Lorelei King

 

Lorelei King

Lorelei King (is in The picture above)

 

Information and some details on the work that Lorelei has done in both audio & film work.

She was voted Female Performer of the Year at the Spoken Word Awards 2001

She was voted Gold in the Spoken Word Awards 2005.

 

Information

Lorelei King was born in Pennsylvania. Once described as 'the best-known American voice on Radio 4', she has played roles as varied as Patricia Cornwell's forensic detective Kay Scarpetta and Groucho Marx's sidekick. Film work includes The Saint and Notting Hill; on television she is a running character (Natalie Lawrence) in the acclaimed Cold Feet, and she has appeared in Jonathan Creek, Chef, The Comic Strip, Birds of a Feather and Rumpole of the Bailey. On stage she has acted in such classics as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Blues for Mr Charlie and Death of a Salesman

 

More Information


If you hear a female American voice in a radio play or reading a book, there's a strong possibility it will be Lorelei King.

As one of the stars of the hit ITV series Cold Feet, it comes as no surprise that Natalie is her favourite TV role. 'I love Mike Bullen's writing, and the situations he's put my character in - like the fire-extinguisher cat fight with Faye Resnick . . . what a blast!' On the film front she enjoyed playing Mrs Hatch in Edith Wharton's House of Mirth. 'She was rich, vain and flighty - and it was the first time I've worked in a corset!' Her favourite stage role is pop icon Nico in All Tomorrow's Parties. 'I absolutely fell in love with the character,' she explained, 'and it's the only time I've played a person who had actually lived. As it's so liberating to work in a foreign accent, the fact that she was German made her extra fun to play!'

She knows why she finds recording audio books so rewarding. 'I like it because it is such an intimate medium. I feel I'm only ever reading to one person. Sometimes I pretend that that person is someone I love and miss - like my grandmother - and that makes it even more enjoyable.' The books she's most enjoyed recording couldn't be more of a contrast. 'I loved doing Little Women by Louisa May Alcott for the beautiful writing and wonderful sentiment, and I really enjoyed Tell Me Your Dreams by Sidney Sheldon - but then who wouldn't love playing a serial killer with multiple personalities?'

She is quite clear about the identity of her favourite author. 'Gerald Kersh, Gerald Kersh, Gerald Kersh,' who wrote about London in the 30s and 40s. 'I discovered a book of his in a second-hand bookshop when I was 11, and was immediately hooked! Tales of seedy London nightlife and Cockney rhyming slang were so exotic to a pre-teen from Pittsburgh!'

By way of relaxation she confesses to being a telephone addict - ('My husband says I'll be at the head of the queue for the first telephone implant!') - while she has recently taken up learning the flute. She is currently 'trying to influence the children of the nation by providing voices for three different cartoon series' while in the future she hopes to do more writing. And does she have a hidden yearning? Of course! 'One day I'd love to have a go at writing a blockbuster novel! I feel I've learned so much about it from the ones that I've recorded!'


Lorelei King's Website

The official site

 

Do have a look at the audio book section, I think the Lorelei must have some sort of record for the number of books that she has done.

Her site is well worth a look now, keep looking as the content is added to the site.

Oh & Lorelei if you are reading this can I have your autograph?

David Williams

 

http://www.loreleiking.com/index.php

 

 

Lorelei King's Radio Work For Dirk Maggs

Production

Date

Character

 


Lorelei KingFrom The Dream FilmLorelei King

 

Lorelei King's Film Work

 

Production

Date

Character

Timesplitters: Future Perfect
2005
voice Additional Voices
Back to Gaya
2004
Female Gayan and Susi voice only
Appleseed
?
Athena voice only
Junk Boy
?
Yuki voice only
Suzie Gold
2004
Meditation Teacher
Second Nature
2003
Nancy Reed
Headhunter
2002
A CBS News Reporter Kate Glosse
The Falklands Play
2002
Jeanne Kirkpatrick
2001
Mom
The House of Mirth
2000
Mrs. Hatch
2000
Lloyd
2000
 
Notting Hill
1999
Karen
Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence
1998
US Ground Stewardess
Masterpiece Theatre Painted Lady (2)
1997
Margot
Masterpiece Theatre Painted Lady (1)
1997
Margot
1997
TV reporter
Intimate with a Stranger
1995
Ellen
Shining Through
1992
Leland's New Secretary
Murrow
1986
Waitress

 

Lorelei King
1993 Lorelei King as Savanna Concord in Chef!

 

Some of Lorelei King's TV Work

 

Production

Date

Character

The Robinsons Episode 1.5
2005
Sex Therapist
Mile High Episode 2.23
2005
Stella
Jonathan Creek Episode "The Seer of the Sands"
2004
Geraldine Vaccara
The Big Impression Episode 2
2003
Various roles
The Big Impression Episode 3
2003
Various roles
Fantom Cat - Series 1 Episodes 1 & 2
2003
 
Cold Feet Episode 407
2001
Natalie
Monarch of the Glen Episode Eight
2000
Bonnie MacDonald
Cold Feet Episode 201
1999
Natalie
Cold Feet Episode 106
1998
Natalie
Cold Feet Episode 105
1998
Natalie
Cold Feet Episode 103
1998
Natalie
Jonathan Creek Episode "Time Waits for Norman "
1997
Justine Bailey
Glam Metal Detectives
1995
 
The Imaginatively Titled Punt and Dennis Show Episode 11
1994
 
Paris
1994
Dr. Cockburn
Avenger Penguins
1993
Bella
Newman and Baddiel in Pieces "Guilty"
1993
 
Birds of a Feather
1989
L.A. Jailer
Rumpole of the Bailey Episode "Rumpole at Sea"
1978
Linda Milson

 

Lorelei King

 

 

Lorelei King as a Book Narrator

 

Lorelei King has done just a few book readings over 200+ at last count !

Author Title
Carol Shields Unless
Ken Follett The Third Twin
Ken Follett Code to Zero
Sue Grafton A is for Alibi
Sue Grafton B is for Burglar
Sue Grafton P is for Peril
Sue Grafton Q is for Quarry
Sue Grafton D is for Deadbrat
Patricia Cornwall Point of Origin
Patricia Cornwall Blow Fly
Patricia Cornwell

Portrait of a Killer

Sue Grafton K Is for Killer
Sue Grafton L Is for Lawless
Anne Tyler Back When We Were Grown-ups
Sue Grafton J Is for Judgment
Sue Grafton I Is for Innocent

Janet Evanovich

Visions of Sugar Plums
Janet Evanovich To the Nines
Janet Evanovich Full Tilt
Sue Grafton G Is for Gumshoe
Lucy Daniels Dolphin Diaries: Riding the Storm
Sue Grafton H Is for Homicide
Meg Gardiner China Lake
James Patterson The Lake House
Lucy Daniels Touching the Waves
Sue Grafton F Is for Fugitive
Anita Shreve All He Ever Wanted
Patricia Cornwell Isle of Dogs
Sue Grafton E Is for Evidence
Sue Grafton D Is for Deadbeat
Sue Grafton Q Is for Quarry
Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin

 

Samples of Lorelei King's voice work

 

http://www.vocalpoint.net/fvo/king/character.m3u

http://www.vocalpoint.net/fvo/king/narration.m3u

http://www.vocalpoint.net/fvo/king/commercials.m3u

http://www.vocalpoint.net/fvo/king/compilation.m3u

 

Even More Samples of Lorelei King's voice work

 

http://www.webwords.org/audio/170.mp3 Girl From The South by Joanna Trollope

http://www.webwords.org/audio/99.mp3 Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell

http://www.webwords.org/audio/82.mp3 Angel by Barbara Taylor Bradford

http://www.webwords.org/audio/374.mp3 The Pelican Brief by John Grisham

http://www.webwords.org/audio/476.mp3 Point Of Origin by Patricia Cornwell

 

Praise for Lorelei's King's Narration

“Narrator Lorelei King does a fabulous job, as each character is assigned a distinctive voice, thus milking the humor for every drop.”—The Boston Globe

 

“Narrator Lorelei King somehow makes the crazy, comic antics of Evanovich’s irresistible bond agent, Stephanie Plum, seem almost rational in this fine audio adaptation...

With plenty of prior experience narrating Evanovich titles, King has no trouble highlighting the eccentricities of the author’s invariably quirky cast of characters....King’s chameleon voice and ease with accents make this a lively listening experience.”—Publishers Weekly

 

"Narrator Lorelei King steps neatly into Stephanie's shoes, her agile voice conveying not only Stephanie's fear and frustration, but her plaintive, why-does-this-always-happen-to-me attitude. King also nails the manly, mysterious voice of gorgeous bounty hunter Ranger, Stephanie's sometime superhero...her vocal styling's are generally as superb as Evanovich's zany characterization."--Publishers Weekly

 

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