I am an internationally recognized and award winning voice actor.
I have created audio for companies all over the world. I've been involved with award winning projects and I've trained with some of the very best.
I've lived and worked in 9 different countries and done business in many more. Professionally I pride myself on providing exceptional customer service and dedication to the work I provide.
As a native British talent I have had the privilege of recording National and Regional TV, Radio and Cinema Ads in the UK, US, Asian and European markets
It may be of interest to glance down at the list of some of the companies I have been hired to represent which include:
The United Nations
....and many more
I also had the honour of voicing the following projects
The 2015 San Diego Film Festival 4K Mobile Challenge winner (Ice Cream Entertainment)
A film selected to show at the New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (Red-Shanked douc: Primates on the Edge - Tim Plowden, Producer)
I have also found myself increasingly involved in the world of VideoGames. Here are some of the game credits I have secured to date
Payday 2 - Vernon Locke (Strabreeze Studios)
Endless Space – Cravers Prologue (Amplitude Studios)
Floyds Sticker Jam – Irish Accented Trailer
Beholder - Prologue
Grimm Forest – Prologue
Kings and Heros - Prologue
Chimera - Mortal Medicine - Two Characters
Pitch Black Dungeon - Trailer
Bards Tale IV – Two Scottish Accented Characters
If its audiobooks you are interested in I have completed multiple book projects ranging in length from short stories of a few hundred words to full length novels of over 100,000 words. I have covered both fiction and non-fiction genres including spy thrillers and business advice works.
Some of my work can be seen here - http://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Ian+Russell
I am available full time which enables a quick and efficient turnaround.
If you take a listen to my demos and you like my voice please do add me to your favourites list.
Ian Russell (The British Voice) ....and many others.
You can see and hear more at my personal website
or give me a call
English (North American), English (British), English, English (Irish), English (Scottish), English (Australian), English (South African), Other, Welsh
British, Celtic, England - East (East Anglia, Cambridge, Hertfordshire), England - East Midlands (Leicester), 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, Irish, North American, Scottish, Scottish (Aberdeen, Dundee), Scottish (Edinburgh), Scottish (Glaswegian), Scottish (Highland, Inverness), Scottish (Lowland, Broad Scots), Scottish (Standard Scottish English), South African, Trans-Atlantic, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), Welsh
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
I have lent my voice to many projects including The Fisher House Foundation and to international companies such as CocaCola, Mastercard, Heineken, Capitol Tires, IEEE, Pedigree and Phillips. My voice can be heard all over the world including in Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Russia, The UK, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and, of course, in the USA
Trained with JP Orr of The Showreel London and with Yvonne Morley (former Head of Voice at LAMDA) London.
In the US I have trained with Lisa Biggs, Cliff Zellman, Jeffrey Umberger and Stanley Fisher Amongst others. I continue to meet with both Stanley and Lisa on a regular basis to discuss voice technique, business and marketing strategies.
I have representation with the Umberger Agency in Atlanta, Voice of Steel and Smart Voices. I continue to retain representation in the UK, Amsterdam, and Paris.
I ran a not for profit theatre company and appeared on stage in Liverpool and at the Edinburgh International Festival
Neumann TLM 103, RODE NT-USB
Computer & Software
PC and MAC
Audient id14, sound treated performance area
Most formats supported
Normally same day
I am a reliable and dependable VO with a personal business background which focused on meeting and exceeding client expectations. I endeavor to do the same now in the VO world.
I work full time from my personal studio which means I am available for immediate hire and turnaround times are fast. For projects up to 5 minutes in length you can expect audio back from me within 24 hours of script receipt and often much sooner than that.
“We are extremely happy with Ian's work. His performance adds a level polish to our PC strategy game, Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire, that was previously unimagined. From everyone at Membraine, a most sincere Thank You, Ian—you are amazing!” … Membraine StudiosMembraine Studios
He's done a great job, given us some good advice to make the project a bit easier and fasterCall Com
Brilliant work! Very friendly and talented voiceover artist who delivered the project in a very quick time. Very satisfied, great work indeed! Highly recommended.Paper Machines Films
Ian is an outstanding artist! He took his time to craft the perfect reading of my script exactly as I imagined it to be read. Pure genius. If you need an awesome British voice for your project, you would be hard pressed to find a better choice”… Rick WellsRick TV
Ian did a fantastic job for me on a very fast turn around and produced exactly what I needed. Nothing to fault, everything to praise.David Penney (Author - The Red Hill)
Excellent voice actor, and great person to work with. Will definitely hire again if the need arises!John Smith (Starbreeze Studios - for Payday 2)
Excellent working with Ian, highly recommended.
Ian was a true pro. Not just a good voiceover, a true voice actor! He nailed the nuance of our script and character and really went above and beyond to help us fulfill the vision!A Garcia (Second Mile Films)
Voice Over Clients
CocaCola, Volvo, Visa, Mastercard, Allianz, Stanley Tools, Heiniken, Bosco, The Fisher House Foundation, IEEE, Pedigree, Phillips, Capitol Tires, Membraine Studios, Paper Machines Films, Starbreeze Studios (PayDay2 Videogame), Amplitude Studios (Endless Space Videogame), Club Med, UPS
The list goes on
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TV Commercial 542
Narrative Demo 197
A Tea Advert 47
AudioBook demo 112
Alice Russell for Job #219667 Royal College of General Practitioners: Care Planning Pleasure working with Ian.Feb 22, 2017
Jessy Nicolas for Job #220849 Nat Geo case studyFeb 20, 2017
Ben Kropp for Job #216045 Voices.com 5 minute British English business video with 1hr SourceConnect session Thank you for all of your help on this one!!!Feb 7, 2017
tom price for Job #217678 Buy-to-Let property investment Great Service. Fast, reliable and exactly what was needed.
ThanksJan 19, 2017
Ryan Wallace for Job #213261 Voices - Business - Brand Video - Professional, Engaging Thank you for being great to work with on this one Ian. The client was very pleased with the outcome of the project.Jan 17, 2017
Joseph MacKenzie for Job #209921 Sonnets for Christ the King Ian Russell is THE British voice of the industry. After over one hundred auditions taking place both on and offline, only Ian Russell was able to satisfy our 33 criteria, while the nearest candidate matched only 18. On first hearing, I knew Mr. Russell's voice was the standard against which all others were to be judged. The world has not enjoyed this kind of vocal elegance and refinement since Sir John Gielgud and Ernest Milton. Given a choice between Sir Anthony Hopkins and Ian Russell, I can say that Mr. Russell is much the superior in the purity of and nobility of his English, while the character behind his voice lacks that cynical darkness which is the fatal flaw of the Welsh Shakespeareans. Quite the contrary, Mr. Russell's voice is gracious, affable, and engaging. As for the contract itself, I had given this seasoned actor an impossible task: to record the first significant body of traditional lyric verse to appear in over a century—currently available at MacKenziePoet.com—in the most difficult form imaginable, that of the English sonnet. Experience and history have shown that the sonnet has defeated the finest voices of the stage and, worse yet, that none to this day have mastered the form. Generations of modernism in the English theatre have destroyed the possibility of verse recitation altogether, leaving Mr. Russell with nothing to reference, everything to learn. And yet, through an arduous, uphill journey spanning two very difficult months, Mr. Russell became the very voice of lyric poetry for our time and place through his majestic recordings of my "Sonnets for Christ the King." More than a conquest of the English sonnet's sophisticated structures, Mr. Russell's recordings are a fathoming of profound spiritual depths, a flight of the intellect to daring heights of contemplation—yea, an exploration of heaven itself. Without slavishly highlighting my prosody, Mr. Russell's voice, by its incomparable beauty and euphony, has bestowed upon my verses the crown of immortality. For this precious legacy of song which the great master of voice has bequeathed to generations of listeners to come, I am honoured to express in advance the gratitude of the entire English-speaking world. All good wishes! Joseph Charles MacKenzie, MacKenziePoet.comJan 11, 2017
Ben Kropp for Job #209959 Voices.com 5 minute British English business video with 1hr SourceConnect session Thank you for being so prompt, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to more projects together in the future!
Nov 24, 2016
Jacob Wiegersma for Job #208935 Voices.com - Animated Promo Video (British) Great work!Nov 8, 2016
Sergio Cordoba for Job #204174 Voices.com - National Radio Spot - Male Great work!Oct 28, 2016
Max Kaiser for Job #197948 CIMMYT 50 year anniverary Ian is one of the best out there. He is great to work with and has a great voice.Oct 5, 2016
Agnes Kes for Job #185298 VOICES - Deep and calm British voice for a National TV Spot Great work!Sep 19, 2016
David Joynt for Job #198953 Voices - Cornish Style Traditional Shanty - *To be sung* Great work!Sep 8, 2016
Sam Park for Job #198122 Vocies - Videogame Tutorial - Beholder WONDERFUL WORK!Aug 29, 2016
frederic ephrem for Job #197281 MC VITIES Thank you Ian for you cooperation.
Aug 26, 2016
Trevon Buccione for Job #191884 Voices - Internet - Brand Video Thanks! Everything is excellent!Aug 17, 2016
Britt Lisbjerg for Job #189616 BHF- British Heart FoundationAug 10, 2016
Sara Williamson for Job #194806 Voices - Endangered Species Narration Ian is a true pro! His turn around times are out of this world!Jul 22, 2016
Bonnie Avey for Job #191620 Voices - Internal Video Corporate use UK Accent required AMAZING JOB!Jul 5, 2016
Andrew Green for Job #188927 Marvel Avengers Academy Mobile Game - Black Knight Great fast work and on tone. Great and easy to work with. Hope to work with Ian again.
Jun 5, 2016
David Penny for Job #188311 The Red Hill Ian did a fantastic job for me on a very fast turn around and produced exactly what I needed. Nothing to fault, everything to praise.Jun 3, 2016