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Tim
Birkett

Areas of Expertise
  • Accent
  • Dialect
  • Voice

 

I read English at UCL, trained as an actor at Webber Douglas, acted - for a while - then decided to do an M.A. in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama.  Not long after obtaining my M.A., I found myself teaching phonetics on the course - and eventually running the accent module, training future accent and voice coaches.  After teaching at both Central and R.A.D.A., I decided it was time to launch myself on the big bad world beyond drama schools - and here I am.

Having been an actor myself, I understand how important it is to make the accent an integral part of the characterisation process.  As a coach, my understanding of accent work is firmly rooted in a technical knowledge of phonetics - but I realise there are many different ways of acquiring an accent, and I try to make the learning experience as enjoyable and creative as possible.

As a voice over artist myself, I have a good working knowledge of the special demands of microphone work.  I’ve also worked extensively with interpreters, and understand the unique challenges that this very demanding profession places on the voice - and the nervous system!

Credits

  • Dracula – Touring Consortium
  • Utility – The Orange Tree
  • Why It’s Kicking off Everywhere – The Young Vic
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Globe
  • Clydebourne Park – GBS Theatre
  • Girls and Dolls – Gielgud Theatre
  • You Got Older – Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
  • Love-Play – GBS Theatre

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