Jenny Kent, Dialect Coach in Lion

Jenny is renowned as one of Australia’s leading Voice and Dialect coaches, who has worked with many actors, directors and production companies in film, television and theatre in Australia and abroad. She trained initially as a Speech Pathologist and actor, and then went on to study at NIDA and in London to specialize in Voice and Dialects. Since then, she has taught at various drama schools including NIDA, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the National Theatre.

Television coaching credits include The Secret River, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS, The Slap, Dead Gorgeous, Wentworth and Molly.

Film credits include Partisan, Paper Planes, Balibo and Holding The Man.

Theatre coaching credits include, War Horse (National Theatre and Global Creatures), Mary Poppins (Cameron Mackintosh), The Vertical Hour (STC), The Speechmaker (MTC), The Graduate (Michael Coppel), Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh) and Billy Elliott - The Musical (Louise Withers and Associates).

Most recently she coached the actors on NBC’s sci fi series Hunters and Barracuda for the ABC.