Lemn Sissay
LEMN SISSAY MBE is a highly regarded and award-winning Poet, Playwright and Broadcaster hailing proudly from Manchester and of Ethiopian descent. Sissay's extraordinary life story has been widely documented and was explored closely on BBC 1 documentary 'Internal Flight'.

Sissay was the first poet commissioned to write for London Olympics and his Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London. He is also an associate artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox Club and The Reader Organisation, ambassador for The Children’s Reading Fund, trustee of Forward Arts Foundation and inaugural trustee of World Book Night and an honorary doctor of Letters.

Sissay is currently recording his autobiography and his new documentary will be launching later this month.

Photography (Hamish Brown)


  • Something Dark (award-winning Play)
  • What If (exhibited at The Royal Academy)
  • 21st century poem (released on multi-million award winning album Leftism by Leftfield)

Voice Reels




Age Range

41-50, 51-60



Natural accent


Voice type

Distinctive, Honest, Regional