Jonathan Booth has been a narrator and voiceover for over 30 years, working for a huge variety of broadcasters and brands across all media, from hundreds of BBC and National Geographic documentaries to thousands of corporate films to the voice of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In his spare time he enjoys philosophy and cricket.
Nicholas Boulton trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he won the Carleton Hobbs Award. His theatre credits include An Ideal Husband, After the Rain and Arcadia for Trevor Nunn. He has appeared on TV in many productions, including Game of Thrones, and was a member of the BBC Radio Repertory Company. He is a highly experienced and sought-after reader of classic audiobooks. Land of Men (Wind, Sand and Stars) by Antoine de Sainte-Exupéry is his first recording for Ukemi Audiobooks.
Nigel Carrington is a busy actor and reader in major productions. He played Cornelius and covered Polonius in the celebrity London Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch; and was also in Farinelli starring Mark Rylance. Nigel has numerous audiobooks to his credit – including Max Hastings’ Das Reich and numerous other non-fiction and fiction books
Dermot Crowley is a leading Irish actor. He has featured prominently in theatre (he toured worldwide with the Oliver Award winning production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir); and on TV – most recently in the hit series Luther, playing Idris Elba’s boss; and in many films including Return of the Jedi and Octopussy. He recorded Beckett’s Molloy for Naxos Audiobooks, and has followed that with Beckett’s Watt; and shortly to be released How It Is.
Irish-born Stephen Hogan was trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Afterwards, he achieved leading roles across several stages including performances at the Royal National Theatre in London and the prestigious Abbey and Gaiety Theatres in Dublin. Hogan began his screen career in 1993 and since that time has accumulated credits both in film and television including Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, Saving the Titanic, Redwater. His seen regularly at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, and heard on BBC Radio in single dramas and The Archers.
David Horovitch has had a long and distinguished career. His appearances in the theatre include many in the West End, the National Theatre and the RSC. Most recently he has appeared in Harwood’s Collaboration in Chichester in which he played Stefan Zweig! On television he is best remembered for his performance as Inspector Slack in Miss Marple and his films include Max and the Oscar nominated Solomon and Gaenor. Among his finest audiobooks are Ovid’s Metamphoses, Lampedusa’s The Leopard and Hašek’s The Good Soldier Švejk
John Hollingworth studied at Trinity College, Dublin, University of California and RADA. His film work includes The Dark Knight Rises and Dorian Gray. He was Captain Henshaw in the BBC adaptation of Poldark. He has worked extensively on stage at the National Theatre, the Old Vic, Hampstead Theatre and the Tricycle Theatre; he is also a playwright. Le Grand Meaulnes is his first audiobook for Ukemi Audiobooks.
Bill Homewood has worked extensively for television and on stage in the West End, major theatres and the RSC. He has also directed theatre on both sides of the Atlantic, and his various writing credits include Theatrical Letters, published by Marginalia. His many important recordings for Naxos AudioBooks include Les Misérables, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask. He has lived in France for many years, on a farm with horses, donkeys, dogs and other animals under the shadow of a medieval ruined castle in Languedoc. It is here, in his own studio, that he records. www.billhomewood.com
Jonathan Keeble’s theatre work includes leading roles at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Coventry, Liverpool, Exeter, Lancaster and West Yorkshire Playhouse. TV includes People Like Us, The Two of Us and Deptford Graffiti. Jonathan has featured in over 250 radio plays for the BBC and was a member of the Radio Drama Company. One of the UK’s leading audiobook readers covering a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, he has read, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, Jason and the Golden Fleece, The Golden Ass for Ukemi Audiobooks; and Gautama Buddha for Dharma Audiobooks.
Derek Le Page, a skilled audiobook reader, lives in Lincolnshire where he divides his time between theatre and voice recording. Utilitarianism and On Liberty, two key works by John Stuart Mill, are his first recordings for Ukemi Audiobooks.
Helen Lloyd trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the late 1960s and spent the first fifteen years of her career ‘treading the boards’ in theatres across the UK, playing roles ranging from The Wicked Witch of the West to Miss Julie, from Eliza Doolittle to the heroine in ‘The Mousetrap’ (Helen was in year 29 … it is still running!)
Helen joined ITV Midlands as a presenter and continuity announcer in the early 1980s and began recording voiceovers and her first audiobooks. Moving sideways into production she eventually became a documentary producer for ITV regional and as well as producing programmes ranging from Waterworld with Timothy West to Countrywise with Paul Heiney, she also narrated over fifty broadcast documentaries. Following redundancy, Helen re-invented herself once more – returning to her roots as a performer. Since 2013 she has narrated over fifty audiobooks – and she now spends her working life shut in a small padded room talking to herself often recording remotely from her personal studio with publishers and producers in the US and Australia as well as in the UK. Helen relishes the challenge that each new audiobook brings and enjoys narrating across all genres.
Michael Lunts has been combining music, both popular and classical, with his passion for drama for just about as long as he can remember, working in regional and West End theatre as both actor and Musical Director. He has created a series of one-man classical shows, performed all over the world, on the lives of composers such as Chopin, Rachmaninov and Schubert. Michael is a Buddhist with the ordained name of Ratnadhya and also records for Dharma Audiobooks.
Roy McMillan is a director, writer, actor and abridger. He has read numerous audiobooks including Jan Morris’s Pax Britannica trilogy, as well as major classics such as Don Quixote and Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Naxos Audiobooks), and directed many other recordings for both Naxos and Penguin. He has also directed plays for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.
Welsh was Richard Mitchley’s first language though he has for decades divided his time between English and Welsh audiobooks, and radio plays; furthermore, he guides walking holidays in Wales and is thus personally familiar with areas mentioned in The Mabinogion.
Hayward Morse began his career as a child actor with work in a number of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He made his U.S. television debut in 1959 with Ingrid Bergman in the critically acclaimed and premiere NBC color production of Startime: The Turn of the Screw (1959). At the age of 16 he was accepted on a scholarship to the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and worked extensively in British regional theatre until making his West End debut in the original production of ‘Joe Orton”s “What The Butler Saw” with Sir Ralph Richardson. Since then he has appeared in many stage, television, radio, and film productions in Britain and abroad. He received a Best Supporting Actor ‘Tony’ award nomination for his performance in ‘Simon Gray”s “Butley” on Broadway, was in the first version of “The Rocky Horror Show”, and has appeared in many of Shakespeare’s plays internationally. Hayward has performed hundreds of audio books recordings, including the works of Jackie Collins and Arthur C. Clarke‘s “Rendezvous With Rama”.
Peter Noble is an Earphones Award-winning narrator, with more than 250 audiobooks and audio dramas, for clients like the BBC, Big Finish, Hachette, HarperAudio, Hodder & Stoughton, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Ukemi and Audible. Born in South Africa, Peter came to London to study classical acting at LAMDA. He went on to train as a singer at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was part of the second graduating cohort of the legendary RAM Musical Theatre programme.
Educated Cambridge; trained Cardiff. Over 25 years as director and actor. Radio drama includes Sentimental Education, Journey’s End (BBC Radio 4). As reader, more than 90 unabridged titles for NLL, Listening Books, Ukemi Audiobooks, RNIB, Isis, Oakhill, Audible including Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, R F Delderfield’s A Horseman Riding By trilogy and Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series. Other audio includes documentary narration; recorded guiding and character work for exhibitions; corporate telephony announcements; and recorded commentary for city tours.
Leighton Pugh is fast becoming a widely-admired figure in the UK’s audiobook world. wth a very wide range of subjects. He recorded the Pepys Diaries unabridged for Naxos AudioBooks (116 hours!), 5000-1The Leicester City Story, Scarpia by Piers Paul Reid ; and for Dharma Audiobooks, The Life of the Buddha and for Ukemi Audiobooks The Sorrows of Young Werther.
David Rintoul, after Edinburgh University, went on a scholarship to RADA. He has played leading roles in most of the country’s major theatres including the National, RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Old Vic and the Royal Court. An extensive career in television includes Mr Darcy in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and four series as ITV’s Doctor Finlay. Films include ‘Unrelated’, ‘The Iron Lady’,’HHhH’, and Polanski’s ‘The Ghost’. He has recorded over 200 audio books
Sagar Arya is an actor and voice-over artist from India. His television credits include Endeavour, Rillington Place, Cucumber, Lewis, A Touch of Frost, Hunted, Spooks, Casualty and Holby City. He appeared as Claudio in RSC’s Much Ado About Nothing, as well as Twelfth Night (West End), The Great Game (Tricycle) and A Fine Balance (Hampstead). He has also recorded a number of audiobooks including An Era of Darkness, The Sialkot Saga, Annihilation of Caste (Dharma Audiobooks) and Upanishads (Ukemi Audiobooks).
Formerly known as Cameron Stewart, theatre work includes Ayckbourn’s Things We Do for Love (Hamish), Philip Larkin in Larkin with Women (MEN Best Actor nominee) and his acclaimed show about his grandfather’s WW1 experiences, My Grandfather’s Great War (Stage Best Solo Performer Edinburgh nomination). West End/Tours: Les Miserables – Thenadier/Grantaire; Rocky Horror Show – Frank-n-Furter); various repertory. TV: Jericho, Emmerdale, Inbetweeners, Silent Witness, Doctors, Holby City, Eastenders, Heartbeat, Boyz Unlimited. He has narrated precisely umpteen audiobooks, and published his grandfather’s memoirs as A Very Unimportant Officer; in his spare time he flies hot-air balloons.
Georgina Sutton is a busy actress based in London, with leading roles in Shakespeare, Ibsen, Wilde, Coward, and many others. Recently she has established a reputation for her acute but sympathetic audiobook readings of classics such as Vanity Fair, Adam Bede and The Virgin and the Gypsy for Naxos AudioBooks, and titles for Penguin.
Peter has been a working actor for over thirty years. In theatre he has played a wide range of roles – from Laertes in ‘Hamlet’ to the Narrator in a dance version of ‘Peter and The Wolf’ at the Hackney Empire and including rep all around the UK. He has often chosen jobs involving travel before career development and work has taken him from Laos to Venezuela and through much of Eastern Europe. An active TV and film career started with ‘Z-Cars’ and the film of ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’, moved through ‘Angels’, ‘Some Mothers do Have ‘Em’ and ‘Only Fools and Horses’ to a starring role in ’10 A.M.’ – an indy movie yet to see the light of day! Most importantly (to him), Peter enjoyed a spell on the BBC Radio Rep and has appeared in hundreds of radio plays, short stories, serials and poetry recordings. That all led to audio books of which he has now recorded more than three hundred, and his only regret about this most enjoyable form of work is that he doesn’t usually travel far to do it!