Linda holds a Master of Creative Arts – University of Wollongong, Graduate Diploma – NIDA, and a Bachelor of Arts – Acting for the Stage and Screen Charles Sturt University. Linda Certified in Knight Thompson Speechwork in 2019 and is one of only 2 teachers of the method in Australia.
Trained as an actor and a theatre voice/accents and dialects specialist, Linda has worked in the Industry for over 20 years. This year Linda has coached on Pomona, The Boy George, Life is Impossible, A Chorus Line and Is God Is.
In 2019 Linda was dialect coach for: Shrek - The Musical (GFO), Little Miss Sunshine, I’m With Her, Kasama Kita, Good Dog, Baby Doll, Table, Once, Hitler’s Daughter, Mercury Fur, Cypress Ave, Saturday Night Fever, Russian Transport, The last 5 Years, Grounded, The Crucible, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Counting and Cracking and two short films The Hollow and Vincent. She also directed two short plays: Toxic by Maryanne Lynch and You Still Here by Patricia Cornelius. Other Theatre credits include Love, Maggie Stone, The Humans, Torch Song Trilogy, The Walworth Farce, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, DNA, and Home Invasion. Linda has also coached for large mainstage productions such as Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular, The Bodyguard, Rocky Horror and Dirty Dancing. Film: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, Jungle, and Book Club. Television: Mary – The Making of a Princess, The Chase Australia. She directed Pramkicker by Sadie Hasler at its Sydney premier in October 2018.
Recent acting credits include various characters for the immersive tour experience at Hyde Park Barracks, The Ex-Girlfriend in Once, Marge Murray and Judy Shepard in The Laramie Project/ The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Polonius/Stage Manager in Håmlet with Ban Shakespeare at Bondi Feast, Susan in One Way Mirror with Subtlenuance, and as various characters for the KXT Storytellers festival, she appeared as ‘Coach’ in the independent feature film Zoe.Misplaced.
Linda was accent, dialect and voice teacher at NIDA in Sydney for 7 years and has worked at numerous actor training institutions both in Australia and internationally.
Linda can be heard talking about the Australian accent on the podcast In A Manner of Speaking and about the voice in general on the podcast Brady’s Hunch and the podcast Don’t Be So Dramatic. Linda will be seen later this year on Channel 72’s science program for children Get Clever, talking about the voice.