One day neuroscience will explain the special ‘wiring’ which allows some actors to mimic and perform, truthfully and persuasively, other human voices.
Because of the Babe and Happy Feet movies, I’ve had the good fortune to work with several artists gifted in this way. Not least among them, Hank Azaria and Robin Williams.
Lee Perry shares their genius.
Few would know this, but I relied heavily on Lee during the making of Mad Max: Fury Road to which he contributed many voices - male and female, young and old, in a variety of accents. His work not only added polish but rescued some flawed scenes.
What he does is a kind of magic.
George Miller, ACADEMY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR, WRITER & PRODUCER
Lee Perry is undoubtedly one of the best voice actors around!
I’ve worked with Lee for many years in collaboration with some of Australia’s finest directors; Baz Luhrmann, George Miller, Alex Proyas; to name a few. Lee is a wonderful actor who has lent his extraordinary voice talents to productions such as “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Great Gatsby”, “Happy Feet” and many more. When I’m approached to recommend an actor to help solve post sound issues, it’s Lee Perry that immediately springs to mind.
Wayne Pashley, Supervising Sound Editor/Designer/Re-Recording Mixer, BIG BANG SOUND DESIGN