I am a freelance voice coach, specialising in accent work. I have always been fascinated by languages and communication, and my work as and accent and dialect coach has allowed me to turn my passion into a career.
I trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and graduated with Distinction from the MA in Voice Studies. I taught accents & dialects on the prestigeous BA Acting degree at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London for 5 years, as well teaching at many other top UK Drama schools including Drama Centre (2008-2013), and The Central School of Speech and Drama (2007-2012). In my private practice, I've coached actors in many different accents for Stage and Screen appearances, including, recently Disney's Mulan, Marvel's Black Widow, Murder on The Orient Express, Colette, The MEG, The Crown, Sanditon, The Halcyon, Broadchuch III, Poldark II, Their Finest, Mr. Holmes, Trespass Against Us, Race. You can see my my film and television CV on imdb.
Some recent theatre credits include Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre) // The Last Ship (UK premier and tour; Candian Tour) // The Lady Vanishes (UK tour) // WIT; The Skriker (Manchester Royal Exchange) // Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; The Go-Between (West Yorkshire Playhouse) // Barbarians (Young Vic) // Matilda (RSC/ Cambridge) // You for me for you; Lela and Co; Teh Internet is Serious Business (Royal Court) // Medea (Almeida) // Coming up; Jefferson’s Garden; Love me do (Watford Palace) // Shiv (Leicester Curve) // Incognito (The Bush/ High Tide) // Good People (Frankfurt English Theatre) // Arsenic and Old Lace (Colchester Mercury) // Thrill Me (Charing Cross Theatre) // Drowning On Dry Land (Soho Theatre) // Wicked (Apollo Victoria)
I am co-author of the book Collins’ Work On Your Accent which was published in 2012 by HarperCollins. This is practical workbook, designed for non-native speakers of English. I regularly present at conferences; last year I gave a keynote address at FAAPI, the largest English language teaching conference in Latin America, sponsored by the British Council Argentina, and gave a talk at The British Council, New Delhi, which was webcast across India (you can watch it on YouTube!)