Accomplished and Experienced
Kim Handysides is a voice over artist in the top of her field. With a background in theatre and film and a thorough grounding in radio and television, her talent, creativity and relentless work ethic have gained her a stellar reputation.
Bound for the stage, Kim enrolled in the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor, but drawn to the mic and the camera, switched her studies into Communications, namely TV & radio production. A stint in small town radio and theatre turned into a series of dj/weather/reporter/traffic/anchor assignments at national & international radio & TV stations. She worked in key on-camera or on-mic positions at CBC, CTV, the national Weather Network & International radio (RCI shortwave). Kim peppered this time with theatre and film roles and plunged into what would become her major love, voice acting.
Favorite TV role?
- A completely out of character loving wife turned killer in Fatal Vows.
Best director she worked with?
- Oscar nominated Denys Arcand in Love & Human Remains
Most famous actor she shared a scene with?
- Robert De Niro in Jacknife.
Most fun narrating a TV series?
- 52 episodes of Beyond Belief!
Coolest narration audience?
- The Whitehouse for an in-house primer on Ebola
Longest National TV commercial campaign?
- L’Oreal Garnier Fructis – 10 years
The voice on over 30 award winning commercials and video productions, Kim has also been the narrator on two Cannes nominated films (Golden Palm & Lions) and was nominated for Best TV Voiceover in 2016 at the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. She mentors other actors, leads workshops on voice acting and narration and also coaches privately.
Kim’s passion for creative expression has taken her into stand-up comedy, novel writing, television producing and extreme crafting. She homeschooled her two daughters for close to a decade (now straight A students in college), renovated two houses with her husband of 20+ years and is a devoted dominoes despot. She loves low key travel to obscure destinations, scuba diving, skiing and vegan restaurants. She speaks fluent French, tourist Spanish and wannabe Mandarin.