Shortlist

About Us

Leigh Matty

Founder

Having worked at a very well-known voice over agency for 7 years, Leigh’s dream was to open a small but perfectly formed boutique agency representing only talented actors of the highest calibre. Over the past 12 years Just Voices has more than achieved this, becoming known for its wonderful roster of voice artists who work across the whole range of the industry.

Before setting up Just Voices, Leigh started her career as a singer in the rock band Romeo’s Daughter who enjoyed success writing, recording, & touring worldwide in the late 80’s/early 90’s.

Simon Lenagan

Founder

Simon is an actor and entrepreneur born in St. Helens, Merseyside in 1970.

Following a degree in Drama & Theatre Arts at Birmingham University and Drama School at The Webber Douglas Academy, Simon has worked as an actor in Film, TV & Theatre for more than 20 years.

During that time he has run his own theatre company, produced a West End play, set up a telemarketing enterprise for out of work actors (PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATORS LTD) and held the position of Youth & Community Director at Oxford United Football Club from 2008-2014.

From 1995-2004 Simon was a founding director of COUNTERPOINT, an innovative company which merged business with the arts. (‘Admirable verve and commitment.’ – The Observer. ‘A sound piece of enterprise.’ – The Sunday Telegraph.)

With Counterpoint he performed in, developed and produced a number of plays and musicals including the first uncensored revival of Willis Hall’s classic – THE LONG AND THE SHORT AND THE TALL (West End); PUNCH JUNKIES by Greg Hobbs (Critics’ Choice – The Scotsman); STAND UP by Roy Smiles (Critics’ Choice – Time Out); THE STREETS OF DUBLIN (Brixton Shaw); THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT (Riverside Studios) and the glam-rock award-winning musical extravaganza – SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS (Queen’s Theatre, West End and UK tour.)

Simon also wrote and directed the short film SALVAGE (2003) starring Peter Capaldi and Roy Marsden.

Simon founded the JUST VOICES AGENCY in 2005 and is a founding Director of leading educational software company INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR EDUCATION (InnovEd)

For a detailed list of Simon’s acting credits see the links below…

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0501676/ http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/2853-1271-6821

Dawn Rhodes-Shaw

Senior Agent

Several years ago Dawn came down South after finishing her drama degree at Hull Uni, and hasn’t looked back. She established and ran a Saturday morning theatre school for children, the Academy of Children’s Theatre, for 5 years. Then after working as an agent’s assistant at AIM & John Redway Associates Dawn was inspired to set up a co-operative theatrical agency, the Actors Creative Team, which has been going strong for the last 16 years. During this time she worked as an agent’s assistant at Noel Gay Artists, then an actor’s agent at Billboard PM. 6 years ago Dawn switched allegiance to the voice over world where Just Voices has been her home ever since.

In her spare time she recently completed an MA in Screenwriting and is about to begin script development on her first feature.

Elizabeth Jee

Associate Agent

Elizabeth (known as EJ) is an actor, portrait model and yoga lover, with a passion for cheese, dogs, and top shelf whisky’s. She has been with Just Voices since 2013, before which she was a very active member of a successful actors’ cooperative agency.