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 James Lipton and the Actors Studio did it for fun with the actors…..Now, I’m doing it for fun with the writers.
Okay, we’ve all heard Sting singing about ‘An Englishman in New York’. Well, todays 30 Second Interview is about an American Gal in London.
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei King always planned to move to Paris. But in 1981, she came to London on what should have been a three-day stop over, and never left. She’s now married to actor Vincent Marzello.
So, lets start with Lorelei, the Actress.
With  films such as ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘The Saint’, Lorelei can boast having worked with some of the best male actors around on both the small and big screen; from the handsome Hugh Grant to the rugged Bob the Builder. In fact, Lorelei has starred with one of my all time favorites, Michael Douglas in the wonderful movie, ‘Shining Through’. Now I’m jealous.
And Television is not to be ignored. Emmerdale, Cold Feet, and Jonathan Creek, to name just a few, can all brag Lorelei as part of their cast at one time or another.
Now, what about Lorelei the voice over actress?
Well, if you live in America and watch Bob the Builder, you may just recognise the voice of ‘Wendy’ and ‘Packer’.
And let’s not get into the two hundred plus programmes Lorelei’s recorded for the BBC.  In fact, Lorelei has been described as ‘the best known American voice on radio 4’ after working on shows including Judge Dredd, Batman, and the classic American drama East of Eden.
As well at this, Lorelei also lends her multi award-winning voice to narrating audiobooks for best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell.
And this leads us nicely to Lorelei, the Multi Award Winning Voice.
With numerous awards including Audiofile’s ‘Best Voices’, APA Performer of the Year, and Audiofile Golden Earphones Award among the twenty or thirty trophies already fighting for space on her mantle, Lorelei recently won lNarrator of the Year and firmly established herself as the best narrator around.
So, what of Lorelei the writer?
Lorelei is credited for writing children’s programmes Chuggington, for which she is also script editor, Bob the Builder and Fantomcat. Plus, the Playstation video game Mothatruckas 1 and 2, and Cartoon Network’s Dexter’s Laboratory Video Game.
Phew. Is it time to catch a breath? No. Because Lorelei is also co-owner of Creative Content Ltd, a small digital publishing company (check out their blog).
Now you can catch a breath while you read Lorelei’s 30 Second Interview.
1.  What is your favorite word?  Courage
2. What is your least favorite word? Guts
3. What turns you on?   Intelligence
4. What turns you off?    Pretension
5. What sound do you love?   The pop of the champagne cork
6. What sound do you hate? The crack-fizz of a pull tab
7. What is your favorite curse word?   Bollocks
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?   Professional ice skater
9.  What profession would you not like to do?  Social worker
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? “First class to the left”
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So, what do you think of Lorelei’s extensive career? What is your favorite Lorelei voice?

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