Biography and key credits
Born of Anglo-Welsh parents, Pete is originally from the North West of England – where early performance work took the form of playing drums with local rock bands and accompanying his keyboard-playing uncle on the club circuit. With an engineering degree under his belt, he worked in IT for a few years before training as an actor at Drama Studio London.
With a gift for accents, voices and impressions, his professional career was launched doing an impression of Terry Christian on a spoof of The Word for Channel 4. Since then, Pete has successfully run his Acting and Voiceover careers in parallel. He currently lives in South West London, where his home studio allows delivery of voiceover services direct to clients worldwide.
Film Television Stage and Commercials
Pete has worked extensively in film & television, most notably as the regular character of Peter, the hapless deputy manager, in the British comedy series Hotel Getaway (ITV). Other television work includes Coronation Street, EastEnders, Blind Men, Expert Witness and The Human Zoo.
On film Pete recently acted alongside Toyah Willcox & Shirley Anne Field in the feel-good comedy feature The Power of Three. Prior to that he worked on a number of short films – playing The Newscaster in Car Stories by acclaimed Hungarian writer/director Krisztina Goda, the lead role of Tony in Killing Time by award-winning writer/director/producer Ed Whitmore and an emotionally charged performance as the co-lead of The Gardener in Lost Property by Isabelle Livingstone.
On the London stage Pete has appeared in several plays, earning glowing reviews for roles as diverse as a forensic pyschologist in Doomsday and a barfly in Time Out Critics’ Choice Blue Eyes Red.
He has also performed stand-up in London and his talent for comedy and improvisation has led to in-vision roles in TV adverts across the globe for brands such as Nissan, Amazon, and Specsavers.
Voice acting and Voiceover
With 15 years of experience, Pete’s prolific voice work includes:- Commercials, Radio Drama, Corporate (Presentation, E-learning, On-Hold), Narration, Documentary, Impressions and Podcasts.
Quality: His voice has variously been described as:- Warm, Reassuring, Engaging, Versatile, Smooth, Soft, Clear, Sincere, Friendly, Believable, Calm, Charming, Resonant, Soothing and Kind. It’s been said his narrations inspire a measure of confidence and trust in the listener straight away.
Frequently used Accents: With family based in Cheshire and South Wales, Pete had two engaging dialects embedded at an early age. Add to this a smooth and cultured RP (Standard English) and you have the trio of accents that form the foundation of his work. Examples are: Daktarin TV Advert (Cheshire), Hankook Tire Global Website Film (RP), and Amazon TV Advert (South Wales).
Versatility: Pete has also demonstrated a huge range of other voices & accents; For the audio book Framed he narrated with a Liverpool accent and performed 60 further character voices (men, women & children) with accents from all over the UK, one from the USA and even a comedic Polish dentist!