Mary Jane Wells

MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire East, GB • 10:11 AM Local Time

4.9 • 213 Reviews

Demos

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Television 12407

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Elearning Formal
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Educational 18

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Medical E-learning Demo
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Business 10

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Vocal Skills

Languages

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

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Accents

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

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Voice Ages

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

Categories

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

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Studio

Turnaround Time

12 hours or less

Live Directed Sessions

Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Phone Patch, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype), ipDTL

Microphone

Neumann 103

Computer & Software

Mac Pro with twisted wave

Special Equipment

FOCUSRITE CLARETT PREAMP

About Mary Jane Wells

Overview

Mary Jane Wells is a British female voice artist with a Uk passport, an Irish passport and USA Green card. Her work won a BAFTA in recent years (she was series voice for BBC's 'In My Childhood'), as well as 3 Earphone Awards, a nomination for Outstanding Body of Voiceover Work and 2 Audie Awards. Her national campaigns have included Puma, LinkedIn, Eharmony, Sunnt Finance and Jet 2. She has worked for NASA and the Obama Campaign. Others include - Microgenius, Bank of America, 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, Interflora, Sunny Finance, Aqua Credit, and LinkedIn Talent Pipeline. She is also a voice match doing dubbing and ADR for other celebrities - Cate Blanchett's voicematch at Dreamworks, Tilda Swinton in Dr Strange, Judi Dench in Marigold Hotel and Nicole Kidman in Paddington. 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’ and is the award winning narrator of another 35 audiobooks with Simon and Shuster, Audible and Harper Collins. 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, based on the true story of female soldier in the US Army recently debuted at The Kennedy Center. Mary Jane wrote and performed in this solo show which won a Made in Scotland Award, Writers Guild Olwen Wymark Award and a Scottish Theatre Arts Award. She prides herself on a fast turnaround and a reliably professional service. Her reads are described as confident, quirky, natural, sincere, enticing, nuturing 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 its interpretation is important to her. Mary Jane has her own home studio with Source Connect, ipdtl, access to ISDN and patch. 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.

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Service Description

In home studio additions are music addition, sound effects, self direction. Also - directed reads. All the ways that where you can direct me 'live'.

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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 premiered 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, distributed by CNN and Netflix. I'm sensitive to the nuance and authenticity of your brand. lIf I can help you tell your story, please get in touch.

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Client List

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

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Education

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

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Reviews 4.9

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Very Professional

9 people said Mary Jane was a professional inside and outside the studio.

Fast Turnaround Time

4 people said Mary Jane provided files faster than they expected.

Takes Direction Very Well

2 people said Mary Jane followed directions to deliver the project.

Hallithbates Inc.

Oct 22, 2020

Mary Jane was easy to work with and the files sound great!

Internet Video Job #420914 • English (British) • Middle Aged (35-54)

Brodie Sound

Sep 21, 2020

Mary Jane's work is exemplary, both in technical and artistic quality. Great communication too. Would recommend without hesitation!

Internet Video Job #407753 • English (Scottish) • Middle Aged (35-54)

Happen Digital

Aug 11, 2020

It was a pleasure working with Mary Jane again, thank you for such a speedy turnaround!

Internet Video Job #405560 • English (British) • Middle Aged (35-54)

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

Simple Story Videos

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

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