Richard Usher

  • Files

    • sound file (mp3)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    website

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Dennis Price (No.1) and Michael Bates (Cmdr. Shaw and Ginger)
Theatre
The Navy LarkPrimrose Productions
2018 - 2020Storyteller (Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and various)
Audiobook
The Sherlock Holmes Children's CollectionSweet Cherry Publishing
2020Voice-Over
Narration
Welcome Back to the HydroBe Ambitious
2017 - 2018Narrator
Corporate
2018 Meetology Lab Keynote Promotional VideoMeetology Lab
2017 - 2018Peter Sellers, Kenneth Connor
Theatre
The Lost Hancocks: Vacant LotThe Birmingham Comedy Festival
2017Charlie
Film (Short)
Dead MeetEnborne River Productions
2017Peter Sellers
Theatre
The Goon Show!Birmingham Comedy Festival & FRED Theatre
2017Narrator
Animation / Cartoons
Cycling UK's top 10 things you need to know when you start cyclingCycling UK/GoFilm
2016Voice Artist/Performer
Languages
English for KuwaitGarnet Publishing Ltd
2016Voice Artist/Performer
Languages
English for IraqGarnet Publishing Ltd
2015 - 2016Voice-Over
Commercial
YOPA TV Advertising CampaignSuperplex Pictures
2015Voice-Actor
E-learning
'Interface: English for Technical CommunicationCanford Publishing
2015News Announcer
Narration
Radio announcement for Chamber Opera CD recording 'Breathe Freely' produced by Linn Records‏Dr Julian J Wagstaff
2015Narrator
Audiobook
Shakespeare Children's StoriesSweet Cherry Publishing
2014Peter Sellers
Theatre
The Goon Show!Birmingham Comedy Festival & Old Joint Stock Theatre Company
2014Tutor/Coach
Coaching
Introduction to RadioThe Bridge Training Theatre Company
2014Actor
Audiobook
Moving into Tourism and Hospitality: WorkbookGarnet Education
2014Actor
Audiobook
Moving into Tourism and HospitalityGarnet Education
2013Spoof Presenter
Coaching
Law Training for Hospital Broadcasting AssociationBe Ambitious (for the Hospital Broadcasting Association)
2013Voice-Over
E-learning
ProQual Eco Build ProjectAir Digital
2013Actor
E-learning
English for Iraq, Grade 11Garnet Education
2013Actor
E-learning
English for Iraq, Grade 12Garnet Education
2012Actor
Events
Titanic & Liverpool – The Untold StoryNational Museums Liverpool
2011Character Voice Performer for Trail
Radio
Pathe News TrailBBC
2008Character Voice Performer
Spoken word / Performance poetry
1908 Olympics featureBBC Sport Website
2005Ted the Clydesdale and Raja the Elephant
Film (Short)
The Story of TedGoldeneye Video & Photography
2005Character Voice Performer for Timmy-Phone Project
Radio
Timmy Mallett's Timmy-PhoneBBC
2002 - 2004Presenter / Producer
Radio
The Early Breakfast ProgrammeBBC Radio
2004Presenter & Narrator
Narration
The Good Life - The Life & Music of Tony BennettBBC Radio
2004Presenter & Narrator
Narration
It's A Kind of MagicBBC Radio
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2000Media ProductionUniversity of Lincolnshire & Humberside

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Sound Mixing Software, Behringer XENYX X1204 USB compact mixing desk, Audio Technica AT4033a Studio Microphone

    Additional Skills

    ACTOR

    WRITER

    A member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, I have written many successful radio documentaries for the BBC on subjects as diverse as Tony Bennett and movie scores. I recently wrote the foreword for 'The Saint Abroad', part of a series of reprints from Thomas & Mercer.

    BROADCASTING

    I am an experienced radio producer, sound designer and broadcaster with many years of experience with the BBC.

    Short description of my voice

    I am an experienced, versatile and dependable voice artist with a pleasant and rich voice-over style perfect for advertising, corporate presentations, audio books and broadcasting assignments.

    I have experience in presenting scripts across a broad range of subjects, from Shakespeare for children to e-Learning for students in the Middle East, and a national TV campaign for YOPA.

    Voice Acting appearances include short film 'Dead Meet' (youtu.be/9Bc9LeRKdFs) and the role of Peter Sellers in two theatre tours of 'The Goon Show!' for Birmingham Comedy Festival 2014 and FRED Theatre, with appearances as Peter Sellers and Kenneth Connor in the world premiere of 'The Lost Hancocks' for Wolverhampton Comedy Festival, Funny Things in November 2017, with further presentations in 2018 at the British Library for Birmingham Comedy Festival. My monthly comedy Podcast 'Twistory Tales!' can be found via iTunes and Android subscription services (itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/twistory-tales-the-richard-usher-comedy-podcast/id **contact removed** ?mt=2) and via my own website at www.richardusher.co.uk

    I am able to travel, and I also have home studio facilities based in Berkshire with Skype access available.

    Referees

    Geoff Motley, talent mentor & media coach: **contact removed**

  • Skills

    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • English, standard
    • Hull
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    ISDN Line
    • No
    Media Specialism
    • Audiobooks
    • Cartoons
    • CD Rom
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • E-learning
    • Jingles
    • Multimedia
    • Narration
    • NewsReader
    • Podcasts
    • Radio
    • Spoken word & performance poetry
    • Teacher / Voice Coach
    • Telephony systems
    • Voice Direction
    Organisation Memberships
    • WGGB (UK)
    Age Range
    • 30 - 45
    Native accent
    • English
    Voice Style
    • Announcer
    • Charismatic
    • Friendly
    • Fun
    • Informed
    • Natural
    • Reassuring
    • Rich
    • Versatile
    • Warm