The Production
The Production


Andrew Jack (Dialect and Creative Language Coach)
Roisin Carty (Assistant Dialect and Creative Language Coach)

The dialect and creative language coaches have the unusual task in the Lord of the Rings of teaching the actors the Tolkien's Elvish language which has never been spoken before. They train the actors using phonetics, a one-hundred year-old science of writing down speech sounds similar to the alphabet we know.

The language coaches have also created various accents for all of the characters and began training and rehearsing with the actors one month before filming began. Both coaches are on set standing by listening for dialogue and dialect, and also supervise any looping or dialogue recording that takes place after scenes are already shot.

The Production

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