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Lesley Staples

Lesley Staples

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Lesley Staples

Lesley Staples



Mature British actress, host, & VO artist.
Voice: Warm and deep for narrations, smooth and professional for presentations and corporate recordings, etc. Sophisticated, worldly, classy, refined, authoritative.
Standard British accent (RP), Upper class/posh English, Liverpool, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cockney, West Country, French accent, German accent. Some German and French language. Versatile.


English (British), English


British, French, German


Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames


Over 30 years experience as an actress and voice artist, both in the UK & the US. Theatre, Film, TV & Radio. Best known film role - Calendar Girl 'Jenny' in Buena Vista's "Calendar Girls" with Helen Mirren (2003). Latest films: "Tortoise In Love" (2012) - premiered in Leicester Square, London. Cinema & DVD release in 2012 - UK, Australia and New Zealand. Also "The Perfect Wedding" (2012). Clients include the World Bank, & Rosetta Stone (British-English recordings).



Graduate of Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London (1972-75).
Member of British Equity & American Equity (AEA)


  • Microphone

    BLUE 'BLUEBIRD MIC' (Large Diaphragm Condenser) and Shure 7 dynamic

  • Computer & Software


  • Special Equipment

    Pre-Amp: Focusrite Trackmaster Pro, Digidesign M-Box 2 (with Pro-Tools LE), Beyer DT770 Pro-80 Headphones, M-Audio Studiophile BX5A Studio Monitors, Furman 'Power Conditioner' M-8D, Mogami Gold Cables, ClearSonic Sound Booth

  • Delivery Methods

    FTP, email or regular mail.

  • Turnaround Time

    Dependent on script length.

Service Description

Delivery of edited voice recordings (WAV, AIFF, or mp3). Liaise with client prior to recording. Willing to go to any designated studio if required. A talent for writing, editing and proof-reading - I have acted as proof-reader for a professional writer in the past. Medical background, so medical terminology holds no terrors for me! Diplomatic experience. Well travelled. Other interests include forensics, criminal investigations, research, ecology, spiritualism, pets/animals, education, etc.


“I’m pleased to inform you that our client absolutely loved your voice over. You did a superb job at delivering the narrative in a way that evokes the appropriate emotional response, and we’re all very happy with the result!”

Blue Fountain Media, 102 Madison Avenue, NY - Allen Greer, Account Director

"I just wanted to take the time to personally thank you for such a wonderful production you supplied us with. I have to tell you in all honesty, that when I first heard your voice, it sent chills down my spine, as I’m not accustomed to hearing such superb voiceover talent. Your voice is the most professional one I’ve ever come across in almost 15 years that I’ve been here. It certainly lent itself to exactly what I’m sure the client was looking for – “distinguished integrity”.

American Impact Media Corp., Miami, FL - Tom Vernon, Production/Studio Manager

"By the way, Jon, the animator is a HUGE fan of your voice!"

Laureate Education Inc. Baltimore, MD - LaShawn Maddox, Associate Media Producer

"Thank you so much for your work on this. Your voiceover worked perfectly."

Laureate Education Inc. Baltimore, MD - Dan Billman, Associate Media Producer

"Those files were perfect. Thank you so so so so so so so so so much."

Diesel, Italy - Gareth Broadbent, Communications

"Thanks for the recording. You are so good. And really good (Norwegian) pronunciations. Hope to work with you again soon!"

Widevox, Sweden - Lotta Brunmark, Project Manager

Voice Over Clients

The World Bank
Rosetta Stone (British-English language-learning software)
Diesel (Italy)
Barnardo's Charity (UK)
Simon G Jewelry (California)
& many others around the world.

Payment Terms

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