Helen Lloyd

Mitglied seit 10 Jahren •
"British, Compelling, Warm, Credible, Flexible, Responsive"
Helen Lloyd

My voice is warm and expressive, welcoming and authoritative, melodic and flexible, never intrusive, always articulate and accurate - it works well across a range of work from commercials to documentary narration, from on hold messaging to audio books. Since recording my first voice over at the age of fourteen, I have spent almost all of my working life either on stage, or in a television or recording studio, speaking other peoples' words and bringing them to life. I am used to working to tight deadlines and to recording accurately and to time. I have a fast turn around time and a well equipped and isolated home studio. I am an experienced actor, script writer, producer and director and with my extensive experience and background, I bring added value to any project that I work on ... bringing more to the mic than just my vocal skills.

 Ausbildung

Guildhall School of Music and Drama - 2 years full time - Acting and Voice training
Microphone Technique and Radio Acting. Rowland Hill at GSM&D.
Voice training. John Holgate at GSM&D
In Vision and Voice over television presentation training - Peter Wheeler Granada Television
Cutting Edge Narration. Pat Fraley
Sean Pratts Audiobook Narration Course (non-fiction)
Voiceover Kickstart Advanced VO training course (Guy Michaels)
Fostering Voices (James Foster Audiobook Coaching)

 Erfahrung

AUDIOBOOKS
'Lady Osbaldestone's Plum Puddings' by Stephanie Laurens. Historical Novel for Blackstone Publishing. 2019.
'The Duke I Once Knew' by Olivia Drake Regency Romance, for Dreamscape 2019
. 'Sorry For The Dead' a Josephine Tey Mystery' by Nicola Upson - Thriller - for Blackstone Publishing 2019
'Upstairs & Downstairs - my life as a lady's maid' by Hilda Newman. Non-fiction - autobiography for Bonnier Books 2019
'Passionate Spirit - The Life of Alma Mahler' by Cate Haste. Non-fiction, Biography. For Hachette Audio US. 2019
'Please Do Feed The Cat' by Marian Babson - Cosy Mystery - for Blackstone Publishing. 2019
'The Wartime Midwives' by Daisy Styles - Wartime Historical Fiction - for Penguin Random House 2019
'Hello, My Name Is May' by Rosalind Stopps - Contemporary Fiction - for Harper Collins. 2019
'Exit Wounds' by Various Authors (Short Stories, multiple voices) for Blackstone Publishing 2019
'The Emerald Circus' by Jane Yolen (Short stories, multiple voices) for Blackstone Publishing 2019.
'The Night Visitor' (Dual Narration) by Lucy Atkins - Thriller, for Hachette Audio 2019
'The Shadow Of Death' by Jane Willan - Cosy Mystery - for Blackstone Publishing 2019
'The Orphan of Salt Winds' by Elizabeth Brookes - Historical Fiction - for Brilliance Publishing 2019
'Belle Takes Flight' by Katy McCulloch - Children's literature, For Disney Publishing 2019
'But My Brain Had Other Ideas - a memoir of recovery from brain injury' by Deb Brandon - non-fiction. for Findaway 2018 *** NOMINEE SOVAS 2019 AWARDS, BEST BIOGRAPHY & 0NE VOICE AWARDS 2019 - BEST NON FICTION AUDIOBOOK.
'Lady Osbaldestone and The Missing Christmas Carols' by Stephanie Laurens - Historical - For Blackstone Publishing. 2018 *** WINNER - ONE VOICE AWARDS 2019 BEST FICTION AUDIOBOOK
'The Hour Of Death' by Jane Willan - Cosy Mystery - For Blackstone Publishing. 2018
'The Allotment Girls' by Kate Thompson. Wartime Historical - for Lamplight 2018
Audio'Widow's Wreath - A Martha's Vineyard Mystery' by Cynthia Riggs - for Blackstone Publishing. 2018
'Meet Me At The Museum' (Dual narration) by Anne Youngson' - Contemporary Fiction - for Penguin Random House 2018
. The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth 11 by Karen Dolby - for Whole Story Quest 2018
'Jung - An Introduction to His Psychology' by Freida Fordham - Non-Fiction - for Ukemi Audio. 2018
'Coming Home' by Fern Britten - Contemporary Fiction - for Harper Audiobooks -2018
'Christmas with the Bomb Girls' by Daisy Styles - for Lamplight Audio 2018
'The Girls From The Local' by Rosie Archer - Wartime Historical Fiction - for W F Howes Ltd. 2017
'The Summer House Party' by Caro Fraser - Saga - for Lamplight Audio 2017
'Life In The Garden' by Penelope Lively - Non-Fiction - For Penguin Random House - 2017
'Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose' by Stephanie Laurens - Historical Fiction - For Blackstone Publishing - 2017
'A Patient Fury' by Sarah Ward - Thriller - for W F Howes Ltd. 2017
'The Wedding Girls' by Kate Thompson - Historical Novel - for W F Howes Ltd. 2017
'The Ferry Girls' by Rosie Archer - Wartime Historical Novel - for W F Howes. 2017
'After I've Gone' by Linda Green - Thriller - for W F Howes Ltd. 2017
'The Hellions of Havisham Hall' 3 Part Regency Romance series by Lorraine Heath. ‘Falling Into Bed With a Duke’ 'The Earl Takes All' 'The Viscount and The Vixen' Published by Harper Media (2016 - 2017)
'The Canary Girls' by Rosie Archer - Wartime fiction - for Quercus - 2016
'The Gunpowder and Glory Girls' by Rosie Archer - Wartime fiction - for Quercus - 2016
'The Safest Place in London' by Maggie Joel - Wartime fiction - for Quercus -2016
'Owl Song At Dawn' by Emma Claire Sweeney - Contemporary Literary fiction. For Rosa Audio - 2016
'The House on Bellevue Gardens' by Rachel Hoar - Contemporary fiction. For Wholestory Audiobooks - 2016
'A Want of Kindness - A History of Queen Anne' Historical Novel by Joanne Limburg for Lamplight Audio - 2016
'Adopting Sarajevo' - Contemporary short novel by Alexandra Marshall - 2015
'Love Hunt 1' & 'Love Hunt 2' by Ruby Allure - chick lit. Self produced for ACX - 2015
'To Be a Woman: The life of Jill Craigie' Political / Historical Biography by Carl Rollyson -2015
'Money Farm' by Ruby Allure - Contemporary Fiction - 2015
'The Paris Lawyer' by Sylvie Granotier - Psychological Thriller – 2015
'Scandalous Gentlemen of St James’. A 3 Part Romantic Fiction Series by Lorraine Heath, 'When the Duke Was Wicked' ‘Once More My Darling Rogue' The Duke and The Lady in Red' Published by Harper Media 2015 - 2016
A Regency Charade' by Elizabeth Mansfield - Romantic Fiction - for Audible US - 2015
'When I was Otherwise' by Stephen Benatar - Character based fiction - For Audible US - 2015
'Spero' by Ursula Westmacott - Non-fiction / Memoir - For Audible US - 2015
'Bosnian Chronicle' by Ivo Andrić - Historical fiction - For Audible US - 2014
'The Lodger' by Louisa Treger - Contemporary literary fiction - For Audible US - 2014
'Sanditon' by Jane Austen & Juliette Shapiro - Classic fiction - For Audible US - 2014
'The Obsidian Tower' by Freda Warrington - Fantasy fiction; 'The Jewelfire Trilogy' Book 3 - For Audible UK 2014
'The Sapphire Throne' by Freda Warrington - Fantasy fiction: 'The Jewelfire Trilogy' Book 2 - For Audible UK 2014
'The Amber Citadel' by Freda Warrington - Fantasy fiction; 'The Jewelfire Trilogy' Book 1 - For Audible UK 2014
'A Gentleman Till Midnight' by Alison deLaine - Romantic fiction - For Audible US 2014
'The Books of Blood Volume 4' - 'Down Satan' by Clive Barker - Horror fiction - For Audible US 2013
'The Marriage Wager' by Jane Ashford - Romantic fiction - For Audible US 2013
'Visionary Mountains' by Jesse Craignou - Short stories - For ACX via Push Play Audio - 2013
'Keeping me Company' by Jesse Craignou - Short stories - For ACX via Push Play Audio - 2013
'Bath' by Edith Sitwell - History - for 20/20 Audio / Audible UK - 2013
'The Queens and The Hive' by Edith Sitwell - Historical Novel - For Audible UK - 2013
'Taken Care Of' by Edith Sitwell - Autobiography - For Audible UK - 2013
'In the Garden of Temptation' by Cynthia Wicklund - For ACX via Push Play Audio- 2012


VOICE OVER
Gala Bingo' Christmas 2018 Character voice Radio Commercial
‘Velawoods’ – Language learning App (playing Sue) - Pitstop Productions for Velawoods English
‘Citroën’ online commercial – Character Voice for Lilou Voice Productions (Paris)
‘Dear Daisy’ – Internet animation VO for Two Bad Mice Ltd
'Christmas Bear' Grandma - Animatronic character voice - for Pitstop Productions
‘Glenhill Torrent’ – Corporate Film VO – for Libra Media
‘Thomas Cook Tours’ – e-learning film narration – for Cine Learning Productions
‘Hansons Estate Agents’ – Corporate Film VO – for Wisteria Films
Oxford Fertility Unit’ – e-learning film narration – for Oxyfire Productions
‘AGE UK’ Keep Warm Keep Well Animations – Multiple Character voices for Nutmeg Productions
Character Voices for AGE UK animation produced by Nutmeg Productions Ltd (Internet)
Corporate VO for Balfour Beatty Corporate Video (Marketing)
Character voice 'Mother' in 'Engaged' Animation (Internet)
Narrator - Marketing video for Peak Time Productions UK Ltd (Corporate)
Wilmott Dixon - Scripting and Voice over for corporate video (Internet)
Narrator 'The Kilgoris Project' Eye Dear Productions Australia (Short Film)
Narrator 'Duels of the Planes Walkers' for Stainless Games (Video Game)
IVR Telephony & On Hold - The Health Store (Telephony)
Series Narrator 'Baby Hospital' - ITV1 (Broadcast Television)
Narrator 'The Night the Bombs Went Off' - ITV1 (RTS Award Winner - Best Regional Programme 2002)
Series Narrator '30 Minutes' - ITV1
Series Narrator & Producer '50 Years of...' 2 Series - ITV (Houston Worldfest Special Jury Award Winner)
Narrator 'Mission Hospital' - ITV
Narrator 'The SAS' - ITV1
Series Narrator 'Sky Cops' - ITV1
Narrator 'Devoted to Daniel' - ITV1
Narrator 'Blown Down' - ITV1
Narrator 'Under Siege'- ITV1
Series VO & Producer 'Top to Toe' 2 series - ITV1
Narrator 'Sporting Heroes' ITV On-digital
Narrator 'The Shropshire Triangle' Independent Short film (Multi platform)


Clients include
Skilling: PACKT; Gala Bingo; Two Bad Mice; Lilou Voice (Paris); Wisteria Media; Libra Media; Age UK; Ward Wessell Films; Pitstop Productions; The Kilgoris Project (US); Eye'Dear Productions (Australia); Magic Pictures (US); Peaktime Productions; Stainless Games; PHS; The Health Store; British Gas; Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB); British Racing Television; Charles Heitzig Champagne; Line Productions; Texas Homecare; Alcohol Concern; Heart of England Building Society; John Shannahan Associates; Marion Turley Dance Academy; Derby Playhouse; Museum of the Moving Image; Volunteer Reading Help.

 Besonderheiten

Flexible and expressive voice
Accurate sight reading
Modern British RP ('Oxford'/ 'BBC' English)
British regional accents
Audio book narration and production
A wide range of character voices
Good microphone technique
Acting / voice acting, multiple characters
Medical terminology
Experienced producer, director and editor.
Responsive to direction