Bright and early!
Friday September 14 2018: Excellent's Carol Kirkwood is on the cover of Radio Times, and reveals exclusive details about her early mornings!
Speaking to Michael Hodges, for Radio Times, Carol reveals what a working morning looks like for her. We can all agree that her 2:45am start is not enviable!
Since first starting on Breakfast in 1998, Carol has enjoyed 20 whopping years on our screens! This colourful Radio Times cover is the perfect portrayal of Carol: smiling her way through the week, even when it pours.
There's no silencing this female voice!
Wednesday September 12 2018: Excellent's Lucianne McEvoy has wowed audiences (and major publications!) in her role as Northern Irish playwright in controversial satire.
Fresh from one of the most successful Edinburgh Fringe stages this year, Excellent’s Lucianne McEvoy is as excited as we are to share that this award-winning show is going to be enjoying both a New York and a London transfer, after winning the “Best of Edinburgh” award at this year’s Festival!
This hard-hitting David Ireland play, which explores abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice, has received glowing reviews from publications such as the The Telegraph and The New York Times, and a 5 star review from The Guardian!
Lucianne’s theatre credits include the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime, and her on-screen experience includes Channel 4’s NY-LON! Recent VO credits include Hayu, JML Ireland TV and a host of radio credits such as Stardust and If I Could Fly, both for RTE and most recently The Vital Spark : Intelligence for BBC Scotland.
An overall talent! Listen to her reels on our website, and get in touch to work with this inevitably high in-demand FVO!
Drivetimes with Lisa!
Tuesday September 11 2018: Excellent's award-winning presenter Lisa Aziz has joined Eddie Mair's new team at LBC Drivetime!
Lisa anchored LBC’s early breakfast for 3 years, working with Nick Ferrari - before heading for Classic FM. Her return to LBC reunites her with another news giant of the airwaves Eddie Mair!
Lisa has now become a part of Eddie Mair’s fantastic drivetime team and will be on air every weekday from 4-6pm, as well as presenting the news for Nigel Farage’s show which follows this!
Having become one of the main news presenters for Sky News very early on in her career, Lisa has always been one for a challenge. “It’s all very fast paced and political and newsy!” – Lisa on the switch from breakfast to drivetime.
Listen out for Lisa on your end-of-day commutes, and check out her reels to get a better idea of every(VO)thing she has to offer!
A truly Excellent talent!
Thursday August 16 2018: Excellent's Melina Theocharidou has just returned to London after performing in the Greek production of Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe's "Every Brilliant Thing", to critical acclaim!
This award-winning, one-woman play follows the story of a 7 year-old-girl confronting her mother’s suicide attempt by listing every brilliant thing there is to live for. Years later, she comes to tell us her story, and the story of the List, which is now 1 million brilliant things long!
"Melina Theocharidou is beyond extraordinary" (Enetpress) and "A faultless performance by Melina Theocharidou" (Artic) are just a couple of the glowing reviews of the play. The multi-talented actress has also been starring as the infamous Arsinoe in a new production of The Misanthrope in Athens.
Melina’s voice has featured in countless campaigns for radio and television, language learning courses, in-flight announcements, and TV series (Peaky Blinders, BBC). She is the voice of the Greek edition of the toy My Little Pony. Most recently, Melina voiced various characters for an as yet unannounced AAA Video Game.
Listen to her voiceover showreels and prepare to be impressed by this multi-linguist!
A pioneering project!
Friday July 27 2018: Excellent's Laura Tobin leads the way with clever
Having followed the story of Laura and her baby daughter Charlotte’s early entry into the world, Good Morning Britain and Hallmark have collaborated with baby charity Bliss to create a range of unique cards for sick and premature babies.
Laura led a focus group which included other mothers in a similar situation to her, discussing the awkwardness expressed by friends and family when it came to congratulating them on the new addition to the family. As a result, four different designs were created for the new card range.
These cards are available to buy now on Amazon, at selected Tescos and Morrisons supermarkets, as well as selected gift card shops around the country. 20 pence from each sale will be donated to the premature baby charity Bliss.
Ruth Turner-Blood, manager of the Writing Studio at Hallmark, said: “We are incredibly proud of the cards we have created to raise money for Bliss. We’d like to thank Laura and all the wonderful families with their incredible babies, for being so open in sharing their experiences.”
The voice of ITV sport for 4 decades!
Friday July 6 2018: Excellent is delighted to represent one of ITV's best known sports pundits, Jim Rosenthal!
After decades of top level sports presenting, Jim Rosenthal has collected some amazing memories and is now making some more in the VO world! Jim has covered eight FIFA World Cups, three Rugby World Cups, two Olympic Games and 150 Formula One races.
Though he enjoys each and every sport he has covered, football takes the lead for him with rugby a close second! Having been sat behind the goal when Maradona's infamous "Hand of God" moment happened, and at the arguably more infamous penalty shoot-out between West Germany and England in Italia 90', it is safe to say that Jim has done his fair share of nail-biting! “Nothing beats the atmosphere in South Africa 2010 though”, as Jim describes, “that whole tournament was just incredible!” An equally patriotic favourite moment for Jim was in Australia at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Jonny Wilkinson’s winning drop kick. Champions!
The world of VO seemed a “natural follow on” for Jim, given his successful broadcasting career. You’ll hear him currently on the History Channel for the History of Football Series, during this World Cup season. With regard to the current tournament and England team, Jim has made sure to “keep pushing the optimistic button” – it seems to be working!
Some voices are just synonymous with the world of sport. We think Jim is among the greatest. Check out his new page on our website and give his reels a listen.
Roll on summer!
Wednesday June 13 2018: Find out what plans Excellent's Laura Tobin has for the summer in a recent, cheerful interview for Woman & Home magazine.
After an eventful year for Laura, having given birth to her beautiful daughter and rejoined the GMB crew just in time for their move to Television Centre, it is no surprise that she is looking forward to the forthcoming British Summer!
Talking to Woman & Home magazine, Laura reveals her plans for the sunny season, including a combination of lie-ins and binging Love Island!
You can check Laura's presenter reel here
Now, here's that article in full:
An Excellent start to your day...
Friday April 13 2018: Excellent's very sunny Laura Tobin is back on our screens, and boy are we happy about it!
Since welcoming her gorgeous baby daughter Charlotte last year, Laura Tobin has been away from the soon-to-be refurbished GMB set. But she has returned to our screens, and will hopefully bring the good weather with her!
Laura’s welcome return has coincided with the end of an era for GMB. The beloved morning show, along with other ITV shows, will be temporarily moving to White City while their Southbank studios are redone.
Addressing this, Laura admitted "I really wanted to come back to this studio because my last day here wasn't meant to be my last day here thanks to Charlotte's early arrival, so I just wanted to say goodbye to the building and hello to everyone."
Speaking on her adorable baby girl, Laura gushed “She's so good, she's put on so much weight, she's so big and fat now.” How cute!
Make sure to catch Laura on Good Morning Britain every weekday morning at 6:30am on ITV.
Take a look at her page and check out her showreel here:
A real triple threat.
Tuesday April 3 2018: As a VO, a singer, and an activist, Excellent's latest American addition, Sirena Riley, knows all about using your voice for good...
Sirena moved over from her native Washington D.C to the UK, having graduated with a degree in Women’s Studies, which provided her with a career as a full-time activist. As a singer-songwriter, her voice has always been important to her and it was eventually through radio that she got started on her VO work, once settled in London.
The most exciting thing about the VO world for Sirena is the opportunity it gives her to shed light on some of the issues that have always concerned her. She recently recorded the amazing autobiography of Assata Shakur (a prolific activist) with Audible, and thoroughly enjoyed, and was moved by, the whole experience!
As well as narration and audio book work, Sirena is often hired for e-Learning courses, and is doing more and more work with networks such as Al Jazeera and National Geographic. A very versatile voice!
Give Sirena’s reels a listen here, and prepare to be impressed: http://www.excellenttalent.com/voiceover/sirena-riley/
Monday March 26 2018: Meet one of Excellent's newest members, the tango-tastically talented Federico Louhau!
Born in Argentina, Federico has been involved in the voice-over world from a very young age, and even went on to study VO and Dubbing with some of the most respected dubbing directors and actors in Buenos Aires!
He is currently finishing his Musical Theatre diploma from Associated Studios in London, where he has lived since 2009. Character voices and singing are well within his area of VO expertise! You can even hear his voice spouting all kinds of commands from the Hasbro's Spider Man Homecoming and the Star Wars Stormtrooper action figures, sold in Mexico and the US!
Federico is currently the official voice for 20th Century Fox Latino movie trailers, and is an expert at promos as well!
Since 2012, he has been the official voice of the GPS navigation software, Waze, for all their instructional videos and ads, and is also one of the available voices on their app- so you can drive around with his help!
If you have been impressed so far by all these accolades (and how could you not have been?!), you'll absolutely want to check Federico out for yourself here: