I was more than happy to have actor Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter/Blackadder/James and the Giant Peach) at Current Sound in our Adelaide, Australia studio. She was in Adelaide performing her play Neighbourhood Watch at the Dustan Playhouse.
I’ve had Miriam in the Current Sound recording studio on three separate occasions. The first was a live stream (ISDN equivalent) via Source Connect to Jungle Studios in London for a live overdub VO for Dolmio. Miriam has been doing the voice for the Mama character/puppet for Dolmio for the last 10 years now.
A few weeks later she was back again to do the VO for another commercial for Dolmio, this time we streamed live via Source Connect to Angell Studios in London who produced and recorded the session.
Thirdly we had another afternoon in the studio the following week doing a VO for director Graeme Haddon who flew down for the afternoon back to back with another session for the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW which involved bringing in a film crew and Autocue operator/teleprompter to shoot some video of Miriam in front of a green screen in the studio for their ‘Who is Quentin?’ campaign.
It was great to be able to work with Miriam Margolyes, she is a very caring, down to earth person.
-Tom Watson (Director/Producer)