Joan is a hugely experienced and inventively versatile professional voice artist. Her range extends from crisp concise technical narration, to creating the perfect character voice for a bubble blowing elephant. It’s a voice that can be funny, friendly, sexy, warm, authoritative…or more. As well as appearing in over 500 plays on BBC radio, Joan has voiced very many TV and radio adverts, read countless talking books, narrated an array of documentaries, created voices for animations and video games and is the voice of audio guides in some of the greatest art galleries and museums in the world. She is the Pass Master on the award winning range of Shakespeare and poetry works for SmartPass Audio.
Her career also includes theatre (recently The Tide at Soho Theatre), television (Coronation Street, Why We Went to War); film (Franklyn, Thespian X), and recently a world tour of Mamma Mia! Lycra, platform boots and Abba songs for a whole year. Bliss.
Following a degree in maths and psychology Joan did a 1-year post graduate diploma at Welsh College of Music and Drama, qualifying in July 1983 and starting her acting career immediately as part of the rep at the Dukes Theatre, Lancaster.