Brendan Gunn: An Unsung Hero of the Irish Film Industry

Brendan Gunn holds an MA and a PhD in linguistics. He began working as a Dialogue and Dialect Coach in 1986 after leaving the University of Ulster where he was a Lecturer in Linguistics. Over the last 25 years Brendan has worked with an illustrious number of actors including Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Aidan Quinn, Cate Blanchett, Jim Sturgess, Heather Graham, Rupert Grint, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Natalie Portman, Daniel Day Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell, and Stephen Rea.

I first worked with Brendan way back in 1997 on the film The Boxer. Since then our paths have crossed a few times on various projects including Fifty Dead Men Walking.

Brendan offers a wide range of coaching, from actors preparing and working on a role to corporate and workshop services. Brendan also offers vocal coaching sessions via Skype.

In 2011 Brendan helped me with the Berlin accent for a few auditions which led to me getting two jobs: feature film Good Vibrations and TV drama The Man Who Crossed Hitler.

I couldn’t recommend Brendan highly enough, the attention to detail and the relaxed atmosphere of his sessions really helped me nail two roles last year.

For more information about Brendan and what services he has to offer check out his website www.brendangunn.co.uk

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About Chris Patrick-Simpson

Chris is an Irish actor who is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1247379/?mode=desktop&ref_=m_ft_dskr He has collaborated with the best directors in film, television and theatre in projects such as the award-winning The Magdalene Sisters (Momentum), The Boxer (Universal), Fifty Dead Men Walking (Brightlight Pictures), Good Vibrations (Revolver Films), Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie (BBC Films), 71 (Warp Films), Shooting For Socrates (New Black Films), and High-Rise (Recorded Picture Company). On TV, Chris has played leads in The Guards (TV3) The Man Who Crossed Hitler (Hardy Pictures for BBC) The Clinic (RTE) The Family (BBC) Missing (BBC), The Titanic Enquiry (BBC), Ripper Street (BBC), Galavant (ABC) and The Fall (BBC). Chris has worked with some of the top theatre companies in the UK and Ireland. Additionally he is proud to have both starred in and co-produced a successful UK/Irish tour of The Wrong Man, which received critical acclaim throughout its run.

Posted on February 6, 2012, in Actor, Belfast, Daniel Day Lewis, Film, Jim Sheridan and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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