Representation Upson Edwards
Specialists in Voice Coaches
Film Credits Include
OCEAN'S EIGHT (PREP)
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
A MONSTER CALLS
AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
Television and Radio Credits Include
THE DEATH OF STALIN
THE NIGHT MANAGER (ADR)
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
POLDARK seasons 1,2 & 3
GAME OF THRONES Season 3
THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL
THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL
CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE
COME FLY WITH ME
STATE OF PLAY
CRANFORD CHRONICLES I & II
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE
HEARTS AND BONES
GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT
A GREEN EYED MONSTER
DALZIEL AND PASCOE
Theatre Credits Include
ON THE TOWN
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD,HOBSONS CHOICE, HELLO DOLLY!, THE BEGGARS OPERA, RAGTIME (Regents Park)
ORPHANS (Paines Plough)
PETER PAN (Kensington Gardens)
JOURNEY'S END (West End/Broadway)
THE SEAFARER, ARISTOCRATS, PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY, TRANSLATIONS, ANYTHING GOES, SCENES FROM THE BIG PICTURE (National Theatre)
THE WEIR, FORCE OF CHANGE, LOYAL WOMEN (Royal Court)
CITY OF ANGELS, CORIOLANUS, FATHER AND SONS, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN (Donmar)
ABIGAIL'S PARTY (Hampstead revival)
JERUSALEM, HANDBAGGED, OUR BOYS, THE LADYKILLERS, JEEVES AND WOOSTER, SOME GIRLS, GUANTANAMO, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, JANE EYRE, CHICAGO, AFTER MRS.ROCHESTER, WICKED (West End)
Areas of Expertise: Voice, Accent
Born in Ireland, eductaed in England- a love of singing, language and a dialectically itinerant life, lay the foundations for Majella's career choice.
She has worked as a voice/dialect coach for over twenty years. Prior to that she spent a very rewarding time in Education before pursuing her enthusiasm for voice and love of accents at The Central School of Speech and Drama.
A teacher all her life, Majella believes in building a professional relationship with an actor/client that is both enabling and confidence enhancing.
Encouragement remains a key tenet of Majella's approach and being open to discover the most effective and productive route to learning.
A sense of humour is another vital ingredient.
" I first worked with Majella on my revival of Mike Leigh's 'Abigail's Party' which played Hampstead Theatre and the west End in 2002. Where possible, she has worked on every production of mine since. She is simply brilliant at assisting the actors inhabit their characters through the dialect rather than be strait jacketed by it. Even if an actor believes that an accent may be beyond them, Majella's gentle encouragement and clarity of teaching ensures that they find a voice they did not even know they had, imbuing them with enormous self-confidence and skill. i could not recommend Majella highly enough and I very much look forward to working with her on many more projects"
DAVID GRINDLEY (Director)