Don’t blame Dad, rest his soul, but he constructed the big booming radio that brought me nightmares. Algernon Blackwood, H.G.Wells, even the surreal Goons.
Mother, too, bless her, sketched a grinning satyr which, though pinned to the kitchen wall, would leer at me in dreams. Now I understand its queer power: it resembled grandma.
Not having a family TV, my daytime escape was The Wind in the Willows, Winnie the Pooh and in my teens the wonderful Under Milk Wood. Dylan Thomas was my rite of entry to London’s Mountview Theatre School and to the curiously attractive horror of playing on a stage. The place was and of course still is haunted.
Many people ‘find’ themselves through voluntary work. I did … Community radio threw a microphone at me, so I had to say… something. But cheery repartee is for those with the gift.
Freelance narration offers many treats - not all of the calibre of N.W. Twyford, but always an opportunity to share a story.
Howard Ellison is a British voice actor, based in Devon. His voice graces numerous commercials, video games, corporate videos – and of course Audiobooks.
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