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Jan
Haydn Rowles

Areas of Expertise
  • Dialect
  • Voice


Jan trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama (1968/89) and as a voice coach at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (1990/91). During her early career she worked in the majority of London's leading Drama Schools. Jan now works extensively in Film,TV and Theatre.

Her work as a Dialect/Dialogue coach has been seen and heard on Sky, BBC, ITV, HBO and numerous Films;
He work has also been showcased at The Almeida, Donmar Warehouse, The Royal Court, The Minerva Chocolate Factory, The Young Vic, Shared Experience, Manchester Royal Exchange, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse and The New Wolsey and in numerous west end theatre's including the Wyndhams and The Apollo.
She has a long standing relationship with the RSC where she has coached over 20 productions. She was Head of Voice at Shakespeare's Globe (2007/2010) where she coached over 30 productions and prepared the actors for the demands of the Globe Stage and outdoor touring.

Jan works with highly experienced actors wishing to extend their skills; new and inexperienced actors needing to develop their skills; young actors under the age of 16; preparing for castings and meetings for the american pilot season; Dialogue audition preparation; Jan coaches accents and dialects, voice, presentation skills, public speaking and acting/performance technique.

Jan's ground breaking book 'How To Do accents' co-written with Edda Sharpe was first published in 2007 (Oberon Books) and the second edition in 2010.

A really practical (and fun) guide to accent training: How to Do Accents (pdf)
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The Accent Kit by The Big Gob Squad
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Credits

  • X-Men: The New Mutants
  • Mortal Engines
  • Above Suspicion
  • Despite the Falling Snow
  • 300: Rise of an Empire
  • Hummingbird
  • Red Lights (ADR)
  • One Day
  • Mother’s Milk
  • Mr Nobody
  • Brick Lane
  • Brother of the Head
  • I Could Never Be Your Woman
  • When Did You Last See Your Father?
  • Game of Thrones: Season 2,4,5,6 & 8
  • The Queen and I
  • Will
  • Beowulf
  • Cradle to the Grave
  • You, me and the Apocalypse
  • Close to the Enemy
  • The Devil You Know
  • Lost Christmas
  • Castles in the Sky
  • Mrs Biggs
  • Parade’s End
  • Treasure Island
  • The Morgana Show
  • Moby Dick
  • Rather You Than Me
  • ShinyShiny
  • Doc Martin
  • The Brief
  • Faking It
  • RSC (Over 15 productions) including,
    Breakfast with Mugabe
  • Merry Wives of Windsor
  • The Crucible
    Twelfth Night
    Shakespeare’s Globe- Head of Voice (Over 20 productions) including,
    Henry IV Part 1 & 2
    Comedy of Errors
    Romeo and Juliet
    Timon of Athens
    King Lear
    As You Lie It
    West End Theatres;
    An Ideal Husband
    Les Miserable
    Matilda
    Three Days of Rain
    Almeida;
    Awake and Sing
    Mrs Klein
    Donmar Warehouse
    Absurdia
    Betrayal
    The Royal Court;
    The Pain and the Itch
    My Child
    Over There
    The Miracle
    Alaska
    Along with productions at ;
    Lyric Hammersmith
    Soho Theatre
    Manchester Royal Exchange
    Birmingham Rep
    Salisbury Playhouse
    West Yorkshire Playhouse
    New Wolsey
    Unicorn Theatre

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