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Voice Artist

Steve Nallon's work as a voice artist covers audio books, animation, film dubbing, video games, children's television, commercials and dramatic readings. Steve's history as a voice performer goes back to the 1970s when he treaded the boards with a comedy impressionist act on the Northern Working Men's Club Circuit. In 1984, a few months after gaining a degree in Drama and English, Steve became a founding member of SPITTING IMAGE. Steve went on to provide numerous voices for this groundbreaking television puppet show for the next decade and beyond. Steve Nallon now runs his own Recording Sound Studio from his home in north London, working continuously on various projects, often recording remotely via the Internet.

Steve sitting at the desk

As Dame Maggie Smith

Performing as a Dame Maggie Smith character.

The SPITTING IMAGE Queen Mum

Discussing the voice of the SPITTING IMAGE Queen Mum.

Voice Analysis for US TV

Discussing the voice of Thatcher for US TV.

SPITTING IMAGE voice selection

A wide range of SPITTING IMAGE voices.

THE NALLON TAPES

A selection of sketches with all voices created by Steve Nallon.

The Classic Collection

A selection of over twenty-five voices.

PEOPLEWATCH

PEOPLEWATCH as Attenborough.

Radio interview

Radio interview discussing voices and personal history.

The Radio play PROPS

As Bobby in the radio drama PROPS.

STAR WARS selection

STAR WARS voices including Obi-wan, Yoda and Chewbacca.

TV Character Voices

Character voices created for children's television.

 

In 2020, Steve featured on two POINTLESS CELEBRITIES editions, the Voice Artist Special alongside Josh Berry, one of new voice talents in the industry, and in the Impressionist Special he appeared with his SPTTING IMAGE colleague Kate Robbins. Steve played David Cameron, Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Cummings, David Davis, Kenneth Clarke, David Dimbleby, Sammy Wilson, Donald Tusk, Sir Graham Brady and Lord Buckethead in the 2019 audio book version of Boris Starling's satire WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S BREXIT. Steve's television and film credits include HARRY HILL'S TV BURP (for ITV providing the voices of David Cameron, Mikhail Gorbachev and The Queen among others), IN SEARCH OF LA CHE, WIRE IN THE BLOOD (as the voice of the serial killer in the ITV crime series), CROSSING THE FLOOR, HANDS OF A MURDERER (US TV movie with Edward Woodward), ANIMAL MADNESS, PALLAS, BULLSEYE! (the comedy movie directed by Michael Winner) and CHARLIE (the RTÉ television drama series concerning the life and politics of former Irish Prime Minister Charles Haughey).

Steve has featured on various records, including the comedy CD release FUNNY TIMES with Harry Hill, and NO CLAUSE 28 with Boy George, plus he has provided numerous eccentric character voices for the mobile app HEADCASTER and the video game OVERLORD.

Steve's work on SPITTING IMAGE included the voices for The Queen Mother, Roy Hattersley, Denis Healey, Malcolm Rifkind, Margaret Thatcher, David Attenborough, Enoch Powell, Shirley Williams, Bruce Forsyth, David Frost, Ted Heath, Leonard Rossiter, Harold Wilson, Alan Bennett among others. In 2015, when SPITTING IMAGE created a puppet of the then Prime Minister David Cameron for the show NHS IN STICHES at the Hackney Empire, it was Steve who was invited to do the voice, and in 2020 Steve returned to the show with a reprise of his iconic Lady Thatcher impersonation when the series was revived on BritBox and ITV.

Steve continues to work as an impressionist on television, often guesting on such programmes as THE ONE SHOW. He has made appearances on ALISTAIR MCGOWAN'S BIG IMPRESSION (as Dame Maggie Smith), THE IMPRESSIONABLE JON CULSHAW (as Ann Widdecombe) and RORY BREMNER... WHO ELSE? (as Patricia Routledge). Steve has been heard on countless radio comedies and panel shows, notably FIRST IMPRESSIONS and AND THIS IS THEM, and his impression based stand-up act was featured on the cult comedy TV series DAN AND DUSTY SHOW (ITV1) to great acclaim. Among his other television credits as a celebrity guest are THE COMEDY YEARS (ITV), CALL MY BLUFF (BBC), NOEL'S TELLY YEARS (BBC), WHEN TV GUESTS GO HORRIBLY WRONG (C5), PULL THE OTHER ONE, LOOSE LIPS and DON'T DRINK THE WATER.

Over the years Steve has contributed to various TV shows and documentaries celebrating the art and craft of the impressionist, including NIGHT OF A THOUSAND FACES (BBC) in a sketch with Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage, and WHO DID YOU DO? (BBC) presented by the actor Ricky Gervais. In SIXTY YEARS OF SWING, a documentary for BBC Parliament on the history of General Election night broadcasts, Steve discussed the contributions of anchor men and political pundits such as Robin Day and Bob McKenzie, giving illustrations of their unique vocal styles along the way.

Steve's one-man entertainment 'A Guided Tour Round the World of the Impressionist' remains in constant demand all over the UK and abroad. In the show, Steve takes his audience on the journey of his own history of doing voices, from characters on radio and television that intrigued him as a child through to the modern world of celebrity, sport and culture. Along the way, he illustrates a few tricks of the trade as to how voices are created, offers some theories as to why we find mimicry so funny, and what it's like taking on the personas of other. As Steve says himself' "Impressionists, we're the only people in the world who want to be accepted for who we're not!"

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