Accent and dialect coaching training for Actors with Confidently Speaking gives you the tools you need to successfully act in many world and Regional English accents and I offer both supportive one-to-one training and input on film\TV and theatre production.
Essential to any accent is the time spent consciously practising the individual placement of an accent – where the accent is felt – which, in each case is highly-specific, revolving around tongue height, position of the soft palate, degree of closed, or openness of the jaw.
This will be hard-wired in to your muscular memory during the session and in addition –
- You’ll be coached on the main tongue, lip and mouth positions on all the key vowel and consonant shifts of the target accent.
- You will receive a detailed accent breakdown sheet to help you practice and refine these.
- We will also practice accurate speech and intonation patterns particular to each target accent.
- We’ll discuss supportive audio\audio-visual aids
- We’ll also hard-wire the accent onto your audition\casting text\dialogue or film sides.
- You can record the session to help you when practising alone.
Offered World accents include
Albanian, Armenian, Australian, Bosnian, Botswanan, Czech, Croatian, Chilean-Spanish, Dutch, Egyptian, Estonian, French, French-Canadian, French-Congo, General American, German, Ghanaian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Iranian, Israeli, Iraqi, Greek, Jamaican, Lebanese, Mexican-Spanish, Nigerian, Norwegian, Northern American varieties, (Alabama, Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, San Francisco) Romanian, Russian, Slovak, South African, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish,
British, Scots and Irish Regional varieties include – Birmingham, Black Country, Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Bristol, southern-Irish, Dublin, Cork, Wexford – Stoke, Nottingham, Essex, Estuary, London varieties, Estuary, Essex, Northern Irish varieties, Belfast, Donegal, South Wales. Scots – Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
It takes 1-2 hours to cover an accent from scratch, with extensive regular practice to develop it
ONE-TO-ONE REMOTE TRAINING AVAILABLE on zoom, SKYPE, and facetime, WITH SMALL GROUP INTENSIVES ON THE GENERAL AMERICAN ACCENT and received pronunciation.
I worked previously in Film, TV, and Theatre. Film and TV credits include Fearless, Sense8, Call the Midwife, Demain Tout Commence, Tommy’s Honour, Hollyoaks, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Grantchester 2, Vera 6, Danny and the Human Zoo, Capital, The Danish Girl, The Tunnel, London has Fallen, Jihadi Brides, The Dove Keepers, Swung, The Assets, Smoke, Rogue I and II, Half of a Yellow Sun, Munich, Kebab, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd.
Was also Dialogue Assistant on Munich (Steven Spielberg)
Theatre credits as Accent/Dialect/Voice Coach: The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd, Corrie – the play, Kebab, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Harry and the Moonlight, Something Cloudy, Something Clear, Many Loves, I can get if for you wholesale.
I also held the post of Lecturer in Speech and Dialect at Drama Centre London, University of the Arts, London from 2005-2008.
Coaching is offered remotely by Zoom, Skype, TEAMS, Facetime (or other virtual platforms by arrangement).
Face-to-face training is held in London, I’m Essex-based, so also offer coaching from Leigh-on-Sea/Southend.
If you are interested in booking either one-to-one or small group training in accents and dialogue coaching, please email Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 07932 440043.