Meet Our Narrators

Philip Battley

Philip Battley is an actor, producer and audiobook narrator. Born and raised in London, he works in both the UK and US.

For TV, Philip recently played Frank Hastings on Doctors  for BBC1, and appears in Season 4 of the Netflix series Mia and Me, in the regular role of Pieter.

An experienced audiobook narrator and producer – 2020 saw him release 20 full-length audiobooks. He has narrated for and other outlets, with more coming in 2021.

As well as appearing as Steve Ludgate in ITV’s Emmerdale, Philip played John Harding in ITV and PBS’s multi-Emmy award-winning Downton Abbey , which in 2016 won the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble  in a Drama Series.

Other credits include:
Julius P. Hersheimmer in Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime at the Queen’s Theatre.
Produced and starred in the film Art in Heaven, currently on the festival circuit.
Produced and starred in the award-winning Sogni D’Oro (Dreams of Gold), an official selection at numerous 2014/15 film festivals, including LA Shorts, New York Independent Film, Boston Film and Newport Beach Film Festivals. Sogni D’Oro won Best Drama at the Portobello Film Festival 2014.
Philip can also be seen in the comedy feature Wild Target (Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, dir. Jonathan Lynn).

Books narrated by Philip for Leschenault Press: