PLAYING AGE: 35 to 50
CHARACTERISTICS: Quirky, Reassuring, Warm
Steve Hay is a boat-dwelling Oxford-based Scottish actor and voice artist. He is currently the narrator of Channel 5Star’s hit World’s Wildest Holidays, and is the 360-degree virtual reality guide to Glenfiddich distillery, and the voice of Alton Towers’ new £16M wooden spectacular The Wickerman. Recent television includes hit series Outlander, and as an ADR voice artist on feature films Mary Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke, MacBeth, directed by Justin Kurzel and Jason Connery’s Tommy’s Honour, and television series In Plain Sight. Recent theatre includes Macbeth in a bi-lingual international co-production at Kyrgyzstan’s national theatre, Tomorrow Never Knows in Lodz, Poland and Too Long The Heart for Siege Perilous in Edinburgh. He plays lead roles in forthcoming films The Burkin’ Hoose for Nicci Thompson of Crow House Productions and The Hanging Branch, directed by Shaun Hughes for Chris Robb’s Tripswitch Productions. As a voice artist he has worked with clients including Jura whisky, Glenlivet whisky, Vodafone, Radisson Red, Tesco, Lloyds Bank and Cadburys.
Steve is also a regular reader and helps cast and direct Short Stories Aloud, curated by Sarah Franklin. He played JM Barrie in The Mythmakers in London’s West End and in New York.
He has appeared in several music videos for lo-fi band Candy Says, and surf-a-billy rockers The Long Insiders.
Steve is a founding member of the Oxford Actors Network, Oxfordshire Theatre Makers and Inspires networking group for the Film, Television, Voiceover and Mocap Industries.
He also works for homeless charity Crisis, and used to be a journalist. Occasionally he still is