I am a professional actor, voice over artist and presenter, represented by Sharon Henry Management & SM Voices, having spent four years training in film, television, theatre and radio at both Drama Centre London and Italia Conti Academy. I have a versatile, warm and friendly vocal quality, mixed with clarity and confidence.
I am able to produce extreme and excitable characters, all the way down to subtle audiobook readings. Although my native accent is RP (Standard English), I have trained in a wide variety of accents, both British and International. I can also speak French having spent a large portion of my childhood in the South of France, and I also have a good understanding of technical language.
In 2014 I was nominated to take part in the BBC Carleton Hobbs radio competition at Broadcasting House. Since then, I have had the pleasure of working with Fixers UK, Inspired Film & Video, Latitude Aviation English Services and a number of independent filmmakers. I have experience in narration, e-learning, telephony/IVR, ADR and voicing a number of characters in short films.
With a home studio, I am able to produce demos and recordings within a very short time-frame. I always aim to have demos and recordings sent to clients within 24 hours (some larger projects may require additional time).
English (British), French
Australian, British, Eastern European, England - East (East Anglia, Cambridge, Hertfordshire), England - East Midlands (Leicester), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French, French (Standard International), German, Irish Northern (Ulster, Belfast), North American, South African, US General American (GenAm), US South West (Texas), US West Coast (California, Portland), Welsh
Child, Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
2016 - Narrator - Narration - "Into The Wild We Jump" (Pre-Production) - Moving Print
2016 - Private J W Horner - Poetry - "Lest We Forget" - Inspired Film & Video
2016 - Prompter - IVR - Telephone System - Big Bold Youth
2016 - Narrator - Advert - Crowdfunding Campaign - Big Bold Youth
2016 - Instructor - E-learning - "Electronics" - Latitude Aviation English Services
2016 - Gangster 1 - Film (short) - "Strings" - Stewart Allen
2016 Eliot - ADR - "Torquay" - Blackwater Sounds
2016 - Man - Feature Film - "A Day In The Life Of Elizabeth Tees" - Richard Lipman
2015 - Narrator - Narration - Animation - Fixers
2015 - Vodaphone Answerphone - Theatre - "Sun Beds" - Italia Conti Academy
BBC Carleton Hobbs Award 2015 Nominee
2015 BA (Hons) Acting - Italia Conti Academy
2012 Foundation in Performance - Drama Centre London
Opus 42 Hot Dog Studio Condenser
Computer & Software
Packard Bell Intel i5 iMedia Series, Sonar X3 Producer
Edirol UA-4FX Interface
I can visit most UK based studios • I can record in my home studio • I can record in either .wav or .mp3 • I can send recordings via WeTransfer & Dropbox • I can upload files via FTP • I can send recordings via email
Minimum 2 hours - Maximum 48 Hours (depending on project size & schedule)
If you are interested in using my voice for your next project, you can message me via the Voices.com system with the following information:
∙ Brief description of the job
∙ What it will be used for (incl. UK only or worldwide)
∙ Requirements (i.e. character and delivery)
∙ Copy or sample of the script
∙ Format (.mp3, .wav , etc.)
If you require a sample recording I am more than happy to be directed via Skype. I aim to have recordings and samples completed and sent within 24 hours. I can send files directly via WeTransfer or Dropbox in .wav or .mp3 formats. Alternatively, I can visit your studio for a recording session.
My rates differ depending on the type of project and the above information, however, rates are negotiable and always all-inclusive (recording, re-takes, editing, mixing and delivery).
Radio Commercial : Local £70/$100 per hour
Radio Commercial : Regional :15, :30 or :60 £100/$150 per hour
Radio Commercial : National Network :15, :30 or :60 £350/$500 per hour
Radio Station Promotion/Station Imaging/Tags :05, :15 or :30 £70/$100 per hour
Public Service Announcement on Radio :15, :30 or :60 £70/$100 per hour
Television Commercial : Local :15, :30 or :60 £100/$150 per hour
Television Commercial : Regional :15, :30 or :60 £170/$250 per hour
Television Commercial : National Network :15, :30 or :60 £690/$1000 per hour
Television Station Promotion/Station Imaging/Tags :05, :15 or :30 £100/$150 per hour
Public Service Announcement on Television :15, :30 or :60 £100/$150 per hour
Rates for non-broadcast voice overs or industrial usage are determined by the length of the finished recording. B2B advertising and training matter, phone systems and explainer videos and other not-for-broadcast projects will use the following rates:
00 to 05 minutes £30-90/$50-125
06 to 15 minutes £90-170/$125-250
16 to 30 minutes £170-260/$250-375
31 to 45 minutes £260-350/$375-500
46 to 60 minutes £350-430/$500-625
61 to 75 minutes £430-520/$625-750
76 to 90 minutes £520-610/$750-875
91 to 120 minutes £610-690/$875-1000
120 + minutes Request Quote
LONG FORM NARRATION RATES
Rates for audio recordings of 2 or more hours in length for non-broadcast usage (e.g. audiobooks, podcasts, and educational material) are based on the length of the final recording and time in the studio. Please note that the time in studio required to rehearse, record, correct and edit will typically be 2 to 4 times the length of the finished audio recording.
1 Hour recording session £90-170/$125-250
Each additional hour £30/£50
60 + minutes (finished audio) Request Quote
Voice Over Clients
Latitude Aviation English Services
Inspired Film & Video
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