Joan Washington, UK Voice Coach to Hollywood Stars, Is Dead

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Joan Washington (L) and Richard E. Grant be  the Jameson Empire Awards 2016 astatine  The Grosvenor House Hotel successful  London, England, connected  March 20, 2016. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Joan Washington (L) and Richard E. Grant be the Jameson Empire Awards 2016 astatine The Grosvenor House Hotel successful London, England, connected March 20, 2016. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON—Hollywood stars are paying tribute to dependable manager Joan Washington, whose decease was announced connected Friday.

Washington’s decease was disclosed by her husband, actor Richard E. Grant. He posted a video connected Twitter of the mates dancing unneurotic to a opus by the Platters, on with the words: “ONLY YOU! Joan – Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our girl Olivia. Our hearts are breached with the nonaccomplishment of your Life past night. 35 years joined & 38 together.”

He did not springiness Washington’s property oregon origin of death.

Washington was 1 of Britain’s starring dependable and dialect coaches, and worked with actors including Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Redgrave, Emma Stone, and Jessica Chastain. She besides worked for the stage, including much than 80 productions for the National Theatre successful London.

Chastain, who worked with Washington connected films including “The Debt” and “Crimson Peak,” said connected Twitter: “My bosom is broken. Joan Washington had specified a profound interaction connected me, yes arsenic an artist, but mostly arsenic a woman.”

Director-comedian Chris Addison called Washington “the concealed condiment successful a cardinal performances.”

Washington and Grant joined successful 1986. The mates raised a girl arsenic good arsenic a son, Tom, from Washington’s erstwhile relationship.

The Associated Press

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