My demo reel: “DP, in one word… brilliant! Fantastic compilation of pure professionalism and indeed, memories. You are simply bloody good at your job. Something that took me one minute to realise and appreciate, all those years ago. I congratulate myself on just how good I am to spot the best!  -Mike Hart-Jones, head of Rhodesian TV, who started my career as a TV presenter

Rhodesians will never forget you, be assured. No one else could have done for Rhodesia what you did. We each have our strengths, like our army and air force guys, but your special talent is unforgettable.
Anne McCormac, PA to Mike Hart-Jones, Rhodesian TV (now Zimbabwe)

“You’re the most talented host I have ever had the privilege to work with. There are very few on-camera talents who are blessed with your communication skills. Robin Leach told me you were the quintessential spokesperson.” Bill Fawcett, President Fawcett Group, LA

Magical Egypt (official selection 2020 Venice Esoteric Film Festival): “We were impressed by the effortless craftsmanship of your fantastic performance on film. As good as your narration has always been, I definitely acknowledge that you bring something even more golden and masterful in your on-screen performance. A whole extra layer of charisma and powerful commanding ease. Just listened to the show again and had to tell you what a really exquisite narration you’ve done… by far the best part of the show.” -Chance Gardner, writer, director, 3rd series of 8, one-hour episodes

America’s premier V/O manager: “From each listener who hears him to each client he works with – Derek puts everyone at ease. He takes the quintessential British voice to another level with a down-to-earth sophistication that is as soothing and inviting as it is trustworthy and unforgettable. His rich, smooth and credible sound has a way of pulling you deep into the story, making you want to stay all day. His enunciation, diction, and delivery skills are second to none.”  -Celia Siegel Management

“You’re a one-take wonder!” Staness Jonekos, Director ABC TV/Granada, “Wallet Roulette”

“Never before have I seen 20 minutes of usable takes… on a 20-minute tape!” Daniel Jones, Reliance

Leslie Howard doco: “Thank you for your superb, committed, spellbinding work on our two Leslie Howard documentaries. Everyone who watches is impressed by your first rate work. I could never have brought these projects to life without your on-camera presence, expressive narration, charm, never-failing patience and passion for giving the best possible performance.” Tom Hamilton, Writer/Director, Repo Films (Best Doco prize San Francisco Mainly Brit Film Festival)

Leslie Howard doco: The velvet-voiced narrator is Derek Partridge. What a wonderful bonus for writer/director Tom Hamilton to find the boy whose life was saved by Leslie Howard and to learn that Derek was a broadcaster with a rich speaking voice that is perfect for the documentary’s narration. -Carol Hughes on IMDb

40 short stories “These are fantastic! Splendid. Absolutely splendid. I literally cried with laughter a few times. Wonderful work. Really. Thanks Derek. You are very talented indeed.” -Samuel Leshnick Design, San Francisco

Rogue One, A Star Wars Story Announcer for Disney’s World Premiere: “That is great! Thanks.” James M. Wood, Disney

Video in French and German The reaction to your performance. Fantastic! As good as we could possibly have hoped for – plus some. The French and the Germans were all knocked out by your performance, they were amazed and applauded at the end. –John Landon, CEO,  Pantechnicon, London

Flags You and I worked together on a short video about flags some time ago. You provided the project with some exquisite narration. –Michael Christensen, Okay Clock

Hopium Diaries “We’ve gone through the recording and we’re really happy with it! What a man! Perfect – Thank you.” Alex Murphy, Mantaro Products Ltd., London

Star Wars Rebels: “It was such a pleasure working with you yesterday! Everyone was thrilled with your performance, and for such a nice guy, you really brought that villain to life!” Lindsay Perlman, Lucasfilm Casting Manager

Love At The Lodge “Hello Betty (Midwest Talent Mgt.), I just wanted express how lovely it was working with Derek. He was a wonderful addition to our project and a joy to have on set. I look forward to working with him in the future!” –Caitlin Gerard, director

Don’t Be That Guy! “Hi Betty, I wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was working with Derek this week. He was lovely, professional, and so very talented. ” -Laura Moss, director
“Laura and I were both extremely happy to have you work with us. You are a delight to work with! I hope we get to work together again in the future!”  -Justin Usami, producer


Audiobook Beetle Reich 17,000 words: “Derek’s voice is perfect for the subject matter and he has done an incredible job. I had recorded myself reading the book, wrongly assuming I was the best person for the job… it was a disaster! Narrating for 2 hours is not as easy as it sounds. I can now see the skill required and difficulty involved and he has done brilliantly.” J.D. Okoro, author, London

Gaijin Entertainment, Moscow: “Thank you so much for your work. Your voice fits perfect! Everything is great: voice, price, professional attitude and positive cooperation.” Petr Yakyamsev, Gaijin Entertainment, Moscow“The client (Gaijin Entertainment) provided a 5 star rating and a ‘wonderful’ for you!” Kelly Matthews, Customer Success Representative,

Audiobook The Rainbow Bridge: “My wife and I reviewed the audio files and we both give you an A+++!!!” Brent and Dea Hunter

Voice-Over Coach: Your extraordinary speaking voice, enunciation and diction is the perfect example of what I try to achieve with my students. You are an exemplary model and I have always admired your work.” Betty I. Lougaris

Audiobook Titanic: The Legacy Remains 50,000 words: “Mr. Partridge’s narration truly conveys the horrors witnessed during the night that the Titanic went down. I am impressed by how it turned out! Very professional and well done by a truly talented individual in the industry!” William Brower, Titanic Historian, Author and Former U.S. Ambassador to Titanic Heritage Trust

“You’re a pro’s pro. That you did 150 pages of TelePrompTer of complex computer material in the impossibly short time given you still amazes me. It’s a pleasure to call you one-take Derek.” Jim Stimpson, Director, Halekala Group

“It’s all perfect, Amazing – Amazing work! Thanks for your dedicated professionalism. A pleasure to work with you.” (42 pages chlorine dioxide technology) Liam Kennedy, Producer ImageBeam

“It’s absolutely perfect! Your voice is so easy to listen to, like sipping fine wine, it’s so rich and smooth.” Michelle Summers, Owner, VoiceCasting


Magical Egypt: “Wow, speechless! It sounds so much more important and interesting than when I wrote it. Just got to the end. Back to being speechless. I’ve never heard of a 4 page script read with no notes.” Chance Gardner, writer, director (first hour series)

Audiobook 30,000 word Money Can’t Lie: “I knew nothing about you except the killing power of your voice. Now I read about you. OMG. I have no words! Everything is absolutely great. Your sexy voice remained the same until the end, this is my best investment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” acclaimed Russian author Anna Schlegel

CEO Voice Island: “I love your voice. There are very few people I could literally listen to all day! There is no one else that sounds as smooth and comforting as you.” William Martin, CEO

Moscow River: “Your recorded voice was amazing, smooth like silk.” Hiroki Matsuura, Producer

Moscow River: Narration was super… a real pleasure to listen, your editing improved script.” Artur Borejszo, Director

Reality TV: “I’ve enjoyed your narrations for years and recently heard your excellent narration on the Magical Egypt series. There are many fine narrators, but so few that have your impeccable voice and that very special quality that draws you in, makes you think, soothes and mesmerizes the viewer the way yours does… THAT is truly “magical” to me!” Warren Croyle, CEO Reality Entertainment

Medical video: “My client was looking for a sophisticated male British voiceover, so Derek was the perfect choice for our project. His voice is as smooth as butter and his delivery was spot-on for our medical sales video.” Jacquie Levy, Producer, Levy Production

Magical Egypt: “AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Knocked it right out of the park, not a single note. And thanks for making the script better. I always walk away from our encounters perfected in some small way. Will put it in and marvel at how much better it just got.” Chance Gardner, Writer/Producer Magical Egypt 

PBS: “His ability to correctly read a script on the first take, earned him the nickname one-take Partridge. He puts everyone at ease… Derek brings something special to a production.”-Doug Larson, Telemedia/PBS

“It was perfect.  Thank you so much and thank you for getting to it so quickly.”Jeffrey Weston, CEO Home Learning Association

“A pure pro: Derek was fantastic to work with… Took direction very well and did a stellar job with our read. We really look forward to working with Derek again.” Gabby Berg, Robbins Media, NYC

Foreign languages: “… never seen a foreign language session go so smoothly, saved our budget $1,400.” (French-Italian-Spanish) Bill Trousdale, Director, Audiovision, LA

Easy to work with: “…demonstrated a wonderful command of the technical material, presented in a straightforward and interesting way to viewers… helpful and imaginative… especially easy to work with, despite a host of technical difficulties.” Matthew Barrows, Director, American Medical

“… his talent and professionalism gave new meaning to the word spokesperson, thorough preparedness, quick thinking and problem-solving ideas saved production time and money.”-Denny Michael, Alpha Micro

“… knowledge of business and finance a distinct asset, ability to read long passages in one take enabled us to complete a difficult shoot on time, within budget.” Alan Kondo, Transamerica Occidental

“Suave and debonair, Derek is the perfect public speaker on stage or TV. His charm, voice and character exude confidence on camera and, he has a-down-to-earth personality which makes friends of clients.” David Victory, Director, Media Marketing

“Needing little briefing, Derek was good at finding the fine line between control and grace, between strict timing & flexibility. He was firm, but friendly.” Ems Magnus, Producer, TEAM, Switzerland

Foreign languages: “Derek handled the whole presentation with panache, professionalism and made delegates feel more than at home with his command of several foreign languages.” Luke Coleman, Director, Grosvenor Prods, UK

“…my sincere gratitude for your very prompt and tremendously professional handling of our V/O project. Your professionalism and talents are unmatched.” Allen Chubb, President, Chubb International Shooting

US Currency Collapse (5,000 words) ”Took direction very well and knocked it out of the park. Response time and recording were quick. Thanks Derek!” Lance Johnson, Online Support Solutions