Rupert Bates

Strong, mellifluous.

Voice Description

I am well spoken, people have, more than once, told me I sound like Prince Charles, I can't see it myself but I think it is something to do with the intonation in my voice. I can be strong, i project well. I like humour and have always enjoyed storytelling.
I can be forthright and for documentaries am interested in the subject matter.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - British

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• Podcasts
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

British Equity British Equity

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer


My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can do an Australian accent, I couldn't tell you which part of Australia but neither could most of my countrymen.

I do not have a strong American accent from any area although I have always enjoyed the southern dialect.

I can do a mean Scottish accent.

My southern Irish isn't bad.

I can do myriad stupid voices and as the result of changing the shape of my mouth am happy to try anything.

I am 'game for a laugh!'

My Voice Experience

I have done television voice work for characters in Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and Keep it in the Family.

I have done radio ads for Idem Supafax Paper, Walkers Ruffles, and Fortis Real Estate. There have been others most of which are not worthy of mention!

My Training

I have been an actor since 1984 and was a Stage Manager from 1975 until 1984.

I have worked in the West End and did one year in The Mousetrap.

I ran a charity for 4 years called 'The Children's Shakespeare Company'.

I have made numerous television appearances and had roles in 3 or 4 films.

My TV credits include French & Saunders, The Young Ones, Bottom & Mirrorball.

Films Include The Commissioner, To Be The Best, Feast of July.

My Studio Equipment

Equipment: Sony Vaio T8100 64 Bit.

Software: NCH Wave Pad Sound Editor.

Microphones: AKG C1000 S.

Playback: Technics Amp SU 610.

Speakers: Acoustic Research AR23.

Located at Twickenham, SW London UK.

New mics coming in two weeks and I hope to have Source Connect by the end of the year.

Additional Skills

I have quite extensive building experience. I am a competent carpenter.

I write alot, mostly for my pleasure. I have never had anything published although a play I wrote for young people a few years ago was performed three times at a school close to where I live.

I wrote a lot of poetry at one time but have not done this lately.

I am setting up two new companies to help young people get interested in Theatre & Film. These are called Theatre Youth and Film Youth.

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National geographic Narration

The Twits - Roald Dahl