A podcast about accents and the actors that do them. Accent coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley talks accents and accent acquisition with various actors, coaches and directors. How do actors learn accents? What does it take to acquire and act in accent? Listen for tips, tricks and entertaining stories about rehearsal, set life and trying to convince people you come from somewhere else.
Welcome to Episode 1 of Say You Say Me, the accentED podcast. The podcast about accents and the actors that do them.
In our first episode, your host, accent and dialect coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley interviews award winning actor, and highly sought after acting teacher, Anthony Brandon Wong.
Best known to international audiences for his role as ‘Ghost’ in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and to Australian audiences as ‘Danny Law’ in The Family Law, Wong has enjoyed a diverse career working in film, television and theatre around the world.
From Hong Kong Chinese to Cockney, Lebanese to Japanese, and Filipino to the Mississippi Delta, Anthony Brandon Wong has explored accents from across the globe. He talks about his work, tips for staying in accent and how to deal with feedback, positive and negative.
Welcome to Episode 2 of Say You Say Me the accentED podcast. The podcast about accents and the actors that do them.
In this episode, your host, accent and dialect coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley interviews Canadian based Australian actor Adam Stafford.
Best known for his character roles such as the Geomancer/Adam Fells in The Flash, more recently Adam can also be seen in The Inbetween, iZombie and The Twilight Zone, as well as the feature film Let Him Go, which had its cinematic release in late 2020.
Here in Australia he played the role of Kevin Bradley in the critically acclaimed Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Hugh Masterton in The Doctor Blake Mysteries.
Adam discusses creating character voices, staying in accent and tackles the question of whether to turn up to an audition in your own accent or use the accent of the character from the moment you arrive.
Welcome to episode 4 of Say You Say Me the accentED podcast. The podcast about accents and the actors that do them.
In this episode, your host, accent and dialect coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley, interviews Australian actor Stephen Multari.
Stephen is a founding member and co-artistic director of MopHead Productions – a theatre company established in Sydney Australia in 2012 – which has toured productions Australia-wide. His culturally ambiguous appearance has seen him cast in a string of diverse roles, working with a number of different accents and languages.
In 2017 he moved to Germany, studied the language and subsequently scored his first TV gig in Europe. He has since made the move to Los Angeles after winning the Green Card Lottery in 2019.
He is soon to appear as Charlie Chaplin in the German production Das Weiße Haus am Rhein.
Stephen discusses his process for accent acquisition, the importance of the relationship with a dialect coach and what it’s like working in an English accent on a predominantly German speaking set
Welcome to episode 5 of Say You Say Me the accentED podcast. The podcast about accents and the actors that do them.
In this episode, your host, accent and dialect coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley, interviews Accent and Dialect coach, and WIRED accent guy, Erik Singer.
Erik is a dialect coach for film and television, a Master Teacher of Knight Thompson Speechwork, and a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. Recent work includes Terminator: Dark Fate, Barry Levinson’s The Survivor, starring Ben Foster, Disney’s live action Mulan, Sia’s debut feature Music, and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Biopic. His Webby award winning videos for WIRED, discussing accents and language sounds have been viewed over 70 million times.
Erik discusses the use of standard accents, the relationship between the actor and the dialect coach and his journey to becoming a coach.
This episode was recorded in front of a live zoom audience