Ruth Urquhart

Scottish Warm Soft, versatile Character voice,

Voice Description

My voice is versatile ranging from warm, soft, young and friendly to cold and powerful. I am a character actor with an excellent range of dialects and characters. Having been raised in Scotland with English parents I can naturally switch between the two and regularly take advantage of this in my voice work. From cartoons to audiobooks, video games to commercial presentations and documentary/film voiceovers I can cover everything. My forte is character and drama work and I have both a good comedic and emotional range I can utilise.

"Thanks so much for your excellent and prompt work for us on Iron. This recording will give the actors an extremely clear guide to accent as we progress rehearsals and I'm very grateful you've been able to get this to us so quickly and with such good sound quality. Very best of luck for the future."

Matt Beresford, Bold Over Theatre

"I downloaded the recordings and heard all 3. I cannot imagine them being any better than the way you did them. Thank you so much."

David Vargas, Penicilan Pictures, Miami

"Ruth's variety of voices are impressive. I had a script that required lots of different characters with varying voices and accents. Ruth was very good at understanding the nuances between each character and her sense of timing was exactly on point. I would certainly hire Ruth again given the opportunity."

Rebecca Gower, Cherryduck Productions

‘Ruth was a pleasure to work with – she was very professional. We’d certainly recommend her and use her voice again.’

Amber Hollman, Bliink

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Excellent ear for accents and can pick new ones up very easily. Below are listed ones which I have had cause to use in my 20 years as an actor,
Native Scot, (Borders, Edinburgh, Glaswegian, Highlands, etc), RP (standard and heightened)
Southern Irish, Northern Irish (lived in Belfast for 5 years and my partner's from there so can do this very naturally!)
Yorkshire, Lancashire, Geordie, Liverpool, Brummie, West Country, London, Essex
Australian, American (Californian, standard, Southern, New York)
Eastern European. South African,

I can get away with a Russian accent but I sound like Inspector Clouseau if I try and do a French one.

I do a good impression of the Queen and Thatcher.

My heightened 1930's style RP (ala 'Brief Encounter' )is particularly good.

My Voice Experience

Recent credits include ( amongst other work):
CCF insulation (Radio Commercial)
Dormeo Mattresses (Radio Commercials)
Education in Cambodia (video)
The Scottish Rose (audiobook)
Her Highland Hero (audiobook)
Unison (Narrator, TV commercial)
Macmillan Cancer Trust ( TV commercial)
Temptations Kiss (audiobook)
The House on The Shore (audiobook)
The Temptation of Georgiana Darcy (audiobook)
Mappa Mundi ( audiobook)
This Is Where I Am, narrator (audiobook)
BHS Christmas Toys Online Video ( 4 different female character voices)
Training Animation for accountancy firm (3 different female character voices)
Miami Spa Resort video (narrative)

I have done voiceovers for films (for some reason often playing radio announcers), I have done a cartoon voiceover playing a posh talking gatepost, a corporate film for a communications company, a narrator for a long funding video, a health and safety announcement for a theatre, a documentary voiceover and many other bits and pieces. I voice many videos and animations for charities and NGOs and I am currently doing my 18th audiobook.

My Training

Foundation media course, Borders FE college
Foundation Performing Arts, Telford College, Edinburgh
3 years Performing Arts, East 15 Acting School

My Studio Equipment

I own and can operate: Neumann mic, Avantone CV12 Mic, Rode Mic, Presonus Tube Preamp, Soundcraft M12, Mac Computer, Logic Pro, Protools. Plus soundproof recording booth. Phone patch available.

Additional Skills

I am calm, and reliable and get the job done quickly and professionally. My partner is a composer and sound engineer so please talk to me if you require original music as this can be arranged for you for your piece.
If you want a great voice for your project/piece/ad then come to me and I am sure you will be satisfied as all my clients are.
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Commercial Reel 2015

Character voice reel

Lady Macbeth

RP audiobook Dawn Treador

Audiobook Scottish


Which WItch

Teenage girl Animation lines

Gaming Reel