The way we sound tells the story of who we are. An increasing fascination/obsession with the simple truth led Jo into the delights of dialect/dialogue coaching.
She now combines a successful acting career in television (from The Singing Detective to Soaps) and theatre (from the Glasgow Citz to the RNT and West End) with a busy time coaching actors including: Sean Bean, Jamie Bell, Gregori Deragere, Lindsay Duncan, Heino Ferch, Joseph Fiennes, Romola Garai, Rupert Graves, Ciaran Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, Damian Lewis, James McAvoy, Neve McKintosh, Jhodi May, Art Malik, Emily Mortimer, Samantha Morton, Sophia Myles, Karel Roden, Andy Serkis, Mark Steele, Tilda Swinton and Michelle Yeo.
Edinburgh born and bred, Jo studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Drama and as a post-graduate in voice and dialect studies at Central.
Film work has taken her to many international locations and studios. The opportunity of working with wonderful directors: Shona Auerbach, Uri Barbash, Asif Kapadia, David McKenzie, Francois Ozon, Adrian Shergold, Danny Boyle, Brad Anderson, Philip Martin makes Jo happy to grab that ready-packed bag to fly off to … wherever … or to re-discover the sounds of native Scotland.