I work as a freelance voice artist for Garnet Education and Titan Learning, I've narrated and critiqued audiobooks for WeRead4You and reviewed theatre shows for Trinity Mirror newspapers in the online version of Get Reading. I presented and produced the Golden Years Show on Radio UK International, Radio Basingstoke and Covent Garden Radio, as well as The Big Country Show on CMR Nashville. I've also been quizzing pub punters and trivia fiends for Q1: amazing what you can pick up that way! For a video on dog safety by the Wood Green animals charity I was the narrator. I've also acted in BBC TV's Saints & Scroungers and Holby City, as well as pop videos. I starred in the acclaimed London Fringe production of Joseph Crilly's play Kitty & Damnation, voiced TV commercials for Bath & Wellness, Fentons Solicitors and Teachers Building Society and dubbed voices for the BBC TV series World Cup Stories (2006).
In Hong Kong I worked as a presenter and producer at BFBS, RTHK and Metro Broadcast. I presented news and the current affairs show Hong Kong Today, as well as Hugh Terry's Big Country and Weekend Breakfast. I wrote and recorded station trails and promos, compiled What's On features and contributed pieces on Sport and the Arts to TV & Entertainment Times magazine, the Hong Kong Standard and South China Morning Post. I was a voice artist and presenter on commercial videos and educational materials for Pearson Education, Longman and Oxford University Press, appeared on RTHK's Educational TV and TVB Pearl and played countless roles in animated TV series Cone Control, Alphajets, Crocos and Kangoos as well as full-length 3D animated feature Dragon Blade. Radio plays include BBC docu-drama The Hong Kong Holding Company and the Radio 4 adaptation of Bleak House, which won a Sony radio award. I was even a female cheerleader in the ITV series Soldier Soldier! In 1989 I played three characters in stage musical Friday Night Clive by David Baddiel and Harry Thompson at Deptford Albany and Balham Banana Cabaret.
I created future history as an archivist at the BBC Sound Library at Broadcasting House, also contributing to Radio Times magazine; I toured the UK in children's shows with Pandemonium and Locomotive Theatre companies, and appeared in Kiss Me Kate and Absurd Person Singular with the Beeb's Ariel Theatre Company. I also produced plays with the BBC's Studio Drama Group, co-editing their in-house magazine and being voted Actor of the Year for Dracula (title role) in 1987. I played Monsieur Cot in Hotel Paradiso at Reading University and twice starred at the Edinburgh Fringe with the Oxford Revue, taking lead roles in the Barnumesque musical Silver Lining and Fenton Bailey's notorious Supermarket. In the OUDS production at the Oxford Playhouse of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, I was brothel keeper Madam Pace, and Baroness Von Trapp in The Sound of Music for the Balliol Players. As Algy in The Importance of Being Earnest I did wear trousers in deference to the other cast members!