One of the country’s leading actresses, Fiona is a highly acclaimed voice over artist, actress, MC and speaker. She heads up the country’s leading vocal academy, SPEAKEASY VOCAL ACADEMY, and is a much sought-after vocal consultant, dialogue coach and motivational speaker on Communication Skills and Development.
Fiona has been a Voice Artist for many years, and has great range – providing a velvety soft sell voice, as well as corporate, business and retail and is renowned for her ‘accent’ work. She has been the voice of BMW, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Exclusive Books, Tracker, Mercedes Benz, Fox Channel, is frequently heard on M-Net. Being an accent coach she has performed in many accents – and is well known for Voice over character work and has provided the voice for M in bond commercials, Helen Mirren’s voice for Virgin Atlantic and does a great Maggi Smith impersonation.
As an actress, Fiona is a familiar face on stage, screen and television and most recently seen in the the international film THE MAZE RUNNER, local films TABLE MANNERS and [S]HE, has appeared in BLACK SAILS & HOMELAND(US tele series) and appeared with Charlize Theron in a film directed by Sean Penn THE LAST FACE.
On stage she most recently played the Princess Kosmonsopolis in Tennessee William’s SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH in Cape Town after a US tour, Stella Goldschlag in the hugely successful BLONDE POISON, Cleo in a a play she co-wrote IF WE DIG, Marlene in MISS DIETRICH REGRETS,the stoic Sister Aloyisius in the award winning play DOUBT.She made theatre history by winning Best Actress Award for these roles last year – effectively tying with herself! And was named Best Supporting Actress by the South African Theatre Magazine for her mastery of French in the avant garde LES CENCI.
Fiona is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker, and having worked on international films as a dialogue coach – with a gallery of stars including Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Orlando Bloom are just a few – her presentations are often peppered with lively ‘behind-the-scenes’ anecdotes.
Fiona created and devised a unique technique in the approach to vocal coaching, dialect training and communication empowerment, and embodies the axiom ‘You are whatyou speak!’ and encourages that all speak with ease in the business, arts, corporate or sports arenas.
[A well-known media personality hosting an arts show and literature program on radio, she is a skilled interviewer and Professional Voice Coach at the Park Lane Voice & Swallowing Clinic. Fiona travels extensively, in SA and to the US and UK to conferences where she delivers papers and lectures on her subject. Fiona is currently a lecturer at Wits University in the Theatre and Performance Department – and is currently researching her PhD]
Fiona is a vegetarian and loves entertaining – going to theatre and art exhibitions and getting away from it all on safari in the bush!
For bookings or more information on Fiona, please, get in contact with an agent at Owen S. Management on 011 483 0940 / [email protected]