Aileen Downey: Irish Female Voiceover Artist


I grew up in the gorgeous countryside of Co. Tipperary, Ireland, a stone’s throw from those film location hotspots of Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel. Following an English Degree at University College Dublin, I headed to London’s Rose Bruford College, where I trained as an actress.

I began doing Voiceovers straight after Drama School, after a chance meeting with an Advertising exec one day at MOMI on the South Bank (the Museum of Moving Image) where I was part of the Actors Company. That meeting led to TV and Radio VO commercials for Guinness, Gillette and Spontex amongst others. After an MA in Radio from Goldsmiths, University of London, I fully realised just how much I loved working with my Voice.

Twenty five years on, my versatility and experience extends to work in several voiceover fields, from Commercials, Promos and Continuity to Audio Description, Radio Drama, Narration and Animation.

Currently I’m also learning the skills of Dubbing and Lip Synch and jumping into the thrilling world of Video Game Voicing.

In a nutshell, it’s a wonderful job!