Barbara Houseman has worked with actors as a voice and acting coach for the last thirty years. She has worked on many West End shows and also helped clients prepare for for film and television roles. She spent six years in the world renowned voice department at the RSC, working with top actors and directors. She is the author of two highly sucessful books FINDING YOUR VOICE [Foreward by Kenneth Branagh] and TACKLING TEXT [Foreward by Daniel Radcliffe].
Barbara has many areas of speciality: working with experienced actors who wish to extend their already well developed skills; preparing film actors to work on stage and stage actors to work on film; helping young actors with stage and screen roles; supporting singers and dancers who wish to develop their acting skills; dealing with issues of confidence and tension or nerves.
She also works with people from all walks of life – business people, teachers, doctors, young people etc – who wish to improve their confidence, communication, presentation or interview skills. She regularly helps journalists prepare to do voice-overs for their own documentaries and also works as a voice-over artist.
As personal Voice & Text Coach includes:
for Clive Owen Old Times
for Jude Law He Obsession, Henry V, (Noel Coward), Anna Christie (Donmar), Hamlet (West End/Broadway)Sleuth, Side Effects, TheYoung Pope, Fantastic Beasts sequel
for Daniel Radcliffe Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Old Vic); Cripple of Innishmaan (West End/Broadway), How to Succeed in Business (Broadway), Equus (West End/Broadway), The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings, Horns, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Frankenstein, Game Changers, Now You See Me, Imperium, Jungle, Beast of Burden
for Omid Djalili Shawshank Redemption (Edinburgh Festival)
for Will Young Cabaret (Savoy & Tour)