Tim Ewins: the author of many voices

Tim Ewins launched his debut novel, We Are Animals, just as the Covid-19 crisis hit. Since then, he has accepted challenges to read from his book in a different guise – from Gollum to Cher, from the cast of Friends to Kurt Cobain – every night of lockdown

We thought his heroic efforts needed preserving for posterity, so here are all his performances to date. We’ll update them as his cycle continues.

Tim stresses that he is not an impersonator, he’s just a bored author. It’s true that anyone expecting uncanny vocal accuracy may be disappointed. For originality and determination to sell his book, however, he is peerless.

Check out each of his performances by clicking on the links below. And do buy his book (which was launched at 99p but is about to go up in price).

If you check the glowing reviews for We Are Animals, you’ll see that it’s not an act of charity.

A box of Kermits

Noel Coward

The Mitchell Brothers

Louis Theroux

Anthony Hopkins

Richard Ayoade

Christopher Walken


Laurel and Hardy

Inspector Clouseau



Piers Morgan

Patrick Warburton playing Lemony Snicket

Kurt Cobain

Boris Johnson

Brian Blessed

Danny Dyer

Elvis Presley

Gordon Ramsay

Bon Jovi

Matt Lucas

Noel Fielding

Brian Molko

The cast of Friends

Limp Bizkit

Harry Potter

Mime artist

Jonathan Ross



Ed Sheeran

Hawaii Five-0

Hulk Hogan


Jamie Oliver


Mr Tumble

Brian Griffin from Family Guy

Keith Lemon as Mel B

Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell in Hook

Freddie Mercury

David Bowie

Dilys from Fireman Sam

Bananas in Pyjamas

Normal People


A cat

Tim’s dog Luther

Stephen Fry

Hagrid (this one comes with an ‘eeeuw’ warning)

Published on
May 5, 2020