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French voice-over agency

French voice-over and subtitling agency
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French voice-over production made simple

As an established French International voice-over agency, Matinée Multilingual has been providing a professional French Voice-Over Service and French Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best French voice-over talent, at a price you can afford.

Whether for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or IVR, we’ll help you select the best French voice-over talent for the job. We can record wild or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice, same day, via FTP. We can also lay-back the audio onto your video, and re-work the captions where necessary.

To calculate voice-over fees and recording costs click here.  You will also find a lot of technical information here on our FAQs page. 

To check the availability of our voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the quick Quote form opposite, and we'll respond within one hour. Or you can email or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.

Featured French Voice Talent

French voice artist Jean-Noel

Jean-Noel is a French voiceover with a native Parisian French accent. He has been working as a French VO since 2010 and can also read voice-over in English with French accent. Read more...
French voice artist Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle is a native French voice over artist with a neutral Parisian accent and has been living in the UK for over 17 years. Read more...

Fabienne is a native female French voiceover with a neutral accent. She has been doing voice-over work since 2008 and she also works in theatre and radio. Read more...
French voice artist Jeff

Jeff is a native French voiceover artist and has been doing voice-over work since 2006. Although Jeff has a naturally young, friendly voice, he is also versatile. Read more...

French voice-over selection and quick quote in just 1 hour

1.   browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2.   choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3.   complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour

French narrator for Agence Comeen web video

StudioLab required a French voice-over to narrate a Agence Comeen web video.  The video takes a prominent place on their website home page, so they required a leading French voice-over agency to cast the ‘perfect’ voice actor to represent their company.

We selected Olivier because his voice is authoritative, friendly and energetic.  We recorded the script wild, and delivered as a wav file, ready for StudioLab to complete the animation.

A short history of the French language

French voiceover talent agencyFrench is a Romance language, descended from the Vulgar (or vernacular) Latin brought into the country by conquering Romans during the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.

Early development of the French language was also influenced by the native Celtic language, Gaulish, as well as the Frankish language of post-Roman Germanic invaders.

The various dialects that evolved during the 9th to the 12th century – different enough from Latin by now to be considered a separate language – are known as Old French. Francien, spoken in and around Paris, became the prevailing dialect – and the basis for standard French – as the city grew in importance.

During the Middle French period (14th – 16th century), under the influence of the Renaissance, many Italian and Greek words were borrowed. In 1635 Cardinal Richelieu founded the French Academy to maintain the purity of the language as it moved into the Modern French period. Today the structure of Modern French remains comparatively close to Middle French.

From the 17th century onwards, the French language was taken out into the world with the expansion of the French colonial empire – notably to north and west Africa, and north America. Read more