Benedetta Ferraro (Italian)
Since starting her voiceover career in 1994, Benedetta has become one of the leading Italian voices in the UK regularly working both in Italian and English.
Her style is particularly in demand for TV and radio work and throughout the years she has provided her unique identity to regular clients including Discovery Channel, Sky TV (Italy and UK), Cartoon Network Italy, Boomerang, ESPN Classic Sport, Bloomberg TV, CNN, Playboy TV, MTV, Hallmark TV, Aviva News and National Geographic.
She regularly works for RAI (Tg1, Tg2, Tg3) as well as being the voice of JimJam TV.
Benedetta has voiced numerous TV and radio commercials both in Italian and English, for a wide range of clients including The Observer, The Times, British Airways, Vanish, Expedia Italy, Alitalia, Nokia, Vodafone, Samsung, FIAT, BT, Muller Amore and many more.
Her voice is also in great demand for toys. She is the Italian Furby and the main female voice for Fisher-Price toys in Italy. Amongst the many others are the Star Wars official toys as Queen Amidala, and ET official toys as Elliott.
Hasbro Toys also included are Twister Moves, Hulk, Cluedo, and Whac-a-mole.
Another area she specializes is narration for guided tours in museums and art/photography exhibitions. Her voice will lead you around the British Museum, the Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Louvre, Graceland (Elvis Museum – she plays Priscilla and Lisa Marie), Versailles, Hampton Court, Sterling Castle, Guggenheim Museums in New York, Bilbao, Venice and Berlin, Buckingham Palace's Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle and on the Original Tour Bus Company in London, amongst others.
Her acting skills can instead be heard in radio plays such as the BBC4 “A Thousand Days In Venice” and numerous video games including: Metal Gear Solid, Pacman, Gran Turismo 4, Half Life, Half Life 2, Star Trek, G-Police, Medieval, Medieval 2, Colony Wars, Hitman, WDL Warjets, Tetrus, Ape Escape, Destrega, Syphon Philter, Civ 3, Drakon, Global Domination, Beast Wars, Klingons, Falcon, Mech Commander, Xcom, Jak And Daxter, Cubix, Mashed, etc
Some of her other voiceover work includes projects as varied as: voicing the Nortel Networks launch campaign in Italy, SAP Development Solutions and Hilton University tuition courses, Denzo Car Navigation Systems for Jaguar and Toyota, Lowrance Car Navigation tool, Sony Playstation 2 Broadband Instruction Video and many Italian Language courses.
Benedettas’s break into the voiceover business came when she auditioned and won the narrator part for cult Channel 4 youth culture program “Passengers” (voiced in English by Jo Whiley) in 1994. Prior to that, she produced and directed music shows for the pan-European TV network Superchannel and the Italian terrestrial channel Videomusic, also interviewing on camera the world’s biggest pop stars (she considers interviewing David Bowie live on Italian national TV for the ‘Freddie Mercury Tribute’ the pinnacle of her presenting career). She continued presenting on camera for NBC when they purchased Superchannel for two more years. Benedetta still writes music interviews for a press agency, Skrufff.com, which provides content for music and lifestyle magazines and websites around the world.
Her skills include lip-synching covering a wide range and versatility of characters, incorporating children of both sexes and teenagers. She can be warm, sympathetic, smooth and relaxed, as well as being husky, sassy or sexy when required.
She can also sing professionally.
- Comedy Duos
- Computer Games
- Crazy Characters
- Easy Going
- Foreign Voices
- Girl Next Door
- Home Counties
- I can sing
- Movie Trailer Voice
- New Zealand
- Recognisable Voices
- Stand Up -Comedy
- Warm & Friendly
- Well Spoken