What Makes James Bond Sound Like James Bond?

Film is a visual medium and it’s quite understandable that most people focus on what James Bond looks like. The character’s creator, Ian Fleming, gave us many helpful pointers on Bond’s look in the 14 original books. But Fleming was much less detailed about how Bond sounded. He never even specifies 007’s accent.

Flying Pickle Inclusion Statement

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child recognises ‘the right of the child to education…with a view to achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity.’ It further states that we should all work to ensure ‘that the disabled child has effective access to and receives education’. At Flying Pickle we take this responsibility very seriously.

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Five ways to protect your Mental Health for Voice Actors

As a performer on stage, screen or in a recording booth you are subject to the strange forces of unfair rejections, unexpected triumphs, and almost overpowering insecurity. In a capricious, fickle, and oversubscribed industry maintaining good mental health for voice actors can feel like an uphill struggle at the best of times.

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Making Characters with Your Teeth

For performers who’ve not done much professional voice work before, making distinct characters may prove challenging. It’s always a surprise and delight to help them discover how they can use their vocal tract to create some extraordinary people!

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Why A Good Voice Actor Never Blames The Script

When things go wrong, we actors can be highly creative when looking to deflect the blame. It’s perhaps unsurprising that, in a profession that demands almost delusional levels of self-belief, actors are often unwilling to accept that maybe the problem with the performance is them.

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