Behind the scene

A multifaceted artist

Formerly known as Marietta Meade, I am a professional Belgian-American actress, voice talent, model, translator/linguist, and author. In the course of a career spanning over five decades, I have acted in numerous TV, feature film, stage, and audio productions and have also extensively appeared in the print media.

As a linguist, I have worked speaking English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Danish, Swahili, and Hebrew.

As a voice-over talent, I was the German voice of: Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”/ exclusive voice), Hunter Tylo (“The Bold and the Beautiful” / exclusive voice), Tilda Swinton (exclusive voice), Emma Thompson, Joanne Walley-Kilmer, Geena Davis, Dame Diana Rigg, Uma Thurman, Patsy Kensit, Carole Bouquet, Miriam D'Abo, Sela Ward, Marisa Berenson, Mary Elisabeth Mastrantonio, Veronica Hamel, Muriel Hemmingway (to name but a few).

Moreover, I was the voice of German automobile manufacturer BMW’s navigation system, CARIN (in German, English and Italian); I was also the voice for Mercedes-Benz and Audi’s first GPS, and the (British) voice of Switzerland’s UBS Bank (automated human response system).

From 2000-2006, I ran the European office of UK-based Credence Publications. During that time, I translated three notable books by British investigative journalist, Phillip Day; “Cancer - Why We Are Still Dying to Know the Truth,; “Health Wars” and “Food for Thought”, from English to German.

In 2004, my late husband, Dr. David James, and I published our acclaimed book “Tatwaffe Handy - Das (un-) heimliche Legat” which I later translated into English (“A Handy Way to Cook Your Brain - What's the Damage?”). In 2009, I published the updated and abridged version, called “Cellular Radiation: Is This Our Next Titanic?”

As a book author, my novel, The Pruning (inspired by true events) received a glowing BlueInk review (review can be viewed by clicking “The Pruning” button above); moreover, it was chosen for BlueInk’s Booklist Magazine, their monthly list of recommendations.

Last but not least, the audiobook version of The Pruning—featuring me as the narrator—is now also available on this website.

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