Animation Voice Over

If you need a British female voice over service for your project contact Deryn who has versatility, RP pronunciation, a sense of fun, and a ‘spit spot’ attitude to every detail.


I know that it can be hard to imagine how your script will sound so why not request a free custom voice over demo before you order.

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Animation Voice Actor, Deryn Oliver.
British Female Voice Over.

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Animation has come so far in the last 25 years, not simply in terms of the technology behind the likes of Pixar and Dreamworks, but more in just how much choice there is.
When I was growing up in the 70’s pretty much all cartoons and animation was aimed at children and talk to anyone over the age of 40 and they will probably be able to name all the characters in The Looney Toons as well as do a few voice impersonations of the famous lines.
Sufferin Succotach was one of my favourites when Sylvester failed yet again and just the two words ‘Meep, Meep’ will have many people thinking of Road Runner, the speedy prey that Wily Coyote never managed to catch.

Today the variety and amount of animation for both children and adult audiences has grown exponentially with animation used for educational and training purposes as well as entertainment. Animated characters can capture the viewers attention more easily than a real human image and the voice that is chosen for that character is also key for that attention to be held.
Just think of Homer and how his voice is just perfect at encapsulating the personality of frequent immaturity, stupidity, dim witness, selfishness, laziness, and explosive anger of the ‘average Joe’. Dohhh.

Being the voice of a cartoon character is a skill in itself. One has to find a voice which suits the character’s visual characteristics, as well as their personality. As a creator you will probably have a clear picture in your mind as to how their new characters should sound, and it’s up to a voice artist to pick up on as many nuances possible in order to create a character which feels ‘real’.
Cartoon viewers are happy to suspend their disbelief, but only up to a point, and if the voice just doesn’t feel right – they’ll know.
I’ve had the great pleasure of voicing a number of animated characters – either for cartoons, animated films, video games, or even public information films and would love to be the voice of your next character.

About Me

When I was about four years old my mum took my brother and I to the cinema for the first time to see that timeless classic Bambi. Although it was a long, long time ago I do still remember the excitement and the thrill of seeing colourful, animated characters loom large on the big screen ( I had only seen black and white television before then) and I know that I was enjoying the experience all the way up until that terrible bit when Bambi’s mother is shot.
After that I was a wailing mess and had to be taken out, much to my brother’s annoyance.
The next film I saw on the big screen was Mary Poppins and this was a far more successful outing. I loved the film from start to finish, especially the animation with the horse race and dancing penguins, and will still watch it now with my husband who likewise had been taken under its spell as a child. Although PJ Travers did not approve of Disney adding the animation to her story I feel that the fantasy sequence definitely was the hook that caught my seven year old imagination and the fact that today I am in the envious position to be able to add my voice to animated projects is simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

What I can do for you

Whether you are looking for my spit spot RP or BBC English, a croaky old witch or a cutesy voice for your animation I am more than happy to provide you with a short Free sample read to help you decide if my voice is the one you are after.
Once we have agreed the project, I will read the full script, make any notes and queries I may have for you and will be in contact with you throughout the process to ensure that you are happy. I can to be directed via Zoom etc or and have Source Connect if preferred or if required can travel to studio .
Once completed I will send you the file in either WAV or MP3 to check and will make the agreed revisions if necessary.


Since starting out as a voice over in 2017 I have voiced a wide variety of characters and countless voice over projects. I have voiced numerous witches from friendly and helpful to downright evil and on the other end of the scale have been the voice of a giant Christmas tree for a theme park in Canada and my clear diction and warm tone is perfection for the role as a narrator.

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Amazing work! Deryn went out of her way to make sure we were happy with the characters before recording.

Specialist Services


AudioBook Narration

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

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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!.

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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.

Why Choose 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' British (Female) Voice Over actor.


So How Can I Help?

'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 the kind of British Voice Over Actor I am.
Working from my cosy Pro Studio in rural Shropshire, 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 do all these in a timely and cheerful fashion.

I’m happy to quote for a live directed session over Source Connect, Zoom etc if required and can also travel to a studio of your choice if required.

Want sound effects or music adding?
No problem. We can chat through your ideas and together create something fabulous!


What makes me different

As well as having a quintessential British voice AKA Mary Poppins I can also bring other elements of her qualities to your voice over project.
Like her I will bring a bit of calm order and professionalism as well as a sense of fun and versatility. And although I can’t magically produce copious items from a carpet bag I can produce a variety of character voices for you from sweet young heroines to nasty old witches and countless others.

As a professional British Voice Actor I work everyday from my Pro Studio so can offer a 24 hour turnaround and if you are casting for a voice over project look at the variety of work I can help you with.

  • Corporate Narration
  • Radio Commercials
  • Audiobooks
  • Gaming
  • E- Learning Courses
  • Explainer Videos
  • Audio Guides
  • Public Announcements
  • Cartoon Characters
  • Mobile Apps and many more.

Wherever a female British voice actor is required!​


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The Hidden Gems of Audiobooks – Unveiling The Benefits Beyond Words

An enjoyment of reading brings so much to peoples lives. As well as sharing and expanding knowledge, reading develops emotional intelligence, connects mankind, shares ideas and opens up the mind to possibilities.

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How to nail the scary voice over – what makes a voice frightening?

The Wicked Witch of The West in The Wizard of Oz was my first encounter with a frightening character voice and it was Margaret Hamilton’s distinctive vocal delivery that scared me more than the makeup or costume and had me hiding behind the sofa.

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5 Reasons Why Voice Overs are Important for Your Videos

Your video is spot on. The images are exactly how you want them but the audio, both the music and the human voice, will lift the message high, capturing your audience’s attention and carrying it further.


The Author Interviews

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

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.


Is Your Telephone Answer Message Costing You Business?

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?


How Do You Voice All Those Characters?

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..


How Bradley Walsh helped launch my voice over career

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.


A Day In The Life of a Voice Over Artist

Some weeks I have a lot of recording to do, especially when I have a big audiobook project on the go, and other weeks there is less time spent behind the mic and more time discussing potential projects or auditioning for suitable roles.


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

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 times! However you don’t have a huge production budget for this new endeavour and narrators don’t get behind the mic for free.

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.