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Mary Jane Wells

Santa Monica, California, US
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Mary Jane Wells

  Santa Monica, California, US

Highlights

Mary Jane Wells is a British female Voice artist, whose work won a BAFTA in recent years (she was series voice for BBC's 'In My Childhood'). She is also Cate Blanchett's voicematch at Dreamworks, voicematches for Tilda Swinton, Judi Dench and Nicole Kidman, reads the news for the Chicago Tribune news app every morning and is the voice for the Downton Abbey audiobooks 'Below Stairs' and 'Above Stairs'. She also pops up as an on-camera actress in HBO's The Newsroom, as American character Josie Marks.

Recent work - Story Coach to the Director for Holy Hell, Sundance Select 2016, CNN.
Heroine, a solo show about a female soldier with Edinburgh Festival and Kings Theatres.
2016 Nominee for Outstanding Body of Voice Work, SOVAS @ Warner Brothers

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Find her on the web at www.maryjanewells.org, or email hello@maryjanewells.org.

VIDEO SAMPLES
Here is something she put together to showcase her 'brand': https://vimeo.com/55386635.
PROMO FOR STARZ: http://promaxbda.org/brief/content/hot-spot-tracing-the-white-princesss-complicated-family-tree
SUNNY FINANCE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Gjvm6LVbM
MICROGENIUS: https://vimeo.com/72551400
ANIMAL: https://vimeo.com/65557716
UWLA UNIVERSITY: http://youtu.be/Vy2YYNYYscc
SHORT: https://vimeo.com/76919300

OTHER WORK:
Cate Blanchett’s voicematch at Dreamworks in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOF1BeGfqkU
EHARMONY: https://vimeo.com/72551525

WHAT IS HER SOUND?
Her reads are described as confident, quirky, natural, sincere and authoritative. She is known for making the driest copy sound warm, inviting and friendly, and for bringing authentic human connection into all of her work. She finds voice work exciting and inspiring and it reflects in her work.

For corporate work, she has an optimistic, driven and educated sound: for narration work she sounds warm and assured. In animation, audiobook and videogame she works across the board, with a range of characters and ages, male and female.

She likes to get on with the job of bringing your copy to life, engaging the target demographic, and creating a fun and efficient work rapport where she nails the tone and feel of what you are looking for quickly. Being a trained actress goes part and parcel of the work that differentiates her - she is trained to quickly engage a target audience, and create meaning. She is also a writer; sensitivity to your text and it's interpretation is important to her. Mary Jane has her own home studio, access to ISDN and patch, and prides herself on a professional and speedy turnaround.

She has particular interest in projects with a global humanitarian focus, that are ethically sound. She is an active campaigner in the abolition of slavery, zero tolerance of MST, and violation of human rights. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you think she can help you out.

CLIENTS
Microgenius, Bank of America, the Obama Campaign, Dreamworks, HBO, Claritas for Futurebrand who branded the 2012 Olympics, Tech-crunch, Jaguar, Emagine - and Dettol, Forest of Dean, City University London, Shade Station, NASA.
She is also the voice of Puma Mobium, Jet 2 Airways, Eharmony, Sunny Finance, Aqua Credit, and LinkedIn Talent Pipeline.

Languages

English (British), English (Irish), English (Scottish), English (Australian), English (North American), English, English (South African)

Accent

Australian, Austrian, British, Eastern European, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French, French (Parisienne), German, Irish, Irish Eastern (Leinster, Dublin), Irish Northern (Ulster, Belfast), New Zealand, North American, Scottish, Scottish (Edinburgh), Scottish (Glaswegian), South African, Trans-Atlantic, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US West Coast (California, Portland), Welsh

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

16 years as a full time VO artist in the UK and latterly, here in Los Angeles where I record from home. I do educational and corporate VO, videogames, animation, phone systems, IVR, ADR and dubbing for TV, documentary, audiobook, elearning, web videos and narrative reads for all sorts of contexts and commercials. I had a radio show for a year entitled 'the Mary Wells Experience' for KCLA which was a 5 minute feature show about the adventures of being a newbie in LA, described as 'a relevant irreverent mix of feature and talk'.

ANIMAL: https://vimeo.com/135646717
VIDEOGAME https://vimeo.com/91743307
EHARMONY CAMPAIGN https://vimeo.com/72551525
WEB how - to VIDEOS: https://vimeo.com/73457183
https://youtu.be/huECfZy5ppQ
SHORT: https://vimeo.com/76919300
DOC: http://participatorygis.blogspot.nl/2014/05/a-three-way-dialogue-on-climate-change.html

Please see website for extensive work - www.maryjanewells.org

Credentials

Education

MA HONS English at Glasgow University, UK
MDR Acting Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, UK

Associations

Equity, SAG-AFTRA

Studio

  • Microphone

    CAD E100S Supercardiod Microphone

  • Computer & Software

    Mac Pro / REAPER

  • Special Equipment

    apogee one

  • Delivery Methods

    FTP, mp3, wav, aif

  • Turnaround Time

    12 hours or less

Service Description

In home studio additions are music addition, sound effects, self direction.
I have access to phone patch, Idptl link on chrome, or very affordable ISDN where you can direct me 'live'.

Testimonials

This campaign has been enormously commercially successful, and Mary, as one and only indisputable voice of Eharmony in the UK throughout the whole campaign (radio, tv and internet broadcasting) is central to this success. The marriage of this particular campaign and her talent has been so successful that she has just been demo'ed for the USA campaign also.

Each advert features various real couples who met and got together thanks to Eharmony, and the constant voice throughout who guides the viewer / listener through the narrative of the experience is Mary's. Eharmony is different from other dating websites as it identifies itself as a relationship site instead. It focuses on finding people a life partner, so it's success lies in appealling to those who wish to find long lasting love. The subtle undertones of character, class and intellect in Mary's voice, as well as the particularities of her British accent suggest to our audience that they are more likely to meet a life partner of character, class and intellect if they join the service. Her voice is crucial to conveying our message to a finely honed demographic, and it clearly shows in the statistics previously provided that its working!

Elizabeth Espat

donut wald advertising agency / Eharmony Campaign (3 years)

We recently worked with Mary as the Voice-Over talent for a few of our explainer videos. To state that she was a pleasure to work with would be an understatement. Mary listened to our requests and the direction provided but was not afraid to take initiative and put her own spin on things- which made the end product even better. Mary is a true professional and her experience speaks for itself in the quality of her work. She hits every timeline and always produces only the highest quality work. We will be sure to recommend her to our clients in the future at every chance we get!

Rachel and the team at Simple Story Videos (www.simplestoryvideos.com)

www.simplestoryvideos.com

"I hired Mary to do a very last minute voice over for an animated video for a large pr agency. She was prompt in returning emails and calls and even helped us when there was a late night revision to the script. Her read was perfect and our british client was very pleased with her accent. Mary was a total pro and I'd hire her again in an instant."


Mindy Hilt
Moxie Post Media Productions

Moxie Post Media Productions

Voice Over Clients

Recent clients include -
Marvel
Disney
HBO
Dreamworks
Jet 2 Holidays
Donut Wald
Bank of America
Tarneeb
Esure,
Eharmony,
Emirates AIrways,
Royal Bank of Scotland,
Techcrunch
Brightcandle
Bank of America,
BBC3, BBC1, Channel 4, STV
LEVEL3
Future brand (they designed the 2012 Olympics)
Phantom Limb
University of Wisconsin LaCrosse
Promapp
Pixelearning
Esprida
Claritas
Obama Campaign
Brian Mahan
Meditation CD
Moxie Post
Movie trailer for the Knight and the Serpent
Switch Video
Transperfect
Big Wonderful
LinkedIN
Richter Studios
Audible
Lachlanworks
Grand and Noble productions
Portal-A Productions
NFU Mutual
Microgenius
Level 3
Opthub
Jaguar Anapolis

Payment Terms

Hire Mary Jane 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.

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Next Steps

To contact Mary Jane Wells about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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IVR /Phone systems Demo 419

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Narration Demo 598

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Promo Demo 1282

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LinkedIn Campaign 2013 292

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Business Demo 306

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Corporate Presentations Demo 212

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BBC Documentary 1 928

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Audiobook 1 Reel - Children 687

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American Accent Reel 536

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Audiobook 2 Reel 281

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Australian accent demo 602

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Poetry 256

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Meditation CD Demo 605

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Character Demo 244

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Bank of America Internal 2011 500

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Radio Demo 711

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IVR / Phone Mix Demo 1544

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  • Business
    / 5 John Sikes for Job #233771 Alconox
    Jun 21, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 Mbox Prod for Job #234595 English VO - Female UK Very happy with Mary Jane's narration, the technical quality, and the service she provided - a true voice actor.
    Jun 10, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 Christina Stuhlberger for Job #233990 Swiss employment effectivess Mary-Jane has a great voice and she is an excellent presenter. The delivery was very fast and highly professional.
    May 20, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Kathy Middleton for Job #230502 Tutorial Video Mary Jane was great to work with--quick to respond, easy to work with and communicated very well. I highly recommend working with her.
    May 5, 2017
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Philip Wier for Job #230488 IGLTA 2017 Awards Video Mary Jane Wells took a lengthy script and brought life to it with her amazing voice. Her interpretation of the script was intuitive and her inflections and pacing were spot-on. Her turn-around was lightning fast and she was delightful every step of the way. 5 stars plus 1!
    Apr 21, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 THIBAUT DEHEM for Job #230870 Firststop extra
    Apr 21, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 THIBAUT DEHEM for Job #208625 FirstStop - OEM
    Mar 27, 2017
  • Videogames
    / 5 Sergey Zabaryansky for Job #222050 TOT4: FEMALE VOICE (secs)
    Mar 3, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Graham Hollinger for Job #213898 CPL Aromas Voiceover Excellent and timely! Recommended A++++
    Jan 6, 2017
  • Videogames
    / 5 Henry JC for Job #195877 FPS online game UK accent Female MJW is one of the most awesome Voice Artists I have ever worked with!
    Dec 22, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Kevin Ollivier for Job #213612 BrightSparc Dialogue - Sanaa Mary was the perfect voice for our character, and she did a very fast turnaround as well!
    Dec 14, 2016
  • Videogames
    / 5 Sergey Zabaryansky for Job #211669 TOT4: female voice Good work! Everything done pretty quickly and with good quality
    Dec 1, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 garth haley for Job #203614 Health information video Great voice, great service. Very responsive to / accepting of amendments.
    Nov 10, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Jessica Flowers for Job #206031 New SilverRail Labs Project - 'A day in the life of'
    Oct 24, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Brian Greenwald for Job #200071 CFA SD kick off video
    Oct 11, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Jessica Flowers for Job #203137 Labs Project pick-up
    Oct 5, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Jessica Flowers for Job #200543 Apps Lab Project Prototype
    Sep 22, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Elia Brodsky for Job #196468 Distinctive Brand Assets great work!
    Sep 18, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Dustin King for Job #195485 Narration for RVHS Mary:

    Thank you for all of your work and patience with us on this project. I can't wait to put it with the rest of parts that are going on with the show.
    Aug 10, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Mahri Bahati for Job #192309 pick-ups Thanks so much for the great work!
    Jul 4, 2016