Languages & Accents
Richard Crossman is a voice-over artist with over five decades of experience. He specializes in Medical Narration, e-Learning, corporate narration and explainers, audiobooks, commercials, and TV/documentary.
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Abracadabra! Magic in many languages
The Voice Acting Magician is not limited to English – be that of the British or North American variety. He can cast his spells and transfix his audience in multiple dialects and languages, many learned during his time as an opera singer.
Richard mastered French, Latin and Italian with a smattering of German, Spanish and even a little Welsh and has a rich body of work to demonstrate his prowess.
As a gifted pianist, Richard has an ear for music and an innate appreciation of the nuance of language. Whether watching a movie, listening to the radio or walking in the park, Richard collects dialects and accents that bring endless creativity to his projects. With a wave of his vocal wand, the potion master combines character and accent with captivating results.
An accent for all occasions
This breadth of linguistic ability sustains the demand for Richard’s talent. From voicing The Hobbit in a French accent to The Little Prince in a German accent, people love the range of characters that Richard can inspire.
What does your project need? An aristocratic Englishman or a highland Scot? Sinister baddy or Texan drawl? Space alien or monster? Or the piece de resistance, the one and only Mr Santa Claus?
Whether you are looking for dramatic delivery, clarity of pronunciation, acting ability, or linguistic dexterity, you can rely on The Voice Acting Magician to pull the rabbit out of the hat.
- SCOTTISH DIALECT
Le Petit Prince - French Language
The Boy Wha Lived from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane - Scottish Dialect
La Traviata - Italian Language
Carbon - explainer - British
“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
― C.S. Lewis.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” ― Nelson Mandela
Richard Crossman collects accents from movies, plays, radio dramas, walks in the park, and everyday conversations. Richard has an accent for every occasion, character and project. Visit the website’s demo page if you would like to hear a selection of his range.
Christmas magic with added pazzazz
If you want to enchant the little ones, mesmerise the believers and delight the list-writers, look no further. No one can conjure up the magic of Christmas like the Voice Acting Magician.
What could be better for your Christmas project than someone who sounds exactly like the leading man? Answer – someone who looks and sounds exactly like Father Christmas.
That’s right. When it comes to Santa, only one person can play the role. Richard Crossman has been reprising Santa Claus for more years than the big man would care to remember. Thousands of children have been bewitched by the man in red’s white beard, prestigious costume, and unmistakable tone, transported from reality into a place of mystical delight.
Naturally, not everyone can have a personal appearance by the man himself. However, you can have a recorded message or video guaranteed to amaze and delight in the run-up to the festive season.
Enthralled by Christmas from a young age, Richard brings that wide-eye wonder to every project, ensuring that each listener is swept up in the spirit of the season and left in no doubt about the power of Christmas magic.
The Hobbit - French Accent Sample
British RP - Accent
The Little Prince Chapter 1 German Accent
The Boy who lived from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Boy Who Lived from chapter one of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Scots Accent
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