JAMES A GILLIES

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©2013-2019 by the Gillies Company

NARRATION AND STORYTELLING SERVICES TO BROADCASTING, INDUSTRY AND THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY

I adore narrating audiobooks. It is my favourite type of work.

Feel free to just peruse the works of some wonderful creative writers or even purchase the odd one.

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I have an ever expanding portfolio of Voice Samples.

Feel free to just listen, to download, or to pass them on.

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Downloadable MP3s

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My thanks go out to all the extraordinary creatives

who have asked me to put words to their pictures.
I am lucky that so many of them are the result

of personal recommendation by client to client.

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THE BRIEFEST OF MEMOIRS

ABOUT ME

A mere stripling boy, I went forth from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire in 1977. Thenceforward, I earned a crust as a lowly schoolmaster teaching Speech and Drama and Theatre Studies, until a day came in 1991 when, my attention briefly distracted, I was cruelly press-ganged by the BBC. My very soul thus owned, I endured 22 years working under conditions of gruelling air conditioning, forced day after day to announce, read news, narrate and occasionally play the character across both television and radio. Yes, I even had to read the Shipping Forecast. No mercy was shown. Moreover, I was forbidden all contact with the outside world.

In early 2013, after 22 years of ruthless indenture, I made my escape one afternoon and have not stopped running since.

Henceforth, my voice has wandered the five continents, living off crumbs from television, radio and on-line ads, in-house training videos and e-learning courses dropped by kindly clients. I have made jest with my voice to the satisfaction of Gamers of all tribes, Online, Retail and Mobile, become skilled in the manly arts of Performance Capture and in ADR, and have regaled those who gather to listen by the embers of a flickering Audiobook with a fresh tale every month.

For me to serve you, you need only reach forth your email. Or if too shy, cross my agent's palm with silver.

A VOICE ACTOR'S LIFE

THE DAVE FENNOY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

September 23rd to 25th, 2016

I have dipped my toe, somewhat, into the world of Gaming in the last eighteen months, voicing Mobile Apps as, variously, 'Multiple Pirates' (Argh. Laddo!!), 'Compassionate American Dad' (Honey, you need a hug.), 'Spaced Out American Teenager' (Wow! Cheezo! You're like so bad.) and 'Thomas the Tank Engine' (Now then, Thomas, I expected this behaviour of James, not you!) and then gone on to provide the sole voice for a full blown video game courtesy of the wonderful Hugh Edwards, but I have never provided any character performances for a large game. So, this weekend I spent nearly twenty hours working with the legendary Dave Fennoy in the company of a hugely talented cadre of fellow voice actors - and what a great bunch they are.

TWISTED FIFTY - THE AUDIOBOOK

50 stories from 50 disturbed voices of modern horror… Twisted 50 Volume 1 is a deliciously dark slice of contemporary horror literature. Reading it is like attending a late night secret banquet where you know each course will serve up something unexpected, forbidden and unforgettably chilling. Take your private seat now for 50 luscious courses of terror, from 50 of the strongest voices in modern horror.

The Book Lover's Boudoir 2017