Clifford Despenser - Voice and Dialect Coach

recent activities

Filming Emperor
2014 Tyrant (TV Series)
2014 Hercules
2013 47 Ronin
2013 Spies of Warsaw (TV Series)

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June-September 2011: The Borgias: Season Two...filming in Budapest

January-April 2011: 47 Ronin...filming In Budapest and at Shepperton Studios

August-October 2010: X Men: First Class...filming at Pinewood Studios

January-April 2010: The Devil's Double...filming in Malta

April-August 2009: Clash of the Titans... filming in London, Wales and Tenerife

March-June 2008: Ninja Assassin... filming in Berlin

September-November 2007: The International.....filming Istanbul, Berlin, Milan, New York.

May-September 2007: Speed Racer...based on the 60s Japanese animation - filming in Berlin.

Feb-May 2007: The Dark is Rising...based on the book by Susan Cooper - filming in Romania.

Jan-Feb 2007: Arn - A Knight Templar...Back in Morocco for the first time since The Four Feathers in 2000. This is an adaptation of the Swedish trilogy by Jan Guillou.


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Clifford Despenser - Voice and Dialect Coach

About Me

I am a linguist and dialogue coach working in the international film industry since 1985. A graduate in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, I trained and worked for five years as a teacher of English as a Second Language. During this time abroad, I acquired fluency in French, German and Italian and developed skills in translation/interpreting, copy-editing and classical singing. Since completing the Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1988, I have been hired for my combination of skills and experience, a unique insight into the spoken and written language, a broad cultural perspective and a flexible and practical approach to working with actors, singers, directors, screenwriters, producers…

Actors I have coached: Gerard Depardieu, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Kevin Bacon, Naomie Harris, Gong Li, Heath Ledger, Mads Mikkelsen, Ashraf Barhoum, Dominic Cooper, Gemma Arterton, Liam Cunningham, Maria Bonnevie, Miki Manojlovic, Hans Mattheson, Sam Worthington, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Danny Huston, Ludivine Sagnier, Gaspard Ulliel, Yu Nan, Michel Muller, Francois Arnaud, Moritz Bleibtreu, Benno Fuermann, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Frances Conroy, Rhys Ifans, Ulrich Thomsen, Robert de Hoog, Lotte Verbeek, Alexander Ludwig, Orlando Bloom, Djimon Hounsou, Dominic West, Yung Ji-Hoon (Rain), Jennifer Saunders, Justin Theroux, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Dancy, Alexa Davalos, Sho Kosugi, Rosa Bursztejn, F.Murray Abraham, Jeremie Renier, Irene Jacob, Stephane Audran, Susan George, Lena Olin, Kerry Fox…

Directors I have worked with: Peter Brook, Steven Spielberg, Andy and Larry (Lana) Wachovski, Peter Webber, Shekhar Kapur, Ridley Scott, Neil Jordan, Fernando Meirelles, Matthew Vaughn, Lee Tamahori, Werner Herzog, Tom Tykwer, Justin Theroux, Tom Hooper, Steve Coogan, Louis Leterrier, Denys de La Patelliere, James McTeigue, Ole Bornedaal, Coky Giedroyc, Vincent de Brus, David L. Cunningham, Alexandre Aja, Jon Amiel…
Location: I have home bases in London and Paris and as a UK national am free to work in any location...

Additionally, I am a full voting member of BAFTA and member of Blacks.