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Tim
Birkett

Areas of Expertise
  • Accent
  • Dialect
  • Voice

www.timbirkett.com

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 teaching at both Central and R.A.D.A. 

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.

Credits

  • Talking Heads – Watford Palace
  • Wizard Of Oz    –   Leeds Playhouse
  • A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg   –   Trafalgar Studios
  • 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
  • I & You   –   Hampstead Theatre
  • The Funeral Director   –   Papatango Theatre Company
  • You Got Older   –   Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
  • Love-Play   –   GBS Theatre
  • Black Widow   –   cover
  • The Grinch    –   cover
  • Tin Star Series 3
  • Brexit – cover

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