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Jan
Haydn Rowles

Areas of Expertise
  • Accent
  • Acting
  • Dialect
  • Performance
  • Voice

Jan trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama (1986/89) and as a voice coach at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (1990/91). During her early career she worked for the majority of London's leading Drama Schools. Her work has been heard in numerous productions in the West End, The Royal Shakespeare Company, across Britain in the UK’s highly revered theatres and at Shakespeare’s Globe, where she was Head of Voice from 2007/10.
Jan now works extensively in TV/Film.

Letter of Recommendation from Pavlina Hatoupis -Executive Producer on Angel of Darkness (Alienist Season 2)  

Although no words I will write below will do justice to Jan’s excellence at her craft, I will do my utmost to give you a glimpse into her brilliance. I was incredibly impressed by Jan’s intelligence, thoughtful approach and warm attitude throughout our season. Working with over 100 cast members (most of whom were not American) to perfect various types of NY 19th century accents was quite a challenge to say the least. Jan carried out her task with warmth, diligence and precision; making for an excellent and comfortable working environment for our cast that led to wonderful performances. This is no small feat as you can imagine, and it truly takes a true master (which Jan is) to accomplish this without even a hint of a wrinkle. As a producer it’s extremely important for me to know that my directors and showrunner (not to mention cast) are feeling supported by the dialect coach. Jan did that.  To say she was our rock would be an understatement. I would wholeheartedly work with Jan again and should you be so lucky as to have the opportunity to hire her do not hesitate.  Jan is simply the best. 

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.

 

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?
  • Alienist Series 2 – Angel of Darkness
  • Game of Thrones: Season 2,4,5,6 & 8
  • Tailspin
  • Domina
  • The Great
  • World On Fire
  • 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
  • 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,
  • After Edward
    Henry IV Part 1 & 2
    Comedy of Errors
    Romeo and Juliet
    Timon of Athens
    King Lear
    As You Like It
    West End Theatres;
    An Ideal Husband
    Les Miserables
    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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