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The Top UK Voiceovers


By Dylan de Koning | 8th April 2022

Who are they? Where are they? And most importantly—what do they sound like?

The UK is one of the most influential media production hubs globally, and this isn’t likely to change anytime soon. Thanks to online streaming services like BBC iPlayer, All 4 and Netflix, production spending in the UK is being pushed further than ever. The increased investment has opened a world of opportunities for talented actors, writers, and producers who work in the United Kingdom.

In the next two years, the UK’s media market is expected to grow a further 2.83% annually, and in 2020 the industry was valued at £71.4 billion.

UK voiceover is a significant portion of this market. So, we thought we would look at the top UK voiceovers on our platform to see exactly who is thriving in this growing industry.


Top 15 UK voiceover talents 

The UK is full of talented voices – But which talents are crushing it on Voquent?

Here is a list of our Top voices based on our 2021 data. All the professionals on this list have been exceptionally popular with our clients for various genres and projects. Listen to their incredible demos, and you too will discover precisely what makes them the top UK voiceovers.


Emily






Expert voice actor with over 11+ years of experience, native to England. Noted for her warmnaturalauthentic personas. A versatile performer with 33 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near London and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Michael 

Accomplished voice actor with over 4+ years of experience, native to England. Noted for his approachableeasy-goingnatural personas. A versatile performer with 16 demos in a variety of styles. Records from his home studio or on-location in or near Manchester and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Faye



Expert voice actor with over 13+ years of experience, native to England. Noted for her approachableauthenticbelievable personas. A versatile performer with 9 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near London and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Amy






Highly skilled voice actor with over 10+ years of experience, native to Scotland. Noted for her authenticfriendlynatural personas. A versatile performer with 28 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near Edinburgh and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Thomas





Highly skilled, multi-lingual voice artist with over 9+ years of experience, native to England and speaking English as his primary language. Noted for his warm, easy-going, appealing personas. A versatile performer with 33 demos in a variety of styles. Records from his home studio or on-location in or near Murcia and other connected cities throughout Spain


Kelsey









Expert voice artist with over 11+ years of experience, native to Scotland. Noted for her cheerfulengagingfriendly personas. A versatile performer with 6 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near London and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Gavin






Masterful actor with over 22+ years of experience, native to England. Noted for his appealingconciserich personas. A versatile performer with 10 demos in a variety of styles. Records from his home studio or on-location in or near Luton and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Katie








Accomplished voice actor with over 3+ years of experience, native to England. Noted for her brightengagingtrustworthy personas. A versatile performer with 37 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near Brighton and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Helen








Masterful voice actor with over 20+ years of experience, native to England. Noted for her warmeasy-goingauthentic personas. A versatile performer with 29 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near Portsmouth and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Sophia








Highly skilled voice actor with over 9+ years of experience, native to Scotland. Noted for her sinceresmoothwarm personas. A versatile performer with 3 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near London and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Bethan









Skilled, multi-lingual voice actor with over 6+ years of experience, native to Wales and speaking English as her primary language. Noted for her assuredgenuineyouthful personas. A versatile performer with 13 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near London and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Conchita








Skilled actor with over 6+ years of experience, native to England. Noted for her relaxedsensualsmart personas. A versatile performer with 11 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near London and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Stephen









Skilled voice actor with over 6+ years of experience, native to England. Noted for his engagingappealingnatural personas. A versatile performer with 22 demos in a variety of styles. Records from his home studio or on-location in or near London and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Theresa-May 








Masterful voice actor with over 26+ years of experience, native to England. Noted for her engagingeasy-goingapproachable personas. A versatile performer with 10 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near Edinburgh and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Fiona









Accomplished, multi-lingual voice actor with over 4+ years of experience, native to Scotland and speaking English as her primary language. Noted for her warmnaturalbelievable personas. A versatile performer with 8 demos in a variety of styles. Records from her home studio or on-location in or near Glasgow and other connected cities throughout United Kingdom.


Top 10 UK voiceover cities

The UK is home to a varied selection of charming regional accents and dialects. Some cities include a much more extensive selection of voices and production facilities than others. The following is an ordered list of the top UK voiceover cities with the most talents registered to Voquent.

Jump in and discover which cities made the list, what entertainment industry sectors they are known for, and browse samples of the incredible native talent each has to offer.


London 

London has the largest population in the UK, so it should be no surprise that it also houses the most UK voiceover talent. London provides the media industry with an extensive range of voiceover sounds, styles, and multiple accents with a vast mixture of cultures. With more voices on Voquent than all other cities on this list combined, London is undoubtedly the capital of UK voiceover.









London has firmly secured its place in the media industry. The television broadcasting headquarters of the BBC and ITV are both based in the city. Major production houses are also found in the heart of London, such as Eon Productions, which is responsible for James Bond, and MARV Studios, which made Layer Cake, Stardust, and many more international blockbusters.


Reading

Reading is also home to an abundance of creative professionals in video and animation production. CH Video has worked with Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, and ThamesWater, to name a few of their high-profile clients. The accent provided by voice talent in Reading combines the London accent and the West Country accent but is more rounded and softer. However, many voice actors based in Reading use the RP accent professionally. 



Reading is placed only just outside London, so their second-place position shouldn’t be too surprising. By 2024 the New Hollywood film studios, an 18 stage facility, is expected to begin housing production in Reading. Due to its enormous size and proximity to the capital, some major players in media production have already approached this studio. 


Glasgow 

Glaswegians offer UK voiceover one of the most unique vernaculars out there. Famous for being challenging to impersonate, this harsh but charming accent is globally popular. Some notable names from Glasgow include Kelly Macdonald (Brave), Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting), Peter Capaldi (Dr Who), and James McAvoy (Split).









Glasgow is the home to some of Scotland’s most prominent media facilities, broadcasters, and creators. This includes the base for BBC Scotland, STV, and most importantly, Voquent is based in Glasgow too!


Manchester 

Just behind Glasgow in terms of the number of voice talents on Voquent, Manchester also has a prominent place in the UK’s media industry and a vast selection of the top UK voiceover talent.










Manchester is home to the North division of the BBC and contains its main premises, the New Broadcasting House. The city is also home to Media City UK, which has multiple television studios that produce classic British staples. These shows include Blue Peter, Dragons Den, BBC Breakfast, Match of the Day, and Coronation Street, which is the longest-running TV soap in the world.


Bristol 

Bristol has the most prominent UK voiceover visibility in the West of England and is home to the Bristol Academy of Voice Acting (BRAVA). Discover the talented voices who work with Voquent from this up-and-coming hub of media production in the UK.










Bristol has many iconic production houses. This list includes Aardman Animations, responsible for Wallace and Gromit, Shawn the Sheep, and Chicken Run. The most extensive studio facilities in the West of England are also based in Bristol.


Edinburgh 

Like Glasgow, Edinburgh has many talented voices who make good use of their globally popular accents. Unlike Glasgow, this vernacular offers a more subtle variation of the Scottish accent, which many find easier to understand.










Edinburgh is home to many big names in media, including Rockstar North which made titles such as Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption in the videogame world. The city is also home to Krotos, a significant sound effects studio whose credits include work for Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and Venom.


Birmingham 

Browse the talented UK voiceover that Birmingham offers and notice the specific and unique nuances of this city’s dialect.









Thanks to the production of popular hits such as Peaky Blinders, Ready Player One, and Kingsman in Birmingham, the city has now had a considerable investment in its production facilities. This includes a brand-new studio in Birmingham, where many UK television shows are also expected to relocate over the coming years. This may advance Birmingham’s place on this list in the future.


Liverpool 

Liverpool is known for its working-class accent, which has the remarkable ability to connect with people all over the country. Discover the unique Scouse accent and the talent based in Liverpool with our extensive database of voices.










Liverpool contains a selection of over 50 Gaming development and animation companies. These companies have worked on Project Gotham Racing, Little Big Planet, Until Dawn, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The creativity and expertise of Liverpool are highly sought after in this sector of the entertainment industry, and with titles like these under their belt, we can see why.


Cardiff 

The Cardiff accent is different from the other accents in Wales. This vernacular sounds closer to English than typical Welsh and is more understandable for the rest of Britain. Therefore, it is often favoured in productions that want a Welsh voice but plan to use that content elsewhere too.









Cardiff is home to Wolf Studios, a 250,000 square foot complex. This studio is the most significant production base in Wales and began operation in 2017. His Dark Materials, Industry, and A Discovery of Witches were all filmed here. Animation is also making a re-appearance in the city. Cardiff’s largest animation studio, Cloth Cat Animations, has worked with companies like Netflix, Milkshake, and ABC Kids. The Cardiff Animation Festival has also been revived in recent years as the industry has begun to grow again.


Leicester 

Leicester is our last entry on this list, narrowly making it. And yet, this exceptionally creative city is packed with talent. Below are some examples of the incredible voices Leicester has to offer.








Research has shown that Leicester is the second largest creative cluster outside London. More than 200 creative businesses are located in the city’s cultural quarter. This cluster includes many digital companies in the design and animation worlds. Kino Bino, an animation studio based in Leicester, has worked with the BBC, NHS, National Trust, and TEDEd. The number of creative jobs, employees, and businesses in Leicester has also continued to grow in the last decade, and the city may become one of the largest creative hubs in Britain.


This concludes our list of the top UK voiceover cities and the regional talents that work with Voquent. The UK is bursting with creative professionals, and each city has its own place in the UK’s production industry, with individual niches and experience to build on.

All voices on this list are vetted and approved to record a fantastic performance for your content, whether it’s for B2B, online explainers, or audiobook projects.

Voquent offers a wide variety of top UK voiceovers to choose from. Browse our selection and discover more voiceover talent from the rest of The United Kingdom too!


Discover incredible UK Voiceovers


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Dylan de Koning

Dylan de Koning

Dylan de Koning is a narrative writer, script reader and film buff from Scotland.

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Dylan de Koning

Dylan de Koning

Dylan de Koning is a narrative writer, script reader and film buff from Scotland.






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