Selected British voice actors with RP English accent
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About the British RP accent
Neutral sounding British RP voice actors are popular for all types of voice over projects including: Explainers, Audiobooks, Video Games, IVR messages and more.
Only 2% of British people speak with ‘the Queen’s English’. Most speakers are from the South of England region of the UK.
RP is the preferred dialect to teach English to foreign students and is also learned by actors. It's clear and easily understood.
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More about the RP British accent
Most people still associate the RP British accent with the early days of TV broadcasting and the Queen. Received Pronunciation (RP) was a favoured accent of the elite and upper classes in the 19th century and is still practiced by all trained actors today.
Of course, times have since changed and even the queen has softened her RP accent in recent years, but the accent still conveys intelligence and high status to the listener.
The RP accent is very clear and easily understood by anyone, especially non-native English speakers.
Famous examples of the RP accent
Here are links to some of our favourite actors speaking with an RP accent.
Michelle Dockery’s portrayal of Lady Mary Crawley is a traditional RP accent
Benedict Cumberbatch’s role as Sherlock Holmes is a traditional RP accent:
Judi Dench as M in the James Bond film series is a distinctive RP accent:
Ralph Fiennes’s role as Monsieur Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel is classic RP accent:
On this page you can hear some of our best British RP voice actors from England in the UK. If this isn’t what you’re looking for, please visit our search page and you can listen to many more regional variations from Great Britain including: Northern English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish.
Why choose the RP British Accent?
An RP British accent is the perfect choice for...
Corporate videos with a serious, technical or medical subject.
Product commercials for brands looking to add sophistication and class.
Characters for film and games to convey intelligence or authority.