Helen Duff

London, Greater London, GB 5:30 PM (BST) Local Time

 

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About Helen Duff

Hello, thanks for considering me for your project! I'm a female, London-based British actress who's trained at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) and The University of Cambridge (BA Hons English Literature and world famous Cambridge Footlights Theatre Company). As well a professional career in stand up comedy in and around the UK, plus acting for stage and screen, I'm a highly experienced voice over artist with a professionally approved home studio set up.

Experience: Helen has 10 years experience doing voice overs for radio (commercials and drama), podcasts (corporate, commercial, fiction and non-fiction) corporate voice overs for business (presentations, animations, product demos, explainer videos, tutorials, internet) audiobooks (for children and adults, a series regular for several best selling authors), animation and cartoons, video games and computer games, narration (for fiction and non-fiction books, story-telling, cartoons as well as business presentations), English Language Teaching (for children, adults and businesses), documentaries (for charity commercials and television) and commercials (online, television and radio).

Accents: Helen's accent is naturally British RP with a warm, rich tone that is immediately engaging and familiar. Helen's training in classical acting and background in live comedy (Amused Moose New Act of the Year Award 2017, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, BBC 2's The Mash Report, HOLMES & WATSON with Will Ferrell), leaves her adept at a wide and characterful range of voices, with the capacity to perform both USA (neutral, mid Atlantic, North American) and Australian accents to native standard (she was raised in Sydney for a large proportion of her teens). Other accents for which she is often employed are French, Spanish, Irish and various regional UK accents. Her work in animation and cartoon character voices is known for its originality and verve, including Essex teens, Upper Eastside ladies who lunch, LA Yogis, squeamish school boys, anxious librarians, and fantastical goblins galore. Age range: Helen is 33 years old but can adapt to fit to any casting naturally and believably from shy young boys and bolshy girls, teenagers, 20 somethings, 30 year old women who are gregarious, silly, assertive, confident, bold, hilarious, vibrant, anxious, informative, charming, easy going, commanding, professional, neutral, narrator, or corporate to middle-aged 40 or 50 year olds who are warm, caring, acerbic, strict, educational, dismissive, domineering, professional or calm, to women in their 80s. A talented and versatile actor, with great presence on the mic, Helen brings natural instinct, truth and warmth to the work, regardless the casting brief, and her experience taking direction on set and in response to a live audience means she's always ready to adapt to whatever the client requires. With a fully sound proofed home studio that has been professionally approved by multiple publishers and clients, Helen is ideally placed to respond to your last minute v/o needs as well as engaging with you on a direct feed for more involved, complex briefs.

I look forward to working with you!

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English (British), English

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Voice Ages

Child (5-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

Australian, British, Canadian, England - East Midlands (Leicester), England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - Yorkshire & Humber, French, Irish, Irish Eastern (Leinster, Dublin), Irish Northern (Ulster, Belfast), Irish Southern (Munster, Cork), Italian, Italian American, Norwegian, Russian, Scottish, South African, Spanish, US Mid-Atlantic, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland), Welsh

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Less than 24 hours

Live Directed Sessions

Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Rode NT 1 + Kaotica Eyeball and fully sound proofed free standing vocal booth.

Computer & Software

REAPER or PRO TOOLS depending on client preference.

Special Equipment

Kaotica Eyeball, Scarlett interface, fully sound proofed free standing audio booth.

Service Overview

Voice Over

Helen can provide wav. or mp3. Source Connect Standard or Skype link up. Efficient, dependable, professional. Experience: Helen has 10 years experience doing voice overs for radio (commercials and drama), podcasts (corporate, commercial, fiction and non-fiction) corporate voice overs for business (presentations, animations, product demos, explainer videos, tutorials, internet) audiobooks (for children and adults, a series regular for several best selling authors), animation and cartoons, video games and computer games, narration (for fiction and non-fiction books, story-telling, cartoons as well as business presentations), English Language Teaching (for children, adults and businesses), documentaries (for charity commercials and television) and commercials (online, television and radio). Accents: Helen's accent is naturally British RP with a warm, rich tone that is immediately engaging and familiar.

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Voice Over Experience

Presenter

Citibank • Freelance

Jun 2020 - Present

I have been employed on an ad-hoc basis for various corporate clients of Citibank to deliver clear, natural, engaging reads for internal explainer videos and campaigns, always recorded from home, self-directed, regularly needing no edits or re-takes.

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Educator

Flow Creative • Freelance

Oct 2020 - Mar 2021

I have been employed for various reads from this ambitious, creative content company, always engaging, easy going, natural voice overs for clients from health and well-being brands to government departments. I keep being asked back so must be doing something right!

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Talia

Pit Stop Productions • Freelance

Jan 2019 - Jan 2019

Trailer for Talia, protagonist in continuing video game series, commanding, articulate, powerful.

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EFL Reader

Pearson Eduction • Freelance

Jan 2018 - Jan 2021

I have been regularly employed to read for Cambridge educational and exam materials, working in my natural, RP accent as well as various characters in European, Australian, American, and various regional UK accents. The materials need to be clear, well paced, articulate and engaging, to ensure students pass their exams!

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Audiobook reader

Harper Collins / Penguin Random House / Hodder and Staughton etc • Permanent Part-time

Jan 2015 - Present

I have recorded over 100 audiobook titles. Various samples can be found on my audible profile. I am regularly employed from crime, fantasy, romance and health and well being and historical non fiction titles. My warm, charismatic voice lends itself well to titles that draw the reader in, while my talent for characters and accents makes me an obvious choice for novels that span historical periods, families, and social strata.

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Voice Over Testimonials

It has been a pleasure working with Helen on many of Dreamscape Media’s important titles. Her strong voice and personality shine through in her performances and her expertise with accents and character voices elevate the level of everything she has narrated for us. I can’t recommend her enough.

Dreamscape Media.

Helen is a fabulous, consistent reader. She always prepares properly beforehand and is very easy to work with.

The Audiobook Producers

Helen created the perfect atmosphere for a complex and multidimensional read. Her perspective during the recording process added a fascinating dimension to the finished product.

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Reviews

5.0

Very Professional

4 people said Helen was a professional from start to finish.

Takes Direction Very Well

2 people said Helen followed directions to deliver the project.

FCB Europe

Jun 17, 2021

Helen is fabulous. We are looking forward to working with Helen again on our next project

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Vera Gut

Apr 12, 2021

Jarred Raissen

Mar 26, 2021

Working with Helen was an absolute dream. We did a live directed session over Zoom, and she was not only a true professional, but also a pleasure to chat and work with. I would HIGHLY recommend her for any project given her dynamic range, and look forward to the opportunity to work with her again.

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