Andrew Jack (dialect coach)

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Andrew Jack
Born Andrew Hutchinson
28 January 1944 (1944-01-28) (age 74)
London, England, UK
Occupation Dialect coach
Nationality British
Citizenship United Kingdom
Period 1982–present
  • Felicity Hutchinson (1974-1987)
  • Paula Jack (2000–2013)
Children Rupert Hutchinson, Katherine Morgan

Andrew Jack (born Andrew Hutchinson on 28 January 1944 in London, England) is a British dialect coach who has worked on over 80 motion pictures since 1982.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Jack's father was the actor of Stephen Jack, and his mother Julia Hutchinson was a horticulturist.[citation needed]


He has worked with over 200 actors[3] including Robert Downey Jr. (in Richard Attenborough's Chaplin, Michael Hoffman's Restoration and Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes), Pierce Brosnan (in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day), Cate Blanchett and Viggo Mortensen. As supervising dialect coach for The Lord of the Rings, he created the Middle-earth accents and taught them, along with Elvish and Black Speech, to the cast of the trilogy.[4] He designed and taught the accents for the Greeks and Trojans in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy. He taught Evan Davis to speak with a Nottinghamshire twang.[5] He is known for helping non-British actors to be more intelligible to the audience.[6]

Jack can also be seen in the Star Wars film series portraying Resistance Major (later promoted to General) Caluan Ematt in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


  1. ^ "Andrew Jack". The New York Times.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  4. ^ Moore, Miranda (Feb–Mar 2002). "How Elijah Wood learned Elvish". The Linguist.
  5. ^ Davis, Evan (14 May 2010). "Can Evan do a Robin Hood Accent?". BBC News. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  6. ^ Graydon, Nicola (31 May 2004). "The Lion Roars". The Times.