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James Smillie

Blairgowrie, Perthshire and Kinross, GB 1:50 PM (GMT) Local Time

 

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About James Smillie

MULTI AWARD WINNING VOICE ACTOR

VOX AWARDS 2022: BEST MALE VOICE PERFORMANCE
VOX AWARDS 2022: VOX JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD
VOX AWARDS 2022: BEST VISUAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
ONE VOICE AWARDS 2022: BEST PERFORMANCE TV PROMO

VOX AWARDS 2021: BEST CHARACTER VOICE
ONE VOICE AWARDS 2021: BEST DEMO REEL

DEVGAMM! 2021: BEST INDIE GAME - NARRATOR

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

Australian, British, England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), French, German, Irish, Italian, Scottish, Scottish (Aberdeen, Dundee), Scottish (Edinburgh), Scottish (Glaswegian), Scottish (Lowland, Broad Scots), Scottish (Standard Scottish English), US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Radio Ad Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Studio

Turnaround Time

12 hours

Live Directed Sessions

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

Microphone

TLM 103, Spirit

Computer & Software

Twisted Wave

Special Equipment

Focusrite, Mac

Service Overview

Voice Over

I work out of my bespoke studio - to clients and studios globally. I am happy to be contacted for direction via Skype or Source Connect - or by phone. Can also attend a studio in Edinburgh or Glasgow. My turnaround is usually immediate to 12 hours max.

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Voice Over Experience

Voice Actor

Self Employed • Self-employed

Jan 1980 - Present

Full time voice actor. I voice in all genres and currently enjoying being very busy with characters for video games, animation and radio plays/podcasts. Have just completed a 300,000 word audio book with 75 spoken characters. The timbre of my voice means I am used for documentaries and narrations. All from my bespoke studio.

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Voice Over Actor

Self • Permanent Full-time

Jan 1990 - Present

Full time voiceover actor.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

After an unavoidable delay, I realized just a week out from a new novel release that I hadn't completed a crucial piece of the marketing: the book trailer. So I quickly did my part (the video and animation) and looked for a striking and appropriate voice to accompany the thirty-second marketing video. I was very lucky to find James Smillie, and in 10 minutes I hired him for the job, not expecting to get the work immediately ... but his response time was incredible, and he was more than willing to work with me to get the right character take for the trailer. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome! -- Rachel Caine, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and #1 internationally bestselling author of the smash hit Morganville Vampires, Stillhouse Lake, and The Great Library series.

New York Times

James has a rare talent for bringing voice work to life. Having directed voice talent for several years, I could not ask for a more gifted and professional collaborator - Nick Miede, Co-Writer and Director of Child of the '90s for Microsoft (50 Millions Views).

Animoids

Bigmouth Audio has been working with James for several years and we continue to do so whenever we can! James has a versatility that is hard to find these days, whether we need great characters or someone who can deliver a client's message with authority and gravitas, James is the guy! When we had the opportunity to develop our own award winning kids show; Once Upon a Time in Zombieville - James was the first name on the cast list. We even named a character after him!”

Big Mouth Audio
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Reviews

5.0

Very Professional

9 people said James was a professional from start to finish.

Excellent Quality

3 people said James’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Fast Turnaround Time

2 people said James provided files faster than they expected.

Takes Direction Very Well

2 people said James followed directions to deliver the project.

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Chris Hill

Nov 22, 2022

A professional with amazing range and ability. I hired him for a version of Frankenstein where I wanted a narrated period piece with stage acting flair. He hit the target with multiple fantastic takes, making some difficult decisions for me. Would love to work with again.

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adian vogelaar

Aug 24, 2022
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Joseph Taffe-atkins

Aug 19, 2022

Truly an amazing artist. I will be using him again.



Thank you James for your amazing talent

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