Helen Ayres

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  • Links

    Personal Website
    www.helenayres.com
    IMDB
    IMDB
    Twitter
    @Raphaelite_Girl
    Equity
    yes

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2000 - 2020BBC Radio Drama Rep - 250+ roles
Radio
Drama, Comedy, Factual, Features.BBC
2020Poetry Reader
Podcast
The Stubborn Light Of ThingsMelissa Harrison
2018 - 2020Vocal Coach
Coaching
Authors On TourHA Associates
2020Actor
Spoken word / Performance poetry
Pandemic Poems - Lockdown PoetrySam West's Pandemic Poems
2019Audiobook Reader
Audiobook
All Among The BarleyWF Howes
2018Kathe Kollwitz
Radio
Armistice 1819 seriesBlakeway Productions for BBC
2018Beatrice Webb
Radio
Armistice 1819 seriesBlakeway Productions for BBC
2018Sayeeda Warsi
Radio
Armistice 1819 seriesBlakeway Productions for BBC
2016 - 2017Ranee
Documentary
Kew's Forgotten QueenBlink Films
2017Florence Nightingale
Events
Historic London appCentre Screen Productions
2015Audiobook Narrator
Audiobook
SonghunterInterface Voice Studio for Oakhill Publishing
2013Audiobook Narrator
Audiobook
Secret FCInterface Voice Studio for Oakhill Publishing
2009Maria von Trapp
Radio
The Real Sound of MusicBBC Radio
2008 - 2009Evelyn Bellard
Computer Game
Anno 1404
Mark Estdale
Outsource Media
2009Lone Villager
Computer Game
Venetica
Mark Estdale
Outsource Media
2009Femme Fatale
Computer Game
Venetica
Mark Estdale
Outsource Media
2008Emma Darwin
Corporate
Darwin Bicentennial for Down House
Lisa O'Neill
Centre Screen Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    20002 yr. ActingBristol Old Vic Theatre School

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    sE Electronics sE-T2 Titan 2 Microphone, ipDTL, Audient ID44 USB Audio Interface, Pro Tools Perpetual License, Twisted Wave, G-Tech G-Drive 10TB Flash Drive, Samsung SSD T5 2TB, KRK KNS 8400 Professional closed-cup Dynamic Headphones, Cables XR cables 3-pin, sE Electronics SPACE High Quality Portable Reflection Filter, Global Truss 1000mm Boom ar
    Available for hire, I have:
    sE Electronics sE-T2 Titan 2 Microphone, ipDTL, Audient ID44 USB Audio Interface, G-Tech G-Drive 10TB Flash Drive, Samsung SSD T5 2TB, KRK KNS 8400 Professional closed-cup Dynamic Headphones, Cables XR cables 3-pin, sE Electronics SPACE High Quality Portable Reflection Filter, Global Truss 1000mm Boom ar

    Industry Awards

    BBC Carleton Hobbs Radio Award Winner.

    Sony Award nominee.

    Additional Skills

    "Helen is a vocal chamaeleon" - she's an excellent mimic, plays children convincingly, has a wide vocal character range from evil villain, and femme fatale, via a plum pudding and alarmed pigeon.

    While always well-prepared, Helen is a talented improviser, well known for pulling rabbits out of vocal hats – at a moment's notice if necessary.

    As a writer, she's also good with w̶o̶r̶m̶s̶ words, so will bring - should you wish - additional creative flair to your copy, ensuring every word counts.

    Short description of my voice

    Authoritative, reassuring corporate, to evil, cute or plain weird Gaming/Animation characters. Excellent mimic. RP, Native Westcountry.

    ""Helen is a dream to edit"" - Lisa O'Neill, Centre Screen Productions.

    Referees

    Costa Nominated, Times and Guardian author and journalist – Melissa Harrison - 2020

    ( or via agent Jenny Hewson at Lutyens and Rubinstein www.lutyensrubinstein.co.uk/)

    Additional Information

    Broadcast quality Home Studio - output to BBC standards.

    Can offer full 'Virtual Studio' remote service, via ipDTL, where you can live direct, should you wish.

    Competent editor - Twisted Wave.

  • Skills

    Accents (North American)
    • Boston
    • Californian
    • Canadian
    • General American
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    • Standard American
    • Texas
    • Upper-Class Massachusetts
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    ISDN Line
    • No
    Media Specialism
    • Audiobooks
    • Cartoons
    • CD Rom
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • E-learning
    • Events
    • Jingles
    • Lip Synch / ADR
    • Multimedia
    • Narration
    • Podcasts
    • Radio
    • Spoken word & performance poetry
    • Teacher / Voice Coach
    • Telephony systems
    • Video Games
    • Voice Direction
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Age Range
    • Children
    • Under 20
    • 20 - 30
    • 30 - 45
    • 45+
    Native accent
    • English
    Voice Style
    • Angry
    • Announcer
    • Arrogant
    • Artistic
    • Authoritative
    • Bubbly
    • Charismatic
    • Cold
    • Concerned
    • Dangerous
    • Deep
    • Dopy
    • Dry / Sarcastic
    • Empathic
    • Energetic
    • Friendly
    • Fun
    • Glamorous
    • Happy
    • Informed
    • Innocent
    • Light
    • Luxurious / Smooth
    • Natural
    • Reassuring
    • Rich
    • Scary / Intimidating
    • Sexy
    • Soft / Gentle
    • Sophisticated
    • Versatile
    • Warm
    • Whiny
    • Young
    ipDTL
    • Yes
    Organisation Memberships
    • BAFTA (UK)
    • Equity
    • Equity (UK)
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Black Country
    • Cheshire
    • Cockney
    • Cornish
    • Devon
    • Dorset
    • Essex
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Norfolk
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Somerset
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • Wiltshire
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Dublin
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • Italian
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years