Tamara Kennedy

Friendly, intelligent female. Rich, warm delivery.

Voice Description

Tamara's voice is rich and warm with a soft Scottish lilt, which can fade to neutral or take on another accent altogether according to script requirements. Tamara’s tone has variously been described as sultry, reassuring, intelligent, sexy, authoritative, soothing and trustworthy

Tamara delivers commercial voiceovers in a warm and friendly style. Depending on the nature of the ad, Tamara's tone may be any of the above.

Tamara's narrative reads, delivered in a well modulated, expressive voice, are full of intelligence, and authority. Similarly, her approach to presentations is highly professional - relaxed, but polished and clear.

Tamara's on-hold style is welcoming and upbeat.

Along with the distinctive quality of her voice, thoughtful interpretation of text is a particular feature of Tamara’s work. Her background as an English Literature graduate and experienced actress, makes her ideally qualified to explore shades of meaning in a text and communicate it expressively through voice.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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)

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 have ISDN in my studio
• 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

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Scottish regional accents.

Standard English and English regional accents including Yorkshire, Liverpudlian, Cockney, and Irish (Northern and Southern).

American accents and foreign accents including Eastern European, Spanish, Italian, French - useful for those restaurant ads.

My Voice Experience

"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning". (Maya Angelou, American poet and writer)

A successful actress and voiceover artist for over 20 years, Tamara has enjoyed leading roles on stage, TV and radio throughout the course of her career. Television highlights include 14 years as regular character Joanna Ross-Gifford in the long running soap opera HIGH ROAD and 2 years in TAGGART as well as appearances in RAB C NESBITT, MONARCH OF THE GLEN and many other primetime shows.

Alongside her acting career, Tamara has developed a reputation as a highly skilled and respected voiceover artist and this is now her area of speciality. She undertakes all kinds of voice work including film and documentary narration, voiceovers for corporate DVDs, language/e-learning courses, short story reading for BBC Radio 4 and countless commercial voiceovers for TV and radio. Tamara also works regularly as an announcer for the BBC.

With her own home studio and ISDN line, Tamara is able to link up with studios all over the world and is happy to provide voice live down the line, or to record, edit and despatch material over the internet via MP3 or WAV files or on CD.

Whatever your voiceover needs, whatever words you set down, Tamara can be relied upon to take them, find those deeper shades of meaning and deliver them back to you on time and in style.

My Training

Tamara's training began as a teenager when she studied for the LAMDA Speech and Drama examinations and was awarded a Gold Medal with Distinction.

A spell in London performing with the National Youth Theatre was followed by a Master of Arts degree in English and Drama from Glasgow University. Tamara was an active member of the Glasgow University Student Theatre group.

Tamara also has a PCGE (again awarded with Distinction) in Primary Education from Jordanhill College.

My Studio Equipment

ISDN Studio:

Audio TX Communicator system
Microphone: Neumann TLM 103
Digital editing: Audacity

Additional Skills

As well as being an active member of the Glasgow University Student Theatre group, Tamara was also a founder member of Channel 5 Theatre Company (long before TV had one!) which gained professional status in 1983. An innovative company, its aim was to make theatre fun and accessible to all; venues ranged from basement cafes, to theatres, to the long abandoned bandstand in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. Tamara enjoyed a number of leading roles with the company, including Shakespearian heroines such as Kate from "The Taming of the Shrew", and Titania from "A Midsummer Night's Dream". During this time Tamara regulary attended voice workshops to enhance breathing technique, vocal tone and delivery of text.

Having progressed naturally from theatre, to television and then to voiceover work - which is now her main focus - Tamara continues to embrace all aspects of performance. Without a doubt her experience as an actor has informed and enhanced her ability as voiceover artist and clients frequently comment on the subtle vocal nuances and colour she brings to a text, which make it not only easy on the ear, but also clear and easily understood. These days she particularly enjoys narrative and commercial voiceover work, as well as her responsibilities as a television announcer/director at the BBC, where she has also received training as a radio newsreader.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Out of Africa: Narration

Audio tour welcome narration

San Rock Art: Natural History

Scotch Whisky commercial

TV Remax Ad

Witchy Woman

Domestic abuse - no excuse

Sultry radio station branding

Tunes of Glory

Fun Pet Services Ad