Mary Jane Wells  Santa Monica, CA, US

Mary Jane Wells
/ 5 79 Reviews
Mary Jane Wells

Mary Jane Wells

How To train Your Dragon 2: Singing

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, 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.

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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.
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)

Accents

Dublin, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Cockey, West and South London, Wales (Cardiff),

Ages

Teen, Young Adult, Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

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

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'.

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

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

Studio

  • Microphone

    CAD E100S Supercardioid Microphone

  • Computer & Software

    Mac Pro / REAPER

  • Special Equipment

    apogee one

  • Delivery Methods

    FTP, mp3, wav, aiff

  • Turnaround Time

    6 -12 hours or less

Service Description

In home studio additions are music addition, sound effects, self direction.
I have access to phone patch or 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

Client List

Recent clients include -
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 for voice-over work. 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.

Watch a video to see how to make a payment

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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How To train Your Dragon 2: Singing 258 Listens

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IVR /Phone systems Demo 331 Listens

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Narration Demo 318 Listens

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Promo Demo 1001 Listens

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LinkedIn Campaign 2013 209 Listens

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Commercial Demo 9804 Listens

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Newsreader for Chicago Tribune app 55 Listens

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Business Demo 129 Listens

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Animation Demo 1207 Listens

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Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 12 Listens

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Videogame Demo 1384 Listens

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Corporate Presentations Demo 113 Listens

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BBC Documentary 1 552 Listens

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Audiobook 1 Reel - Children 394 Listens

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American Accent Reel 126 Listens

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Audiobook 2 Reel 225 Listens

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Australian accent demo 123 Listens

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Audiobook 3 34 Listens

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Poetry 216 Listens

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Meditation CD Demo 478 Listens

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Character Demo 162 Listens

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Bank of America Internal 2011 443 Listens

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Radio Demo 478 Listens

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IVR / Phone Mix Demo 945 Listens

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home studio sample - mastered 15 Listens

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home studio sample - unmastered 1150 Listens

Mary Jane Wells

1 / 5

From
Demo Duck
Feb 25, 2015
2 / 5

Jan 16, 2015
3 / 5

Jan 16, 2015
4 / 5

Great work!

Dec 30, 2014
5 / 5

Stunning work - it turned out so beautifully! Thanks and Merry Christmas, Mary Jane!

From
Brian Mann
Dec 27, 2014
6 / 5

From
hans buyse
Dec 17, 2014
7 / 5

Working with Miss Wells was a wonderful experience for us! She's fabulous and a lovely person. We hope to work with her again!

Dec 10, 2014
8 / 5

Great working with you!
-edgefactory

Dec 8, 2014
9 / 5

Great work, Mary Jane - thank you!

Nov 24, 2014
10 / 5

Great work Mary Jane!!!!

Nov 13, 2014
11 / 5

Mary went above and beyond!!

Nov 7, 2014
12 / 5

Nov 7, 2014
13 / 5

Mary Jane - Prompt, professional and patient! Mary Jane provided us with solid, production-ready reads and stuck with us through a lengthy client-committee approval process. Top notch MJ, thanks! Scott Harwood, InsertMotion Digital

Oct 20, 2014
14 / 5

Mary Jane is very accommodating and an excellent team player, would love to work with her for future projects.

Oct 19, 2014
15 / 5

Very thorough and professional. Thanks MJW!

Oct 19, 2014
16 / 5

Well-done!

Oct 13, 2014
17 / 5

Oct 8, 2014
18 / 5

Mary Jane Wells was a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job! She is very responsive, helpful and very professional. Her voice over talents are exceptional and she was able to provide quick turnaround to meet our schedule.

I would highly recommend working with Mary Jane Wells!

Check out the Oracle CX teaser video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCME1BDnDSU&feature=youtu.be

Oct 4, 2014
19 / 5

GREAT work, Mary Jane! You absolutely rocked this project. We are thrilled with the final result. Thank you for your awesome voice and professionalism! 5 + stars

From
Katie Weed
Sep 23, 2014
20 / 5

Phenomenal working with such a dedicated and professional talent! Many thanks for all your hard work!

Sep 23, 2014
21 / 5

Mary Jane is a fantastic to work with! So polite, friendly and professional. Thank you!

Sep 17, 2014
22 / 5

Excellent voice over artist. Very speedy turnaround time.

Sep 3, 2014
23 / 5

Thanks!

Jun 16, 2014
24 / 5

Always a pleasure to work with. Understands our material, takes direction well, and is quite prompt to respond, provide files, and edits.

May 20, 2014
25 / 5

May 8, 2014
26 / 5

Wonderful working with you Mary. Great work, flexibility, and quick turnaround. Hope to work with you again!

Apr 30, 2014
27 / 5

Excellent!!!

Apr 28, 2014
28 / 5

Mary Jane is great!! We are very pleased with the voice over!!

Apr 24, 2014
29 / 5

Excellent work, thanks Mary Jane.

Apr 9, 2014
30 / 5

Mar 25, 2014
31 / 5

Thank you for your excellent work!

Mar 17, 2014
32 / 5

Thank you so much, Mary Jane!

Mar 14, 2014
33 / 5

Great work.

Mar 10, 2014
34 / 5

Mary Jane Wells was brilliant to work with!
For our customer training material we needed a tricky mix of a professional, and clear, yet interesting tone and pace and Mary Jane Wells was able to provide the perfect voice. We were very happy with the voice recordings, and on top of that she was able to turn the job around quickly and was very communicative through the whole job to ensure we were getting what we needed.
A pleasure to work with and would highly recommend!

From
Alex Seel
Feb 26, 2014
35 / 5

Great & motivated actor with attention to detail, we will definitely work with her again!

Feb 19, 2014
36 / 5

Stellar work. Mary Jane is so good, she seems wasted on our phone system...but we do now have the FINEST phone menu system I've ever heard, that's for sure! I highly recommend Mary Jane, and will be definitely using her in the future for any and all voice work I can.

Feb 8, 2014
37 / 5

East to work with and quick turnaround times. Very satisfied with the result.

From
Ron Nessim
Feb 1, 2014
38 / 5

Thank you, so much, for your excellent work!

Jan 13, 2014
39 / 5

Fantastic work! Thank you!

Dec 20, 2013
40 / 5

Always a pleasure working with Mary Jane. So prompt & reliable and delivers with excellence every time.

Dec 6, 2013
41 / 5

Hi Mary Jane-

We have sent a draft to our stakeholders for review.

We will let you know if there are any revisions.

Thanks again for everything!

All the best-

Brian Greenwald

Nov 27, 2013
42 / 5

Oct 29, 2013
43 / 5

Fantastic working with Mary Jane. She was flexible and timely. The end product turned out very well with only one slight iteration off the first take. The whole project was turned around quickly. We were very pleased.

Oct 20, 2013
44 / 5

There are a lot of good voices on this site but Mary Jane is a different story altogether. The very best you can imagine. Worth every cent.

Oct 11, 2013
45 / 5

Aug 30, 2013
46 / 5

Easy to work with. Understood my thoughts even when I might not have expressed them very well!

Aug 27, 2013
47 / 5

Beautiful voice, great work! Thank You

Aug 24, 2013
48 / 5

Great performance, good communication. Thanks Mary!

From
Jon King
Aug 19, 2013
49 / 5

Just what we were after. What a difference the right voice can make!

Aug 11, 2013
50 / 5

Always a pleasure to work with. Responds quickly and prompt service.

Jul 29, 2013
51 / 5

wonderful job!!!!

Jul 23, 2013
52 / 5

Great work, thank you!

Jun 4, 2013
53 / 5

Mary Jane was polite, very prompt, and did an excellent job. Much appreciated!

May 29, 2013
54 / 5

Incredibly easy to work with. Prompt service and turnaround. Always a pleasure to work with.

May 23, 2013
55 / 5

Awesome product and very easy to work with... will use again!

May 20, 2013
56 / 5

Hi Mary-

We will probably have a script change, so I will be in touch for a redo in a few weeks.

Hope all is well with you!

Brian Greenwald
Manager, Multimedia Production
CFA Institute

May 15, 2013
57 / 5

Mary Jane Wells is a pleasure to work with. Fantastic voice, eager personality, and total ease of delivery. Willing to take direction and willing to strike out into a new idea.

Just lovely.

May 2, 2013
58 / 5

From
Tony Cope
Apr 24, 2013
59 / 5

Great work, super fast!

Apr 6, 2013
60 / 5

Outstanding as always

Mar 26, 2013
61 / 5

Professional, fast, great personality. Great to work with.

Mar 20, 2013
62 / 5

Great work, quality VO for our project and provided some great pick-ups after we gave feedback from the client.

Mar 11, 2013
63 / 5

Mary Jane did a fantastic job. She finished the project before the deadline and was very easy to work with. All changes were made almost immediately! Couldn't have asked for more. :-)

Jan 15, 2013
64 / 5

Impeccable work every time!

Jan 7, 2013
65 / 5

Dec 21, 2012
66 / 5

Outstanding in all respects

Nov 17, 2012
67 / 5

Extremely professional and accommodating to work with. Her diligence while traveling allowed us to extend our partnering with her on a series of videos. Highly recommend.

Nov 7, 2012
68 / 5

Mary is a consummate pro. Fast and efficient, great voice and very easy to deal with.

Oct 16, 2012
69 / 5

Mary is a breath of fresh air. Brilliant voice and so easy to work with. Makes the whole process very straightforward and simple. Very professional and would highly recommend.

Oct 10, 2012
70 / 5

Oct 8, 2012
71 / 5

Not only did Mary Jane provide the voice we were looking for, but she provided the enthusiasm and professionalism needed to complete an international project for global consumption. She quickly integrated into the project team, familiarized herself with the animation project, and traveled to work at an onsite studio, all in the span of a week. The perfect voice, the perfect professional.

Aug 13, 2012
72 / 5

Mary Jane was very responsive and was perfect for this job. She delivered quickly and understood the project in hand.

Jul 25, 2012
73 / 5

Mary Jane does a great job! She did a fantastic job on the first draft and with the client wanting script changes, she was able to do a follow up along the same pace! Awesome work!

Jul 17, 2012
74 / 5

Great to work with!

Apr 30, 2012
75 / 5

Mary Jane Wells is a very professional voice-over artist. She followed all my instructions to the letter. I would definately hire her again.

Apr 18, 2012
76 / 5

Mary provided an excellent read that was easy to listen to.

Apr 13, 2012
77 / 5

Mary's voice is great and she went out of her way to make sure we got the perfect sound. She's also very accommodating and pleasant to work with.

Mar 27, 2012
78 / 5

From
Fahad saud
Feb 20, 2012
79 / 5

Mary,

Super job with everything! Will definitely keep you in mind for future projects!

Cheers,

Jeremy

Feb 16, 2012