My natural speaking voice is mature and light, warm and expressive. I have a neutral accent (UK English RP), but am able to do a wide range of regional accents. I have over thirty-five years of experience as a professional actor in all genres - television, radio drama, on film and on stage. As a narrator and presenter, I have worked on corporate videos and commercials and as both an 'in vision' and voiceover presenter for television documentaries.
To hear some short clips from my demo showreel, just click on the clips on the right of this page.
Native accents: English RP (UK). North Welsh (Bangor).
Age range: 35 - 75
Accents: RP English; Upper class English; Welsh (North and South); East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire); Cockney; Generic Northern.
Angry; Arrogant; Authoritative; Calm; Cartoon; Clipped; Cool; Comedic; Compassionate; Concerned; Dangerous; Defined; Empathetic; Energetic; Friendly; Gentle; Humorous; Informed; Intuitive; Light; Mature; Optimistic; Professional; Reassuring; Reliable; Sympathetic; Sophisticated; Technical; Versatile.
ADR; Audiobooks; Appeals; CD Rom; Commercials; Corporate; Charities; Drama; Documentary; Dubbing; Narration; Podcasts, Promotions, Poetry; Statutory organisations; Storytelling; Telephony systems; Training films; Technical material - particularly engineering and aviation.
'Ben Roberts was great to work with. Thoroughly professional and with good insight, he pitched his presentation and narration of the documentary perfectly. His warm and friendly voice really pulled the viewer into the story, giving it authenticity and charm. I'd love to work with him again'.
STEPHANIE WESSELL. Producer The Oxford Skeleton Mystery. ITV Central.
Ben handled the difficult subject of divorce and separation with sensitivity and care. His empathetic vocal style and calm presentation were absolutely perfect.
DAVID FULLER. Producer, Relationships. ITV Central
‘I had such fun working with Ben and it was certainly a novel experience being strapped into a four-seater Cesna – that was being flown by the presenter! Scary – but exciting and we all lived to tell the tale - and the end result was well worth it!
CHARLOTTE LAMONT: Producer, The Weekend Show. ITV
Ben narrated the series, 'Front Line Crime' for Carlton Television. The programmes covered a range of stories which demanded subtle changes in delivery and intonation. Ben clearly enjoyed the role. He brought gravity to the serious stories and an added edge to the grittier items. He was also very much at home with the lighter material, giving it the warmth and humour it needed. In short, his voiceovers complemented the content and struck just the right note.
ALLISTER CRADDOCK : former current affairs and documentaries producer at Carlton Television and currently East Midlands producer of BBC One’s Politics Show.
With a background as an engineer, I have a good understanding of most things technical; I am happy to collaborate in script writing and script editing on technical projects particularly.
If you would like to view my theatre CV as a PDF document please click HERE
To view my film, radio and television resume as a PDF document, please click HERE
If you would like to hear more soundclips, please complete the contact / enquiry form HERE . We can send you a compilation audio showreel featuring all three of us, or you can request a solo showreel from any one of us. Showreels can be delivered as MP3 attachments or on a CD. Please let us know which you would prefer.