- Performed several voices in the award-winning Bioware video game Dragon Age: Inquisition.
- Female lead role in Starbreeze Studios' Raid: World War 2
- Supporting role in a pilot for a comedy television show based in Manchester, England.
- Performances in theatrical revues and site-specific role-play.
- Co-produced and provided some voiceover for short in-house productions at the BBC in Manchester (department of Information & Archives).
I am highly proficient in a range of UK accents as well as Received Pronunciation, and can also perform Irish, Australian and American accents as required. I'm a trained actress with skill in expressing a variety of emotions vocally and I have a naturally slightly deep but flexible voice that allows me to pitch either lower or higher as required, and which lends itself very well to a range of roles - from warm and conversational to a cooler, more businesslike tone. My natural British speaking voice is neutrally accented, although occasionally has a little bit of a Welsh 'lilt', something that gives my voice an air of friendly warmth and energy.
Like most trained actors, I have a particular enthusiasm for bringing characters to life, and I will do my utmost to do just that for your project, whether helping you tell your story, sell your product, promote your company, inform your audience or answer your telephones.
My own passions include reading and storytelling, which I do on a regular basis to my own children and local schoolchildren; I love playing video games as much as I love voicing characters in them - and I even build and upgrade my own gaming PCs to play them on; and I am a big film and television fan, with a particular fondness for flawed, nuanced, interesting characters. I also enjoy Yoga, although that currently seems to involve quite a bit of falling over.
Voice description: British, deep, warm, sophisticated, classy, caring, professional, authoritative, serious, strong, expressive, friendly, calming, elegant, believable, characterful, narrator, clear, natural, confident, knowledgeable, soothing, softspoken, raspy, lower register, flexible, excellent range of pitches and accents.
English (British), English, English (North American), English (Scottish), English (Irish), English (Australian)
Australian, British, Celtic, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North East (Tyneside, Geordie), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - South West (Cornwall, Devon, West Country), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French, Irish, North American, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Trans-Atlantic, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US West Coast (California, Portland), Welsh
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
I joined Voices.com in January 2016, and booked my first job within two weeks. Having now completed several more, I'm happy to say that I've received very positive feedback from clients.
Since starting to work as a VO, I've been privileged to work on a variety of interesting projects - from story narration, corporate work and dramatic scripture readings, to commercials, phone messages and characters in films and videogames.
In 2014 I provided voiceover for the AAA videogame Dragon Age: Inquisition, produced by EA Bioware, after winning a voice over competition with more than 2000 entrants, both amateur and professional. My characters included a young flirty Welsh woman, a grieving middle-aged woman with a deep, mature voice in RP, a young upper class female with a higher, sophisticated voice, and a woman with a rough northern British accent. I take direction and cold-read very well, am capable of vocally performing a wide range of emotions and accents, and can consistently pitch my naturally deep voice either lower or higher.
I performed the role of Maisie in a pilot for a television comedy show called CSI: Manchester. The character had a Northern English accent and was youthful and humorous in nature.
As part of my acting course, I took part in theatrical revues, performing excerpts from plays and comedy sketches. I performed a scene from 'Educating Rita' with an earthy Liverpool accent, and a sketch written by the comedienne Joyce Grenfell with higher pitched received pronunciation.
In addition to acting, I am a professionally qualified librarian, with a decade of experience of working in law and media libraries . I spent several years working at the BBC, both as a news librarian and as departmental librarian for Religion & Ethics programming. I also worked as an Information and Business researcher at IPC Media, publisher of Marie Claire magazine, and at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London - a higher education and research establishment for law students, practicing lawyers and Judges. As such, I am well-versed in the type of language used in the Corporate, Legal and Media spheres.
Large Corporate and Commercial clients include Nestle, Bupa, Merrydown Cider, Yoplait (Fiber One), Procter & Gamble, England Rugby, and Roche Pharmaceuticals, plus more.
E-Learning experience includes a 90 minute seminar for a manufacturer of automobile point-of-sale systems; a tutorial on the application of Johnson & Johnson contact lens for opticians; a teaching program on antibiotic resistance for medical students at the Universities of Oxford, Manchester, Bristol and Cardiff; and I am currently working on a large project to demonstrate the use of Avid editing software to students at Leeds University.
Character and dramatic work includes voices for the AAA game Dragon Age: Inquisition, and I have recorded several audiobooks both on ACX and elsewhere.
University of Kent: 2:1 - BA ((Hons) English and American Literature with Comparative Literary Studies and Drama.
City University, London - Post graduate diploma in Information Science
Stirling Academy Bolton (2006-7) Acting for stage & screen
Yorkshire School of Acting - ongoing training (as of 2017)
Audio-technica AT2035 cardioid condenser microphone
Computer & Software
Desktop Windows PC; MacBook Pro; iPad; Skype; Face Time; SourceConnect.
Steinberg UR22 MKII Audio Interface, Audacity, Garage Band, Avid Media Composer 6, Reaper, Cubase 2, Kaotica Eyeball
MP3, WAV or AIFF, though other audio formats can be supplied on request. Files can be sent via Voices.com, emailed, or sent via wetransfer. I am also subscribed to SourceConnect, if you would like to direct me live while recording to your own software.
24 hours or less, or as negotiated with client.
I can deliver files within 24 hours (usually much sooner) or as negotiated with the client. I am happy to do script changes, revisions and retakes as part of the initial fee. My focus is on providing you, the client, with the best possible experience, and the confidence of knowing that the person you have hired will do whatever it takes to get the job done right, and at no extra charge.
If you would like to provide live direction, I can dial-in via my landline, be contacted via Skype or Webex, or arrange a Source Connect session. I am happy to arrange this at your convenience and work around differences in time zones.
As additional services, I am also a capable and experienced copywriter, and am familiar with various aspects of post-production including transcription, adding music, and embedding audio into documents or presentations. I often work alongside my husband, an award-winning BBC television producer and video journalist, for clients who require a more end-to-end package.
I am based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and can travel to most places in the UK for studio sessions, including Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff and London.
Rosemary was a pleasure to work with. She was attentive and turned files around very quickly. Her voice made our eLearning come to life and was exactly what we were looking for.April Truchan, Benchmark (for Bank of Montreal)
Rosie was a pleasure to work with. She was incredibly quick at turning around files in excellent quality. I would highly recommend her services!Alex Sworik, Dalmar Motors
Excellent. Flexible with scheduling. Easy to work with. Takes direction well.Jamal Farley, All Jay Frame (for Intermedia's Securisync)
Rosemary is a very subtle storyteller. Her inflections, pacing and understanding of the script were excellent which led to a thoroughly engaging performance. Her dialogue performances were simply Terrific. Recommended.Peter Worrall, author
Rosemary is very talented. She was prompt and professional in her communication and recordings. I am glad we had the chance to work together.Ashley Matt, filmmaker (for 'A Walk')
Fantastic! We had a complex poetic script that was completed on first attempt. Our sound guy says, "I wish it was always this easy!"Spellbook (for Realms of Dire)
Rosemary provided a stand-out audition, which was matched by her commitment and dedication to ensuring we speedily received the take we required. Rosemary is a complete professional, and we look forward to working with her again.Starbreeze (for RAID: World War 2)
We were blown away by her willingness to go above and beyond for the client and cannot thank and recommend her enough!Michael Birkett, Voices.com
Great sound for our high-fashion videoHathway Digital Agency
Rosemary was amazing! Her read and pacing and rhythm was perfect for the animation. Would work with her again any time.Sean Pecknold, filmmaker
Thank you very much for your reading. It is really a pleasure to work with your clips, they have given much meaning to this dense content - it is just the right tone. Thank you also for your thoroughness.UK National Institute of Health Research.
Voice Over Clients
Johnson & Johnson, Oxford University, Bioware, Procter & Gamble, Bupa, Fiber One, Nestle, Age UK, England Rugby, Caterpillar Global Mining, Baume & Mercier, AveryDennison, Thomson Reuters, Merrydown Cider, Starbreeze, LionGameLion, InXile Entertainment, IBVTA, Dalmar Motors, Intermedia, Peter Worrall (author), Ashley Matt (Film maker), Spellbook Studio, Acclaim Environmental , Schneider Electric, Symprove, Resource Solutions, ProcessFlows, Gjoska Knitwear, The Landmark Group, Neuron Spark Studios, Macadamia Professional Haircare, Pocketbook.la, Isabela Morales (author), The Firouz Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Brighter Image Lab, Sean Pecknold (film maker and animator), SAP Digital Industries, Duraflor, Society of Satellite Professionals International, AutoAlert, Ex-Conspectu (video game developer), Health Outcomes Worldwide, Axiom, DeBoer, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Honeywell, Abellio, Shoes for Crews, Bank of Montreal, Adecco, Merrydown Cider, Axis Communications, UK National Institute of Health Research, Cardiff University.
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Dominic Jones for Job #223186 Axis Experience Centre RecordingsMar 22, 2017
neil G for Job #216939 Animation about Dementia > 90secs Thanks Rosemary, absolutely spot on.Feb 3, 2017
April Truchan for Job #211838 Sanctions Rosemary was a pleasure to work with. She was attentive and turned files around very quickly. Her voice made our eLearning come to life and was exactly what we were looking for.Jan 30, 2017
Mark Shaefer for Job #216299 Voices - VO Project // Rethink Thank you for being so prompt, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to more projects together in the future!Jan 23, 2017
Stephanie Dickson for Job #216445 VOICES: E-LEARNING PROJECT - 602 WORDS SUPER JOB!Jan 19, 2017
Ian Callander for Job #202573 Voices.com - Medical Project awesome job!Oct 14, 2016
Marc Lefton for Job #204297 Phone greeting with snarky deadpan British accent Excellent work, totally understood what I was looking for!Oct 3, 2016
Irina Hill for Job #188305 SFC-Waiters VideoSep 16, 2016
Graham Forbes for Job #200611 Transform Absolutely first class. Turned the job around in super quick time and to the highest possible standards.Sep 13, 2016
Aaron Moseson for Job #200347 Health Outcomes Worldwide Sizzle Reel Rosemary did a wonderful job and was able to accommodate our rushed post schedule and delivered us the final VO track within a few hours!
Sep 7, 2016
Kyle Holder for Job #195911 Voices - Animation video Great work Rosemary! 5 ++ STARSAug 29, 2016
Joseph Pritchard for Job #196659 Environmental website tutorial video Rosemary did a great job - she was quick, professional and a pleasure to work with.
Thank you!Aug 17, 2016
Elliot MacKinnon for Job #193449 Voices.com - Executive IVR Amazing job Rosemary! :) 5 ++ STARSAug 3, 2016
Abhishek Rungta for Job #180041 Animate NowJul 27, 2016
Kyle Holder for Job #176956 Voices - contact lenses e-learning Thanks!Jul 15, 2016
Stephanie Dickson for Job #192421 Voices: Internet Video - 1 minute AMAZING JOB!Jul 12, 2016
Trevor Arrand for Job #186474 Voices.com - Internet video story board Female British Accent Rosemary, thank you for being so prompt, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to more projects together in the future!Jun 17, 2016
Tim Finn for Job #189555 Female Voiceover Narration (British) for Employee Video Rosemary was wonderful to work with! Professional, thorough, responsive and the quality was accurate and crisp. I'd love to work with her again and I'm very appreciative of the results!Jun 16, 2016
Bonnie Avey for Job #185711 Voices - Medical Explainer Video NAILED ITJun 16, 2016
Dale Dupuis for Job #184040 Voices - 90-minute eLearning, British Female VO Talent Fantastic working with Rosemary! It matters so much when a talent puts as much as Rosemary does on their craft. The result? A very satisfied client.
5 ++ STARSJun 6, 2016