Bio

Voice Overs

With a resonant baritone voice and a talent for creating character voices, accents and impressions, Jonathan has been one of Ireland’s most successful and versatile Voiceover Artists for thirty six years.  Since his first session in April 1980, he has recorded thousands of Television and Radio commercials – including campaigns for Kerrygold and Discover Ireland for Germany since 2005 – Documentaries and Narratives winning National and International Awards for his work in this field.

Available to record at any of the Recording Studios in Dublin – all of which have ISDN capability – Jonathan can deliver Voice Tracks in any format (mp3, wav) via eMail or FTP.

Theatre

Milne in Night and Day, Bob in The Silver Dollar Boys , Guildenstern in Hamlet, Archer in The Beaux Stratagem, and Miles in The Death and Resurrection of Mister Roche at the Abbey Theatre; The Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie, Giovanni in Innocence, two roles in Peer Gynt and Tigellinus in Salomé  [Edinburgh Festival and Spoletto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina] at the Gate Theatre;  Bill Sykes in Oliver! and Abanazar in Aladdin at the Olympia Theatre;  Gaston in Gigi! – Oscar in Sweet Charity and Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace at the Gaiety Theatre; Bogart in Play It Again, Sam! at the Eblana Theatre;  Mr Toad in Toad of Toad Hall, Joe fell in I Do Not Like Thee, Doctor Fell and Liam in Liam Liar at The Oscar Theatre;

We Do It For Love, Hardress in The Colleen Bawn, The Cuchulainn Cycle, ‘The Evangelist, Lysander in ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream and Teen Angel in Grease! at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast; Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet with the Dublin Festival Company at The City Theatre Hong Kong;  Mallory in Kissin’ Tell at Andrews Lane – and Paul Sheldon on tour with the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery.  Performed The Durkan Suite with Bill Whelan and The London Chamber Orchestra and the title role in Roger Doyle’s Adolf Gebler – Clarinettist with The RTE Symphony Orchestra – at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Television

Presenting the children’s programme Bosco, and playing leading roles in Bracken, The Year of the French, Caught in a Free State, Doctor Hickey in The Irish RM, Inside and Summer Lightning – all for RTE/Ch 4, – Against All Odds for the BBC – 27 characters in the RTE comedy series Twink and the lead role in The Templewood Murder Mystery – both produced by John McColgan for RTE – Greg Hartnett in The Clinic – The French Ambassador in The Tudors (Showtime) – Proinsias De Rossa in Betrayal of Trust (BBC)and the Iron Island Priest in Game of Thrones (HBO)                                                                                                                                  Made his debut on German television in the drama series Die Glückliche Familie for Sud-Deutsche Rundfunk [SDR] followed by Hochzeitreisen for Nord-Deutsche Rundfunk [NDR],

Film

Film work includes Taffin, Patriot Games, In the Name of the Father and Kidnapped, shorts Valour, My Dad and The Portrait and the role of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in Omagh.

Radio

Spent two years playing multifarious roles with the RTÉ Radio Repertory Company,including the part of  Jesus in The Man Born to be King, the title role in Yeats’ Cúchulainn plays, and ten roles in The Jaundiced Eye’ RTÉ’s award-winning entry for the Monte Carlo Radio Prize.

Animations

Jonathan has provided voices for numerous animated productions, notably: Urbanus, Inspector Mouse, The King of Malagoola and Uncle Birthday for the late Jimmy Murakami; all the voices on CP and Kwikstitch, An Inside Job, Toe Hold, If You’d Believe This!, Up Against the Wall! and Waste of Space for Aidan Hickey; Fursey, The Shamrogues and Ulys (Ulysses) for Tim Booth; Five roles in The Sign of the Fish with Ben Kingsley and Susannah York – and 52 episodes playing Head-Coach Aarch – as well as the villains Harris and Bellow and assorted other characters – in Seasons 1 to 3 of Galactik Football.

Jonathan has extensive experience in film-dubbing and post production work, notably with Jim Sheridan on the Oscar winning My Left Foot, The Field and Secret Scripture.

Documentaries

Documentary work ranges from the eight part RTE series on Ireland from the air – The Lie of the Land – to an eight part RTE series on life in Japan.

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To enquire about Jonathan’s availability, please contact The Lisa Richards Agency on: +353 1 660 3534 or email info@lisarichards.ie