Stephen was born in London to Yorkshire parents, was brought up in North Wales, educated in Surrey and has lived in South Wales for over 40 years. He worked as an actor for eight years before becoming a voice-over in 1980. He has worked extensively in all fields of voice work for thirty-seven years - voicing in excess of 90,000 radio commercials, many hundreds of TV commercials and thousands of narrations for Corporate presentations and training programmes.
Stephen is a highly experienced and professional voice, good at taking direction but also fun to work with. He has a warm, deep, friendly voice but is capable of a wide range of styles, pitches, characters, moods and impressions as well as a wide range of International and home grown accents. He is more the cosmopolitan Brit than the Lord of the Manor.
Stephen’s voice trained doctors and nurses across the USA for ten years. He is the voice of a London rock producer in a Seattle museum and the voice of Captain Smith of the Titanic in another in Missouri. He has been the voice of Talking Telescopes around the UK and of Talking Lampposts in Brighton. He once mimicked Prince Charles, knowing he was going to hear it, and was not sent to the Tower.
Stephen voiced the wordwide TV and cinema campaign for Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince Video Game and has also voiced packages for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. He also voiced the wizard on Lord of The Rings web videos for Lego. At Christmas, Stephen is one of the busiest radio Father Christmases in the UK, also recording phone-ins with children. He has provided many voices for animation and puppet programmes. In the 1980’s he voiced the lead in 78 episodes of Telecat for Disney and The Children’s Channel. Recently Stephen has voiced many videos for World of Warships and World of Tanks. Major clients of the last few years include Cobra Beer, Go Daddy, Chessington World of Adventures and as the voice for all Avis Car Rental’s UK phone systems.
His Home Studio is equipped with a Neumann TLM 170 microphone, a Mackie Onyx sound desk and Adobe Audition recording software. In addition to the ability to provide quality audio via download from his server, Stephen is equipped to voice live sessions via ISDN , Source Connect and iPDTL and can be directed via Skype if required.
He is a skilled script adaptor, having prepared many UK Government White and Green Papers for recording for use by the blind. He has also adapted a presentation for Microsoft for UK usage. Stephen has designed the lip-synch script for over a hundred foreign films and TV episodes.
Stephen has been with his wife, Helen, since they met in Drama College in 1970. He has two children and three grand-children. His hobbies include research, cooking and photography. He is the official biographer of Gareth Hughes, the first Welsh Film Star, for which his research work has been recognised by the British Library and the National Library of Wales. he is also a World War One historian.
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