Mark Ryes

Bicester, Oxfordshire, GB 10:38 PM (CET) Local Time

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About

Award winning British English voiceover artist - trusted, clear, warm and friendly, with a neutral accent. Ideal for commercials, documentary narration, explainer videos, corporate material and IVR telephony. British Equity member.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (British), English

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Voice Ages

Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie), England - Yorkshire & Humber, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), US General American (GenAm)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

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Studio

Turnaround Time

12-72 hours

Live Directed Sessions

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

Microphone

Lewitt LCT 540 SUBZERO with Scarlett 2i2 interface

Computer & Software

DBX 286s processor and Audacity/Adobe Audition

Special Equipment

Fully bespoke sound booth

Service Overview

Voice Over

Mark's voice is British English, trusted, clear, warm and friendly, BBC style, with a neutral accent. He voices a wide variety of projects including documentary narration, corporate videos, TV and radio commercials, explainer videos, telephony and IVR, training videos and programme narration. He's also a fan of conversational style voiceover. He does a series of character voices including pirate, santa, sad robot, American storyteller, aristocrat (think Jeeves & Wooster), mad scientist, cartoon monkey, gladiator / centurion, disembodied whisper, cartoon henchman, pathe / movietone newsreader, Alan Bennett character.

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Voice Over Experience

Presenter

Ideal World • Freelance

Feb 2021 - Present

Presenter of shopping television

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Voiceover artist

Mark Ryes Voiceovers • Permanent Full-time

Jan 2000 - Present

Award winning voiceover artist from studios in Oxfordshire, voicing commercials and corporate material every day. Winner of 2018 One Voice Award for Best Performance in IVR/Telephony.

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Presenter

Mix 96 • Freelance

Jan 2014 - Sep 2019

Freelance radio presenter

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Presenter

Associated Press TV • Freelance

Jan 2002 - Jun 2016

V/O Presenter for weekly showbiz programme made by Associated Press TV

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Presenter

British Forces TV (BFBS) • Freelance

Jul 2000 - Jun 2016

Continuity Writer / Presenter, Transmission Controller and Network Director for services provided to British Forces posted overseas

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Presenter

Bid TV • Freelance

Jun 2003 - Apr 2014

Selling products as diverse as towels and televisions, live to a nationwide audience. Also in charge of training for all the Bid Shopping channels. Over 4000 hours of live television presentation across eleven years.

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Announcer

Challenge TV • Freelance

Jan 2003 - Jul 2011

Continuity Writer / Presenter for the UK’s biggest gameshow channel.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

Lizzie Knight Producer/Director at AP Entertainment Mark is a highly professional voiceover artist with a warm, friendly voice and perfect one-take sight-reading abilities. It is always a pleasure to work with him.

Associated Press TV

James McWilliams On-Air Supervisor, Disney Channels Mark's attention to detail, excellent creative writing/voicing and passion for television is second to none. If I ever need to count on anyone to perform a thorough job as well as giving 110% to a project, Mark will be at the top of my list. Highly recommended!

Disney Channels

Adam Hardwick Head of Presentation, BFBS Television at SSVC Mark’s Live Continuity always sounds fresh, polished, incredibly well researched, witty and authoritative. Always in control and never one to shy from a challenge, he regularly makes the complicated appear and sound easy.

British Forces TV (SSVC)

Reviews

5.0

Very Professional

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

Fast Turnaround Time

1 person said Mark provided files faster than they expected.

Excellent Quality

1 person said Mark’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Voices

Jan 4, 2021

Voices (Emily Campbell)

Aug 26, 2020

Looking forward to working together again!

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Media + Emerging Technology Laboratory

Aug 19, 2020

Mark was a TOTAL PRO! I think his turnaround time set some kind of record. He was very conscious of the entire production process, offering multiple takes and versions to experiment with as our project moves forward. You'll love working with him, and you'll love the results!

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