Rob Townsend  London, England, GB

Rob Townsend
/ 5 32 Reviews
Rob Townsend

Rob Townsend

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Rob has always loved the natural musicality or flexibility a voice can offer. He appreciates and likes to stretch his own voice elasticity. Therefore, he is very adaptable from a stylistic point of view and comfortable in many genres. Warm, dark, dramatic, fun, hard and soft sell, animated, colourful, characterful, comical, dry, ironic, deep, rich, re-assuring, zany, offbeat (along with his natural humour). He is also able to produce characters and enjoys experimenting with such things and that goes hand in hand with cartoon voices. He also has a few stock British accents he can turn to for this purpose. He is equally at home with a corporate read. Ultimately, he will approach all jobs with a professional attitude and feels confident he will give your project that special touch. His showreel can explain more.


English (British), English


British, England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), North American


Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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


Rob started his voice career as a boy, He was always talking into a tape recorder and finding it fascinating hearing himself back. Soon, he had built a small studio at home and would record and listen back to himself comparing him with the professionals on the radio. This ability for self-criticism has been useful in developing his skills. As a teenager,he joined a pirate radio station as a presenter, that provided a wonderful backbone of experience. He then became a little more legitimate and worked for both the BBC and Independent radio in the UK. For the past 27 years, he was a sound engineer for a top flight London studio specialising in commercials, corporate, broadcast and gaming material. He would direct voices on a daily basis and provide coaching sessions during the weekend. Naturally, this was a perfect opportunity to hone his own voice talents and he was involved in many tv and radio commercials and narratives from straight reads to character and cartoon reads. Rob's voice is highly flexible and malleable and this is especially useful for characters. From old to young, male to female, boy to man, Rob will attempt to reach into his voice box and drag something out for you. He combines this with a range of accents but respects his few limitations on this. Above all, Rob himself has a zany, off the wall sense of humour and this is reflected in the styles of voices he can come up with. He often will get right inside a character and see it and live it.



Rob is educated to degree level in Business.


  • Microphone

    Rode NT1-A and Rode NT1000

  • Computer & Software

    PC and Imac

  • Special Equipment

    Editing software, A and D compressor, Mackie 1620, Mackie Control Pro, Alesis powered monitors, Technics monitors.

  • Delivery Methods

    Aiff, WAV, mp3 via email or ftp. DVD and CD by express post.

  • Turnaround Time

    Following the session.

Service Description


Client List

Lord of the Rings, EMI, ING, Nestle.

Payment Terms

Hire Rob for voice-over work. Payment is made through SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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Rob Townsend Characters and accents 137 Listens

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Rob Townsend

1 / 5
Jul 24, 2015

Dear Rob! Thank you very much for your work! Great job!

2 / 5
Mar 10, 2015

3 / 5
Dec 11, 2014

4 / 5
Dec 1, 2014

Sent us tons of options and was quick and efficient!

5 / 5
Oct 29, 2014

Rob was fantastic to work with easy to contact and quick to tweak recordings where needed a huge benefit when working on a quick turnaround project!

6 / 5
Oct 17, 2014

Great work!

Sam Park
7 / 5
Oct 3, 2014

Rob's audition proved that he worked hard to get the creative direction we were describing and is able to go beyond just being a good voice, and able to take on the right personality for a home-run delivery.

8 / 5
Sep 5, 2014

Rob is a great talent to work with. Success!!

9 / 5
Aug 25, 2014

Mr. Townsend worked very quickly and gave me lots of options, he was also great at improvising from the basic ideas that I had. Thank you so much!

10 / 5
Jun 30, 2014

Hey Rob,
Thanks a lot fof all these recordings, we found the one fitting the best.


11 / 5
Jun 8, 2014

Wonderful working with Rob. Very professional.

12 / 5
Feb 22, 2014

Rob, your work is amazing. I gave you a thorny script full of business jargon, and you read it as if there was no script at all, just exactly like I asked for, totally true to real life. Bravo! Genius!

Aaron Lyon
13 / 5
Sep 19, 2013

Wonderful work! Thank you for your patience and professionalism. It was a pleasure to work with you!!

14 / 5
Sep 19, 2013

15 / 5
Aug 8, 2013

It's really a pleasure to work with Rob. We'll be glad to hear him in our other projects.

16 / 5
Jul 9, 2013

Excellent job, Rob! In fact, if I had not edited the script myself, I could not have guessed you were reading it verbatim. You made it "real" to an extent that is worthy of an award. Thank you!

Aaron Lyon
17 / 5
Jul 2, 2013

It is not the first time we work with Rob. He is great with portraying several characters!
Thank you, Rob.

18 / 5
Jun 24, 2013

Brilliant vo artist. highly recommend!

19 / 5
Mar 1, 2013

It was a pleasure to work with Rob. He is a professional voiceover artist, very friendly and with short turnaround time.

20 / 5
Feb 12, 2013

Wonderful job! Thanks so much for the fast turn around!!

Melissa Kelman
21 / 5
Oct 20, 2012

a pleasure to deal with. friendly and efficient and supplied a fantastic voice over in a very quick time. would definitely recomend.

22 / 5
Jul 12, 2012

23 / 5
Jul 12, 2012

24 / 5
Jun 27, 2012

Excellent read, easy to work with and did a great job taking direction.

Gabby Berg
25 / 5
May 25, 2012

Short turnaround time and very well-done reads. It was a pleasure to work with Rob.

26 / 5
May 15, 2012

great work

27 / 5
May 3, 2012

Hey Rob,

Great Job!

28 / 5
Mar 3, 2012

As talented as he is professional.
On time, everytime.
I would work with Rob Townsend again (and again).

Sean Wise
29 / 5
Dec 20, 2011

We were very glad to work with you, Rob. Thank you for the job carried out in time and the great quality.

30 / 5
Oct 5, 2011

Rob is a great voice talent and a pleasure to work with.

Neo Pangea
31 / 5
Sep 22, 2011

Excellent work, very quick turnaround, definitely recommend.

32 / 5
Aug 20, 2011

Rob was so easy to work and got the project completed well in advance of our expectations. Should the need arise, we would gladly work with him again!