Voice over Archive


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Guardian Buttermere

[Ed : the above photo was taken from an article titled “Top 10 Photography locations in the Lakes District” from the Guardian website. That article has no connection with the Channel 4 programme.]

Here’s what we know about this project (from the Channel 4 website) :

Channel 4 in the UK has produced 10 short films featuring stunning footage from all four corners of the British Isles accompanied by readings from much-loved British actors.

The 10 shorts are:

Anglesey – Hollywood actor Michael Sheen reads The Moment by Kathleen Raine over a fantastic aerial shot of Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey.

Aber Falls – Michael Sheen reads Leisure by W.H. Davies over a single shot of the incredible Rhaeadr-fawr (Aber Falls), Gwynedd.

Pinetum – Homeland star David Harewood reads Leaf and Tendril by John Burroughs over a beautiful shot of the forest at Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent.

Slieve Donard – Amanda Burton reads an extract from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis over a stunning image of the riverside walking route to Slieve Donard, County Down.

Causeway – Amanda Burton reads an extract from The Irish Sketchbook by William Makepeace Thackeray over incredible images of Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim.

Dovedale – Sean Bean reads an extract from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame over beautiful scenery of Dovedale, Derbyshire.

Wycoller – Sean Bean reads Stanzas by Emily Bronte over a breathtaking shot of the historic Wycoller Country Park, Lancashire.

Buttermere – Last Tango in Halifax star Nicola Walker reads The Words of Alfred Wainwright over a breathtaking image of one of the Lake’s District’s best views in Buttermere, Cumbria.

Old Man – Downton Abbey star Phyllis Logan reads In Praise of Walking by Thomas A. Clark over striking scenery of The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye.

Camusdarach – Phyllis Logan reads an extract from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Lord Byron over shots of the golden sands of Camusdarach Beach, The Highlands.

As far as we can tell, each short film lasts only about a minute and they are not available for viewing anywhere on the web.

We do not know which passage written by Alfred Wainwright was used in Nicola’s short clip. You can find more information on Alfred Wainwright on Wikipedia.


007™ Legends

Nicola as Tracy

007™ Legends is a computer game which includes six of the James Bond novels already made into movies. The six movies are :

  • Moonraker
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • Die Another Day
  • Licence to Kill
  • Goldfinger and
  • Skyfall

For more information about this computer game (for example, which movie actor/actress has also provided the voice work for this game), check out its Wikipedia page. You can also read a three part “Making Of” article at Crave Online.

Nicola is the voice of Tracy di Vicenzo in the second game, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. From the official press release, we have this information 


The second of six Bond movie-inspired missions to be featured in this year’s upcoming 007™ Legends video game has been revealed as On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. True love is hard to find but James Bond has finally found his equal in the beautiful Tracy di Vicenzo, the daughter of European crime syndicate head Marc-Ange Draco — Bond’s key contact for tracking down criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld. After wooing Tracy and their ensuing whirlwind romance, they jet set off to the Swiss Alps as Bond pursues Blofeld. It’s here, in a picturesque Alpine setting, that gamers encounter an avalanche of action. Blofeld is aware of Bond’s undercover ruse and kidnaps Tracy, luring Bond into a rescue mission involving a fast-paced downhill ski chase and a confrontation in a high-flying cable car, which also uncovers Blofeld’s master plan to release a deadly virus in five of the world’s largest cities. With the help of Tracy’s father, players must infiltrate Blofeld’s private research facility in the Swiss Alps, thwart the release of the virus and save Tracy before it’s too late.

If you are familiar with the James Bond franchise, either the novels and/or the movies, you will know that Tracy is the woman Bond fell in love with and married in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service but sadly, the bride was killed by one of Bond’s enemies on their wedding day. In the film version, Tracy was played by Diana Rigg.

Nicola’s part in this computer game is very small. If you are not into computer games (specially the more violent ones which require you to beat your opponents to a pulp with your joystick), you can watch the game walkthroughs posted by some of the gamers which are uploaded on YouTube. Nicola’s voice can be heard in the following segments :

Game Walkthrough part 1, around 4:43 minutes

Game Walkthrough part 2, around 7:32 minutes

Game Walkthrough part 4, around 4:40 minutes

If you’re still getting over what happened to Ruth Evershed in Spooks [TV], then don’t watch the last part.

Nicola as the ultimate Bond girl, i.e. Mrs. James Bond! Now if only the powers that be would cast her in a live action film version of the next Bond movie. 😀


Voice of 7th Dimension

Nicola is the voice of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s 7th Dimension this week. This means that she announces the name of the show at the beginning and at the end of the show. Have a listen :

7th Dimension VoiceOver

7th Dimension is the BBC’s regular radio slot for science fiction, fantasy and horror. It is broadcast on the digital radio station BBC Radio 4 Extra at 6 pm or 6:30 pm (depending on the day of the week) GMT, seven days a week and then repeated each day at around midnight. The host of the show is Nick Briggs. Most of the programs are full cast dramatizations and the remainder are book readings. The show is also available on the BBC Radio iPlayer , but its listed under the individual story names and not under “7th Dimension”. So if you wish to listen to an episode, you should look up the name of the story first in the Schedule page of BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Six degrees :

Nick Briggs is the host of this show. Nick is also executive producer and the writer of Robophobia.

Toby Hadoke (@TobyHadoke) alerted us to this gig via twitter. (Thank you, Toby 😀 ) Toby plays Farel on Robophobia . Toby will be on 7th Dimenson every night for the next two weeks. You can find out more about this amazing actor/writer/comedian/Dr Who fan by visiting his website.

Please also visit our Guide to Nicola’s other audio work for samples of some of her voice over work, HERE.


The Witcher 2 – Sile

(click on the image above to view a larger version and to read about the character of Sile De Tansarville)

Nicola’s profile on IMDb was recently updated to include a voice over gig for a video game called The Witcher 2. She plays the role of Sile. As of this writing, we have not yet received confirmation from Nicola’s agent about this role, but we have found parts of the game which have been uploaded on YouTube where you can hear Sile talk. Go to around the 9 minute mark and judge for yourself. Is Sile voiced by our Nicola? If it is Nicola, this would be the first time that she’s done voice over for a video game.

Update : 2 June 2011

We have just received confirmation from the Agnieszka Szóstak, the Publicity Manager for CDProjektred, producers of Witcher 2, that Nicola DID voice the character of Sile De Tansarville for this video game.