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Sarah Valentine

Welcome, I’m Sarah Valentine

I currently work as an Actor, an Agent,  & Accent and Dialect Coach.

I’ve worked in the Film and Television industry for 30 years; behind the scenes as a casting director, AD and Cast Coordinator to in front of the camera as an actor.

I have had the pleasure of working as an actor on Top of the Lake Season 1 with Elisabeth Moss (Handmaids Tale), David Wenham (Lord of the Rings), Holly Hunter ( Oscar winner), Pete Mullan (Harry Potter) and directed by Jane Campion (What an amazing woman).

During that incredible time I got to have a lot of fun perfecting my American, Australian, Southern and Scots accents while hanging out with these talented actors.

I have also had a the pleasure of working on a variety of TV shows and movies, you can view more of my work on IMDB, or visit sarahvalentine.com.

I coach Actors for Acting, Dialect and Accents in the Film and TV industry

I started coaching due to a strong demand for my skills and an innate ability to make my clients feel relaxed and comfortable, whilst providing tools to help anyone learn to speak with an accent or new dialect. Coaching and training can be done via Skype if you are not local to me in Auckland, New Zealand.

Accent Coaching For Actors

If you need to master a global accent for a TV or Film role then contact me today to discuss how I can help coach your accent to sound authentic for that Film or TV role.

Accent Coaching For Producers

Are you a Producer and need a dialect coach on-set? I can work with an individual or group of actors to learn an accent for a TV or Film role. Daily rates available.

Sarah Valentine
Sarah Valentine

I have become an expert in teaching dialects and accents and I want to share my knowledge with you

Sessions are available for coaching in a one-on-one session or for theatre productions we can work in groups.You will gain confidence in your accent so that you can perform it to the best of your ability.

I will help you learn all the skills you need to improve your accent from finding the accent within, to placement and delivery. Speaking with a different accent or dialect can be quite daunting but my methods allow the you to feel comfortable so that you can relax into the role and sound like a local.

Accents I have used for various productions:

  • American for Power Rangers, Hercules,
  • English German for Bliss,
  • South African for Broken Hallelujah,
  • New Zealand for When we Go to War, Shortland Street, Bloodlines
  • British RP for Top of the Lake, Hounds, Insatiable Moon and Century.

 

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Contact me today to discuss how I can help coach your accent to sound authentic for that Film or TV role

Praise From Clients

What They Say

Jarred Blakiston

Very Generous Coach

I contacted Sarah when faced with the daunting task of auditioning in a Scottish accent, something I’d not done before, nor ever really prepared for. Spending an hour’s coaching with her assuaged many of the fears and anxiety I had around the accent, and filled me with the confidence I needed to actually go in the room and put forward something worthwhile to the casting director.

~ Jarred Blakiston

Jaine Kirtley

Patient and Friendly

I highly recommend Sarah she is meticulous in correcting every sound word and phrase. Lesson by skype works very well. Her patience and friendly approach made learning enjoyable, even the pronunciations I was struggling with. Sarah helped me with the standard American accent, really looking forward to working with her again.

~ Jaine Kirtley

Sandra Lucas

Incredibly Talented

Sarah is patient, methodical and within an hour she was able to pinpoint my trouble spots and help to make my American accent flawless. She is an incredibly talented lady being able to pull out so many accents and do them perfectly. I will most definitely work with her again.

~ Sandra Lucas

Anna Jullienne

Filled me with confidence

I was very daunted when I was told two weeks before shooting that my character on Underbelly was no longer a Kiwi and now had a strong Lancashire accent. Sarah broke down every line with me and her support filled me with the confidence I needed.

~ Anna Jullienne

Matthew Chamberlain

So impressed with her range of Accents.

Sarah was warm, friendly and bloody helpful in enabling me to get the hang of a Scottish accent. Her approach was simple to follow and I left knowing I had all I needed to do the job. I was also impressed with the range of other regional UK accents she is fluent in and thoroughly recommend her.

~ Matthew Chamberlain

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Happy Clients

Sarah is patient, methodical and within an hour she was able to pinpoint my trouble spots and help to make my American accent flawless. She is an incredibly talented lady being able to pull out so many accents and do them perfectly. I will most definitely work with her again.

Sandra Lucas
Sandra Lucas

I contacted Sarah when faced with the daunting task of auditioning in a Scottish accent, something I’d not done before, nor ever really prepared for. Spending an hour’s coaching with her assuaged many of the fears and anxiety I had around the accent, and filled me with the confidence I needed to actually go in the room and put forward something worthwhile to the casting director.

Jarred Blakiston
Jarred Blakiston

I was quite nervous to meet Sarah for my accent session but she soon put me at ease and gave me confidence to learn an American accent. I look forward to further sessions with Sarah as I trust her expertise to perfect my accent.

Arlene Meder

I have never taken accent coaching before and it was my first time. It was so easy to understand what Sarah taught me as she was helping me not only just learn but live the accent too. I was late to the class so she spent extra time with me without charging me extra. It was a great experience sitting and learning from her.

Mani Singh Saini

Sarah is amazing and dedicated to her job! She taught me things in an hour no other teacher had taught me. Highly recommended, she is so lovely!

Beatrice Tan

Sarah made me feel at ease and was very professional. Your one-hour session has really helped me break though with my accent struggle. I will definitely come back for more, I highly recommend Sarah.

Ravi Narayan

A great coach not only for improving my accent, but also for my acting skills. Highly recommended for an intense session I had. Thanks again!

Marty

I was very daunted when I was told two weeks before shooting that my character on Underbelly was no longer a Kiwi and now had a strong Lancashire accent. Sarah broke down every line with me and her support filled me with the confidence I needed.

Anna Jullienne

I found Sarah an absolute pleasure to work with. She put all my nerves to ease and her patience, composure and professionalism was of a high standard.

Marius Botha

I had never learnt an accent before and was worried I would not be able to master it in time. In the few hours we spent together Sarah was able to teach me the tools necessary to learn an accent and also help prepare me for my audition.

Sophia Huybens

I contacted Sarah as I had an audition requiring a Scottish accent and I was finding it very difficult. Her great teaching style and expertise saw my accent improve dramatically. I went into the audition room much more confident, thanks to Sarah.

Chelsea Tobin

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Five Accents Every Actor Needs To Master

FIVE ACCENTS EVERY ACTOR NEEDS TO MASTER

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