William Conacher has coached the voices of some of cinema’s most talented artists, including Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Tom Hanks, Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman, James Franco and Matthias Schoenaerts – to name just a few.
A graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama, he taught voice, dialects and phonetics in several drama schools before teaching at RADA in 1998, where he remained for eight years. Concurrently, he began working extensively in regional theatre, most notably at the Manchester Royal Exchange, Sheffield Crucible, Theatre Clywd, and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, as well as in London at the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Court and the Donmar Warehouse. William recently worked with Andrew Scott for Simon Stephens’ latest play, BIRDLAND.
William has also been a longtime collaborator with director Stephen Daldry, working on two of his Oscar-nominated films, THE READER and EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE. In addition, he worked with the director on the highly successful stage show, BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL. The show went on to win numerous Olivier and Tony awards, with productions in London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago and a US national tour. Other collaborations with Daldry include THE AUDIENCE with Helen Mirren and the upcoming production of SKYLIGHT, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy.
Conacher’s film credits include Tom Tykwer’s PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, Tom Tykwer and The Wachowski’s CLOUD ATLAS, Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES, Jonathan Teplitzky’s THE RAILWAY MAN, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s DIANA, Richard Raymond’s DESERT DANCER, Alan Rickman’s A LITTLE CHAOS, Saul Dibb’s SUITE FRANCAISE, Ron Howard’s IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, Werner Herzog’s QUEEN OF THE DESERT and Julian Jarrold’s GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT.