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


Voice Over Clients

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 Book Reads 79 Listens

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Rob Townsend Characters and accents 137 Listens

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Rob Townsend Commercial Showreel 60 Listens

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Rob Townsend Training and Education 67 Listens

Rob Townsend

  • / 5
    From Slava Baranovskiy To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #132096) Dear Rob! Thank you very much for your work! Great job!
    Jul 24, 2015
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    From Jason McFadyen To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #133049)
    Mar 10, 2015
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    From Ian Callander To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #125685)
    Dec 11, 2014
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    From Elizabeth Giorgi To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #124330) Sent us tons of options and was quick and efficient!
    Dec 1, 2014
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    From Progress Film Company To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #121039) 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!
    Oct 29, 2014
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    From Sam Park To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #119926) Great work!
    Oct 17, 2014
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    From Jacob Walker To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #120116) 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.
    Oct 3, 2014
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    From Jennifer Strom To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #115617) Rob is a great talent to work with. Success!!
    Sep 5, 2014
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    From Emily Edwards To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #115508) 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!
    Aug 25, 2014
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    From Michal Krzeminski To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #110960) Hey Rob,
    Thanks a lot fof all these recordings, we found the one fitting the best.

    Jun 30, 2014
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    From Thijs Van der Schaeghe To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #107844) Wonderful working with Rob. Very professional.
    Jun 8, 2014
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    From Aaron Lyon To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #98409) 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!
    Feb 22, 2014
  • / 5
    From Kirsty Stark To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #84767) Wonderful work! Thank you for your patience and professionalism. It was a pleasure to work with you!!
    Sep 19, 2013
  • / 5
    From Einar Bodstrm To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #86160)
    Sep 19, 2013
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #82830) It's really a pleasure to work with Rob. We'll be glad to hear him in our other projects.
    Aug 8, 2013
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    From Aaron Lyon To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #81009) 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!
    Jul 9, 2013
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #80431) It is not the first time we work with Rob. He is great with portraying several characters!
    Thank you, Rob.
    Jul 2, 2013
  • / 5
    From Miles Paulley To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #79734) Brilliant vo artist. highly recommend!
    Jun 24, 2013
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #71121) It was a pleasure to work with Rob. He is a professional voiceover artist, very friendly and with short turnaround time.
    Mar 1, 2013
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    From Melissa Kelman To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #70900) Wonderful job! Thanks so much for the fast turn around!!
    Feb 12, 2013
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    From Scott Pepper To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #63926) a pleasure to deal with. friendly and efficient and supplied a fantastic voice over in a very quick time. would definitely recomend.
    Oct 20, 2012
  • / 5
    From Andrei Navitski To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #59282)
    Jul 12, 2012
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    From Andrei Navitski To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #59415)
    Jul 12, 2012
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    From Gabby Berg To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #58638) Excellent read, easy to work with and did a great job taking direction.
    Jun 27, 2012
  • / 5
    From Ruslan Efimov To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #56613) Short turnaround time and very well-done reads. It was a pleasure to work with Rob.
    May 25, 2012
  • / 5
    From Dylan Fuller To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #55922) great work
    May 15, 2012
  • / 5
    From Ben Gonzalez To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #54885) Hey Rob,

    Great Job!
    May 3, 2012
  • / 5
    From Sean Wise To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #51600) As talented as he is professional.
    On time, everytime.
    I would work with Rob Townsend again (and again).
    Mar 3, 2012
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #47442) We were very glad to work with you, Rob. Thank you for the job carried out in time and the great quality.
    Dec 20, 2011
  • / 5
    From Neo Pangea To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #41777) Rob is a great voice talent and a pleasure to work with.
    Oct 5, 2011
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    From Lars-Erik Hion To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #42639) Excellent work, very quick turnaround, definitely recommend.
    Sep 22, 2011
  • / 5
    From Jordan Shew To Rob Townsend (Re: Job #40921) 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!
    Aug 20, 2011