Peter Roy Edmunds
|Alma mater||De Montfort University, Drama Studio London|
Peter Roy Edmunds is a British actor, photographer and artist based in London. He is best known for playing the series regular character of Peter, the Deputy Manager, in the ITV television comedy series Hotel Getaway. His voice acting work is used in video games, commercials, documentaries, toys, films, audio books and television. In February 2018 he received 8 nominations, including Male Voiceover Artist of the Year, for the One Voice Awards 2018. In March 2019 he was nominated for Best Male Performance - Television Documentary Voiceover, at the One Voice Awards 2019. In March 2020 he received 4 nominations, including Male Voiceover Artist of the Year, for the One Voice Awards 2020.
Born in Runcorn, Cheshire to Anglo-Welsh parents, Edmunds was raised in nearby Frodsham and attended Helsby High School. He studied Engineering at De Montfort University, Leicester and worked in IT before training as an actor at Drama Studio London.
Voice acting career
Drama Studio London voice coaches highlighted Edmunds' vocal physiology, describing it as “very unusual - a deep resonant chest-voice combined with a light resonant head-voice" - giving him a unique sound. Upon graduating he began working as a voice actor and voiceover artist alongside his acting career.
Selected voice acting work
|Genre||Client / Title||Role||Agency / Company / Studio||Notes|
|TV Commercials||A Holly Dolly Christmas (Dolly Parton Music Album)||Voiceover|
|Samsung QLED TV (3 Commercials)||Voiceover||Leo Burnett Worldwide|
|Amazon Books||Voiceover||HHCL||Part of "Amazon Thinking" campaign|
|Peugeot 406 (Africa)||Voiceover||Silk Sound, London|
|Daktarin (Johnson & Johnson)||Voiceover||Saatchi & Saatchi|
|Kinect Disneyland Adventures||Voiceover||Disney|
|GetAgent App||Voiceover||The Sound Company|
|AnimalFriends.co.uk / The Secret Life of Pets 2||Voiceover||The Sound Company||Nominated for One Voice Award 2020|
|ClearScore||Voice of Keith the Tortoise||The Sound Company|
|Web Commercials||Nokia - Essential True Wireless Earphones||Voiceover||Nokia / RichGo|
|Audio Books / Stories||RNIB Christmas Appeal 2019 (Animation)||Narrator||RNIB Studios, London|
|Framed (written by Ron Ellis) - Complete & Unabridged||Narrator plus 60 character voices||Magna Story Sound||ISBN 1859034063 ISBN 978-1859034064|
|Radio Commercials||Best of Bandstand Volume 4 - Music CD||Voiceover||702 Talk Radio / Capetalk|
|La Grange (France)||Voiceover||Nominated for One Voice Award 2018|
|Documentary||The Making of Riyadh Season (6 Episodes)||Narrator||Discovery Channel||Nominated for One Voice Award 2020|
|Nokia: The Birth of Ozo||Narrator||Nominated for One Voice Award 2018|
|Rome - Corporate Documentary||Narrator||Nominated for One Voice Award 2018|
|UK Money Laundering||Narrator||Nominated for One Voice Award 2019|
|Video Games||Nexon - Champions Rising:Legends of Elusia||Intro / Promo Voice||Shepperton Studios||Nominated for One Voice Award 2018|
|Toys||Star Wars Force Link Toy||Voice of Qui-Gon Jinn||LucasFilm Ltd / Disney||Nominated for One Voice Award 2018|
|Corporate / Explainer||IKEA - The New Click and Collect Service||Narrator||IKEA Austria||Nominated for One Voice Award 2018|
|Allen & Overy - Anatomy of a Deal||Narrator||Silk Sound, London|
|KIA Optima Sportwagon - 8 Product Promo Films||Voiceover||Innocean Worldwide|
|Nationwide Building Society - ISAs Explained||Narrator (3 Videos)||Smoke & Mirrors, London|
|BNP Paribas Securities Services||Narrator||BNP Paribas|
|Character||RAF Bentley Priory Museum (Audio Guide)||Cockney Barman Voice||Centre Screen / SNK|
Edmunds has worked in film, television, theatre, commercials and standup comedy - most notably in the main cast role of Peter, the hapless deputy manager, in the British comedy series Hotel Getaway (ITV). In Hotel Getaway, the actors' performances were completely improvised, whilst numerous hidden cameras captured the footage. On film he acted alongside Toyah Willcox and Shirley Anne Field in the feel-good comedy feature The Power of Three. Prior to that he worked on a number of short films – playing the Newscaster in Car Stories by Hungarian auteur Krisztina Goda, the lead role of Tony in Killing Time by BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Ed Whitmore and an emotionally charged performance as the co-lead, playing The Gardener in Lost Property by Isabelle Livingstone. On the London stage he has appeared in several productions, playing roles as diverse as a forensic psychologist in Doomsday and a barfly in Time Out Critics’ Choice, Blue Eyes Red. Edmunds also performed stand-up in London and has featured as an in-vision performer in TV commercials for brands such as Nissan, Specsavers, Disney, Amazon and MTV.
|1995||Car Stories||Radio Newscaster (voice)||Short Film - Written / Directed by Krisztina Goda|
|1995||Killing Time||Tony (Lead)||Short Film - Written / Directed by Ed Whitmore|
|1995||The Verb||Terry Christian Impression||Channel 4||TV|
|1996||EastEnders||DI Wallace||BBC||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1996||Expert Witness||Det. Constable Turner||ITV||TV Series Documentary, episode: "The Bomb Maker"|
|1996||Crime Monthly||DS Nicholson (Lead)||ITV||TV Series Documentary (1 episode)|
|1997||Blind Men||Tannoy Announcer (voice)||ITV||TV Series, episode: "Sneaking the Sneck"|
|2000||The Human Zoo||Bridegroom||ITV||TV Series Documentary (1 episode)|
|2000–2003||Hotel Getaway||Peter - Deputy Manager||ITV||TV Series, Main Cast (8 episodes)|
|2009||Coronation Street||PC Smith||ITV||TV Series, Recurring (2 episodes)|
|2009||Lost Property||The Gardener (Co-Lead)||Short Film|
|2011||The Power of Three||James||Film|
|2017||Champions Rising : Legends of Elusia||Intro / Promo Voice||Nexon||Video / Computer Game|
|2019||Coronation Street||Fire Officer - Incident Commander||ITV||TV Series, Recurring (2 episodes)|
|1995||Beast of a Different Burden||Tommy||Kings Head Theatre, London|
|1997||Blue Eyes Red||Joe||White Bear Theatre, London||Time Out (London) - Critics Choice|
|1998||Doomsday||Doctor Martin Brymen||Southwark Playhouse, London|
|2004||Banana Cabaret||Standup Comedy||The Bedford, London|
Photography and art
Edmunds started out painting with watercolour and later studied technical drawing as part of his engineering qualifications. He states that "photography offered the perfect blend of art and science". He travelled with his engineering work and found urban artistic inspiration in New York, Paris, Tokyo and Toronto. His first photography exhibition, titled "Cross Section", took place at Putney Library, London from June 14 to July 4, 2015. In July 2017, his photograph of a running group in Delamere Forest, Cheshire won third prize in the PEFC UK & Ireland competition and was then put forward for the PEFC International "2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year" award. His photographs are featured on the BBC News website and the Vogue (PhotoVogue) website, with his image Rethink I being selected by the PhotoVogue curators for the daily Best Of collection. Saatchi Art featured Edmunds' photographs in three curated collections during 2015; New Photography, Limited Edition Photographs and Inspired by Impressionism. His photographic artworks have been collected across four continents.
Awards and Nominations
Voice Acting / Voiceover
|2018||One Voice Awards||Voiceover Artist of the Year - Male||Rome (Corporate Documentary)||Nominated|
|2018||One Voice Awards||Best Overall Performance - Toys / Physical Games||Star Wars Force Link Toy (Qui-Gon Jinn)||Nominated|
|2018||One Voice Awards||Best Male Performance - Gaming||Nexon - Champions Rising:Legends of Elusia (Intro/Promo Voice)||Nominated|
|2018||One Voice Awards||Best Male Performance - Television Documentary||Nokia - The Birth of Ozo||Nominated|
|2018||One Voice Awards||Best Male Performance - Radio Commercials||La Grange Restaurant (3rd Voice)||Nominated|
|2018||One Voice Awards||Best Overall Performance - Corporate / Explainer||IKEA - The New Click and Collect Service||Nominated|
|2018||One Voice Awards||Best Overall Performance - Telephony / IVR||Daily Mail / DMG Media - Queue Message||Nominated|
|2018||One Voice Awards||Best Overall Performance - E-Learning||Equity Crowdfunding - Part 4||Nominated|
|2019||One Voice Awards||Best Male Performance - Television Documentary||UK Money Laundering||Nominated|
|2020||One Voice Awards||Best Male Performance - Television Documentary||Discovery Channel - The Making of Riyadh Season||Nominated|
|2020||One Voice Awards||Best Male Performance - Television/Web Commercials||AnimalFriends.co.uk / The Secret Life of Pets 2||Nominated|
|2020||One Voice Awards||Best Male Performance - Animation Character||Captain Jack Rackham - Pirate Experience||Nominated|
|2020||One Voice Awards||Voiceover Artist of the Year - Male||Secret Life of Pets 2 / Riyadh Season / Pirate Experience / RNIB Christmas 2019||Nominated|
- "Pete Edmunds". IMDb. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
- "One Voice Awards 2018: Nominations Announced!". One Voice Conference. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
- "The One Voice Awards 2019".
- "One Voice Awards 2020".
- "Pete Edmunds - British Male Voice Over - About Pete". British Voiceover - Pete Edmunds. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
- "Fotografo - PhotoVogue - Vogue". www.vogue.it. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- Basu, Suswati (16 June 2015). "Corrie Actor Snaps Vogue Italia Spread - South West Londoner 2015-06-16" (PDF).
- "News & Publications - News - News Show - PEFC". www.pefc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Your pictures: Urban life". BBC News. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Your pictures: Lines". BBC News. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Your pictures: India". BBC News. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Your pictures: Laundry". BBC News. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Your pictures: Coffee break". BBC News. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "New Photography Collection | Saatchi Art". Saatchi Art. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Limited Edition Photographs Collection | Saatchi Art". Saatchi Art. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "Inspired by Impressionism Collection | Saatchi Art". Saatchi Art. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- "One Voice Awards 2018 - Eight Nominations - British Voiceover - Pete Edmunds". British Voiceover - Pete Edmunds. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.