Author: Phil Rowe

  • Alice Through The Looking Glass – The Wonderland Challenge 2

    I was delighted to be given the chance to join with 174 fellow voice actors to narrate Lewis Carroll’s classic ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The scheme is the brainchild of voice actor and owner of WonderlandVO.com Brad Shaw, who himself has battled and beat cancer three times.As…

  • The Advantage Of Using A Welsh Voice For Your Production

    Some of the world’s most famous and iconic voices over the past six decades have come from Wales.  Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Michael Sheen – the list goes on and on! For a country with such a small population, the reach of the Welsh voice (and Welsh Voice Actor) has punched well above its weight…

  • The Power of Authenticity in the Voice-Over Industry

    As a Welsh voice over, I understand the profound impact authenticity can have in the voice-over industry. In a world saturated with media, genuine voices that resonate with audiences have the power to captivate, engage, and leave a lasting impression. Authenticity goes beyond mere vocal performance; it’s about connecting on a deeper level and conveying…

  • Are we finally going to see the end of accentism?

    I suppose that almost every country on earth has it’s own internal battles with accentism.  I know that accents can be a hot topic in the US, for example, and here in the UK each country and region has its own battles, with regions of England feeling just as aggrieved by accentism as the Celtic…

  • Welsh Accents in the Voice Over Industry: Exploring the Unique and Diverse Soundscapes of Wales

    For those that don’t know, Wales is a small country with a rich cultural heritage and a long history of storytelling. Its people have a unique way of speaking that is known for its musicality, expressiveness, and versatility. In recent years, Welsh accents have become increasingly popular in the voice over industry, and many Welsh…

  • Bannau Brycheiniog – What’s all the fuss about?!

    “What’s in a name? “ asked Shakespeare, concluding that the name does not matter, but the substance does. I wonder, though, if he would have taken kindly to being called Billy Rattlerod over and over whether he liked it or not? After the furore surrounding Eryri and Yr Wyddfa, the recent decision to stop referring…

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