Andrew Jack, dialogue coach and actor, 1944 - 2020
I met Andrew a number of times, but for the longest period on the set of Goldeneye in 1995. He was a dialogue coach, whose job it is to train, and then ensure on set that an actor's chosen dialogue stays on course. He was one of those relaxed and highly affable people that it is easy to get along with - and chatting on the set was a great pleasure.
On one occasion between takes he was scurrying around, and I asked him what he was doing. 'It's that Stuntwoman," he said excitedly, "I want to know where she's from so I'm earwigging when she talks to people." He was referring to ex-Gladiator Eunice Huthart, who was doubling for Famke Janssen. "She's from Liverpool," I said, "isn't that well, kind of obvious?" It was, as Eunice does have a marked Liverpudlian accent. He replied: "Oh I know that - but there are at least six entirely separate accents in Liverpool and I'm trying to narrow it down..."
It was a real life Henry Higgins sort of moment. A true gent, and a great loss.