Anna Cannings – the Braille reading voice artist, London, UK
"People are fascinated by Braille. But they are even more fascinated when you can
read it as quickly, accurately and fluently as a sighted person reads print. That’s
exactly what I am able to do, and it has caused much intrigue and great amazement
in the many studios I have worked in over the past eighteen years. It has also,
I’m delighted to say, enabled me to lend my voice to many exciting radio shows and
audio productions, so it’s definitely been a skill worth perfecting!"
Anna Cannings, December 2015.
As an established and experienced voice artist, Anna’s voice credits include work
• Orion Audio
• Talking Newspaper Association
• Marks and Spencer
• University of Birmingham
• Lovells (International business law firm)
• Chichester College
• Action for Blind People
• Westgate Leisure
Her natural, warm, clear and expressive voice lends itself well to a wide variety
of delivery styles, from formal and authoritative, through to young and vibrant,
with a cheeky edge!
Her southern roots mean that she is most at home speaking with an RP, London or Sussex
accent, but she can also do general Northern and American standard accents.
Please click on the links below to hear a range of Anna’s voice samples.
Anna began working professionally as a voice artist in 1998. She set up and ran
her own audio production business, gaining many of her voice credits through this
company. She also has experience of working as a radio presenter, interviewer and
So whether your script requires a formal read, sales pitch, or entertaining edge,
Anna will enjoy bringing it to life with flair and creativity.
She is an incredibly fluent Braille reader, who can easily keep up with print reading
speeds in recording studios. Most recently, Anna read, from Braille, the audio book
version of “She Is Not Invisible”, by author Marcus Sedgwick - a story set in London
and New York. Anna also has a phenomenal memory for learning lines, so even if Braille
reading is not an option (because of needing to walk around during the performance,
for example) you will notice no difference in how she works – she will always deliver
confident and consistent performances.
Anna says: “Audio is a fantastic opportunity for me to shine as a performer, because
there are none of the limitations that I face in the more visually oriented areas
of my work. I have always been passionate about radio, and am really keen to increase
the amount of work that I do in this area of the business; radio presenting and radio
dramas are of particular interest to me. When I am involved in an audio project
it’s just about my voice, and I love that.”
If you are interested in auditioning or booking Anna for your production, or have
any questions about her work as a voice artist, please click on the link below to
find out how toContact Anna.