Voice Over Artist

The Mary Poppins of Voice Over. If you need a British female voiceover talent for your project then let Deryn arrive on the East Wind from Shropshire with her versatility, RP pronunciation, sense of fun, and ‘spit spot’ attitude to every detail.


To ensure that my voice fits your project I am happy to record a few lines of your project for free before you place an order. Just fill out the form indicating what genre the recording is for, add a few lines of your script plus a short description of the style and tone.

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British Female Voice Actor, Deryn Oliver.
The Mary Poppins of Voice Over.


As Mary Poppins says ‘In every job that must be done there is an element of fun’ so whether your voice over project is character animation, or a corporate training video, I will strive to make the whole process of working with me as fun and easy as possible for you.

The last thing you want in your busy schedule is hold ups from the voice over talent. You can rest assured that I am super organised and pay attention to details so that all goes smoothly and you get the results you need in a timely fashion. Spit spot!

Latest AudioBook


The Fairweather Sisters, Book 1. Leaving behind the rural charms of Finnshire, Miss Penelope Fairweather arrives in London with hope in her heart and a dream in her eye. The dowager, no less, has invited her for a season in London, where she will attempt to catch a husband.

Deryn Oliver was a new to me narrator, but her narration work was easy to listen to and slip into the story. I would often click on the story, planning to only listen to a little, and getting caught up in it and ignoring my plans. She caught the tone of the tale and the personalities of the characters. The characters were already a trip, but she worked with their comedic caricature so they were not too bombastic and were just right for this sort of story.' Amazon Reviewer

Penelope (A Madcap Regency Romance) Full Audible Sample   |   03.08 min

Deryn is a superb narrator and brought my story "Tell me another story Dad" to life... I couldn't recommend her more highly, if you want your project to shine.

Julie Hodgson Childrens Author

Taking our comments on board, she was great to communicate with and helped us work quickly towards achieving the desired result. I couldn't find any other artist who had a voice like hers and I feel she offered superb style and tone for what we wanted to achieve.

Wickwoods Country Club and Hotel

Perfect, Exactly what we were looking for 10/10.

Immersive Productions

Recent Work

Animation Narration

Story teller voice over for a fairy tale story produced for a couple before their wedding.

Medical Explainer

This medical information video required a clear, well enunciated voice yet with a kindly tone to reassure and inform.

Science Explainer

Narration for an explainer about research into tracking bees using drone technology.

Character Read

A spoof James Bond project where I voice an ‘M’ type character in my best Judy Dench style.

Specialist Services


AudioBook Voice Over

You’ve worked for weeks, months and maybe even years on your book and all that hard work deserves an excellent audiobook narrator.

animation voice over

Animation Voice Over

As a voice actor, I have the skills to add realism and depth to your story with a specialism in voicing Witches, old crones and posh, foreboding ladies!.

gaming voice over

Gaming Voice Over

Whether you need a narrator for your game or the protagonist or even just some humanisation. Sounds I can deliver to your direction.

Meet Deryn Oliver

Even as a child at infant school in the 70’s I was complimented on my clear and confident speaking voice. When asked for volunteers to read out loud in class it was my hand that shot up as although I wasn’t great at science and maths, I knew I had a talent for speech.

And, as I found out in later years, a talent for acting too. Combine those two talents with a cheery disposition, a sense of fun, a touch of perfectionism, a smidgen of silliness and a large helping of reliability, and you have your 'go to' voice over artist.


My Vision

'Let’s not complicate things that are really quite simple’ - Mary Poppins

And I agree wholeheartedly. (Or should I say ‘Indubitably’) as being simple and straightforward to work with is what I am all about.

I will record a high quality voice over to your specifications for your project, will follow your directions, give feedback, chat with you about progress and above all will do all these in a timely and cheerful fashion.

I approach every voice over project, however large or small, with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail and ensure I have all the information up front in order to give you the best.

What makes me different

As well as having a quintessential English voice aka Mary Poppins, I can also bring other elements of her qualities to your project.

No, not the ability to sail up the banisters, fly with the aid of an umbrella or dance with penguins but I can bring a bit of calm order, and professionalism as well as a sense of fun and versatility to your voice over project. And if desired, I can magically change my voice to sound less like Mary and more like Bert (though with a better cockney accent!) or a wide variety of other voices.

And if you want to hear me voice your words before placing an order, I am more than happy to record a short sample for you to help you decide. Just fill out the form with details of your project and a small sample of the read and I will send a file via which ever method you prefer.


Is Your Telephone Answer Message Costing You Business?

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over Have you ever given much thought to the voice and message your customers hear when they ring your business and get your telephone answer message?Do you think it matters that much whether they hear an authoritative male voice or a...

How Do You Voice All Those Characters?

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over I have just finished recording the last chapter of my latest audiobook and am saying farewell to the characters of George, Amy, Penelope, The Duke, Uncle Henry and countless others..My husband is employed as my proof listener and...

How Bradley Walsh helped launch my voice over career

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over Even as a child at infant school in the 70’s I was complimented on my clear and confident speaking voice. Throughout my school days I was regularly asked to be the narrator for assemblies and stage productions. When asked for...

A Day In The Life of a Voice Over Artist

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over I’m often asked what a typical day is like for a home based voiceover artist and I have to say it varies enormously from one day to the next. Some weeks I have a lot of recording to do, especially when I have a big audiobook...

Is your Audiobook success a sure thing or are the odds too long?

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over Points to consider with your Audiobook before offering a Royalty Share deal on ACX. So you have decided your book is going to make a great audiobook and you are looking for a suitable narrator to bring your words to life.Exciting...

Considerations when Searching for your Audiobook Narrator

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over So you’ve done it! Congratulations! The book is finished and all that writing, rewriting, proofreading, rewriting and re reading is over. The book is published. But now you are considering having it produced as an audiobook....

Will Your Book make it as an Audiobook?

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over So you spend hours, days and weeks or even years to get your words down on paper – or screen – and you are at last happy with your book. 
You may already have had it published and are enjoying the feedback from your readers or...

Animation Voice Overs and More. Pigeon-hole yourself. It may give you wings.

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over Audiobooks, explainer videos, animation, corporate advertising, gaming, the voice of God, IVR, e-learning ………
 These are just a few of the sectors that require voice over artists and when I was a complete newbie I hadn’t even...

Audiobook Voice Over. What to do in the middle of the day

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over Enjoy reading a book in the middle of the day? I certainly do. So you have got the job, the author wants your voice to flesh out their characters, to tell their story and to engage the buyers of the book and have them pressing...

Becoming a Voice Actor. The importance of an Audio Warm Up.

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over Last month I was on the stage in Cinderella playing the elocution teacher trying to educate The Ugly Sisters in the art of ‘speaking proper’ and ‘being a lady’.​ As in the classic productions ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Singing in The...

I'd Love to Help You

I’m so lucky to be able to work in this wonderful industry and I would love to hear about your voice over project so I can bring character to your words.

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Deryn Oliver

Listen Now!

Check out my variety of vocal styles in the demo page or for a quick idea of my voice click on the audio link below.