Voice ArtistJanuary 2001 - present
Tom has been consistently one of the most in-demand voices in South Africa for 20 years in the corporate and commercial world for literally hundreds of major voice campaigns involving top commercial brands and international sports. In addition, he has narrated numerous documentaries, has been the main announcer for the local “Mnet” movie channel and was the voice of the National Geographic Channel international channel for many years.
He has voiced two international comedy children’s animations playing various characters, and numerous South African and International campaigns which have won dozens of awards. Notably in the Gold and Silver categories at the “Cannes Lions” advertising awards, as well as numerous South African advertising awards for the “Loeries” and the television promo awards, “Promax’.
ActorJanuary 1991 - present
He Trained at Webber Douglas Academy, also has a BA joint Hons degree in French and Drama London university. Best known in Uk as Eddie in the award winning musical 'Blood Brothers' on the first Uk National Tour , and then later in the West End London. Playing opposite David Cassidy, Stefan Dennis, and Helen Reddy, Stephanie Lawrence, Bernie and Denise Nolan amongst many others.
Tom played the leading role of Detective Gavin Archer in South Africa's ETV popular series "Gold Diggers" and has played impactful leading roles in dozens of popular SA Drama series and Soaps. He has featured in many International Movies including 'Doomsday', 'Amelia', 'Blood and Oil', "Revolt" alongside many top Hollywood performers, and played a leading role in the action film 'The Message' using his various martial arts and weapons training. Also appearing in UK TV shows such as " Our Girl" and " The Crown", and even speaking french in Belgium series "Salamander"
With over a decade of leading roles in UK theatre productions including Hamlet on UK tour, Romeo at the Everyman theatre Cheltenham, and "Mark" in the acclaimed "Inner Circle" Y touring's National theatre production. He has also appeared on stage In South Africa playing Jake in the acclaimed two hander comedy production "Stones in his Pockets", and the title role of Jerry in Pinter's play Betrayal.
Writer / ProducerJanuary 1991 - present
Writer / Producer
Tom set up and ran a successful talent agency for over ten years in South Africa, implementing more efficient payment and marketing methods, whilst training new talent into the voice industry. Marketing director at Group 73 action adventure SA, and also in marketing at Ocean Casting UK. Over eight years with group 73 he worked with Gareth Hicks, former head protection officer for Nelson Mandela who currently runs Group 73. Tom was integral in the companies move into the film industry.
In the Uk he started out working at Sky news and then as a camera operator for various casting studios. He has taught and run workshops in Improvisation/ Voice Coaching and Acting for corporate team building and privately, and on set for over 25 years. He was also resident writer on the ETV youth soap Backstage and wrote for the absurdist comedy series, "On the Couch", which aired on SABC3 from 2008-2012. He created the comedy Pilot and series "Space Africa" which garnered interest with various production companies and SA broadcaster Mnet, but unfortunately never got the green light! He wrote and produced the short film on the Falklands which received special selection at Palm Springs Festival 2001 and was picked up by BBC Wales. He wrote and produced Making movies for Channel 4 later, a review on the original RAIN DANCE festival in the 90s. He continues to write and produce for independent film.
VOCAL COACHJanuary 1991 - present
To communicate your ideas or presentations clearly is the difference between being effective in any workplace and or getting the job or not. The importance of communicating effectively in any situation cannot be stressed enough.
Having trained with Stewart Pearce, world renowned voice coach at Webber Douglas Academy, my approach is based on very solid voice training with over 30 years experience in Film/ TV and Theatre and Musical theatre playing a lead on the West end. I have also voiced 100s of of Top Brand campaigns, many of which have won awards at an international and national level, as well as numerous documetaries, animations, corporate reads, so I am able to teach voice having applied it successfully to various mediums.
We look at breathing, resonance, projection and generally building your confidence when you are called to speak in public or simply over the phone.
My approach is very much to work with the individuals needs and abilities. To find your voice which will then authentically help you communicate with confidence.
I also ran my own company for voice artists and actors for 8 years and was involved with training artists for voice in studio. I have led many workshops for corporate events In the UK and in SA, training groups or individuals in various professions.
The key is clarity, confidence and authenticity. Through continued exercise and looking at your specific needs I can, and have transformed people with anxiety issues related to public speaking and or problems even speaking clearly, into confident and charismatic speakers.