Sam Downie has had a highly successful career within Radio, Television, Theatre, Online and as an award-winning Autistic Neurodiverse Filmmaker and Speaker.
For over two decades, Sam Downie has worked both Onscreen and Off Screen, as a Presenter and Producer in TV and Radio , a Voice Over and Character Actor, an Actor on Stage including at the world-famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre and other international stages, an Actor on Television and Screen, and as a Podcaster for well known broadcasters in the United Kingdom and the USA.
Sam’s voice is warm, engaging, unique, un-rushed and confident sounding – just perfect for Live Entertainment, Factual Entertainment, Documentaries, Animation, Films, Radio shows, Television, Technology News shows, Commercials, and Podcasts.
Sam has become a recognized industry voice in the United Kingdom and the USA.
His expertise is in gadgets and technology, as well as entertainment, music, movie production, theatre, comedy, and current affairs such as Disability awareness and ignorance.
For charity work, Sam Downie is a popular Ambassador & well known advocate in Epilepsy Awareness and Autism Awareness, supporting events such as the yearly Epilepsy Awareness Day & Expo held at Disneyland Resort in California.
For ten years, Sam was the voice of Bristol Sounds, the successful music programme that documents the world famous Bristol music scene, a show that was broadcast across Bristol and then nationally on BBC Radio, it then turned into a popular podcast series in the early 2000’s.
However he’s also presented and been a guest co-host on technology news shows, music programmes and more recently has been a co-host for The New Screen Savers and MacBreak Weekly on Twit TV.
Sam Downie is one of Bristol’s most in-demand radio presenters, his enthusiastic approach and rapport with listeners has seen his shows become popular.
He also fronts major events, for example in 2012 Sam became a “storyteller and interviewer” at the London 2012 Olympic Games, covering events such as the Olympic Torch Relay when it crossed the boarder in to Wales (in Monmouth), where Sam worked alongside BBC Radio Cardiff in the coverage. Sam was also thrilled to be asked to be a “storyteller” with BT, one of the many sponsors of the London 2012 games. His Twitter handle ( @samdownie ) appeared on the massive screen on the BT Tower in London, where he took over the screen for a month reporting on the London 2012 games and delivering news via the huge screen above London’s skyline.
Sam Downie is also an established host of conferences, awards ceremonies and other live events. His reputation as “a safe pair of hands” has led to him being asked back year after year to host many prestigious events.
Skills and Talents include:
- Live broadcaster with 25 + years of experience
- Ability to handle large audiences and create an atmosphere
- Skilled Radio Presenter and TV host / co-host, communicator and writer
- Able to think on his feet
- Excellent presentation skills
- Ambassador for charities