Mark Langley

“The accents are authentic American, thanks to voice coach Mark Langley who has done an excellent job with the whole cast.”

STEVE ORME
British Theatre Guide

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Biography

Whenever people find out I am a voice coach, the next question is usually how did I become one? Well here’s the short version! I trained as an actor between the ages of 16 and 19, and I was working on my first touring productions when I decided to go to university. At St John’s in York I read Drama, Film and Television, but also some Phonetics and Linguistics. When I left university I worked in opera as a director and the combination of my studies, my acting skills and my work with opera singers meant other people asked me to teach voice. As a result, I have been a voice coach for over 20 years. I was the Lecturer in Voice at The Arden School of Theatre for many years, as well as working as a freelance voice coach for many radio, TV, film and theatre companies. I continue to balance my voice work with performance, because I think it is important that when I teach something, I should understand what it entails.

 

Being a voice coach is always fun and every now and then you are asked to go to work in Hollywood, or you get to work with an actor you really admire. But it’s not about fame, sometimes the best work is with a group of students or teachers or people who want to develop their voices. The following gives some idea of the range of people and companies I have worked with.

 

Companies worked with include

Acier Productions, BBC, Bolton Octagon, Channel 4, Compass Theatre Company, English National Opera, Harrogate Theatre Royal, Imperial War Museum North, ITV Granada and Yorkshire, Manchester Royal Exchange, Marcher Coast FM, The Actors’ Centre North, Oldham Coliseum, Opera North, Pistachio and Notorious Films, Pola Jones, Sheffield Crucible Theatre, Signal Radio, South Yorkshire Opera, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Stoke New Vic, Tower FM, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Wish FM, Wire Fm, Wolf FM

 

Actors worked with include

Ann-Margaret, Joe Absolom, Rosie Ash, Will Ash, Helen Baxendale, Mark Benton, Stephen Campbell-Moore, Michelle Collins, Sinead Cusack, Janie Dee, Barbara Dickson, Samantha Giles, Jamie Glover, Suranne Jones, Ben Keaton, Ian Kelsey, Bruno Langley, Kay Mellor, Paul Moriarty, Peter Polycarpou, Eva Pope, Georgina Taylor, Tim Vincent, Kierston Waring

 

Directors worked with include

Natasha Betteridge, Stefan Escreet, Sarah Frankcom, Michael Grandage, Giles Havergal, Roger Haynes, Theresa Heskins, Gwenda Hughes, Susan Jacobson, Richard Jones, Anna Mackmin, David McVicar, Jude Kelly, Chris Monks, Deborah Paige, Sarah Punshon, Joanna Reed, Laurie Samson, Kevin Shaw, Neil Sissons, Phil Wilmot.