A tour of the British Isles in accents
Andrew Jack (Born Andrew Hutchinson in London, England, on 28 January 1944 to actor Stephen Jack and horticulturist Julia Hutchinson) is a leading dialect coach who has worked on over 80 major motion pictures since 1982. He has worked with over 200 well known actors including Robert Downey Jr (in Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin, Michael Hoffman’s Restoration and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes), Pierce Brosnan (in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day), Cate Blanchett and Viggo Mortensen. As supervising dialect coach for The Lord of the Rings he created the Middle-earth accents and taught them, along with Elvish and Black Speech, to the entire cast of the trilogy. He designed and taught the accents for the Greeks and Trojans in Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy. He taught Evan Davis to speak with a Nottinghamshire twang. He is well known for helping non-British actors to be more intelligible to the audience.
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