British voice artist Marilla Wex is a multi-award-winning veteran of all genres.
Marilla’s 30 years of performance experience means she can be dropped into virtually any medium and not create casualties.
Based in Toronto, Marilla has a WoVO-approved, broadcast quality recording booth with Source Connect Standard. A multi-award-winning talent, she holds a Gold Crystal Award for the best Radio Commercial Performance in Canada and has been shortlisted for Best Female British Voice Artist of the Year two years running at the OneVoice Awards in England. This year she won Best Animation Character Performance, Female at OneVoice for her portrayal of the bonkers computer M.A.R.I.L.L.A. in the Mojang YouTube series The Secrets of Minecraft.
Her nickname in both recording and tv studios is “One-Take Wex”.
Marilla’s classically-trained theatre background brings gravitas, strength, reliability and sophistication to corporate copy.
Her tv and film experience enable her break down copy quickly and deliver pitch-perfect performances in record time.
Her 15 years of stand-up comedy and improv experience give Marilla the flexibility and humour needed for commercial reads.
Her nonsensically broad vocal range means she has vast experience in every voice genre from audiobooks to videogames, from medical e-learning to children’s animation. You name it – she’s done it. Multiple times. Here’s just a sample of the breadth of her work over the last two years.
Below is a list of some of Marilla’s recent clients. She works with dozens every year so this is by no means exhaustive.
Marilla is hired for her vocal and dialectical flexibility, her professionalism and her ability to nail a cold read immediately. Being a British voice artist her super power is her ability to sell without the hard sell – the accent and her delivery do all the heavy lifting. Her voice conveys authority and expertise while inspiring confidence and a sense of trust. As a dialect coach for tv, film and television she is also able to perform in a wide variety of UK accents.
But don’t just take our word for it – read some of her client testimonials below.
I’ve worked in animation for a long time – Marilla is one of the most professional performers I have worked with. She has an amazing quality to her voice and completely nails the read that’s required. Will be working with her again!
Marilla was great to work with. She was communicative, understanding of our direction, and delivered a high-quality file!
Fantastic – everything quick, easy and Perfect 1st time. Thank you Marilla.
Very professional and took direction very well. A great communicator. Job done efficiently with a fast turnaround. Was a pleasure to work with. Would happily work with again.
I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! Total professional, needing very little direction–quick turnaround and really gets what a script calls for. And I would add, is very committed to providing the client with the best possible finished product.
Absolutely high quality sound, perfect articulation, very fast worker, very professional, great communication and overall very good job!
Marilla is a talented professional and a delight to work with… don’t hesitate to hire!
Was a wonderful and seamless process. Thanks so much for your flexibility, patience and collaborative approach to the project. Hopefully we’ll work together again and happy to recommend you to anyone.
Excellent – thank you Marilla for a quick turnaround and excellent reading once again. No edits required! Highly recommended.
Marilla is remarkably talented! Punctual and smart, with tidy communication and a clean recording I couldn’t be happier! She made our project shine. A+!
Marilla is a pleasure to work with and a talented voice over artist. We were able to feedback during the session via Skype and our client approved the read first round. I would definitely work with Marilla again.
Always great working with Marilla! Very good voice for diverse projects and always delivers high quality results. Looking forward to continue working with you, Marilla!
Marilla took amazing initiative on this project to correct the client’s script that was riddled with grammatical errors. The client was very thankful to her for her initiative, professionalism and punctuality.
Brilliant voiceover artist! Quick communication, flexible with schedule and great at taking direction during the session. We are very pleased with the final product. Would highly recommend hiring Marilla for your voiceover projects!
Marilla was amazing. She hit the right tone for the piece, even auditioning using multiple accents, which she did brilliantly and changed my mind of what accent I originally thought would fit. Will be using Marilla again in the future. Quick turn around and very professional voice over.
Marilla is one of the best artists we have worked with. She nailed the script delivery with little direction. We needed this project recorded with a 24 hour turn around which she did without any hassle. We would recommend her without hesitation. We look forward to working with her again!
Here are some highlights of Marilla’s recent work.
To contact Marilla Wex directly please use the form below. You can expect a response within 48 hours outside of major holidays. Marilla is open to interviews regarding her voice work and voice over business coaching plus any and all interesting or juicy voice gigs! At the present time she is not accepting private dialect coaching students.
NB – if you’re contacting Marilla regarding a voice over project please see the notes below on what you need to include in your message!
If you need to contact Marilla Wex regarding potential voice work please be sure to include the following information:
- what kind of work is it? e.g. explainer video, elearning, telephony, online ad etc.
- will you need a directed session with Marilla? If so – what time zone are you in? How would you like to connect? e.g. Source Connect, Skype, phone etc.
- what is the usage for the work? e.g. internal pitch, online without paid placement, local radio commercial
- how long is the usage? e.g. 13 week tv campaign, 6 month online ads, 1 year local radio
The more information you can provide about your project, the better since it will avoid an endless back-and-forth of follow-up questions.
Marilla runs a very successful course called Is Voice Work From Home For You? The program helps actors and non-actors alike figure out if voice work from home might be a viable side-hustle or full-time career. She teaches her students how to set themselves up for success and avoid the many pitfalls in working as a self-employed freelance voice artist. To find out more about her voice over business coaching go to Voice Work From Home.
Marilla travels a lot for work and pleasure so please check here for any extended vacation time that will impact her availability for new jobs and pick-ups.
Please note Marilla does not work weekends!
Marilla will be away from her studio taking a well-needed vacation in Cornwall (the real one, in England) from 10th through 17th February inclusive.