Louise is a professional voice actor, trained actor and musician. She joined Voices.com in May 2016.
A native Brit, with a warm, clear, friendly, authentic British Accent, [BBC / R.P. - 'Received Pronunciation']
she is now a U.S. Permanent Resident and lives in Santa Barbara [California].
*Please note Louise's Time Zone for recordings is - Pacific Time Zone [PST]. This is generally 8 hours behind UK/European time [GMT].
She is a professional, trained actor and musician with over 16 years-worth of industry experience and credits. Past clients include the BBC and are listed in the section below.
Her general recording tone is described as:-
Attractive; Warm; Clear; Calm; Melodic; Compassionate; Informative and Friendly.
Having an ability to play both lead and character roles, in both a dramatic and comic context and with an especial love and skill for comedy, Louise performs in several UK regional accents - for example: Yorkshire; Cockney/London; Somerset/West country; Scottish and Liverpudlian [scouse] and has a strong musical ear for international accents, including: Australian; General American; East European; Russian; Italian; Spanish and French].
Louise's specialities are corporate VO's that require a calm, authentic tone to impart a lot of detailed information, in a clear yet engaging manner, such as explainer videos and corporate training modules and also Louise is known for bringing to life crazy old ladies and unusual characters, that require unbridled imagination and originality.
Louise is always happy to offer a truly unique characterisation for characters in projects such as Video Gaming or Audio Drama.
English (British), English
British, Eastern European, England - East (East Anglia, Cambridge, Hertfordshire), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), 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 - Yorkshire & Humber, French, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish, US General American (GenAm), Welsh
Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Educational, Internet, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Born and raised in Leeds, [Yorkshire, England], Louise is a native Brit with an authentic British accent [RP/BBC]. At age 18, she moved to London to train for 3 years as an actor. Following graduation, she continued to live and perform in London professionally for a further 18 years.
A flexibility to play both lead and character roles, both dramatic and comic characters, happily lead to her being cast in numerous productions for stage, screen and commercial campaigns, including 6 consecutive years on London's West End stage, performing in the hit musical "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" at The Strand Theatre, London.
Louise also got to use her musical skills in many productions. She is a classically trained pianist and a drummer. Instruments she has played in live performance include - Drums [full kit and assorted percussion/djembe]; Piano and Keyboards; Marimba; Vibraphone [using cello bows]; Orchestral Bass Drum; Tam-Tam (gong); Bodhran; Glockenspiel; and even tuned milk bottles!
Louise's full CV listing her professional credits is available upon request, or can be found in an on-line search via Google.
BA (Hons) Theatre [Acting]
Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, London, U.K.
Graduation Year: 1994
Industry Accolades:- Finalist: The Society of West End Theatre - "Laurence Olivier Bursary Award" - London, 1993; Finalist: The English Speaking Union - "Shakespeare on the Platform" National Competition - London, 1990
Taiko Drumming Course - The Mugen Taiko Dojo - South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK. 2005
Neumann TLM102; Sennheiser MKS4 - Shockmount; Roland Edirol R-09 [portable recording in uncompressed 24 bit/48 kHz]
Computer & Software
Apple iMac Desktop and Apple MacBook Pro Laptop / Apple GarageBand - recording/editing software; Ableton Live.
Focusrite Scarlett Solo - Audio Interface; Ableton Live Plug-ins; Apple software plug-ins for editing suites.
AIFF; MP3; WAV; Email; Voices.Com; We Transfer; Dropbox
48 HOURS as a general rule, but can also provide same-day for urgent projects or if under 1,000 words :] Geographically, I am in California, USA - so PST – Pacific Standard Time Zone.
"I believe that creating a project and finding just the right tone to make it a stand-out from the crowd and be successful, should be a fun and easy process, on both sides!
I'm glad to say that I have always been described as being - 'down-to-earth, easy and pleasant to work with' and during my career have happily accepted repeat contracts with producers, companies and directors. I am always happy and receptive to take re-direction if need be to make that delivery sound 'just right'.
I pride myself on my diligence and so will always ensure that, you, as a client are completely happy with the final pace, tone and overall delivery of my recorded files. It is my mission, that a client receives precisely what they anticipated after hearing my audition. Exceeding expectations is my goal. I guarantee that your final recording will be delivered to you, on time and in the format you require!
Always thrilled to play a part in the creation of a project - I love getting the opportunity to Voice such diverse scripts! So, I'm looking forward to working with you and providing the audio for your next venture!"
- Louise Samuels - [June 2016]
Voice Over Clients
________________For Voice Work:-_____________________________________________________________
Procter & Gamble ;
BBC [British Broadcasting Corporation] -
[Outside of several TV contracts for the BBC, I Voiced 6 Animated Characters for a BBC cartoon aimed at teenagers and exam revision] [2002-2007];
Mövenpick Group / Mövenpick Hotels [Switzerland] ;
Clover Wireless / Clover Environmental Solutions LTD ;
Breadcrumbs [Interactive Video Games] ;
Amadeus IT Group / Amadeus Hotels [Madrid, Spain] ;
Oakhill Publishing - [Audiobooks, London, UK];
BBC Southern Counties Radio;
LBC Radio, London;
Klim Levine Productions [Audiodrama - Vancouver, Canada] ;
The Planet Drum - London Drumming School [Camden Town, London, UK] .
________________For Commerical and Corporate [TV/Video/Stills work]:-________________________
The Sapling Foundation NYC;
Channel 4 TV;
Camelot [National Lottery UK];
Orange [Mobile Phones];
Britannia Building Society;
Jet Tec Printer Ink;
________________For Theatre/Screen Drama:-____________________________________________________
Channel 4 Films;
Channel 4 TV;
Paul Elliott Ltd.;
Bill Kenwright Productions Ltd.;
Michael Friend Productions,Ltd.;
The Eye Theatre, Suffolk;
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VIDEO GAME TRAILER 149 Listens
CARTOON / VIDEO GAME Comic Characters - 'Arry [Cockney Wide Boy] & Bella Bellucci [Fiesty Italiano Woman Chef/Mechanic] - Written/Voiced/Recorded/Edited by Louise Samuels. 149 Listens
Corporate E-Learning for Internet. 25-minute VO. [Extracted samples from job - delivered Aug 2016]. 145 Listens
Narration - Children's Audiobook [British] with Character Voices [UK Accents] - Recorded by Oakhill Publishing, London, UK. 168 Listens
Ross Bollinger for Job #204740 Protocols.io Animated Web Video Louise is a real gem! She brought such a fun vibe to the project and was a blast to work with, great voice, great recording quality. A+ all the way!!Oct 17, 2016
Valerie Donelian for Job #201975 HOTELS conclusion Awesome, as usual. Fast, professional.Oct 12, 2016
Dale Dupuis for Job #192249 Voices - 30-minute VO (British) A great collaboration with Louise! Amazing talent!Sep 23, 2016
Valerie Donelian for Job #189174 e-learning HOTELS PerfectSep 14, 2016
Valerie Donelian for Job #193991 HOTELS - 4 Functional 1 - How to register an aggregator Excellent work, very fast and professionalSep 14, 2016
Robert Masic for Job #195013 Yaga Trailer Voiceover It was great working with Louise, she was very professional throughout the collaboration.
We worked very well together on doing multiple iteration and re-takes until we found the perfect fit for the project. She was very proactive and took the extra step to make sure the delivery was good.
I totally recommend working with Louise for any voice-over project you might need!Aug 9, 2016
David Joynt for Job #194541 Voices - Animated Hotel Video Great work!Aug 3, 2016
Stephanie Dickson for Job #190743 Voices: Internet Promo Video - 188 words WONDERFUL WORK!Jul 20, 2016