Richard Williams

BBC; Real; UK accents; Impressions; Versatile

Voice Description

My voice has been described as "broadcast quality"; I have a range of capability from the warm and avuncular through to the downright evil. The natural timbre of my voice is low to mid tone which makes for easy listening narrations. In terms of commercials, I have a dryer witty delivery style which can be delivered at any pace from the slow and measured to the fevered and phrenetic. I can add any emotion required. As a very experienced presenter, I have the ability to deliver plausibly, with integrity and the appropriate humour where required. Delivery of humour comes naturally.

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 - British
• English - Other

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
• 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
• I have ipDTL in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Australia

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

In addition to being able to speak understandably with my MOUTH CLOSED, I can repreduce UK regional accents include: Scottish - east and west coast; Newcastle "Canny lad Geordie" and more refined; Teesside; Cumbrian (my birth county!); North, South and West Yorkshire; Lancashire; Manchester; Liverpudlian "Scouse" and more refined; Birmingham "Brummie"; Nottingham; Home Counties; Bristol; Devon; Welsh - North and South; Irish - Northern and Dublin/East coast; London - "Cockney"; South London. Currently working on New York and other US accents.

Characters include comedy stars - both living and dead from Kenneth Williams to Russell Brand; from Jonathan Ross to David Coleman; and from Jeremy Clarkson to Tony Blair; most people can be impersonated with a small amount of practice. My characterizations can be tailored based on your requirements.

My Voice Experience

When I was young my mother used to say "He has the gift of the gab!"

And she was right... My voice is my livelihood. As an experienced speaker, I have been using my voice as my major tool of communication and persuasion since 1983. I have made promotional videos used internally within major UK companies; corporate voice overs for internal commercial use; adverts and narration. I also performed impressions for the BBC in Manchester. Part of my experience includes stand up comedy and after dinner speaking - excellent for ad-lib development.

For over 30 years, I have been making live presentations to groups of up to 1000 people; creating and delivering structured training programs and coaching presentation skills.

My Training

It's hard to know what to put here... I could make up a load of stuff about studies and courses... But I won't.

I am not classically trained in acting, however as a sales person and leader of people with over 30 years experience, it could be said that I learned the hard way. Along the way I have completed scores of courses in presentation skills; effective communication; leadership skills and training the trainer.

I have played guitar in various local bands and supported my children in their careers in music - 2 are professional musicians and 1 is semi-professional. This has helped me to build confidence and flexibility.

My Studio Equipment

I have my own studio equipped as follows:

MacBook Pro 2014 x 2; MBox Pro x 2; ProTools 10; Sony Acid Studio 8; Logic X; various mikes - AKG; Shure and EV. SuperFast BigPond cable internet and ipDTL account.

The environment is adapted for purpose - i.e. it is a recording studio.

I also have access to a close network of audio engineers and producers.

Additional Skills

Above all - I try to be a nice bloke to deal with and model the behaviour I like to receive. I deliver on commitments and communicate honestly and freely. I want to give the very best to my customers and to promote the best practice in the business.

I have an extensive sales and leadership career which includes the following industries: FMCG; confectionery; brewing; soft drinks; health food and alternative remedies; legal information; building automation, fire and security; on-line productivity services/tools/applications; electrical asset management; thermography (InfraRed camera usage and science); outsourced labour solutions and swimming pool safety certification.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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