TV ad voiceovers ?

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  1. nvingo

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    Well for instance, ads like Morrisons with Denise VanOuten and Richard Hammond, it's obvious the person is employed and their voice is what's heard.

    But... does anyone know, in those ads where the personality doesn't appear onscreen, such as Stephen Fry and Vicky Butler-Henderson, would it be misrepresentation if a sound-alike or impersonator were used. After all, they don't claim that any particular personality's voice is used, it is just down to the viewer recognising it, and an impersonator's fees would likely be much lower than a star proper.

    Just something to ponder...
     
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    There is an ad on radio for a local laminate flooring place around my way which uses 'Julian Clary' and I'm almost certain it's a sound-a-like.

    I suppsoe it's only just clever and nothing else really, I think the stars voices are used to fool/trick the consumer into thinking the product is good because he/she tells you about it.

    Liam
     
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    For most radio interviews of simon cowell espsically in america his brother does alot of them for him :hiya:
     
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    itd probley be cheaper to get the real julian:D
     
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    I must let you know that is is THE REAL Julian Clary who says this and not a trick.
    I know this from watching the TV Program "Would I Lie To You?" on BBC 1 where on it Julian in passing comments that he advertises Scottish Laminate Flooring when people are mentioning different slogans advertised by celebrities.
    I was skeptical myself but upon further research and see this post itself I felt the need to tell you that he genuinely does the voiceover for that raido ad.
     
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    The More-Than freeman ones seem to annoy me more every day!
     
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    Thats exactly what i was just about to post! :D
     
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    You resurrected a three year old post to tell us this :D
     
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    The whole point of having a celebrity do the voice over is to establish a link to a known and respected person by the audience so using a sound alike kind of misses the point and is likely to produce a negative reaction from the audience.

    Its usually always the real celebrity , they love voice overs , its money for nothing , 2 hours in a recording booth being waited on hand and foot for thousands of pounds plus royalties every time its played . Most of them probably walk away with 50k plus for what amounts to an afternoon's work.
     
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    Soundalikes are used, I don't know how often though.
    Well, apart from the fake Churchilll Insurance dog.
     
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    FWIW, this fella is a member here :) He's very good but he didn't need me to tell you that ;)
     
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    John Hannah (The Mummy, Spartacus) does the voiceovers for The Co-op on radio and Tv in Scotland. He stated in a newspaper interview he earns a lot from it and it pays the rent.
     
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    Not in the case of Julian Clarey. He lost public respect and his career with that Norman Lamont thing.
     
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    "Lost" as in "found" is that ?
     

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