Sep 8, 2022
British actor Antonia Beamish has recorded at
least 8 pages on the Audible website. She reads
fiction and nonfiction titles and enjoys the vitality
of horror stories even though she doesn’t read
them for pleasure. She talks about how to keep
the characters and their accents separate as she
makes her way through the hours of recording a
book. She believes acting with the full body as a
narrator is vital to bring voices to life. She’s lived
and worked in America and recalls the uncertainty
of making career plans on short term visas. She
explains that the life of a book narrator is
incredibly lonely and she asks Jude for advice
about how to do more radio drama in the UK.
Antonia’s influences and inspirations are:
Hanya Yanagihara (‘A Little Life’),
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Entire Levy Family - especially Anne Margaret! otherwise known as Moira!
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