Welcome to The Actors Accent Coach
My name is Sarah Valentine. I currently work as an Actor, an Agent, Accent and Dialect Coach.
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.
West Country Accent
I love this accent. There are so many wonderful characters that use this accent but probably my favourite has to be Hagrid from Harry Potter.
This rich accent comes from the South of England and there are many slight variances.
From Devon, Somerset and Cornwall you can add all kinds of little nuances but this accent has been standardised for this 10 day DIY course.
This video is completely unscripted and I’m literally just chatting on the fly in a variety of different accents.
As an accent coach, I’ve worked with hundreds of people who want to sound authentic in their chosen accent, whether in their day-to-day life or as actors who want to be 100% on point for a particular role.
Once you know the tricks in learning particular accents it’s actually quite simple. Many of my clients have aced their new twang because my teaching technique kicks butt!
In most movies there is always the character who has to come from somewhere else but needs to have an accent that everyone can still understand.
French-English is the most amorous of these accents and they tend to be the roles of the sexy partner or the evil baddie.
Add this accent to your tool kit, you won’t regret it.
Do you know how to Self Tape
Learn all the tricks of how to self-tape in our online course, and get coaching all the way through from casting director Sarah Valentine.
“I was a casting director from 1996 to 2000 and cast 100’s of TV commercials, tv shows and dramas.”
Take the 7 day course or the Teen 7-Day course and become a pro, ready for any self tape in the future.
Scouse - Liverpool Accent
The Scouse accent is just for fun. It’s a great accent because it’s a cheeky accent. It’s usually a fun character role or again if you want to play the baddie this can also work for you.
Scousers are people from Liverpool in England. Famous scousers are John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Cilla Black.
Cilla had a famous catch phrase: LORRA LORRA LAUGHS. Whenever you heard it you knew it was Cilla.
Cockney - Londoner
All the baddies in American movies are either German, Russian, New Yorkers or Cockneys.
The Last Ship point in case.
Cockney Rhyming slang is just brilliant – it’s a whole language that you can not even believe exists.
Famous Cockneys – MY FAVOURITES – Jason Statham, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins and Danny Dyer.
Five accents every actor needs to master
Its easy and simple and so many of my clients have said how quickly they have picked up my teaching technique in comparison with other teachers.
The best bit is that I am giving it away for free!