Mary Jane Wells
MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire East, GB
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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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.
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.
English (North American), English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish), English (South African), English (Australian), English
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
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
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.
MA HONS English at Glasgow University, UK
MDR Acting Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, UK
CAD super cardiod
Computer & Software
FTP, mp3, wav
12 hours or less
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'.
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.donut wald advertising agency / Eharmony Campaign (3 years)
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
Voice Over Clients
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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