Pete Edmunds

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Pete Edmunds
Born
Peter Roy Edmunds

Runcorn, Cheshire, England
Alma materDe Montfort University, Drama Studio London
Occupation
  • Actor
  • photographer
  • artist
Years active1994–present

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.[1] 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.[2] In March 2019 he was nominated for Best Male Performance - Television Documentary Voiceover, at the One Voice Awards 2019.[3] In March 2020 he received 4 nominations, including Male Voiceover Artist of the Year, for the One Voice Awards 2020.[4]

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

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.[5] Upon graduating he began working as a voice actor and voiceover artist alongside his acting career.

Selected voice acting work[edit]

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
Schweppes (Netherlands) Voiceover Schweppes
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
Virgin Sun Voiceover
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

Acting career[edit]

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).[1] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Company Notes
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
2014 Candlestick Constable Peck 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)

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre Notes
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[edit]

Edmunds started out painting with watercolour and later studied technical drawing as part of his engineering qualifications.[6] He states that "photography offered the perfect blend of art and science".[7] 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.[7] In July 2017, his photograph of a running group in Delamere Forest, Cheshire won third prize in the PEFC UK & Ireland competition[8] 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[9][10][11][12][13] and the Vogue (PhotoVogue) website, with his image Rethink I being selected by the PhotoVogue curators for the daily Best Of collection.[6] Saatchi Art featured Edmunds' photographs in three curated collections during 2015; New Photography,[14] Limited Edition Photographs[15] and Inspired by Impressionism.[16] His photographic artworks have been collected across four continents.

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Voice Acting / Voiceover[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work[2][3][17][4] Result[2][3][4]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pete Edmunds". IMDb. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "One Voice Awards 2018: Nominations Announced!". One Voice Conference. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "The One Voice Awards 2019".
  4. ^ a b c "One Voice Awards 2020".
  5. ^ "Pete Edmunds - British Male Voice Over - About Pete". British Voiceover - Pete Edmunds. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Fotografo - PhotoVogue - Vogue". www.vogue.it. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b Basu, Suswati (16 June 2015). "Corrie Actor Snaps Vogue Italia Spread - South West Londoner 2015-06-16" (PDF).
  8. ^ "News & Publications - News - News Show - PEFC". www.pefc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Your pictures: Urban life". BBC News. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Your pictures: Lines". BBC News. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Your pictures: India". BBC News. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Your pictures: Laundry". BBC News. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Your pictures: Coffee break". BBC News. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  14. ^ "New Photography Collection | Saatchi Art". Saatchi Art. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Limited Edition Photographs Collection | Saatchi Art". Saatchi Art. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Inspired by Impressionism Collection | Saatchi Art". Saatchi Art. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  17. ^ "One Voice Awards 2018 - Eight Nominations - British Voiceover - Pete Edmunds". British Voiceover - Pete Edmunds. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.

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