Event Details

Date: 28th August 2024

Speaker: Charlie Haylock

Topic: Charlie and the Dig

In 2019 Redmond Morris, 4th Baron of Killanin, co-producer for “The Dig”, contacted Charlie Haylock wanting him to be the Suffolk dialect coach and that Ralph Fiennes would be playing Basil Brown and would be contacting Charlie imminently. Ten minutes later Ralph rang Charlie and after a short chat, an agreement was struck and Suffolk dialect coaching was about to enter another level.

Within two days Charlie received the script for “The Dig” and “Suffolkated” all the actors’ lines including Ralph Fiennes’. Charlie re-wrote them phonetically in a Suffolk dialect and slipped in a few Suffolk phrases and words that everybody would understand.

Speaker: Charlie Haylock is a spoken English historian and best selling author; theatre and film dialect coach; a BBC Radio Suffolk regular and East Anglian Daily Times cartoonist. He is an extremely popular speaker at Chorleywood U3A and returns for his 3rd talk.