The way we sound tells the story of who we are
Jo Cameron Brown is an experienced actress and internationally recognised dialect and dialogue coach, combining a successful acting career in television (from soaps and series to The Singing Detective), and theatre (from the NTS, RNT to the West End), working with directors, such as Hugh Hudson, Giles Havergal, Hal Prince, Michael Boyd, John Tiffany and Richard Eyre.
Actors Jo has coached include: Lilly Aspell, Antonio Banderas, Sean Bean, Jamie Bell, Helena Bonham-Carter, Jessica Chastain, Martin Clunes, Michaela Coel, Tom Courtenay, Agyness Deyn, Gregory Dobrygin, Noma Dumezweni, Lindsay Duncan, Heino Ferch, Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Gantz, Romola Garai, Rupert Graves, Josh Hartnett, Freddie Highmore, Ciaran Hinds, Celia Imrie, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Thomas Kretschmann, Marc Lavoine, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Damian Lewis, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, James McAvoy, Neve McKintosh, Jhodi May, Art Malik, Emily Mortimer, Samantha Morton, Connie Nielson, Gabriella Pesion, Florence Pugh, Lorenzo Richelmy, Charlotte Rampling, Andy Serkis, Mark Steele, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wlaschiha, Robin Wright and Michelle Yeo.
Working with film directors like Bille August, Hugo Blick, Danny Boyle, Terence Davies, Nick Hamm, Roland Joffe, Asif Kapadia, David McKenzie and Gillies MacKinnon.
Jo is Chair of SafetyCurtain, a charity that assists performers in peril outside of the UK in more than 20 countries around the world. Many of the creative practitioners helped with small grants, live in countries that are scarred by extreme poverty, hardship and/or devastating ongoing conflict. Founded in 1999, and formerly called the International Performers’ Aid Trust, the charity was the brainchild of Hugh Manning, Equity president and former chair of the International Committee for Artists’ Freedom (ICAF).
Sir Richard Attenborough was the first supporter, by giving a generous donation, and later the charity was driven energetically and with great panache by president Alan Rickman and others. Celia Imrie and Bill Paterson are the current Co-Presidents.
Jo plays Nana Anne in the second series of BBC2’s There She Goes with David Tennant, Jessica Hynes and Philip Jackson.
Jo was Dialogue Coach on What About Love, starring Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia and Iain Glen, directed by Klaus Menzel.