English voice recordings in foreign accents

If you need an English voice-over recording but in a foreign accent, then look no further. Matinée has been recording foreign language voices for over thirty years, and over that time we have assembled a tried and tested database of foreign voice talents who can record in fluent English as well.
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Foreign accent voice-over recordings in English

Voice-over recording in foreign accents is becoming increasingly popular, as it becomes important to access markets overseas. To speak to, and identify with English speakers from countries abroad, it is far better to speak in their accent or dialect.

All of our foreign accent voice artists speak English with the accent of their native country. Please contact our talent management team for help with English voice-over recordings, read in a foreign accent.

Matinée Multilingual have been recording professional voice-overs in over 80 languages, for more than 30 years. Many of our foreign voice artists speak perfect English but naturally with an accent. This gives us a rich source of foreign accent voice talent when customers ask for English read in a foreign accent.

We supply and record accented English voice talent for documentary, advertising, corporate video, eLearning or telephone message prompts. Whatever the project you require a voiceover for, we’ll be able to help you with our impressive roster of voice acting talent. 

Simply send us the script and we’ll record it wild, or to picture at no extra cost. We’ll deliver the audio back to you within a quick turnaround time, via FTP, and in any file format you require.

Please complete the Quick Quote form below and we’ll respond with the hour. Check out our FAQs for more information about voice-over recordings in foreign accents. For more information, and to check the availability of our foreign accent voice-artists, contact us today on +44(0)118 958 4934, or email project@matinee.co.uk.

To calculate accented English voice-over fees and recording costs

Select a voice-over language

Choose English read in a foreign accent

Select a subtitle language

Use our Quick Quote form to get a cost for your project within the hour

Let us know your requirements and we’ll send you a cost for the project within just one hour. Please try and give us as much information as you have so that we can cost the project accurately. Please tell us the length of the script, language, number of voice artists required and what it will be used for.

You’ll also find our production quality second to none, and our service level to be top notch. We have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of commercial voice recordings including TV and radio advertising, corporate and educational videos, business presentations, IVR (telephone messages), animation, e-learning, gaming, and all web-based video.

And once you receive your quote, we promise we won’t keep pestering you for the sale. Your information is kept totally secure and we’ll respect your privacy at all times.
If you prefer to discuss your project in more detail you can call: +44 (0)1189584934, or email: project@matinee.co.uk

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    English read in an Indian Accent for Hotels.com

    Case Study

    Hotels.com is a website for booking hotel rooms online and by telephone. The company has 85 websites in 34 languages, and lists over 325,000 hotels in approximately 19,000 locations. This is their summer holiday promotional video.

    Arthi-I recorded the voice-over in English with an Indian accent after an exhaustive selection process as the client was very particular about the timbre of the voice required.

    Accents from further afield

    Most countries have dialects and accents used in different regions within their borders. In the UK we use the term BBC English, for a narration in English without any discernible accent.

    So if you are trying to communicate with a certain region within a foreign country, it is vital to first identify the accent or dialect spoken in that region.

    At Matinée Multilingual we have a vast database of translators and voice talent built up over 30 years working in the industry. We can solve almost any accent or dialect challenge.
    Accents from further afield
    Can a foreign accent be learnt or mimicked?

    Can a foreign accent be learnt or mimicked?

    Generally the answer to this question is no. To be authentic, it is safer to use a native speaker from the region or country concerned. But there is an obvious problem here because we don’t know if the speakers accent is authentic or not.

    This problem gets worse if we are being asked to produce recordings in a foreign language, but in a regional accent. We don’t speak the language, and we definitely can’t differentiate between different regional accents within that language. Not many people can.

    So our advice is always to use a trusted voice talent through a reputable voice-over agency, who has a track record of producing voice recordings in their own language. They can then be trusted to produce recordings in English but with the accent of their country, with very little possibility of offending the listener.

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