Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Dialect Coach Joan Washington Dies at 74

She is known for her work on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Crimson Peak (2015) and Red Sparrow (2018).



BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that dialect coach Joan Washington has died at 74.

Washington was born on December 21, 1949 in Aberdeen, Scotland as Joan Geddie. She was a voice and dialect coach for numerous TV and film projects beginning in 1983.

She is known for her work on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Crimson Peak (2015) and Red Sparrow (2018). She was married to Richard E. Grant.

Washington worked alongside a number of notable actors, including Ralph Fiennes on 2012's Great Expectations, Glen Close on 102 Dalmations, Cate Blanchett on 2004's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Anne Hathaway on The Witches and both Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Regional Awards



Industry Classifieds


More Hot Stories For You


2022 Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Christina Anderson for THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME2022 Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Christina Anderson for THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME
September 22, 2022

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) has announced that the 2022 Horton Foote Prize has been awarded to Christina Anderson for her play the ripple, the wave that carried me home.

Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP Expands Into Los Angeles and Grows its Team of AttorneysLevine Plotkin & Menin, LLP Expands Into Los Angeles and Grows its Team of Attorneys
September 22, 2022

 Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP (LPM), a boutique law firm engaged in transactional work in the arts, entertainment and media, announced the opening of offices in Los Angeles.

Now Hiring: Production Manager, Head Audio, and More - BroadwayWorld ClassifiedsNow Hiring: Production Manager, Head Audio, and More - BroadwayWorld Classifieds
September 22, 2022

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 9/22/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Arts Administrators Of Color Network Names Karla Estela Rivera As Executive DirectorArts Administrators Of Color Network Names Karla Estela Rivera As Executive Director
September 22, 2022

Arts Administrators of Color Network has selected writer, performer, activist, and arts advocate Karla Estela Rivera as its Executive Director following an extensive search process. Rivera began her tenure on September 19, 2022. She is preceded in the role by Quanice G. Floyd, Founder and former Director.

TodayTix Group Acquires Secret Cinema Immersive Film and Television Experience CompanyTodayTix Group Acquires Secret Cinema Immersive Film and Television Experience Company
September 22, 2022

TodayTix Group, the global e-commerce leader for cultural experiences, announced that it has acquired Secret Cinema, the London-based entertainment company that specializes in immersive film and television events.