LONDON / AFRO / CARRIBBEAN. A versatile mix of sounds from Brixton to South Central LA, and St Kitts to Cape Town. A voice for all seasons.
Burt was born and raised in St
Kitts in the Caribbean, and has a firm grasp of the various West Indian
accents, not to mention RP, Black London, African and American.His deliveries vary from deep authoritative
resonance, to cool and street, to warm, mellow and sincere.
His stage performances include playing Lphakin
in The Cherry Orchard (in Johannesburg & Birmingham – with Janet Suzman,
another Rhubarb artist), Capulet in Romeo & Juliet (Hammersmith Lyric Theatre), and Macduff in Macbeth (New York
International Festival of Theatre).
On Film he was Lamu in Damion: Prequel To The Exorcist and The Exorcist IV: The Beginning, Father in New Year’s Day, a tv reporter in Tomorrow Never Dies (James
Bond film), Head of Amnesty in The Amnesty Files (HBO) and an African Dictator
in Scoop (LWT).
His TV appearances include parts in Holby,
Casualty (repeat performances as Dr Hammond), Dalziel & Pascoe (BBC),
Prime Suspect II (Granada TV) Between The Lines, AlbionMarket (as Phil Smith) and The Professionals.Burt is also an experienced TV director, and has directed numerous
episodes of Doctors.
His voice work includes some radio plays on BBC Radio 4, such as Hadji
Murad.He’s also recorded numerous
commercials, clients including LG, Malibu, Branston
and Pathaway Care, and promos for Film Four and several BBC TV channels.Burt has experience in dubbing/ADR, with
contributions to a number of productions including Wondrous Oblivion and Wide
Sargasso Sea.He has also narrated
for a number of documentaries including Africa’s
Lions, Africa’s Painted Dogs, America’s Sea Turtles, California’s Condors, and more recently
for Channel 4’sThe Last Slave, and re-voicing on Tearfund’sUganda Clean
Outside of Burt’s active acting and voicing careers he’s also a keen enthusiast
in football, squash, tennis and Tai-Chi.