Mark Burghagen

Voice Over Talent Mark Burghagen

Member for 9 years •
"Bi-lingual English/German, actor, excellent narrative style"

Having grown up bi-lingually, speaking immaculate UK English and German, I am the perfect match for any project that requires either or both languages.

Well-known companies such as the BBC, Opera North, Bosch and Philips rely on my ability to be creative in the moment, while trusting my high level of workmanship to prepare thoroughly. Both approaches enable me to be accurate, react quickly to direction and deliver unique, elegant and detailed performances every time.

My eclectic music and acting training and natural instinct give me an intimate understanding of complex Shakespearean and modern roles and make me an ideal collaborator for narration work that requires a trustworthy, clear delivery - in both immaculate UK English and German.

I own a fully equipped private recording studio for voice work, including a Sennheiser MK4, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and iMac and can offer various audio delivery methods. Being based in the middle of the UK, I can easily travel to London or to wherever in the world I’m needed.

 Training

MA in historic vocal performance practice from the University of York, UK

BA as a classical ensemble singer from the St Gregorius Conservatoire in Aachen, Germany

Trained actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Actors Centre and the Actors Guild, London

Short courses and training events related to the delivery, production, marketing and teaching of speech and vocal music

 Experience

Recent work includes:
Audiobook recording of the Anglo-Saxon Saga 'Beowulf'
Voice Over for FOLKSTONE HERITAGE documentary (English)
Voice Over for CANAL RIVER TRUST documentary, (English)
Voice for BBC RADIO YORK (English)
Voice Over for Richard III, Shakespeare 400, BBC RADIO YORK
Voice Over for Art installation, UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER (German)
Voice Over for English language learning programme, KLETT VERLAG (German & English - ongoing)
Voice Over for Corporate Presentation, PIENING PERSONAL (English)
Voice Over for BEZEMA GMBH image-film (English)
Voice Over for OAKWELL HALL documentary (English)
Voice Over for marketing presentation, BOSCH (English)
Voice for BBC RADIO YORK (English)
ADR for BBC ONE and BBC WORLDWIDE (English)
Voice Over for ONLINE PRESENTATION, Pfeiffer Vacuum (English)
Voice Over for BLUE LAGOON ICELAND (German)
Voice Over for corporate production, PHILIPS (German)
Voice Over for telephone system, WERTH MESSTECHNIK (German & English)
Voice Over for theatre production 'CONFESSIONS OF A BUTTERFLY' (German)
Voice Over for DEUTSCHLAND RADIO BERLIN (German)

Client Reviews:
"It was a pleasure working with Mark. Very straight forward and quick. He did a great job which helped a lot to make our documentary a compelling narrative." (Youstream GmbH, Switzerland)

 Specials

Bi-lingual - immaculate UK English/German, able to switch between both languages effortlessly

Professional Actor (Spotlight link: https://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1/M179083.html)

Professional Singer (Baritone)

Experienced translator and copywriter English/German - German/English