Writer, actor, podcaster, voiceover artist
Books, observations, articles, stories, screenplays, plays, poetry.
Where you've read or seen my writing:
My brand new book The Year I Stopped to Notice
My words are also here: 100 Voices by Unbound, METRO, Waltham Forest Echo, Positive News, The Scotsman, Reader's Digest, short story, 'Alouette" in Gains and Losses by Barbican Press, miniature play ‘Bulldog’ for Uncommon Nonsense, Royal Court, 'Panphobia' at Stratford Circus Theatre, 'The Carbon Footprint Detective Agency' at the Arcola.
Where you've heard my writing:
My brand new podcast Stopping to Notice, BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio Scotland and Radio London, the BBC’s Mark Forrest Show, Tweet-off on the Tyne and What Kind of Times Are These? with poet Ian McMillan on BBC 3's The Verb.
What people say about my words:
‘This book is a delight...full of little surprises, momentary little fountains of pleasure and beauty, that could be visible to all of us if we learned to stop and notice as Miranda Keeling does.’
'What an odd, beautiful book this is...the distilled delights in the ordinary that we go to poetry and fiction to seek. Buy an extra copy of the book to give to someone you love.'
'Miranda Keeling's writing should be available on prescription.'
Where you've seen me: Emmerdale, Doctors, Eastenders, BBC1, ITV, Discovery Channel, Orange Tree Theatre, Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Where you've heard me:
Winner of the BBC's Norman Beaton Radio competition, I've been in over 30 plays for BBC Radio Drama, DOCTOR WHO for Big Finish.
Multi award-winning podcast: Stopping to Notice
Stopping to Notice is presented by me, co-produced with Fresh Air Productions and edited by Oli Seymour. It is a multi award-winning podcast and has a loyal following of wonderful listeners who interact regularly, and recently contributed their own voices to our 100th episode special.
'Expanding on the observations she shares on her popular social media accounts, Miranda invites you to join her out and about as she captures those small, magical moments of everyday life, in sound.
Thanks to binaural recordings, you’ll hear everything she does as if you were right there with her. Just make sure that you’re wearing headphones.
There are new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. These short but lovingly crafted episodes are an invitation to escape from life’s hustle, immersing you in Miranda’s world for a few minutes.'
Podcast artwork by Kim Elson
Fresh Air team: Oli Seymour, Neil Cowling, Michaela Hallam and Richard Blake
Radio, commercials, e-learning, narration, audio books, podcasts.
Winner of the BBC's Norman Beaton award - I've been in over 30 radio plays.
Where you've heard me: BBC radio 3, 4 & 5, DOCTOR WHO for Big Finish, Children's and adult fiction narration, commercials, apps, e-learning and podcasts.
What I sound like: confident, clear, warm, smooth, bright, captivating .
What I'm like to work with:
I have an excellent ear.
I was born in the UK and raised in the US - my native accents are RP (standard British) and American (NE)
I prepare very well so I'm a bit of a one take-wonder - which saves time and money.
I love what I do and make sure you get the sound from my voice that is right for you.
Where do I record?
A studio of your choice.
My professional home-studio.
'I spend a lot of my time recording voice, and I always heave a sigh of relief when I learn that the artist is Miranda Keeling. Not only does she possess all the techniques and disciplines expected of a professional, she is also an absolute delight to work with. Miranda responds quickly and cheerfully to direction, and where possible will have scrutinised the script before arriving at the studio. This level of diligence is becoming a rare quality in voice artists.'
Simon Walker (The Loophole Recording studio)
'Miranda's talent as an actor and her technical expertise as a voiceover artist meant that the process of creating the voiceover for our film, using her own state-of-the-art recording studio, was a seamless process. With perfectionism and pitch-perfect timing, she created an impressively professional finished product in a fraction of the time that such recordings usually take. Her easy, collaborative approach made her a joy to work with.'
Katrin McMillan, CEO, Hello World
'Professional, creative and oodles of fun to boot! Miranda's voiceover brought our animation to life, and I'd work with her again in a heartbeat.'
Tom Adams, Co-founder 60 Decibels