VOXTRAINING only uses experienced trainers - people who know what the business is about - people who know how to help you bring out your best. Here's the lowdown on some of our team.
Joan Walker is a multi-talented actress, with extensive experience in Radio Drama, TV and Stage work. Joan has an excellent ear for accents and vocal characterisation. She has also recorded numerous talking books, language courses, exhibition guides and narrations and, of course, radio commercials. Her teaching abilities are regularly called upon by the Department for Education & Skills.
Fenella Fudge is currently to be heard on the UK's most listened-to radio station, BBC Radio 2, where she works as a Newsreader. She has a wealth of media and voice-over experience, gained over the years in both the BBC and Commercial sectors. From readings on Radio 4, to voicing on regional ITV, to commercials on pretty well every ILR station in the country. Fenella is talented in regional and foreign accents, as well as comedy voices.
Julie Berry trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, ending with a postgraduate year in Elizabethan & Jacobean Drama. She went on to teach Speech & Voice and Shakespeare in drama schools and directed several Shakespeare productions. Since then, she has concentrated on performing and, specifically, on voice work. Her regular radio and television voiceovers have included campaigns for DHL, Garnier, Wella, Sainsburys, Flora, British Airways, Financial Times, Daily & Sunday Mirror and Pretty Polly Legacy, as well as many programmes for the BBC's Open University. She has voiced and presented countless corporate videos and was the original voice model for BT's Directory Enquiries automatic voice response - "The number you require…". Julie spent a very happy year with the BBC's Radio Drama Company, playing everything from Debussy's wife in the award-winning Black Cat and the Moon to the voice of the BBC in a play about William Walton. Thanks to modern ISDN technology, Julie's voice can be heard all around the world - she regularly voices trailers for CNN International and has clients all over the US as well as Bahrain and Dubai.
Charles Nove has a track record to be envied. You'll have heard his voice on television programmes such as Big Break, Come Dancing and The National Lottery - and he can often be heard on The History Channel. On radio, Charles has worked on BBC Radio 2 and London's Magic FM and Jazz FM. He has voiced countless commercials and corporate presentations.
Jessica Bowles has been a Recording Engineer for over 23 years, handling a wide range of duties (see below), including work for BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Live. Jess specialises in Sadie digital recording, editing and mixing, Sound Effects and liaising between actors and producer in the drama studio.
- BBC Radio Drama
- BBC Radio Light Entertainment
- BBC Magazine Programmes
- BBC Radio News and Current Affairs
- Talking Books for Publishers such as Penguin, Harper Collins, Chivers, Simon & Schuster
- Brit Awards (12 years)
- 'The Hoobs' for Jim Henson, Channel 4. Narration Producer. 250 Episodes
- Many Language and Foreign Voice recordings for Publishers such as Longmans, Heinemann
- Voice Demos for experienced Voice Artists
Here are just some of the famous names Jess has worked with:
SIR DIRK BOGARDE * DAME JUDI DENCH * TIMOTHY WEST * MARTIN JARVIS * BILL NIGHY * SIR DEREK JACOBI * IMELDA STAUNTON * SIR DAVID JASON * BRENDA BLETHYN * RICHARD BRIERS * PRUNELLA SCALES * PAUL MERTON * JOSIE LAWRENCE * ALISON STEADMAN * SEAMUS HEANEY * TED HUGHES * PATRICK MARBER * ANDREW SACHS * JEREMY HARDY * JOHN HEGLEY * STEVE COOGAN * JUNE WHITFIELD * JIM BROADBENT * AMANDA BURTON * JAMES BOLAM * JO BRAND * JULIAN CLARY * LIONEL JEFFRIES * COMEDY STORE PLAYERS * BARRY CRYER * ROGER McGOUGH * GRAEME GARDEN * MIRIAM MARGOLYES * WILLIE RUSHTON * JAMES WILBY * TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR * LYNDA BELLINGHAM * JOHN INMAN * ARTHUR SMITH * ERNIE WISE * JOHN SAVIDENT * NICHOLAS PARSONS * SIR MICHAEL HORDERN * ROY KINNEAR * NICKY HENSON * ANNA MASSEY * RONALD PICKUP * JOSS ACKLAND * TIM PIGGOT-SMITH * JULIET STEVENSON * STEPHEN FRY * ROBERT BATHURST * ROBERT GLENISTER * PATRICK TROUGHTON * ROBIN ELLIS * WENDY RICHARD * BRIAN BLESSED * KEN DODD * BRIAN GLOVER * SAM WEST * FRANK CARSON * ROY HUDD * MICHAEL KITCHEN * PEGGY MOUNT * LIZ SMITH * ANNETTE CROSBIE * BERNARD CRIBBINS * ROBERT POWELL * FRANK FINLAY * JULIAN RHIND-TUTT * AMANDA ROOT * DAME HILDA BRACKET * DR EVADNE HINGE * JONATHAN CAINER * NICKY HENSON * KENNETH CRANHAM * JOHN NETTLES * KARL HOWMAN * STEPHEN TOMPKINSON * GEOFFREY PALMER
Daryl Chapman started out as a producer for the GWR radio group at sites throughout the country before moving the group’s network centre to Bristol. Daryl then worked for the Chrysalis group producing and writing commercials for Heart and Galaxy radio stations, along with some of their national clients, the Daily Star, OK Magazine and Mercedes Benz. He now works with the RNIB, overseeing the production of talking books for the visually impaired.
Simon Owen kicked off his career in the music business performing and recording up and down the UK as a keyboard player . With this he juggled his other job, stage technician for the Edwin Starr Band. He moved into radio in 1991 where he worked as a copywriter/producer and music programmer. In 1996 he moved to Australia where he worked for the ABC in Sydney conducting training courses in digital editing. He then went to the outback to get away from it all. He now lives and works in London as a freelance engineer and producer. You may see him around the corridors at BBC Training and Development or hanging around the chocolate biscuit tin at A1 VOX.