For any actor who is serious about forging a career in the Film and TV industry, one of the most important skills required is the capacity to master an accent. Waiting for a reason to tackle it is like waiting for somebody else to take the job.
If you’re serious about your craft you should be conversant in it. Whether you are looking to work abroad, or are being asked to audition for the many American or UK productions that film in Ireland, it is no longer good enough to say to yourself you’ll work on your accent if you get the part!
This workshop will highlight the various stages (and potential pitfalls) in any accent work. We will check individual accuracy by listing the basic sounds and then record examples of each in sentence form.
We will look at how, by expanding our understanding thus far, we can then analyse short written passages, gradually expanding our observations into simple conversation.
These intensive online workshops will give participants a unique opportunity to hone their skills and work with one of the world’s most in demand Acting and Voice Coaches. Limited numbers so apply early.
Gerry has collaborated extensively with Heath Ledger on numerous projects including The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus and Batman: The Dark Knight, and has worked frequently with Bruce Willis, Oscar Isaac, Joel Edgerton, Abbie Cornish, Natalie Portman (Jane Got A Gun) Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) Marlon Brando, Sean Penn, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Amy Adams, Kate Hudson, Ewan McGregor, Orlando Bloom and many more.
COURSE FEES: €200
Standard English July 6th & 7th
COURSE TIMES: 11am – 5pm