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Barbara Hastings is a Sydney based American dialect coach, specializing in US accent work

With over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, Barbara Hastings (aka Barbara from Santa Barbara) is a sought-after dialect coach and actor, specializing in US accents for the film, TV and stage industry. 

In addition to having done hundreds of hours of private coaching, Barbara has worked on the upcoming NBC/Universal Dwayne Johnson biopic Young Rock, feature films Terminus (upon which the Hollywood Reporter commented on the credibility of the accents), Blue World Order (2017) and Christmas Down Under (post-production).  Barbara has also coached short films 12.12.12, Mrs. Cox’s Life Hacks, and Damage Control. 


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“I would recommend Barbara in a heartbeat, from beginners to long-used accents that need fine-tuning.” 


 Zenia Starr — Hotel Mumbai, Backyard Ashes

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