About Me

I'm Tom Morton, That Accent Guy.

For the last ten years, I have been teaching Actors in both Europe and North America Received Pronunciation (RP) and the New Standard English Accent(NSEA), along with a wide range of other British and international accents. 

I tailor my training sessions to each actor and project specifically: I don't really believe in the idea of a “One-size-fits-all” method. Instead, I favour a flexible, fun and dynamic approach that I've perfected through years working with actors and professionals from diverse cultures and walks of life. 

 

I'm passionate about fluency in voice and dialect work, and I'm committed to ensuring that the artists who decide to work with me come away with the confidence and natural tone that will allow them to pass for native speakers even when they're surrounded by the real thing! (The importance of which I know only too well as a British actor living and working in North America!)

Is your Hamlet more Elvis than Elsinore?

Does your Cockney sound like Dick Van Dyke spent too many years surfing in Australia?

Whatever the reason, work with an authentic British dialect coach.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Tom has been my go-to person for almost 10 years now, he’s just so precise and clear when exploring a character’s psychology and finding the stakes in a scene. He really helps the actor build a whole world beyond the lines and bring out the subtleties in a performance. His seemingly encyclopaedic literary, movie and TV culture means he always has the right references to help the actor find a way into a situation, and his calm, supportive approach allows you to feel confident and trust in your ability to give your best performance. I booked the part of Sona Jillani in Michael Bay’s “13 Hours” directly from the tape Tom coached me for! 

He has also helped me perfect my dialect work - I’m always impressed with his ability not only to do any accent, but also to break it down and guide others towards it. I strongly encourage any actor wanting to push their performances further and improving their chances of booking a job to work with Tom Morton!"

ALEXIA BARLIER, 13 Hours, The Forest, Kali

 

Method

The Curriculum is not set in stone and evolves according to each student’s ability, progress and work put in.

As with all learning, you get what you put in, and progress varies somewhat as a result.

The process can be worked on at a leisurely pace of one to two lessons a week, or intensively at a rate of two hours a day, 5 days a week.

  • Getting to know you !

    • Establishing experience of target dialect

    • Previous accent work

    • Identifying baseline accent

    • Explore goals, ambitions and expectation

  • History will teach us… a lot

    • Roots of the target accent/ historical context

    • Influences and variations

    • Examples (celebrity soundalikes - references)

 

  • Shape up!

    • Here we explore the sound placement and mouth shape required for the target accent.

 

  • You must be Kitting

    • The Kit List

    • The vowel sounds and how they differ

    • Drills

 

  • The Consonant Gardener

    • Pinpointing and working the key distinguishing consonant sounds that make the target accent unique.

 

  • Mind The Gap!

    • Exploring the traps of the target accent

    • Semantic differences of note (garbage ≠ rubbish)

 

  • Hustle & Flow

    • Every accent has its own distinguishing melody, or lack thereof. In this step we look at the music of the target accent and work towards it.

 

  • Drill Baby Drill!

    • Through the use of games, exercises and texts, we bring all the different ingredients together into one delicious accent soup.

 
 

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