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

Octavia Bloom and The Missing Key

One tiny discovery can have enormous consequences....
Almost 10-year-old Octavia Bloom is looking for adventure, but when it comes, it's in the shape of a tiny fairy door.
Dragging her reluctant sister and cousins into the mystery, Octavia discovers her family are hiding not one but two life-changing secrets.
Why is her mother searching for an elusive flower? And does she have what it takes to reunite her fractured family?
Octavia's certain the answers lie behind the fairy door, if only she could just find the key....
Bravery, secrets, and magic intertwine in this fantastical adventure.

The Perfect Mix of Lewis and Blyton
'Estelle Grace Tudor has opened our minds to a world equally as charming as Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and CS Lewis’ Chroniclers of Narnia. Octavia Bloom has an enchanting plot and the performance of Deryn Oliver brought everything to life.
' Amazon Reviewer

A perfect pinch of magic!
'Beautifully written and narrated! My seven year old and I enjoyed the book so much we bought the audible book to listen to in the car. The most exciting and magical read since we found Narnia in the back of the wardrobe! We are so looking forward to the next book in the series to find out what is in store for our new favourite family.
' Amazon Reviewer

Octavia Bloom and The Missing Key Full Audible Sample   |   05.00 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.


The Author Interviews

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over This month I have launched my new series The Author Interviews in which I interview the authors of some of the audiobooks I have voiced to find out more about their process, how they became a writer and how they create the plot....

Corporate LiveWire Awards Prestige Award Winner

DERYN OLIVER British Female Voice Over Back in the summer of 2020 I was contacted by the Corporate LiveWire Awards to say that I had been nominated for a Prestige Award in the voice over actor category for Central England.Obviously I was thrilled to be nominated but...

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...

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.