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By Sarah Valentine, Dialect & Accent Coach
Dialect coaching is probably one of the most full-filling jobs I have had, apart from being a mother, and when I get acting gigs.
Are you learning the British Accent? This presentation can help in your training in the British accent.
Australians have pretty much got accents down pat and Guy Pearce is perhaps one of the best examples of this skill.
Scene from the movie where James Caan tries to teach extremely English Hugh Grant how to talk like a native New Yorker in order to fool some gangsters on the journey to meet them.
For any who wish to familiarise themselves with the complexity and variety of Tolkien’s languages, there is no better guide than that written by Tolkien himself.
Here’s the thing: As a longtime fan of “Star Trek,” I would have felt short changed if I had gone into that cinema and not seen a character that was identifiably McCoy.
Every high school has one: the student who loves old books and Brief Encounter, the bookish prig with the cut-glass accent who considers him or herself to be a cut above everyone else. The slightly pompous loner with the withering stare — the Fake Brit.
Another graduate from that lofty school of clever British thespians who simply see no reason why they cannot be American, it the part calls for it.
What makes actors succeed at dialects and what makes them fail? Read 6 Dialect Tips For Actors that you should keep in mind when learning a dialect.
Two actors in British period drama The Scapegoat had an on-set contest to come up with the poshest accent.
British actor Lennie James has appeared in films such as Snatch and 24 Hour Party People and in TV series on both sides of the Atlantic. In this interview Lennie talks about accents, the contrast between U.S. and U.K. television, and his favorite TV show.
During a wine-fuelled first lunch on their trip, Steve and Rob try to outdo each other with their impressions of Sir Michael Caine, both spanning decades and emotional ranges.
Standing up in front of a moving audience is one of the hardest ways to communicate and sell at the same time. Keeping a level-head, staying on track and remembering your pitch and at the same time, smiling and remembering where you are in the sale is crucial to success.
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