Gobs on Sticks

Thoughts mostly (but not always) about the voice-over business, from London Voiceover Artist, Mike Cooper

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    My name is Mike Cooper. I'm a full time Voiceover Artist living and working in London, and this is my blog. Find out more about me on my main website (there's a link further down this column), or if you'd like to hear some of my work, check out the files below.

Friday Fun – Orson Welles and the frozen peas

Posted by MikeCooper on September 18, 2009

This week’s Friday Fun isn’t a spoof at all (though it’s provided the material to spawn plenty!)

The date of the recording is uncertain, but it’s utterly timeless, regardless. The late Orson Welles was hired by Findus to voice a series of television advertisements for their range of frozen peas, and it’s great example of what happens when voice acting goes bad. Listen, as we venture where egos dare…

“Get me a jury and show me how you can say in July and I’ll go down on you!” Classic…

You can read more about the clip at Wikipedia, and next week I’ll bring you probably the most famous reply to this piece of voice acting history. Until then, have a great weekend and remember to share any great voiceover clips you know of by dropping me a line!

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