Joan Washington, British voice coach to Hollywood star dead

London — Hollywood stars pay tribute to voice coach Joan Washington, whose death was announced on Friday.

Washington’s death was revealed by her husband and actor Richard E. Grant. He wrote on Twitter a video of a couple dancing together to a Platters song, “Only you! Joan – the love of my life and the giver of life to my daughter Olivia. Our heart is you last night. It’s broken because I lost my life. I’ve been married for 35 years and have been together for 38 years. “

He did not reveal Washington’s age or cause of death.

Washington was one of Britain’s leading voice and dialect coaches, working with actors such as Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Redgrave, Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain. She also worked on stage at the National Theater in London, including more than 80 works.

Chastain, who collaborated with Washington in movies such as “The Debt” and “Crimson Peak,” said on Twitter: Joan Washington, as an artist, has had a big influence on me, mostly as a woman. “

Director comedian Chris Addison called Washington “the secret source of a million performances.”

Washington and Grant got married in 1986. The couple raised their daughter and son Tom from a previous relationship in Washington.

Associated Press