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Nick Lorentz

1st Lang: English (fluent)     
Eyes: Blue     Hair: Grey     Height: 1.83     

Nick works extensively on both sides of the camera. He has worked as a First Assistant Director for over 30 years and has, for a long time, been involved in the writing and development of screenplays.

A trained classical tenor, he started out as an actor in musical theatre in 1978, playing leading character and singing roles on tour around South Africa. 1979 brought him his first acting role on television and over the years he has played a number of leading and supporting roles in Feature Films, TV drama’s and Series.

He has appeared in numerous cinema and TV commercials and is a prominent MC, motivational speaker and voice over artiste.
 

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
ZULU Funeral Home employee dir.Jerome Salle, LOBSTER TREE
THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA Capt. Thomas New Approach Trading
OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN HANSIE CRONJE STORY Bob Woolmer
PHILANTHROPIST Ambassador Moonlighting Films
RAINBOW WARRIOR New Zealand Defence Attorney Eagle Films
SPEEDING Detective dir Dario Piana : Filmmaster Milan
COUP MI5 Agent dir. Simon Cellan Jones: BBC Films
INSIDE OUT The Priest. dir. Neale Sundstrom
I DREAMED OF AFRICA Supporting Role Dir. Hugh Hudson
BEHIND THE MIRROR Chief Inspector dir. Neale Sundstrom
THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS Foreign Service Reporter.
TO THE DEATH Death Ring Referee, Announcer dir. Darryl Roodt.
BOETIE ON MANOUVRES Chinatown. dir. Regardt Van der Berg

Television

Series Role Director / Production Company
CHARLIE JADE Supporting Role Canadian TV series.
RHODES Major Drury, Cavalry Officer dir. David Drury : BBC
THE GREAT CHASE Lead
CRIME SERIES Lead dir. Sven Perrson
CHILDRENS ISLAND. Lead
WESTGATE Supporting Role dir. Edgar Bold
A REQUIEM FOR CANNAN Lead dir. Sven Perrson
FEVER WARD Lead dir. Alan Nathanson

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
ANNIE Male Understudy & Character roles
HELLO DOLLY All Male lead roles Principal understudy
COMEDY THEATRE GROUP Ensemble Various theatre tours around SA

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
s, and Series

Special Skills

ACCENTS
All indigenous regional South African accents, most British dialects, British RP, north + south Irish, Scottish, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Australian, New Zealand etc.
 
LANGUAGES
English (fluent)
 
VOCAL STYLES
Rich - smooth baritone timbre, hard sell, soft sell, corporate, comedic, mimicry.
 
ACCENTS
All indigenous regional South African accents, most British dialects, British RP, north + south Irish, Scottish, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Australian, New Zealand etc.

BIO
Nick has been a professional voice over artiste since 1982 and his natural voice is richly pitched, rounded and accented towards English public school. Timing and comedy are his forte, so consequently a lot of his voice work includes his unique talent for mimicry.On many occasions Nick is asked to imitate historical or global celebrities.
 
Nick has voiced for most brands in South Africa over the years including recently Redbull, Brandhouse, Liquifruit, FNB, Spur & Captain Morgan.
 

Voice Clips

  • Nick Lorentz - Corporate Read - The Market
  • Nick Lorentz - Conversational - Design Indaba
  • Nick Lorentz - Hard Sell - Sms Radiohead
  • Nick Lorenz - Soft Sell Older - Benson Hedges
  • Nick Lorentz - ACCENT - Standard American - Successful Solutions