About Tom Fairfoot

Actor | Voice Artist

British Actor/Voice Artist.

Tom has been consistently one of the most in-demand voices in South Africa for over 16 years in the corporate and commercial world for literally hundreds of major voice campaigns involving top commercial brands and international sports.  In addition, he has narrated numerous documentaries, has been the main announcer for the local “Mnet” movie channel and was the voice of the National Geographic Channel international channel for many years.

He has voiced two international comedy children’s animations playing various characters, and numerous South African and International campaigns which have won dozens of awards over 18 years in the Gold and Silver categories at the “Cannes Lions” advertising awards, as well as numerous South African advertising awards for the “Loeries” and the television promo awards, “Promax’. As well as many international films and television series to his credit, he is also viewed as one of South Africa’s top actors and voice artists.

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British Actor/Voice Artist.  Born in Sussex, England. He trained at Webber Douglas Academy, with a full scholarship from the Welsh council in Gwent but was also ‘awarded’ full scholarship to Bristol Old Vic.

Best Known in the UK as Eddie in the award winning musical ‘Blood Brothers’ on Tour and in the West End London. Playing opposite David Cassidy and Helen Reddy, also Bernie Nolan, Clodagh Rodgers, and Stefan Dennis to name a few. After working in “theatre works” a musical improvisation group of west end performers, he even played the narrator in Andrew Macbean’s Musical production “RAIN DOGS”, also on the West End. He also played the title roles in the Shakespeare productions, “Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet, amongst numerous other theatre productions over a decade in repertory theatre and on tour throughout the UK.  In South Africa he played Jake in the acclaimed two hander comedy production “Stones in his Pockets”, and the title role of Jerry in Pinter’s play Betrayal at the Sandton theatre on the square in Johannesburg.

Feature films include ’Doomsday’, ‘Amelia’,  ‘Blood and Oil’, ‘Sinking of the Laconia’, ‘Mandela’s gun’, Winnie’ and the leading role in ‘The Message’ feature film and most recently action Sci-Fi movie “Revolt” with Lee Pace.  Also with Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft) in “The journey is the destination” directed by Bronwyn Hughes, and as Major Hare in the BBC army series ‘Our Girl 2’ directed by Jan Matthys, and appears in the forthcoming Belgium TV series “Salamander 2” directed by Frank Van Mechelen.

Tom has acted in numerous South African television series, including Generations, Isidingo, Innocent Times, Snitch, Zero Tolerance, Backstage, 7de Laan, Binnelanders, Roer Jou Voete, Sober Companion and played the leading role of Detective Gavin Archer in ETV’s popular series “Gold Diggers”. He also set up and ran a successful actor/ voice agency for many years and was also resident writer on the ETV youth soap Backstage and also wrote for the absurdist comedy series On the Couch, which aired on SABC3 from 2008-2012 and now he works as a writer producer with Pulp films, Sentient picture and his own company, “Rsafilm.com” on numerous productions, including the forthcoming thriller, “The Pandora Effect”. He was also part of Joe Parker’s comedy improvisation team, leading workshops in comedy improvisation. During that time did various corporates and comedy improvisation shows with some of South Africa’s current leading Comedians and also worked as a stand up comic.

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Some brands Tom has worked with

  • Bmw, Mercedes
  • Vw
  • Fiat
  • Jaguar
  • Honda, Toyota
  • Mini
  • Ford
  • Landrover
  • Fnb Bank
  • Old Mutual Bank
  • Standard Bank
  • Barclay Card
  • Absa
  • Amex
  • Nedbank
  • Old Mutual
  • Sasfin
  • Liberty Life
  • Instant Life
  • Pick N Pay
  • Laureus Sports Awards Voice 3 Years
  • Formula One
  • Wimbledon
  • World Cup
  • Sa And International Rugby And Cricket
  • Winter Olympics
  • Olympics
  • Para Olympics
  • Discovery Channel
  • Bbc Prime Time
  • National Geographic( Global Voice 3 Years)
  • Bbc Wild Life Documentaries
  • International Cartoon Series Various
  • Mnet
  • Dstv Channel Launches And Movie Trailers
  • Top Gear
  • Strepsils
  • Ever Ready
  • Ud Trucks
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • British Airways
  • South African Airways
  • Emirates
  • One Time Airlines
  • Virgin Airlines
  • Cleavue Fences And Military Defence Systems (Global)
  • Sa Tourism
  • Samsung
  • Telcom Business Shell Oil
  • Joburg Zoo
  • Nike
  • Addidas
  • Coca-Cola (Global Campaign)
  • Unilever
  • Reckitt Benckiser
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