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Neil
Swain

Areas of Expertise
  • Dialect
  • Voice

Neil trained as an actor at Rose Bruford College, and as a voice teacher at The Central School of Speech and Drama. For three years, he was a member of the voice department at The Royal Shakespeare Company where, as resident voice and dialect coach, he worked on over 30 productions. Neil’s work is in demand both nationally and internationally with actors and directors in Iceland, Poland, Mexico, South Africa and the USA.

In the UK he regularly works with all the major theatre companies including: The National Theatre, The Royal Court, Sheffield Theatres, The Royal Exchange Manchester, The Old and Young Vic Theatres, The Donmar Warehouse, and most of the producing houses in London’s West End. On film and television his work includes: Womb, Cracks, Defiance, Sweeney Todd, Atonement, Stardust, Hot Fuzz, Until Death, Sixty Six, Rome (series 1), Niceland and Magnificent Seven.

Actors with whom he has worked include; Casey Affleck, Sascha Baron Cohen, Brenda Blethyn, Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Craig, Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Eva Green, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Jennifer Love Hewitt, James McAvoy, Gina McKee, Sienna Miller, Helen Mirren, Michelle Pfeiffer, Freddie Prinze Jnr, Vanessa Redgrave,Peter Sarsgaard, Antony Sher, Kevin Spacey.

Variety Article featuring Neil Swain: Oscar nominees learn to accentuate – Actors rely on dialect coaches for tough roles
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Colin Firth’s BAFTA acceptance speech
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Credits

  • The Kings Speech
  • The Kings Speech
  • The Favourite
  • 55 Steps
  • Allied
  • Assassins Creed
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Alice Through The Looking Glass
  • Pan
  • Macbeth
  • Jack Ryan
  • I Give It A Year
  • Gambit
  • Dark Shadows
  • Jack The Giant Killer
  • The American
  • The Tempest
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • The Boat That Rocked
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Atonement
  • Stardust
  • Ocean’s Eight
  • The Dark Tower
  • Wonder Woman (Prep)
  • Una
  • Codes Of Conduct
  • Far From The Madding Crowd
  • Suite Francaise
  • The Young And Prodigious Spivet
  • Lone Ranger
  • Last Passenger
  • Great Expectations
  • Hysteria
  • The Last Word
  • Womb
  • 1939
  • Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang
  • An Education
  • Defiance
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Magic Flute
  • The King
  • Vanity Fair
  • The Last Post
  • American Gods
  • Churchill’s Secret
  • Burton And Taylor
  • Downton Abbey
  • Dracula
  • Camelot
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • A Man And The Mouse
  • War And Peace
  • Origin
  • Philip K Dicks Electric Dreams
  • Mr Selfridge 4
  • Close To The Enemy
  • Silent And Damned
  • Enid
  • Crimson Petal And the White
  • A Passionate Woman
  • Rome
  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
  • Girls and Boys – The Royal Court
  • After The Dance
  • Cabaret

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