EMMA Clarke doesn’t disclose her age although she said she sometimes feels like 306! She is, in fact, a multi-talented middle aged mother of two.

Emma could have succeeded at acting, directing, broadcasting. composing or writing but, instead, after a lot of hard work, opted for voice over work.

This was a great achievement because when she first applied to do the job she didn’t succeed.

She said: “I just didn’t know how to voice a script for commercial purposes. I was determined to learn how to do it and stuck at it for literally years until I went back and re-auditioned. One of the first I ever recorded was for a furniture shop in Macclesfield. “

Her many successes include playing the part of Avalon, the space ship in the American science fiction film, Passengers.

In the story. a space ship (Emma) breaks down when taking thousands to a planet 200 light years away. Emma recorded the piece in her then Altrincham recording studio in just three hours.

She said: “There were some extra bits which the director added later. He was brilliant and trusted me to do my job. I had the creative freedom to make suggestions and he said he was happy with them and gave me the go ahead.”

Sadly, due to American Labour laws, she was unable to attend the premier in 2016.

It is 21 years since she recorded the famous ‘Mind the gap’ for the London underground. “I think they are still using parts of it. A few weeks ago I had to voice a radio commercial for Hull City Council. My direction was to sound as sombre and alarming as possible. The council wanted people to realise the grave threat posed by Covid-19. I’m never usually asked to shock listeners. As I was reading it, I was hoping and praying that this commercial would be effective. Emma also became a talking drone for a city centre abroad. “It told people to get off the streets and go home due to Covid 19,” she said.

“At the other end of the scale last week I had to play the part of the fungus that causes Athlete’s Foot, so my Inbox is a very mixed bag!"

The former pupil of Culcheth Hall School, Altrincham, said: “One of the most interesting jobs I’ve had was recording an information piece for those attending war crimes hearings at The Hague. In the narration for them I had to explain to witnesses in cases involving war crimes what to expect when they came to give evidence.

“ It was fascinating to have a behind-the-curtain peek into such a high level process. Although this work wasn’t confidential I do have to sign secrecy and non-disclosure agreements for a lot of customers. I get to record quite a lot of sensitive material."

It has helped that, throughout the pandemic, Emma can work from home. She said: “I have an office and a recording room.

“I haven’t met any of my customers even though we’ve worked together for decades, because we communicate over the internet.”

In her spare time she writes podcasts for comedy and drama as well as successfully composing music.

Emma said she loved her job because of the variety, the anonymity, working with fantastic customers and having a good laugh.