Michelle Michaels
british female voiceover

Coronavirus: UK Voiceover artists stress how important it is to “keep talking”

More than 70 male, female and child voiceover artists have donated their voices to a specially-made radio commercial to encourage listeners to “keep talking” whilst the UK is in lockdown.

Voiceovers United” is a project created, written and produced by voiceover artist and award-winning radio commercial producer John Calvert. The message encourages listeners to “Stay at home, protect the NHS, stay safe… And Keep Talking.”

John said: “Voiceovers often spend hours and hours cooped up in a small booth or room. Most of us in the trade are perfectly used to that. But for those who aren’t so used to isolation, the long lonely lockdown could have adverse effects on mental health. We all know talking is a great way to get things off your chest and who better to promote this than voiceovers?

“Some of the UK’s leading voiceover artists have joined the project. These include X Factor voice Peter Dickson; ‘Voice of the Balls’ Alan Dedicoat; film trailer voice Redd Pepper; Big Brother Voiceover Marcus Bentley; Flash Gordon, Blackadder and Star Wars character actor Brian Blessed and many more familiar voices from the world of TV, radio, film, advertising, gaming, animation and automation. Everyone who participated, including voiceover agents, animation companies and music publishers gave their services for free.