Olivier Leclair is the founder and artistic director of Hippana Theatre UK. He is also a critically acclaimed actor and theatre maker. Olivier has performed voice-over roles at Old Vic, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre and V&A Museum. His most recent VO commercial was for Babbel at SNK studios. On stage, Olivier is a bold physical performer who has been known occasionally to perform as a woman… with an extremely deep voice. His vocal range varies from nasal comedy to full bodied gravitas. You can count on Olivier for dynamic performances and a maniacal attention to detail. This is matched with an incredible work ethic and a personal devotion to his product and his clients. He is a native English Canadian and French Canadian speaker and he masters several American accents. His voice is deep, dynamic and warm.
Chris Poirier is an American voice-over artist based outside of Chicago. He has 7+ years of experience in the business and is a graduate of the Second City Improv course. His voice is described as conversational, believable, relatable, and genuine. He's voiced thousands of commercials and narration projects and is adept at character voices, one such credit being "Little Live Pets" most recent big hit: the "Cleverkeet Bird" (featured on Ellen).
A native Cornish actor Ben Kernow grew up on a small farm on the North Cornish Coast. Ben trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) and has since worked extensively on both the stage and screen in national tours to weekly repertory seasons. A speaker of the Cornish language Ben has a friendly and playful voice quality with a strong adaptability for character voices. When not acting he can often be found in his small vineyard.
Sakalas is a former Lithuanian national radio host now residing and working in the UK.
From hosting live shows on the radio to live concerts on the big screen, and with an award nomination under his name - he's done it all.
His low bass-baritone delivers voice-overs both in English and Lithuanian. Biggest passion - voice-overing books and documentaries.
Simon Identifies as both Welsh and Italian, he was born in Italy from a Welsh Mother.
Growing up, Simon was lucky enough to live and study abroad. He speaks fluent Italian but has also mastered French while in Paris and, later, in Barcelona, he did the same with Spanish!
Simon is a recent graduate of Drama Studio London where he learnt the basics of radio craft, the technical and creative aspects of this varied area of THE industry.
Alexander just graduated from London College of Music with a BA (Hons) in Acting and has recently been cast as part of the ensemble in The Lehman Trilogy at the National Theatre directed by Sam Mendes. Apart from English he also speaks German and Russian fluently and his smooth and confident voice is great for commercials and narration.
Raphael Zari is an Iranian / German actor with a positive and assured voice. He studied
Acting both at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as well as the University of Arts in Berlin.
He was born and raised in Germany to a German mother and an Iranian father, which
enables him to do a range of German and Middle Eastern accents. He has past experience in
Dubbing as well as Translating.
Asheq Akhtar is a dramatic and comedic actor known for his improvisation skills and natural delivery. After making his debut appearance Gillian Wearing's feature film, 'Self Made, Variety Magazine cited him an 'obvious natural talent,' which convinced him to take up acting full time. He then continued with a career in acting with appearances in popular film and TV shows such as Sherlock, Patrick Melrose, Man Like Mobeen and Doctors. He appeared alongside Riz Ahmed and Tom Hiddleston in the award-winning short film 'Out of darkness', and went on to act as lead in Channel 4's dystopian, futuristic short film, 'Benefits'. Though also known for his distinctive appearance and characterful performances, he also utilises a diverse set of accents including variations on the Midlands accents, Indian dialect and his own neutral voice amongst others.