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. 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)
Pitch Black Dungeon - Trailer
Bards Tale IV – Two Scottish Accented Characters
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
Computer & Software
PC and MAC
sound treated performance area
Mp3, DropBox, Source Connect, Skype, ISDN
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
Hire Ian as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.
To contact Ian Russell about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.
TV Commercial 537
Narrative Demo 185
A Tea Advert 43
AudioBook demo 108
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
Bonnie Avey for Job #184696 Voices - Internet Video "Purpose of the Corporation" UK Voice GREAT JOB!May 25, 2016
James Blatch for Job #183774 Wood Green Animal Welfare A pleasure to work with.
Ian, Thank you for bringing life to our character. I look forward to working with you again very soon.
JonMay 20, 2016
Joseph Bougneit for Job #185727 Pitch Black Dungeon - Videogame Trailer Quick, efficient, and flexible; brought my project and character to life with easeMay 19, 2016
Keri Hayter for Job #182833 Voices-Charitable App Promo (Slight British accent) Super job Ian, thank you!May 19, 2016
Nicolas Robin for Job #180915 Intro Cravers Ian Russell TopMay 4, 2016
Grant Thomas for Job #177771 Voices - 3 Characters for Anti-Phishing Great work on this project. Thank you!Mar 24, 2016
Rick Wells for Job #165801 The Voice of Peter Lorre for Captain Ricco's Tactical Officer 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.Mar 10, 2016
Jim MacDonald for Job #172620 Voices.com - Online Inspirational Video Fantastic!Mar 2, 2016
Dianna Cleveland for Job #173266 Additional Narrator Great talent and willing to get the job done quickly! Very response and great to work with.Feb 8, 2016
Dianna Cleveland for Job #171396 Audio Play Thanks, Ian. We're good to go! What a great job. We hope to work with you again in the future.Jan 27, 2016
Dianna Cleveland for Job #169463 Whispering British Narrator Role for Audio Play of a discussion about Creation of the Universe (taking place in a coffee shop.) What an outstanding job!Jan 26, 2016
james kozar for Job #168926 Nothing Day Promo Ian was a pleasure to work with and brought true artistry to my project. I couldnt be happier with the end result and I'd highly recommend him!Jan 7, 2016
Richter Studios for Job #161568 Scot Forge - Christmas Card VideoDec 11, 2015
Ian Callander for Job #164454 Voices.com - Elephant Man Poem no .2 Awesome Job!Dec 8, 2015
Ian Callander for Job #161813 Voices.com - John Merrick Poem (The Elephant Man) AWESOME JOB!Dec 8, 2015
Joakim Wöntner for Job #165835 Locke Excellent working with Ian, highly recommended.Dec 2, 2015
Joakim Wöntner for Job #162638 Mercenary Excellent voice actor, and great person to work with. Will definitely hire again if the need arises!Nov 16, 2015
Emily Edwards for Job #164004 Short character bit in HR animation Fast response and great work! Thank you!Nov 16, 2015
Rob Mundy for Job #156015 Voices - Mature Male or Female Voice - British Ian went above and beyond! Thanks!Nov 12, 2015
Jason Dyba for Job #158749 South Africa concert Thanks, IanOct 12, 2015
Michele Crosta for Job #159718 BETA video What a voice and what a professional!
It's really been a pleasure to work with Ian, and I'm looking forward to work again with him.
Thank you Ian!Oct 12, 2015
Rob Mundy for Job #157398 RUSH - Voices - Commercial Read - Male Thank you for your hard work!Sep 22, 2015
Stephanie Dickson for Job #152958 Voices: RUSH Two short Internet Videos - 198 words total Wonder Job!
Sep 15, 2015
Ian Callander for Job #148371 Voices.com - Sopraco Veal Online video (UK ENGLISH) Great job and amazing to work with!Jul 31, 2015
Ian Callander for Job #143559 Voices.com - Digital Short Film Great Job!Jul 31, 2015
Kanyarat Jones for Job #150103 BBC News Introduction and Conclusion Thank you Ian, great job.Jul 30, 2015
Nicole Lobdell for Job #148487 Speech Study for Gaming App Thank you! Client loved it.Jul 9, 2015
Stephanie Dickson for Job #141731 Voices: NFB Scratch Track - 2300 words Great work by Ian!Jun 4, 2015
Kevin Arriola for Job #140640 Voices - Online Videos Awesome work Ian! Thank you so much for all your work on this project, the client is thrilled!Jun 3, 2015
Thivanka Perera for Job #144012 The Man-Eater of PunanaiMay 25, 2015
Sean Pecknold for Job #141279 The Unknown - AnimationMay 14, 2015
Andrew Garcia for Job #140912 Sci Fi web short film 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! Very happy with the process!Apr 29, 2015
Mark Mabry for Job #138059 Here Comes the Sun Hold Message Ian's voice is like chicken noodle soup. He recorded a long on-hold narrative for us that to the American ear feels like somebody reading Winnie the Pooh. Great performance, very responsive, will definitely call again when I need to hit that vibe.Apr 2, 2015
Jason McFadyen for Job #133049 Case video read - twelftal Voice 1 Great work Ian. Thanks for everything.Mar 10, 2015
Katie Weed for Job #130637 (RUSH) Voices - Non-Broadcast - Internet video - British Announcer Perfect project!Feb 25, 2015
Rob Mundy for Job #130496 Voices - Internet Golf Promo - Male Ian is such a pleasure to work with!!!!!!Jan 30, 2015
Kevin Snyder for Job #129482 Capitol Tire Message On Hold Great voice, worked well with our companyJan 14, 2015
Emily Edwards for Job #127295 HR animation needs older British VA Great recording, and fast response to feedback and with files!Dec 22, 2014
Blair Frayer for Job #126025 Voices - British Male/Web Ad/15 seconds 125674 REPOST Fantastic work Ian, thank you so much for everything!Dec 19, 2014
Aaron Fisher-Cohen for Job #124473 NC17 DropNov 14, 2014