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Artist Profile - Penelope Rawlins

Standard English/RP

Age Ranges
Twenties, Thirties

Voice Types
Actors/Actresses, Character/Animation, Comedy, Corporate/Informative, Modern/Youthful/Contemporary, Natural/Fresh, Quirky/Interesting/Unique, Smooth/Soft-Sell, Upbeat/Energy

Penelope has been working as a voice artist for nearly 20 years in all genres with an extensive vocal range from babies to grannies. 

Her voice is used regularly in animation, narration, computer games, dubbing, continuity, English Language Tapes (spoken and singing), ADR, commercial and radio.  Penelope can be currently heard on Netflix voicing the title role of Mini-Wolf animation series. 

Originally from Surrey, Penelope grew up in the US becoming the all American kid, and as a result, works as a both a native British and American speaker, with an extensive range of accents.

As an award winning audiobook narrator, Penelope has voiced over 170 audiobooks and was nominated by Audible for Narrator of the Year in 2013.

Favourite titles include The Turn of the Screw, Homeland: Carrie’s Run, Homeland:Saul’s Game (based on the CBS television series), The Heartfix, Sympathy, Let the Light Shine, The Girl You Left Behind, Hattie B Magical Vet children’s series and The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory. 

Known for voicing children’s voices - Penelope has a passion for animation, and is currently voicing the lead characters Zip, Zap and Leila in Mighty Smighties and all the female voices in Captain Virat, both for Toonz Animation. She  has also voiced the title roles in the series of Mini Wolf and Lulu Zipadoo and the voices of Princess Rhea and Princess Hera in the series SpacePops. 

Penelope has worked extensively as an actress for many years in regional, national and international theatre.

On graduating from Guildford School of Acting with Distinction, she made her theatre debut playing opposite Tommy Steele in Chaplin:The Musical.

National tours include: Brief Encounter, Present Laughter, The Railway Children, The Lady Vanishes and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?  She has also appeared in a variety of national and international TV commercials.

Radio dramas for the BBC include Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, The Professor, The American Senator and Portrait of a Lady.

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For more voice samples including gaming, audio books, singing, UK, US, narration plus much more, please click here.

For animation video reel, please click here.