History FakeAmerican / LiveActionTV

19th Jan '18 1:46:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* The SyFyChannelOriginalMovie ''Volcano in New York'' had the entire cast [badly] put on "Noo Yawk" accents.

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* The SyFyChannelOriginalMovie Film/SyFyChannelOriginalMovie ''Volcano in New York'' had the entire cast [badly] put on "Noo Yawk" accents.
16th Jan '18 7:08:38 PM dmcreif
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*** Scottish-born Peter [=McRobbie=] portrays Father Lantom.



*** Canadian Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as Jeri Hogarth.

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*** Canadian Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as portrays Jeri Hogarth.
16th Jan '18 7:05:44 PM dmcreif
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***Scottish-born Peter [=McRobbie=] portrays Father Lantom.
15th Jan '18 12:45:46 PM dmcreif
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*** London-born Creator/CharlieCox as Irish-American Matt Murdock.

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*** London-born Creator/CharlieCox as Irish-American Matt Murdock. In fact, Cox has been doing the role and living in New York long enough that his New York accent is starting to blur with his native English accent.
15th Jan '18 12:44:50 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' season 5 features Scottish actress Laura Fraser doing an impeccable American accent as Lydia Rodarte-Quayle. Even her co-stars had no idea that she is really Scottish.

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'' season 5 features Scottish and ''Series/BetterCallSaul'':
**Scottish
actress Laura Fraser doing does an impeccable American accent as Lydia Rodarte-Quayle. Even her co-stars had no idea that she is really Scottish.Scottish.
**Kerry Condon, who plays Mike Ehrmantraut's daughter-in-law Stacey, is Irish.
**In an inversion, American-born Creator/GiancarloEsposito as Chilean native Gus Fring. Same for Mark Margolis as Hector Salamanca.



*** Sheffield native Creator/CharlieCox as Irish-American Matt Murdock.

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*** Sheffield native London-born Creator/CharlieCox as Irish-American Matt Murdock.



** Canadian Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as Jeri Hogarth.

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** *** Canadian Creator/CarrieAnneMoss as Jeri Hogarth.



** ''Series/ThePunisher2017'' has British Ben Barnes as Italian-American Billy Russo.

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** ''Series/ThePunisher2017'' has British ''Series/ThePunisher2017'':
***British native
Ben Barnes as Italian-American Billy Russo.Russo
***English native Amber Rose Revah as Persian-American Dinah Madani
15th Jan '18 12:40:21 PM dmcreif
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* Toby Leonard Moore is Australian, but his most notable roles have been as Americans: James Wesley in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' and Bryan Connerty in ''Series/{{Billions}}''.

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* Toby Leonard Moore is Australian, but he lives on the East Coast, and his most notable roles have all been as Americans: James Wesley in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' and Bryan Connerty in ''Series/{{Billions}}''.
7th Jan '18 4:43:48 AM jormis29
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* A mild example in ''Series/{{Timeless}}'', where the Ohio native Matt Lanter is playing the Texan Wyatt Logan. Interestingly enough, Garcia Flynn (played by Croatian-born Goran Višnjić) never attempts an American accent (justified, as he was born overseas), even when he pretends to be a US government agent.

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* A mild example in ''Series/{{Timeless}}'', where the Ohio native Matt Lanter Creator/MattLanter is playing the Texan Wyatt Logan. Interestingly enough, Garcia Flynn (played by Croatian-born Goran Višnjić) never attempts an American accent (justified, as he was born overseas), even when he pretends to be a US government agent.
28th Dec '17 5:49:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFullMonty'': Mark Addy, the 'fat bastard', did a fake American accent for four years on ''Still Standing''. The same one he did while playing Fred Flintstone, basically. Of course, in that case, he was supposed to sound like a cartoon...

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* ''TheFullMonty'': ''Film/TheFullMonty'': Mark Addy, the 'fat bastard', did a fake American accent for four years on ''Still Standing''. The same one he did while playing Fred Flintstone, basically. Of course, in that case, he was supposed to sound like a cartoon...
16th Dec '17 2:23:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': Creator/NatalieDormer does fake-American as Irene Adler, rather as her co-star did in ''EliStone''. [[spoiler: It turns out that she was British all along, but that's the least unsettling thing [[TheReveal revealed]] about her as she's actually Jamie Moriarty.]]

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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': Creator/NatalieDormer does fake-American as Irene Adler, rather as her co-star did in ''EliStone''.''Series/EliStone''. [[spoiler: It turns out that she was British all along, but that's the least unsettling thing [[TheReveal revealed]] about her as she's actually Jamie Moriarty.]]
21st Nov '17 7:36:09 PM makarovak47
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* British Cary Ewes donned an American accent to play Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins (though ironically, the real Collins was born in Rome, and raised as an army brat in various US towns), while Canadian Dave Foley faked a southern accent to play Apollo 12 moon-walker Al Bean in ''From the Earth to the Moon''. Cary Elwes also used a passable southern American accent in ''Film/KissTheGirls''. Sadly, when [[spoiler:his accent changed to a more "standard" American when he was revealed as the villain, he couldn't keep his real British accent from slipping through.]] He also played an American agent in season 9 of ''Series/TheXFiles''.

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* British Cary Ewes Creator/CaryElwes donned an American accent to play Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins (though ironically, the real Collins was born in Rome, and raised as an army brat in various US towns), while Canadian Dave Foley faked a southern accent to play Apollo 12 moon-walker Al Bean in ''From the Earth to the Moon''. Cary Elwes also used a passable southern American accent in ''Film/KissTheGirls''. Sadly, when [[spoiler:his accent changed to a more "standard" American when he was revealed as the villain, he couldn't keep his real British accent from slipping through.]] He also played an American agent in season 9 of ''Series/TheXFiles''.



* ''Series/{{The100}}'': Eliza Taylor (Clarke) and Bob Morley (Bellamy) are Australian, while Dichen Lachman (Anya) is Nepalese-Australian; Marie Avegeropoulos (Octavia) and Devon Bostick (Jasper) are Canadian; Ricky Whittle (Lincoln) is English; and Henry Ian Cusick (Kane) is Scottish-Peruvian.

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* ''Series/{{The100}}'': Eliza Taylor (Clarke) and Bob Morley (Bellamy) are Australian, while Dichen Lachman Creator/DichenLachman (Anya) is Nepalese-Australian; Marie Avegeropoulos (Octavia) and Devon Bostick (Jasper) are Canadian; Ricky Whittle (Lincoln) is English; and Henry Ian Cusick Creator/HenryIanCusick (Kane) is Scottish-Peruvian.



** In-show, Angel is a FakeAmerican (using David Boreanaz's own accent) from Ireland.

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** In-show, Angel is a FakeAmerican (using David Boreanaz's Creator/DavidBoreanaz's own accent) from Ireland.



* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Brings us Stephen Amell (Canadian) as Oliver Queen, Emily Bett Rickards (also Canadian) as Felicity Smoak, Paul Blackthorne (British) as Quentin Lance, Jessica De Gouw (Australian) as Helena Bertinelli, Alex Kingston (British) as Dinah Lance and John Barrowman (Scottish but American-raised) as Malcolm Merlyn.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Brings us Stephen Amell Creator/StephenAmell (Canadian) as Oliver Queen, Emily Bett Rickards Creator/EmilyBettRickards (also Canadian) as Felicity Smoak, Paul Blackthorne (British) as Quentin Lance, Jessica De Gouw (Australian) as Helena Bertinelli, Alex Kingston Creator/AlexKingston (British) as Dinah Lance Drake-Lance and John Barrowman Creator/JohnBarrowman (Scottish but American-raised) as Malcolm Merlyn.



* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' We have Canadian Creator/VictorGarber and British Franz Drameh playing Americans Jefferson Jackson and Martin Stein as well as Australian Dominic Purcell playing American Mick Rory. There's also German (living in the US) Falk Hentschel playing multiple reincarnations of Hawkman, several of whom are American (and all of whom sound the same, even the Ancient Egyptian one).

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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' We have Canadian Creator/VictorGarber and British Franz Drameh playing Americans Jefferson Jackson and Martin Stein as well as Australian Dominic Purcell Creator/DominicPurcell playing American Mick Rory. There's also German (living in the US) Falk Hentschel Creator/FalkHentschel playing multiple reincarnations of Hawkman, several of whom are American (and all of whom sound the same, even the Ancient Egyptian one).



* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' was filmed in England and thus 80% of its cast are British. To this day, many of them are approached by fans who are shocked that they're not American. In fact, it's actually easier to list the actors that ''aren't'' this trope. [[labelnote: If you're curious]] Ron Livingston (Lewis Nixon), Donnie Wahlberg (Carwood Lipton), David Schwimmer (Herbert Sobel), Matthew Settle (Ronald Speirs), Neal [=McDonough=] (Buck Compton), Frank John Hughes (Bill Guarnere), Michael Cudlitz (Bull Randleman), Kirk Acevedo (Joe Toye), Creator/ScottGrimes (Don Malarkey), Richard Speight Jr. (Skip Muck), Rick Gomez (George Luz), Creator/JamesMadio (Frank Perconte), Creator/EionBailey (David Webster) and Douglas Spain (Tony Garcia) are genuine Americans.[[/labelnote]] Peter Youngblood Hills, who plays Shifty Powers is a borderline example. He's South African but has American ancestry and grew up in America. Bart Ruspoli, who played Ed Tipper, is also half-American but grew up in England.

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* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' was filmed in England and thus 80% of its cast are British. To this day, many of them are approached by fans who are shocked that they're not American. In fact, it's actually easier to list the actors that ''aren't'' this trope. [[labelnote: If you're curious]] Ron Livingston Creator/RonLivingston (Lewis Nixon), Donnie Wahlberg (Carwood Lipton), David Schwimmer (Herbert Sobel), Matthew Settle (Ronald Speirs), Neal [=McDonough=] Creator/NealMcDonough (Buck Compton), Frank John Hughes (Bill Guarnere), Michael Cudlitz Creator/MichaelCudlitz (Bull Randleman), Kirk Acevedo Creator/KirkAcevedo (Joe Toye), Creator/ScottGrimes (Don Malarkey), Richard Speight Jr. (Skip Muck), Rick Gomez (George Luz), Creator/JamesMadio (Frank Perconte), Creator/EionBailey (David Webster) and Douglas Spain (Tony Garcia) are genuine Americans.[[/labelnote]] Peter Youngblood Hills, who plays Shifty Powers is a borderline example. He's South African but has American ancestry and grew up in America. Bart Ruspoli, who played Ed Tipper, is also half-American but grew up in England.



* ''Series/BetterOffTed'' featuring Australian Portia [=DeRossi=] as American Veronica.

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* ''Series/BetterOffTed'' featuring Australian Portia [=DeRossi=] Creator/PortiaDeRossi as American Veronica.
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