What American Actors do a Convincing British Accent?

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The singing/accent thread got me thinking. It seems like a ton of American actors tackle British accents at some point in their careers. Which (If any) do a convincing job?


I figure all Brits sound like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2fMlg5WTMM]Step In Time - Mary Poppins (Dick Van Dyke) - YouTube[/ame]

But what do I know? I've been wrong before. :laugh2:
 

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That guy from Buffy the vampire slayer, James Masters i think is his name.

Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean are OK i guess.
 

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That guy from Buffy the vampire slayer, James Masters i think is his name.

Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean are OK i guess.
They do a great job for Spinal Tap--fooled a lot of people.
So I'd say better than OK--at least from a Canadian perspective...

One of the worst accents I ever heard in a movie was Tom Cruise doing Irish for a movie a number of years back...
 

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Brad Pitt in Snatch.. it's not Irish... it's not English, it's just Pikey

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE1d0G0t_G8]Snatch - YouTube[/ame]
 

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I just went to search if that was his name, i cant believe he's 49.

He doesn't over egg it, it's very natural and relaxed one of the best i can think of.
He lived in London as a struggling actor for several years before attaining any success. And yeah, the guy looks a LOT younger than he is. :)
 

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Natalie Portman was lovely in V for Vendetta. I thought she pulled off the accent quite well. Not sure if she's American or Israeli though, or even dual citizenship.
 

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I used to think Christian Bale did a great British accent, until I found out he's British :laugh2: If you asked the reverse question, I'd say he does a great American accent(s)
 

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The worst fake British accent has belongs to Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider.
 

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Being an American I have no clue so blast me if I'm wrong but Meryl Streep was very convincing in Iron Lady.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkhz6te9xfc]Meryl Streep Interview for The Iron Lady by the BBC - YouTube[/ame]
 

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There are so many British/Irish/Scottish accents... What REALLY blows my mind are the British/Irish/Scottish actors that can absolutely NAIL an American accent... and we have a few as well...



BTW... I love Leo as an actor, but his British accent sucks sh*t... (Blood Diamond)
 

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Me...when I am in the groove. Ask Harmony and Kernel of Wisdom. :laugh2:
 

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Hugh Laurie is great at reverse English.
 

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There are so many British/Irish/Scottish accents... What REALLY blows my mind are the British/Irish/Scottish actors that can absolutely NAIL an American accent... and we have a few as well...



BTW... I love Leo as an actor, but his British accent sucks sh*t... (Blood Diamond)
Hugh Laurie does that just fine :cool:
 




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