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Mary Jane Wells

MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire East, GB

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Highlights

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'). She is also Cate Blanchett's voicematch at Dreamworks and voicematches for Tilda Swinton, Judi Dench and Nicole Kidman. She read the news as the digital anchor for the Chicago Tribune news app every morning for a year, and was the voice for the Downton Abbey audiobooks 'Below Stairs' and 'Above Stairs'. She also popped up as an on-camera actress in HBO's The Newsroom, as American character Josie Marks.

Other work - Story Coach to the Director for Holy Hell, Sundance Select 2016, CNN.
Heroine, a solo show about a female soldier. Made in Scotland Award, Writers Guild Olwen Wymark Award, Scottish Theatre Arts Award 2018.
2016 Nominee for Outstanding Body of Voice Work, SOVAS @ Warner Brothers
2017 & 2018 3 Earphone Awards, 1 Audie Award.

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VIDEO SAMPLES
Please see mary jane wells dot org for videos with her voice.

OTHER WORK:
Cate Blanchett’s voicematch at Dreamworks in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.
EHARMONY, LinkedIN, Sunny Finance, Jet2, Puma Mobium Campaigns.

WHAT IS HER SOUND?
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 optimistic, driven and educated sound: for narration work she sounds warm and assured. In animation, audiobook and videogame she works across the board, with a range of characters and ages, male and female.

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 quickly. Being a trained actress goes part and parcel of the work that differentiates her - 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, access to ISDN and patch, and prides herself on a professional and speedy turnaround.

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, zero tolerance of MST, and violation of human rights. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you think she can help you out.

CLIENTS
Microgenius, Bank of America, the Obama Campaign, Dreamworks, HBO, Claritas for Futurebrand who branded the 2012 Olympics, Tech-crunch, Jaguar, Emagine - and Dettol, Forest of Dean, City University London, Shade Station, NASA.
She is also the voice of Puma Mobium, Jet 2 Airways, Eharmony, Sunny Finance, Aqua Credit, and LinkedIn Talent Pipeline.

Languages

English (North American), English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish), English (South African), English (Australian), English

Accent

Australian, Austrian, British, Eastern European, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French, French (Parisienne), German, Irish, Irish Eastern (Leinster, Dublin), Irish Northern (Ulster, Belfast), New Zealand, North American, Scottish, Scottish (Edinburgh), Scottish (Glaswegian), South African, Trans-Atlantic, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US West Coast (California, Portland), Welsh

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)

Special Skills

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

Experience

22 years as a full time VO artist in the UK and latterly in Los Angeles/ Manchester 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 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'.
I am also an actress and writer - my solo show premieres at The Kennedy Center, DC in 2020, about a female soldier in the US Army. I love transformative stories and I also work a a story coach for documentaries. Holy Hell was a Sundance Select Doc, nominated for an Emmy and a Critics Choice award, adn distributed by CNN and Netlifx. If I can help you tell your story, please get in touch.

Credentials

Education

MA HONS English at Glasgow University, UK
MDR Acting Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, UK

Studio

Microphone

CAD super cardiod

Computer & Software

Mac Pro

Special Equipment

apogee one

Delivery Methods

FTP, mp3, wav

Turnaround Time

12 hours or less

Service Description

In home studio additions are music addition, sound effects, self direction.
I have access to phone patch, Idptl link on chrome, or very affordable ISDN where you can direct me 'live'.

Testimonials

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 demo'ed for the USA campaign also.

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!

Elizabeth Espat

donut wald advertising agency / Eharmony Campaign (3 years)

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!

Rachel and the team at Simple Story Videos (www.simplestoryvideos.com)

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.


Mindy Hilt
Moxie Post Media Productions

Moxie Post Media Productions

Voice Over Clients

Recent clients include -
Marvel
Disney
HBO
Dreamworks
Jet 2 Holidays
Donut Wald
Bank of America
Tarneeb
Esure,
Eharmony,
Emirates AIrways,
Royal Bank of Scotland,
Techcrunch
Brightcandle
Bank of America,
BBC3, BBC1, Channel 4, STV
LEVEL3
Future brand (they designed the 2012 Olympics)
Phantom Limb
University of Wisconsin LaCrosse
Promapp
Pixelearning
Esprida
Claritas
Obama Campaign
Brian Mahan
Meditation CD
Moxie Post
Movie trailer for the Knight and the Serpent
Switch Video
Transperfect
Big Wonderful
LinkedIN
Richter Studios
Audible
Lachlanworks
Grand and Noble productions
Portal-A Productions
NFU Mutual
Microgenius
Level 3
Opthub
Jaguar Anapolis

Payment Terms

Payment to Mary Jane Wells is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Mary Jane Wells.

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Business

DeLaPorte & Associates, Inc. for Job #358302 Social Style & Versatility - elearning course

Incredible in every way. Professional. Great communicator. Fast Turnaround. Took direction very well, and produced excellent quality that exceeded our expectations!

Homerun. Thank you, Mary Jane!

Oct 7, 2019

Business

Willow Creek Association for Job #355764 GLS Host Intro Script | Raja Singh

Sep 23, 2019

Business

unknown for Job #354862 Safety Video

She was great to work with and came back with changes quickly.

Sep 13, 2019

Business

unknown for Job #352812 Safety Video

Very quick and timely. She was great to work with.

Sep 13, 2019

Animation

Anelisa Garfunkel for Job #349893 AXP Loop Video #2

Great to work with. Very flexible and talented.

Aug 19, 2019

Business

Willow Creek Association for Job #345676 GLS Host Intro Scripts | Faris and Collier

Jul 15, 2019

Business

Voices.com (Rob Mundy) for Job #342554 EUROPEAN FEMALE- Young Adult- Internal Business Project

Excellent work on this project! Very accommodating!

Jul 2, 2019

Business

Deloitte Digital for Job #341987 Animated future workflow video

Jun 20, 2019

Animation

Speak for Job #337380 InstaReM Real-time Payments video

May 22, 2019

Educational

Bill Cochran for Job #338675 APM 700

Simply the best and most talented! Fast turnaround - great communication. Look no further.

May 21, 2019

Educational

Switch Video for Job #329919 Selborne

Apr 24, 2019

Business

Willow Creek Association for Job #326818 GLS 2019

Mary Jane Wells is an excellent professional. I enjoyed working with her and she delivered exactly what we wanted in a timely manner. Would hire her again and again!

Feb 27, 2019

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Levi Strauss & Co. for Job #325157 Levi's Future Consumer Journey Vignettes

Feb 27, 2019

Animation

Roguemark Studios for Job #323613 UN Video Voiceover

Mary Jane Wells is hands down the most professional voice actor we've worked with on Voices.com. High quality recording, quick turn-around time, friendly demeanor--Mary Jane is a real pro.

Feb 21, 2019

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Leonard Hospidor for Job #320894 Middle grade book promo video about 2min Female 20'sish

Awesome!! fast and responsive

Feb 4, 2019

Business

Allison Freidell for Job #313128 Corporate Project X

Feb 1, 2019

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sandbox la boite a films inc for Job #310262 UNICEF Tutorial Videos: MICS Snapshots

Very flexible and provided lots of options!

Jan 7, 2019

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Daystar Church for Job #316760 Christmas Service Video

Mary Jane did such an amazing job! She was able to work with our tight schedule, and multiple tweaks we needed along the way. She was truly a joy to work with! You won't be disappointed!

Dec 6, 2018

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modo studios for Job #296943 Nu U Nutrition

Great work!

Nov 16, 2018

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John Preece for Job #307492 Unicity Crash Course: Fats

Mary Jane was really good to work with. Very good at communicating timeline and always delivered accordingly. Would love to work with her again.

Oct 16, 2018