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Biography Of Joan Washington Voice Dialect Coach

Joan Washington was born in Aberdeen and was educated at Aberdeen High School for Girls (now Harlaw Academy).

When Joan was 18 she moved to London to attend Drama School where she trained as a voice teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Joan regularly works in the theatre and for television and films where she teaches the stars to speak with a wide range of accents and dialects.

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The Aberdeen skies are under attack from an enemy jet. It is spilling a strange yellow smoke. Minutes later, people start killing each other.
Former Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner Jason Harper witnesses this and then his wife, Pippa, telephones him, shouting that she needs him. They then get cut off. He sets straight out, unprepared for the nightmare that unfolds during his journey. Everyone seems to want to kill him.
Along the way, he pairs up with fellow survivor Imogen. But she enjoys killing the living dead far too much. Will she kill Jason in her blood thirst? Or will she hinder his journey through this zombie filled dystopian landscape to find his pregnant wife?
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Joan Washington Film Work

Joan's film work includes Captain Correlli's Mandolin, Charlotte Gray, River Queen, Stage Beauty, 101 Dalmations, Notes on a Scandal, Breaking and Entering, The Weather Man, Wah-Wah, Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Pearl Harbor, The Borrowers, Titanic, Brassed Off, Schindler's List, The Bounty, Greystoke The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and Yentl.

Joan Washington Stage Work

Joan's stage work includes Edmond, All My Sons, The Crucible, The Price, Mourning Becomes Elektra, His Dark Material, Suddenly Last Summer, The Goat, Ride Down Mount Morgan, Guys and Dolls and Calico.

Joan Washington Television Work

Joan's TV work includes Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, Our Friends From The North, The Singing Detective, Scarlet, Band of Brothers and The Ice House,

She combines this work whilst teaching at The Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art and at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Joan has worked with many leading actors and actresses which include Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Glen Close, Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGreggor.

Joan Washington is married to actor Richard E. Grant whose films include Withnail and I, Dracula, Gosford Park, The Little Vampire, Keep the Aspidistra Flying and Corpse Bride. His television work includes The Scarlet Pimpernel, Trial & Retribution III and A Christmas Carol. He also plays the rock star in the Argos adverts.

They met in 1983 whilst working together on an acting project.

Joan Washington and Richard E Grant have a daughter called Olivia Grant.

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Aberdeen Lynne Golden Retriever

Have you seen my beautiful golden retriever Lynne out and about in Aberdeen? Ask her for a high-five! She's a Bravehound PTSD assistance dog, so we'll often be in shops, restaurants, and the cinema together.

We've written a book where I talk about growing up in Aberdeen and then joining the army to be a medic and nurse, and developing military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I also talk about losing my son to suicide and the therapy I have had at Royal Cornhill Hospital and grief support groups in Aberdeen.

The author, Damien Lewis, said of Lynne:

"A powerful account of what one dog means to one man on his road to recovery. Both heart-warming and life-affirming. Bravo Chris and Lynne. Bravo Bravehound."


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An army veteran moves his family back to his Aberdeenshire home, but his nightmare neighbour starts a battle of wits with him. Who will win this One Last War?
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How The Edwardians Spoke

On Sunday 6 May 2007 Joan Washington appeared on the BBC4 documentary How The Edwardians Spoke as the presenter.

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