Joan Walker

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019 - 2021Narrator
Audiobook
Witches Unwelcome; Picklewitch and JackOakhill Publishing
2020 - 2021Narrator
Narration
BBC History MagazineBBC/RNIB
2020Narrator
Audiobook
In the Lion's DenWF Howes
2020narrator
Audiobook
The Ides of MarchBee Audio
2020Narrator
Commercial
Riviera Radio advertising Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte CarloRadio Riviera
2020Narrator
Audiobook
Watch over youWhite House Sound
2019Narrator
E-learning
GCSE Mathematics revisionCambridge University Press
2014 - 2019narrator
Radio
Obla Air, dramaBritish Council
2013 - 2015multi voices, narrator
Narration
PULSE, English learnersMacmillan press/Footstep
2014Celine
Television / TV
Birds of a FeatherITV
2014narrator
Narration
Objet d'Art, the LouvreAntenna
2013multi voices, narrator
Narration
High achievers, English learnersSantillana Press/Motivation Sound
2013narrator
Narration
Army Museum, BelgiumAntenna Audio
2013narrator
Narration
JellybirdOakhill Publishing
2013narrator
E-learning
iZettleWidevox
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1984Post graduate diploma in ActingThe Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

    Industry Awards

    2018 AudioFile Golden earphones award for Here in Berlin

    2016 AudioFile Golden earphones award for Britt Marie was Here

    Carleton Hobbs (runner up, 1984)

    Guardian Best Ever...voted in top 3 for narration of Romeo and Juliet (2007)

    Additional Skills

    Excellent sight reader; preparation and thoroughness guaranteed. Good spoken French; facility with other European languages for short passages.

    BSc.(Hons) in psychology and maths so I enjoy scientific reads that some may not relish.

    Short description of my voice

    Warm, inviting, seductively authoritative. Can be bossy. Can be gently persuasive. Always professional. Perfection guaranteed. Characters created with absoulte authenticity. Accents polished to perfection.

    Referees

    Charles Nove ; BBC

    James Richardson; independent producer

    Tracey Neale; BBC

    Peter Walton; independent producer

    Daryl Chapman;Manager of Talking Book studios, RNIB

  • Skills

    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Upper-Class Massachusetts
    Languages Spoken
    • French
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    ISDN Line
    • Yes
    Media Specialism
    • Audiobooks
    • Cartoons
    • CD Rom
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Dubbing
    • E-learning
    • In-car Navigation
    • Lip Synch / ADR
    • Multimedia
    • Narration
    • NewsReader
    • Podcasts
    • Radio
    • Spoken word & performance poetry
    • Teacher / Voice Coach
    • Video Games
    • Voice Direction
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Age Range
    • 30 - 45
    • 45+
    Native accent
    • English
    Voice Style
    • Angry
    • Announcer
    • Arrogant
    • Artistic
    • Authoritative
    • Bubbly
    • Charismatic
    • Cold
    • Concerned
    • Dangerous
    • Dry / Sarcastic
    • Empathic
    • Energetic
    • Friendly
    • Fun
    • Glamorous
    • Happy
    • Informed
    • Innocent
    • Light
    • Luxurious / Smooth
    • Natural
    • Reassuring
    • Rich
    • Scary / Intimidating
    • Sexy
    • Soft / Gentle
    • Sophisticated
    • Versatile
    • Warm
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cardiff
    • Cheshire
    • Derby
    • Edinburgh
    • English, standard
    • Geordie
    • Lancashire
    • Leeds
    • Liverpool
    • Manchester
    • Midlands, East
    • Northern England
    • Northern Working Class
    • Nottingham
    • RP
    • Scottish, South
    • Sheffield
    • Welsh, Standard
    Accents (International)
    • Arabic
    • Australian
    • Austrian
    • Belgian
    • Czech
    • Eastern European
    • French
    • German
    • Irish RP
    • Italian
    • New Zealand
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Scandinavian
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years