Hello, I’m Rich Keeble – a professional British voice over artist and actor. There’s actually a good chance you’ve heard my voice on TV, radio or online commercials, video games, corporate training films, animations or audiobooks. I was recently heard as the Radio DJ in the live Halloween special of Inside No.9 and video game Strange Brigade. You may actually have even seen my face on TV (among other things, this advert has been on a lot), or possibly some of these TV shows, but more on that later…
I have a very rich, deep, yet versatile voice that, combined with my experience in screen acting and live comedy, allows me to deliver anything from straight, serious reads for commercials, documentaries or on-hold/IVR messaging, through to more extreme characters for animations, video games, audiobooks or even tech-heavy Edinburgh shows!
I’ve provided voiceovers for the BBC, ITV, Carphone Warehouse, House of Fraser, Property Partner, Eon, Gabelle, Pepe’s, have recorded audiobooks for Harper Collins, Hodder & Stoughton, and have worked with big video game developers such as Creative Assembly and Frontier and many more.
I started out in life as an acoustic consultant which means I know how to deal with a microphone. But also, that has meant having to speak the various technical language required with architects, contractors, and mechanical engineers, so combined with the fact I’m learning Polish, I can certainly get my mouth round a difficult word or two!
Please have a look or a listen to my reels: commercial, video games, animation etc. The video reel contains a few things I’ve voiced. For more examples of work please scroll down or look under “work” in the main menu, where I’ve tried to describe the individual clips by the type of voice used!
TV & ONLINE COMMERCIALS
Here is a selection of some of these in different voice styles from straight read (Property Partner), to epic comedy (Love Island), deep “geezer” type voice (Carphone Warehouse), and more excited and over the top (Alzheimer’s).
TV Advert – NATURAL, UPBEAT VOICE
TV advert – COMEDY, EPIC, PETER DICKSON TYPE VOICE
TV Advert – AMERICAN, MOVIE TRAILER, DEEP VOICE
TV advert – COCKNEY, DEEP, COMEDY VOICE
TV advert – EPIC, LIGHTHEARTED
TV advert – ENERGETIC, LIGHTHEARTED
TV/Online Advert – ENERGETIC VOICE
Online Advert – NATURAL, COMEDY
Online commercial – DEEP, COMEDY, INNER VOICE
I’ve recently done radio ads for Nicorette, Phynova and EON, all in slightly different styles. Here’s the EON advert which is in a comedy style (more clips to come):
Radio Advert – COMEDY, UPBEAT VOICE
Radio Promo – DEEP, COCKNEY, GEEZER
I did the deep, gravelly cockney voice in these radio promos…
Radio advert – LIGHTHEARTED, ENERGETIC
I appear in the TV commercials as well…
Radio advert – COMEDY, EPIC, KIDS
Most of these online or internal corporate narrative “explainer” videos are with a straight, natural read with a professional yet friendly style. Here’s some examples.
Online Explainer – NATURAL, FRIENDLY VOICE
Online Explainer – NATURAL, FRIENDLY VOICE
Online Explainer – AUTHORITATIVE, EPIC
Online Explainer – NATURAL, FRIENDLY VOICE
Here’s some stuff that fall more into the “voice acting” category. I did a radio DJ on Inside No.9 on BBC2. Hunka Wunda was an online sketch series with some up and coming comedians for which I did a number of voices. This one is an almost “movie trailer” voice. The Recycle Week films involved me playing a detective on the phone in a naturalistic style (I also did the voiceover at the end).
TV (BBC2) – RADIO DJ, CHEESY
Online series – AMERICAN, MOVIE TRAILER, COMEDY VOICE
Online Films – DEADPAN, NATURALISTIC ACTING VOICE
Commercial – COMEDY, CHARACTER VOICES
(Bit of a cheat cos I’m actually in it as well…)
Below is the pilot of Drek Steele: Space Pirate!, for which I voiced the title character and the ship’s computer. Drek is a manic sort of “1950’s broadcaster” voice, whereas the ship’s computer is a slightly camp, trans atlantic… well, computer voice. There’s also an episode of 100mph Tales, directed by Tony Garth who not only worked on the original Dangermouse, but contacted me after seeing me on TV!
Animation – MANIC, CHARACTER VOICES
Animation – NATURAL, FRIENDLY VOICE
Animation – DEADPAN, FAST, COMEDY
Here’s a little interview with behind the scenes footage of me voicing and doing motion capture on Strange Brigade (Rebellion)
I’ve voiced a few games recently for developers such as Creative Assembly (Total War: Warhammer), Rebellion (Strange Brigade), Frontier (Elite Dangerous: Horizons), playing US pilots, crew or cops, gravelly ex-corporals, and loads of robots, monsters and other mythical creatures. Lots of things with a deep voice basically. I’ve also done motion capture as you can see from that delightful photo.
Scrolling below are some images of characters I’ve played, plus audio of me playing some US pilots from Eve: Valkyrie, and some audio clips of my Beastmen work for Total War: Warhammer. Below that is a video of me doing a session! More clips to come…
And here are my video games reels again for convenience:
— Rich Keeble (@RichKeeble) May 4, 2018
Here’s some clips of audiobooks I’ve recorded for Harper Collins and Hodder & Stoughton. A mix of the comic satire, autobiographical and science fiction!
There was once a fashionable theory that history was determined not by individuals but by economic and geopolitical forces. Recent years have proved that idea abundantly wrong. From Nigel Farage to Donald Trump via (inevitably) Vladimir Putin, we have largely been governed, endangered and thrown into confusion by a pack of angry men. (Nearly always men. Nearly always white). Men whose ambition is inversely proportional to their ability – and stability. Post-truth, mid-Brexit and with Nationalism on the rise, we stand on the precipice of an uncertain future, and Enemies of the People details those who have stuffed us on the bus and driven us there. Not all are monsters, but whether through malice, bad driving or accidentally taking a wrong turn, these are the culprits responsible for landing us on this dizzying and windswept cliff edge.
Remember, though – they say history is written by the victors, and fortunately many of those currently winning can’t seem to write more than 140 characters at a time. This gives us the golden opportunity to set the record straight and snatch back the narrative. But if we’ve any chance of victory, we first need to know our enemy.
©2017 Sam Jordison (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Two couples. A doctor’s surgery. A deadly obsession. Who’s telling the truth?
‘Who else would you go for, if you could? Give me a name, someone you quite like.’
He shrugs his shoulders. A jawline held tight.
‘I quite like Jenni. What about you?’
I don’t reply.
Carly and Rob, Jenni and Craig. Two couples, four friends. Betraying each other. Wanting each other.
All of them have access to prescription drugs through the medical practice where they work, and all of them are fighting their own demons.
But can any of them be trusted? And when the lies begin, can they ever be silenced?
©2017 Amanda Robson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Mesut Ozil is a midfield magician, casting an elegant spell over opponents and conjuring passes through gaps lesser mortals can’t even see. After an eventful sojourn among the Galacticos of Real Madrid, he has savoured silverware at Arsenal, while in 2014 he lifted the World Cup with Germany.
But his life and career have been a test of resilience. Growing up in Germany’s Turkish community, he faced prejudice from those who claimed his dual identity would prevent him giving his all for the national team. Later came questions over a different type of commitment, the kind levelled against those, like Mesut Ozil, who excel in football’s finer arts rather than relying simply on running and ruggedness. He has proved concerns on both these issues lack substance.
In Gunning for Greatness, Mesut Ozil reveals the inside stories of his relationships with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, his quest to help the under-fire Frenchman restore Arsenal’s preeminence – and how he silenced the sceptics by conquering the world. ©2017 Mesut Özil (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited. Available from Audible
A tense, claustrophobic and gripping science fiction thriller from the author of The Testimony. When journalist Cormac Easton is selected to document the first manned mission into deep space, he dreams of securing his place in history as one of humanity’s great explorers. But in space, nothing goes according to plan. The crew wake from hypersleep to discover their captain dead in his allegedly fail-proof safety pod. They mourn, and Cormac sends a beautifully written eulogy back to Earth. The word from ground control is unequivocal: no matter what happens, the mission must continue. But as the body count begins to rise, Cormac finds himself alone and spiralling towards his own inevitable death…unless he can do something to stop it. ©2013 James Smythe (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers. Available from Audible
MOVIE TRAILER VOICE
I think I do a pretty good “movie trailer voice” so I thought it deserved its own section. Here’s a little reel I put together containing the relevant bits from a comedy trailer for a fictional film, and a Pepe’s TV advert (which is also available in the TV commercials section above)
I’m based in London and regularly record in some of the top studios (including Scramble Soho, as featured in Toast of London – “Yes I can hear you, Clem Fandango!”), and am happy to travel to a studio of your choice (I’m always very nice to the engineer). However, I also have my own fancy gear in my acoustically treated home studio – AKG214 microphone, Focusrite 2i4 interface, DT770Pro headphones… that kind of thing. I even know how to use it all.
I can quickly supply WAV, MP3 or whatever else you need via Wetransfer or Dropbox and am happy to be directed via Skype, ipDTL, the phone or by email. I always edit out/redo mistakes, debreath (where appropriate), do basic filter/EQ/normalising (unless you don’t want me to), and expect to do a couple of different variants. I’m also used to getting timings spot on for commercials and I can sync to a video if you have one.
I’m happy to get involved in any of the following:
- TV, radio or online commercials
- Narration or explainer videos
- Animation or video games
- On hold or IVR
- Dubbing or ADR
- Apps, podcasts, radio shows
- Comedy theatre shows, art installations… you name it!
For bookings please contact my voice agent:
+44 207 636 6123
Or if you’d like to contact me directly you can at:
Apart from voiceovers I have extensive experience as an actor in TV & film. I mostly get recognised as the bloke on the hippo in the Topcashback adverts, but I’ve recently appeared with Simon Callow in The Rebel (Gold), with Paddy McGuiness in The Delivery Man (ITV), Alan Carr in a few of his TV specials (Channel 4), and I was even in Birds of a Feather when they brought it back. I’ve been in a couple of sketches on The Last Leg too, and did some hidden camera stuff on Dom Joly’s Fool Britannia (ITV).
More recently I was in a sketch with Sally Lindsay that was almost entirely cut from Saturday Night Takeaway, I was offered a part in Greg Davies’ Cuckoo, but was cut from the script redraft… but I got cast in Porters instead! This experience in front of the camera on high profile sets has definitely helped inform my voiceover work.
I’ve tried to keep this site voice specific, but you can find out all about my acting and comedy as well as my music with loads more videos at richkeeble.com.
Oh go on, here’s my current acting showreel: