© 2018 by Bob Falfa Design, San Rafael, Calif.

BIOGRAPHY

I trained as an actor and practitioner at Bretton Hall Faculty of Prformance.  I have been performing and coaching actors since then, with some performance work in musical theatre and voice work as a voice actor since the late 1980's, with work in radio and on the film projects, made famous by the best-selling book The Guerrilla Filmmakers Handbook.

 

Early in my professional career I worked on film and television projects.  They included production work on Channel 4's (UK) Brookside and Hollyoaks.  In recent years I also worked as a Performing Arts Assessor for the BBC.  Among my other exploits, I have 20+ years experience as a lecturer in acting, working closely with professional artists, creatives and key figures in the industry.

I am an experienced drama practitioner/ actor, commentator on Film (Norwich Advertiser), motoring journalist/writer (for the 'best-selling' Classic Car Weekly, Volksworld & Classic Car magazines and autoclassic.com).  My live broadcast experience included contributions to national radio and my own local radio shows in Cheshire and in Merseyside, England. My interest in using my voice goes back to when I was 10 and wrote to Richard Straker, the legendary BBC continuity presenter.

As the voice of Discovery's Motor Trend TV's Auto Mundial (Primarily USA and world markets), I record the voice narration for the weekly 30 minute 'car news' television show that's been running 20 years.  I recently took over from the previous narrator Richard Nichols (BBC and ITV motorsport commentator), who recently retired after the first 20 years of the show. 

 

Voice Artist - Film & Television
Auto Mundial, Narrator:  Weekly TV show. GLTV for Motor Trend TV:
Alpecin Hybrid Caffeine Shampoo for ITV1 Sponsor Bumper
 
10 Years of The Lancashire Hotpots DVD Documentary
 
Bitter Sweet Last Words: Film Short ADR Director Ben Bradley
 
Instant Print, Leeds, UK 'Giant Business Card' Narration for StickyEyes Marketing, Leeds, UK

 

Survival Island: Feature film trailer: Living Spirit Pictures/North American Releasing, for 1990 Cannes Film Festival See livingspiritpictures.com

 

The Runner: Pre-production trailer : Living Spirit Pictures 1989 See livingspiritpictures.com

 

Captain Zap - The Movie: Character Voice of ‘Zap’.  Film Short for Living Spirit Pictures/Bournemouth Film School (BPCAD) 1988 See livingspiritpictures.com

 

 

Relevant Broadcast Experience – Radio & Television

 

BBC Radio 5 Live                           

Ruscoe on 5, Ruscoe's Round Table guest reviewer

 

BBC Radio 5 Live                             

Presentation to BBC Governors, Radio 5 Live Executives and Station Manager part of the 'BBC Listens

 

BBC Radio Merseyside                  

The Afternoon Show, ‘Musical Theatre in Liverpool’ Interviewee                                                                                                                                 

BBC Radio Merseyside                   

Linda McDermott Show, Interviewee & Live solo performance of extracts from Guys and Dolls.     

 

BBC Radio 2                                   

Round Midnight at the Fringe, with Brian Matthew, from the Caledonian Hotel.  Featured solo vocalist  alongside Julian Clary and Tom Robinson

 

NBC TV News (USA)                       

Eyewitness News (Pennsylvania) Coverage of Funeral of Princess of Wales  Featured guest interviewee 

 

HCR 92.3 FM

Presenter, The Weekend Show, LIVE

Featured interviews include Willy Russell, Charley Boorman and Tim Firth

 

Radio Warrington

Presenter, Mid Week Request Show

 

BBC Performing Arts Fund

Assessor