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Is it broadcasting law that a certain percentage of all adverts have to be voiced by Jane Horrocks or Tony Robinson?

(10 Posts)
bran Sun 11-Jan-09 16:28:50

Jane Horrocks seems to do the voices on at least 10% of all children's animated programmes too. I like her, but I'm sick today and her squeaky voice is driving me nuts.

wintera Sun 11-Jan-09 18:56:45

Yeah, I was talking to my other half about this the other day. Our daughter got the Tinkerbell dvd for Christmas and she voices one of the fairies in that too! She's everywhere!

spicemonster Sun 11-Jan-09 18:59:02

Yes, yes it is. And in clause 105 (b) it states that Julie Walters must also be allowed an equal share alongside Jane and Tony

squeaver Sun 11-Jan-09 19:03:35

Jane Horrocks calls her house "Tesco Towers"

bran Sun 11-Jan-09 19:04:42

They must be raking it in. It's so easy, no need to put on make-up or get your hair done or spend hours in wardrobe, just schlep down to the studio and say your piece and get a nice check everytime it's shown. They don't even need to learn their lines, no-one can see you reading off the script when it's a voice over. envy

bran Sun 11-Jan-09 19:05:05

LOL at Tesco Towers. grin

wintera Sun 11-Jan-09 19:21:57

Max Beesley does a lot of voice overs too. He puts on different voices sometimes but its defo him.

Jodee Sun 11-Jan-09 19:27:09

Or Andrew Lincoln, he must do the voiceover for every twee disney animated film going, not to mention renault ads etc.

bran Sun 11-Jan-09 22:37:29

I'm not sure that I'd recognise Andrew Lincoln's voice, he's pretty neutral isn't he? <thinks back to This Life>

Anyway, neither he nor Max are squeaky, which is my main gripe with Jane and Tony. Especially Tony! Squeaky men are just wrong, unless they have a really likeable personality when it's ignorable if not forgiveable.

LiffeyMermaid Sun 11-Jan-09 22:40:33

GOd, yes, Max Beeseley I had noticed that too.

I reckon MB has taken AL's old voiceover jobs.

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