Peppa Pig's voice, Harley Bird, earns £1,000 an hour and she's still ONLY 16!
Harley Bird does voice over for Peppa Pig and it has brought her fame and success in ways no one would have ever imagined.
Peppa Pig is quite popular with the children but the show would be nothing without Harley Bird. For those of you who do not know her, she is the girl who has been giving the voice for Peppa the Pig since she was 5. According to Daily Star, the 16-year-old is making up to £12,000 per week and if things turn out the way they are now, she is expected to become a millionaire by the time she is 21.
"Harley is the most successful teenage voiceover artist in Britain right now," a source told the publication. "She is hot property and easily earns £1,000 an hour. "She’s also difficult to replace as she’s mature enough to be a great actress but still has the distinctive voice families around the world know as Peppa." Appearing on This Morning earlier this month, she recalled how it was when she first started voicing for the character.
She recalled how a big support came from the producers who helped her with the lines. "They used to read the lines out to me and I would copy them back," she admitted. "I’ve done Peppa for 11 years now I understand the character, how she speaks and how she would do things." In fact, from a decade of experience, Harley explained how she has managed to understand the character even more. "I have to change voices…I have managed to keep it the same throughout… you have to act through it," she said.
While Peppa has helped Harley become the youngest BAFTA winner ever and kick-started her acting career. She eventually wants a lead role in an action movie. As she says to Abc news, " I'd love to star in a Marvel film."
Even though Harley has done the voiceover for the character, she does not get recognized for her character. "I don’t get recognized. I went the other weekend [to Peppa Pig world], I was on the dinosaur ride with my brother and everyone was giving me strange looks," she recalled. “I and my brother were snorting and I was doing some lines.” While Harley has done quite well for herself, her parents too are there to support her.
According to Daily Mail, her parents Gill and Craig are reportedly running the multi-million-pound crane and lifting company GGR group. The company is expected to have a turnover of £22million a year. The family lives on a farm where Harley has managed to pay tribute to her character. She has two pigs there named Peppa and George. On the other hand, the Peppa Pig franchise is expected net worth an estimated £1.4 billion. Harley, certainly has her bases covered.