Elizabeth McLaughlin


Elizabeth McLaughlin is a Vancouver-based actor and instructor. She coaches Dialects in the
Film & Television industry. Liz is an instructor at On-The-Mic where she teaches Dialect
classes and workshops; at The Vancouver Film School where she teaches Voice & Speech,
Rhetoric and Shakespeare. Privately she has coached actors in Audition Prep, Dialects and
Voice & Speech. Liz has also worked with clients in the Legal, Educational and Physical
Fitness businesses.

As a dialect coach, Liz has worked on such shows as: Riverdale, Balestra, The Good Doctor,
Little Fish, Charmed, Legends of Tomorrow, Altered Carbon, Jerusalem, Noelle, Motherland,
A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bates Motel, Man In The High Castle, The Whispers,
The Returned, Rush, Proof, Home, Gracepoint, Falling Skies, Fringe, The Killing and Hamlet

Liz has also taught or coached at: University of British Columbia (Voice coach,
Accents & Dialects), Langara College Continuing Education (Accents workshop, Shakespeare), Simon Fraser University (Acting), Douglas College Continuing Education. (Acting), National Voice Intensive (Associate Faculty), VanArts (Speech/Dialects), Go Studios (Dialects), Vancouver Acting School (Voice and Speech), SchoolCreative (Movement), Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (Voice), Gateway Theatre Academy (Acting), The Drama Class (Voice and Body), Act One Studio (Acting for Camera), Citadel (Foote) Theatre School (Acting) and St. Albert Children’s Theatre (Various)

As an actor Liz has been active in Film &Television, Theatre, Radio and Voice-over work for
more than 35 years. Her acting work has taken her across Canada and to Europe.

In Film &Television, Liz has been seen in: The Good Doctor, Love at First Flight, Ruby Herring
Mysteries, A Very Vintage Christmas, Dark Angel, The Murders, Chesapeake Shores, Fifty
Shades Darker, Marrying Mr. Darcy, Unleashing Mr. Darcy, The Flash, Gracepoint, When
Calls The Heart, Hector And The Search For Happiness, Fringe, Psych, Fairly Legal,
Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Girl In Progress, Masters Of Horror, Hush, Dead Zone, The
Condemned, Mysterious Ways, Smallville, The Outer Limits, Breaking News, Cold Squad,
Aftershock, Dead Man’s Gun, Millennium, Welcome to Paradox, Sleepwalkers, Into The Garden
and Jake and The Kid.

Liz can be heard in the pod-play Ashes On The Water, and the radio dramas: Castrato, Letter’s
In Wartime, Going Up To Heaven and The Do’s and Don’ts Of Dudley Do Right.

Her industrial projects: They Shoot Movies Don’t They and a few corporate films.

Liz’s first and lasting love is the Theatre. Her credits include: The Beaux Stratagem (United
Players – Guest Artist), Why Torture Is Wrong And The People Who Love Them (Ind.), ‘Tis Pity
She’s A Whore (ACA), Much Ado About Nothing (ACA & The Freewill Players), Homeward
Bound (Gateway Theatre), Helen’s Necklace (Pi Theatre), *Sisters (Firehall Theatre), Nicholas
Nickleby (Globe Theatre), The Stone Angel (Workshop West and Persephone Theatre), As You
Like It (FWP), The Beggar’s Opera (Citadel Theatre), The Taming Of The Shrew (FWP),
Romeo And Juliet (FWP), Macbeth (Citadel), Love’s Labour’s Lost (FWP), A Midsummer
Night’s Dream (FWP), **Twelfth Night (FWP), The Wizard Of Oz and Anne Of Green Gables
(Stage Polaris) , Far Away (Ind), Trust And Ten Lost Years (Seacoast Studio), Castrato and
Pavement Narrows (Theatre Network), Funker Rauch (Ind) and Letters In Wartime (Ind.) among
others. Liz also spent a few years touring with Trinity Theatre Toronto where the focus was
Social Action and Equality, performing for schools, corporations, government bodies and
international organizations like UNESCO.

Liz has directed and produced a number of productions. She directed The End Of
Civilization & Adult Entertainment (Ind), Burnt By The Sun (United Players) and has been the
Assistant Director of Jesus My Boy (Pacific Theatre-Vancouver), Othello (Bard on the Beach)
and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UBC) She was a Co-Producer of the Free Will Players (aka
The River-city Shakespeare Festival) for seven years as well as numerous Fringe productions.

Liz holds an MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting (ACA) at George Washington
University & the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC; and a BFA from York
University in Toronto.

She has also attended the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Alberta Ballet School.
Liz has been honoured to receive an **Unsolicited GUTHRIE AWARD for Ensemble
Production (1991) with the company of Twelfth Night at Free Will Players, directed by Kelly
Handerek and a *JESSIE nomination (1998) for Sisters at the Firehall Theatre in Vancouver.
Directed by Donna Spencer and Glen Cairns.

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