ADR/Dubbing


"Additional Dialogue Replacement" or ADR covers most post-production sound replacement including lip-synching, dubbing, re-voicing and crowd work, or loop groups. I've been doing this all my professional life.

I started at Worldwide films woking with Michael Balkan, re-voicing from German and French into English, using the band method. We did hundreds of episodes of "Schwarzwald Klinik", "Derrick" and others now long forgotten. We also did some crazy Japanese sitcoms, which were just impossible to synch properly.

I then started working for Brendan Donnison at Lyps Inc., Louis Elman, Phoebe Scholfield at Sync or Swim and Marcella Riordan. Brendan once flatteringly described me as 'Der Syncmeister'! I'm a versatile and inventive improvisor - school history lessons, military training and languages helping me to fit into almost any style or period. The job is to provide lip synched improvised narratives to the people in the background, oh and to die a thousand times in battle!

In 2013 I spent a week in Prague re-voicing Marc Lavoine in a ten part police series, Crossing Lines. The brief was to match his voice, but make him less French, so the Americans could understand him! With the incredibly accurate ear of Dialogue Editor Paul Conway, and the Pro Tools maestros at Sound Square to make the sync perfect, I'm really chuffed with this:

Tim Bentinck re-voice of Marc Lavoine in Crossing Lines from Tim Bentinck on Vimeo.



Nouvelle France
Re-voiced Gerard Depardieu in the whole film. It seems the Americans couldn't understand his French accent so I was briefed to tone it down a bit.



Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Re-voiced Chow Yung Fat in the English version.




And here are just some of the TV/Film productions I have worked on:

Films

Revolution
Braveheart
Moses
The English Patient
Solomon
Elizabeth
The Beautiful Game
Chicken Run
Chocolat
Gosford Park
The Four Feathers
Agent Cody Banks
Shaun of the Dead
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Around The World In 80 Days
Enduring Love
The 51st State
Band of Brothers
Hotel Rwanda
The Libertine
The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
Layer Cake
Valiant
The Brothers Grimm
The Constant Gardener
The Hours
Wallace & Gromit - Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Mrs Henderson Presents
J.M. Barrie's Neverland
The Last Hangman
Kinky Boots
Master And Commander
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Chronicles of Narnia
Troy
Wimbledon
Vanity Fair
Merchant of Venice
Casanova
Rome - mini series for HBO
Pride & Prejudice
Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist
Children of Men
Stormbreake
The Magic Flute
Amazing Grace
Atonement
Munich
Iron Lady
Basic Instinct 2
Bright Young Things
Alien Autopsy
United 93
The Da Vinci Code
The Queen
The Wind in the Willows
Sweeney Todd
Inkheart
10,000 BC
John Adams (HBO series)
Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Diana - Last Days of a Princess
Elizabeth - The Golden Age
Rock'n Rolla
The Duchess
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Damned United
The Boat That Rocked
Sherlock Holmes
The Special Relationship
Robin Hood
Alice In Wonderland
Clash Of The Titans
Narnia
Anonymous
Jane Eyre
Ice
One Day
Gnomeo & Juliet
Cars 2
The Royals
Romeo & Juliet
The Scapegoat
Fast Girls
Austen Land
Cloud Atlas
Les Miserables
Mourning Has Broken
Postman Pat
The Hobbit
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Television

A Tale of Two Cities
Silent Witness
Foyle's War
Miss Marple
Spooks
Hustle
Rome
Doc Martin
Casualty
Robin Hood
Hotel Babylon
Primeval
Red Riding
The Tudors
Enid
Mo
Downton Abbey
Falcón
Poirot
Pillars Of The Earth
Titanic
Nativity
Coup
The Borgias
The Bible
Vikings
Lucan
Game of Thrones
Wodehouse In Exile
The White Queen
Da Vinci's Demons
Black Sails
Vikings
Endeavour
Fleming
The Honourable Woman
Dracula
Penny Dreadful
Midsomer Murders
Indian Summers
Musketeers

and many more