As a professional voiceover artist and impressionist, one of my favourite voices to deliver is a Kenneth Williams impression. Kenneth is a legend of British comedy and the star of no less than 24 Carry On Films. His on screen persona was infectious and there was really no one like him on screen. There were many many facets to his character and as such, impersonating Kenneth is very tricky, but at the the same time a lot of fun!
Kenneth Williams Impression
In the video below, I demonstrate how I approach my impersonation of Kenneth Williams. He has the most incredible and wide-ranging voice you will ever hear and there are many layers that we have to break down in order to encapsulate the true essence of the man. He was a true Londoner, born in Kings Cross and growing up in Bloomsbury and his accent can go from being very well spoken and RP (Received Pronunciation) to outright cockney in the same sentence! His speaking voice can be very considered, slow and precise one minute and then switch to being extremely fast-paced and animated very quickly. Enjoy this demonstration.
Hear My Kenneth Williams Impersonation On Radio
I’m often approached by radio producers and production companies who need a Kenneth Williams Impression for their advert and this is always a lot of fun to deliver, especially when I get to hear the finished advert, complete with sound effects and music. Check out these adverts. In the last one, I also throw in a cheeky Sid James impression at the end!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the examples of my Kenneth Williams voice. He really was the most fantastic entertainer and comedy performer and I doubt if we’ll see someone as multi-faceted as Kenneth for a long time. If you delve into his private life, you’ll learn that he was incredibly complex and that I feel, is reflected in his personality and indeed his voice.
If you would like more information on my voiceover services or need a Kenneth soundalike for your project, then please do get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.
FAQ About My Voiceover Services
Q: What am i getting for my money?
A: When you book me to voice for you, you’re not just paying for my voiceover, but the reassurance that it will be broadcast quality with no erroneous room noises for you to have to worry about.
Q: Will I have to edit or do anything to the voiceover?
A: Unless you’re a producer or prefer me to send you the raw file, you can be assured that I’ll edit my read for you, so you receive a finished, high quality file.
Q: How long will my voiceover take?
A: I pride myself on a fast turnaround and will always endeavour to send you back your file within 24 hours.
Q: I’m not entirely sure how to explain the voice, character or style I need, can you help?
A: Of course! I’m more than happy to chat over the phone with you your requirements and won’t hit record until we’re both happy that I’ll be voicing in the style that suits your read or character.
Q: Can I be directed during the recording?
A: Yes! If you prefer to listen in to the recording process and direct me, then I’m available on Skype, ISDN, ipDTL and Source Connect. I’m also happy to travel to studios for sessions.
Q: Do you charge for revisions?
A: Any mistakes made by myself will be corrected free of charge. Any script changes that occur after I have sent my recording will have to be charged. The fee will depend on the length of the read and number of changes.
Q: What are you rates for radio adverts?
A: In the UK, I work to the latest Equity rate card. If your commercial is for transmission abroad, please let me know all the information, so I can quote accurately.
Q: What are your payment terms?
A: Upon receiving your voiceover, you’ll also receive my invoice. My terms are 30 days net and all my payment are on the bottom and as well as cheque and direct bank transfer, I can also be paid via Paypal.