care’ (V/O for TV Commercial) ICE Prods - ITV3, Gold, Blighty, Channel 5, Yesterday

‘Project Brightstar - MMR’ (ASDA supermarket instore analysis video) Oxford Media Solutions

‘R Time‘ (V/O for DVD for schools) - ICE Productions

‘Lebara Foundation’ (V/O) – radio & TV commercial - Soho Voices for Nodachi Design

‘R Time‘ (V/O for DVD for schools) - ICE Productions

‘Lebara Foundation’ (V/O) – radio & TV commercial - Soho Voices for Nodachi Design

‘Have You Had Your CV Checked?’ (V/O) - Oxford Media Solutions

‘6600 DVD’ (corporate V/O) - Isis Innovation - OMS

‘Spirit Beds’ (corporate V/O) - Oxford Media Solutions

‘Arro Beds’ (corporate V/O) - Oxford Media Solutions

‘Plump & Shine’ – lip gloss commercial (V/O) - ICE Productions

‘Reading Explorers’ (V/O many chars/narratives) - Hopscotch & Crying Out Loud Productions

‘When Sally Met Selma’ (VO for TV documentary) - Psychology News

‘English Language Training’ – (VO various characters)- Oxford University Press

‘Ocean Sky’ (V/O for DVD 3) - Concise

'TV Pilot – animation series’ (V/O various chars) -Insolent Candy Floss

‘The People’ (V/O Narrator) - Blipstation

'The Big Ball Machine' - Lottie the Bingo caller - intermedia

'The Bible in Vision' - trailer - Haycoh Film Company

'Video Zoo' (TV Pilot) - Portia the Parrot - Intermedia Lab

'Cherry on the Cake' - animation characters: Baby Berry (2 years), Cherry (6/7 years) and mother for NFTS/BFI

'Sign Man' - animation character (young male) for Televisual.

'Today Only' - animation (played Kyle, 8 year old cockney girl, and the Fat Fairy!) - screening at BFI

‘Ocean Sky’ - corporate DVD for Concise

'Burberry' - Corporate DVD for Concise

'APM Terminals' - Corporate DVD for Concise

'Air Mauritius' - corporate video for Caravan Film

'Doric Green Power' - corporate video for Caravan Film

Billy and Freda in Pigeon Story - animation

'Two Left Feet’ - feature - BBC Radio Stoke

‘The Scourge of the MPs’ documentary Voice over for NKVDP

‘The Emslie Horniman Pleasance Park’ - North Ken Arts (documentary)


THEATRE WORK:

Trixie Martin in ‘Daisy Pulls it Off’ - Theatr Clwyd.

Mary Barton in ‘The Ballad of Mary Barton' - Chester Gateway Theatre.

Maisie in ‘The Boyfriend’ - Southwold Theatre.

Princess Kirsten in ‘King’s Rhapsody’ - Churchill, Bromley.

Fairy Snow in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ - Cheltenham Everyman.

Minerva Kemp in ‘Mr Cinders’ - Perth Theatre.

Duck, Hedgehog in ‘Wind in the Willows’ - Mermaid, London.

Annie in ‘Chicago’ - Liverpool Playhouse.

Veruca Salt in ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ Nuffield, Southampton & Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Harold Rabbit in ‘Toad of Toad Hall’ - Fortune Theatre.

Mary Hennessey in ‘Once a Catholic’ - Tour.

TELEVISION, FILM & VIDEO

Susan (wife) in ‘First Aid Campaign DVD’ - British Red Cross

Sheila (wife) in ‘National Homebuyers’ - RJDM

Jane (mother) in ‘Modigraf 'How To' Video’ - Big Pink

Janine (lead) in Carpe Diem - Independent

Helen in 'High' - Sudden Productions

Helen in 'Seams' - short film - Leanne Savill Productions

Lisa in 'The Return' - online series of films for NHS

Zita Clarke in 'White Christmas' - Shepperton Studios

Nurse in ‘Woof!’ - Central Television

Pox (Dble) in ‘Legend’ - Pinewood Studios

Louise (lawyer) - ‘Theft at Work’ - Blue Sky Productions

Jane Hudson in ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’ - in ‘Channel Surfing’ - TVC

Mother in ‘24 HOURS’ (Barnardo’s Commercial) - Paul Weiland Film Co.

My Training

My voice over training began when I worked as a production assistant for a sound studio! Each week we produced audio books, web casts, audio for video games, TV animations, Commercials and so forth. The owner of the studio suggested I made a voice reel...and the rest is history!

I have also worked for over ten years as a professional actress in TV, film and theatre!

As well as working as an actress I have worked as a VT Op, Vision Mixer and Editor for various TV companies.

Also I have a degree in Divinity and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education!

My Studio Equipment

Home Studio: MBox2, Protools, AT4040 mic, Reflection filter etc.

Easy access to ISDN (just down the road!)

Additional Skills

English (British) voice over artist.

Cherry on the Cake (animation):
Best Animation Award - Shanghai International Film Festival.
Best Student Short Film - Chicago International Film Festival
NAHEMI prize for creative film making - Encounters International Short Film Festival

Gold Lion award at Cannes for MOST SHOCKING SECOND A DAY VIDEO for SAVE THE CHILDREN in which I played the mother

Extremely versatile. Superb at young character voices...and animated characters with lots of accents....

Also ideal for Corporate, Narrative and Commercial Reads with a clear voice and concise pronunciation.

As well as doing voice over I have worked in TV as a vision mixer and an editor. This comes in useful when editing my own material.

Also I have written scripts and had one optioned for TV.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

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Demos
Medical Video

Moonpig Mother's Day Advert Voice Over

Trailer voice for Boy on the Bridge book - dry rec

Montage of Corporates and Documentaries

Michelle's montage - commercials and audio books

Michelle's Characters

Boy and Girl voices for ELT videos and apps

Lebara Foundation Commercial

Some character voices (mainly male)

IVR and Prompts montage

Choc ad (velvety)

Very Young Character Voices

Continuity Announcing

Shy earnest child test voice

Phonic's School Trailer (young male voice)

Young Boy test voice

Very young Voices singing to music

Test demo for young character

Sneak ad - teenage

Examples of Northern and Midland accents (UK)

Great Expectations - extract

Mrs Sparsit from Hard Times

Premier Care TV Advert Voice Over

Power and Pure Motherly Voice Over for Commercial

Maneno - promo for Children

Gambia - Travel Advert/Promo