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Monday 28th May, 2012

I will be running two General American workshops this summer.

They will take place on: Saturday July 21st & Saturday August 25th, in Covent Garden, London.

A solid, convincing American accent is an essential part of any actor's repertoire. Whether you're auditioning for a specific American role, or just want to feel confident...

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Friday 18th May, 2012

I am getting excited about the idea of running a couple of General American workshops this summer. I haven't run any in the last year, because I have been so busy with various other projects, but I'm going to set up a couple for mid July and early September.

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Wednesday 9th May, 2012

I have been doing accent work with Drama Centre's Group 48, who are in rehearsal for their next final year show- The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. It's been a very exciting project to research accents for. So often as a dialect coach, Standard accents are the order of the day- RP, General American etc, particularly at Drama School... but here is a chance to give some very different voices the...

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Tuesday 20th March, 2012

Been a bit quiet on the blog front lately, because it's been very much not quiet on every other front! Especially the book front! Things are starting to get very exciting: we spent all day yesterday recording the audio that accompanies the book. I was beind the mic for 8 hours, with the sharpest ears in showbiz (Sarah Shepherd) checking my every vowel and consonant. It was humbling to get back...

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Sunday 19th February, 2012

Friday was one of the more surreal moments of my professional life to date. Sarah and I were at HarperCollins publishers overseeing the photoshoot for the images for our forthcoming book. 

Because the book offers detailed descriptions of how each individual vowel and consonant sound is made, we need close up photographs of the mouth on each sound. This meant spending the day with the...

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