Mary Jane Wells is a British female Voice artist, whose work won a BAFTA in recent years (she was series voice for BBC's 'In My Childhood').
Here is something she put together to showcase her 'brand': https://vimeo.com/55386635.
Her reads are described as confident, quirky, natural, sincere and authoritative. She is known for making the driest copy sound warm, inviting and friendly, and for bringing authentic human connection into all of her work. She finds voice work exciting and inspiring and it reflects in her work.
For corporate work, she has an optomistic, driven and educated sound: for narration work she sounds sophisticated and assured. Her animation characters have been described as having 'hilarious comic timing': she recently voiced 3 characters for the Obama Campaign's publicity on Prop 39 as she has an ear for accents and versatile, wildly different character reads.
Her latest videogame character is out in 2013, and she has been employed for her 'subtle, truthful, powerful acting' and 'nailing the read first time'. She has particular interest in projects with a global humanitarian focus, that are ethically sound. She is an active campaigner in the abolition of slavery, rape in the military, and violation of human rights. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you think she can help you out.
Mary Jane trained as an actress at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and worked in theatre for 14 years in the UK before landing the voice of Eharmony campaign whilst filming in LA, whereupon she began to do VO full time. She likes to get on with the job of bringing your copy to life, engaging the target demographic, and creating a fun and efficient work rapport where she nails the tone and feel of what you are looking for first time. Being a trained actress goes part and parcel of the work that differentiates her - especially in videogame, animation and audiobook - she is trained to quickly engage a target audience, and create meaning. She is also a writer; sensitivity to your text and it's interpretation is important to her. Mary Jane has her own home studio and access to ISDN and patch, and prides herself on a professional and speedy turnaround.
Also an actress, singer, and musician, Mary is a member of www.voicestudiointernational.com, BAFTA-Los Angeles, and SAG. Based in LA, she has 16 years of doing VO work, internationally and locally. Recent work in the USA where Mary Jane resides was for the following clients; Microgenius, Bank of America, Claritas for Futurebrand who branded the 2012 Olympics, Tech-crunch, Jaguar, Emagine - and Dettol, Forest of Dean, City University London, Shade Station TV commercials in the UK and a mediation CD.
She is also the voice of Puma, Jet 2 Airways, Eharmony and LinkedIn Talent Pipeline.
English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish), English (Australian), English (New Zealand)
Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Cockey, West and South London, Wales (Cardiff),
Teen, Young Adult, Middle Aged
Cartoons, Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Audiobooks, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Videogames, Jingles, Podcasting, Television, Internet, Music
16 years as a full time VO artist in the UK and latterly, here in Los Angeles where I record from home. I do educational and corporate VO, videogames, animation, phone systems, IVR, ADR and dubbing for TV, documentary, audiobook, elearning, web videos and narrative reads for all sorts of contexts and commercials. I had a radio show for a year in 2009 entitled 'the Mary Wells Experience' for KCLA which was a 5 minute feature show about the adventures of being a newbie in LA, described as 'a relevant irreverent mix of feature and talk'.
Latest work in progress - She wrote copy, composed the track and voiced this web promo for Colorpixel - http://youtu.be/JBBK_gxPkq0
Latest completed work - http://youtu.be/Vy2YYNYYscc
Please see website for extensive theatre, film, tv
MA HONS English at Glasgow University, UK
MDR Acting Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, UK
apogee / zephr
Mac Pro / protools
FTP, mp3, wav, aiff
6 hours or less
In home studio additions are music addition, sound effects, self direction.
I have access to phone patch or ISDN where you can direct me 'live'.
This campaign has been enormously commercially successful, and Mary, as one and only indisputable voice of Eharmony in the UK throughout the whole campaign (radio, tv and internet broadcasting) is central to this success. The marriage of this particular campaign and her talent has been so successful that she has just been demoed for the USA campaign also.donut wald advertising agency / Eharmony
Each advert features various real couples who met and got together thanks to Eharmony, and the constant voice throughout who guides the viewer / listener through the narrative of the experience is Mary's. Eharmony is different from other dating websites as it identifies itself as a relationship site instead. It focuses on finding people a life partner, so it's success lies in appealling to those who wish to find long lasting love. The subtle undertones of character, class and intellect in Mary's voice, as well as the particularities of her British accent suggest to our audience that they are more likely to meet a life partner of character, class and intellect if they join the service. Her voice is crucial to conveying our message to a finely honed demographic, and it clearly shows in the statistics previously provided that its working!
We recently worked with Mary as the Voice-Over talent for a few of our explainer videos. To state that she was a pleasure to work with would be an understatement. Mary listened to our requests and the direction provided but was not afraid to take initiative and put her own spin on things- which made the end product even better. Mary is a true professional and her experience speaks for itself in the quality of her work. She hits every timeline and always produces only the highest quality work. We will be sure to recommend her to our clients in the future at every chance we get!www.simplestoryvideos.com
Rachel and the team at Simple Story Videos (www.simplestoryvideos.com)
"I hired Mary to do a very last minute voice over for an animated video for a large pr agency. She was prompt in returning emails and calls and even helped us when there was a late night revision to the script. Her read was perfect and our british client was very pleased with her accent. Mary was a total pro and I'd hire her again in an instant."Moxie Post Media Productions
Moxie Post Media Productions
Recent clients include -
Jet 2 Holidays
Bank of America
Royal Bank of Scotland,
Bank of America,
BBC3, BBC1, Channel 4, STV
Future brand (they designed the 2012 Olympics)
University of Wisconsin LaCrosse
Movie trailer for the Knight and the Serpent
Grand and Noble productions
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