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Casting a British voiceover is not easy. Accents and dialects vary widely across Great Britain. And so a single “British accent” simply does not exist. Would you like a West London accent or an East London accent, a Geordie accent or a Scottish accent? I’d like an “RP accent”…not too posh…not too Cockney…and that’s how our search began.
When the auditions came in, we heard local voiceovers that had British mothers, British expats living in Canada and actors who just spoke plain BRITISH. Not quite what we wanted…we posted another request for auditions with only “RP accents,” however, we soon learned only a very small percentage of people living in the UK actually speak with this accent.
No worries, we proceeded to receive countless auditions anyway, and soon all were rejected. So, after scouring the world for the perfect “RP BRITISH accent,” we cast John Champion…a native British voiceover who lives in San Francisco…and yes he was our very first audition!