Judi Dench And Professor Snape Have Scientifically Perfect Voices

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Think you have a good voice?

You might, but is it scientifically perfect? Probably not!

Those honors have gone to a few actors and actresses though, making it no wonder as to why they’re famous up there on the big screen!

Specifically: Dame Judi Dench, Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons, and Mariella Frostrup.

No Americans?? Where’s Morgan Freeman or Jack Bauer??

So, what’s this magic formula, then? It’s formula the combination of tone, speed, frequency, words per minute and intonation, with the ideal voice uttering no more than 164 words per minute and pause for 0.48 seconds between sentences. The sentences should fall rather than rise in intonation.

Here’s what one of the professors had to say:

“As humans we instinctively know which voices send shivers down our spine and which make us shudder with disgust. The emotional responses panellists had to the voices were surprising and go some way to explaining how voiceover artists or radio DJs are selected, or why particular celebrity voices appeal.”


Our perfect voice would be any voice that says, “Here’s season two and three of Firefly,” or, “You never have to pay any taxes ever again.”


Whose voice do U luuuurve??

[Images via WENN.]

Apr 19, 2012 3:45pm PDT

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