History FakeAmerican / LiveActionTV

19th May '18 4:28:35 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Brings us Creator/StephenAmell (Canadian) as Oliver Queen, Creator/EmilyBettRickards (also Canadian) as Felicity Smoak, Paul Blackthorne (British) as Quentin Lance, Jessica De Gouw (Australian) as Helena Bertinelli, Creator/AlexKingston (British) as Dinah Drake-Lance and Creator/JohnBarrowman (Scottish but American-raised) as Malcolm Merlyn.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Brings us Creator/StephenAmell (Canadian) as Oliver Queen, Creator/EmilyBettRickards (also Canadian) as Felicity Smoak, Paul Blackthorne Creator/PaulBlackthorne (British) as Quentin Lance, Jessica De Gouw (Australian) as Helena Bertinelli, Creator/AlexKingston (British) as Dinah Drake-Lance and Creator/JohnBarrowman (Scottish but American-raised) as Malcolm Merlyn.
13th May '18 4:58:57 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'': Linus Roache's sort-of New York accent. It has improved since he started...

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'': Linus Roache's Creator/LinusRoache's sort-of New York accent. It has improved since he started...
30th Apr '18 1:28:07 PM Malady
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** In the same series, Robert Llewellyn who plays Kryten. Like the Cat, he is technically not an American (or human) but he speaks with an "American" sounding accent. It's mentioned that Kryten learnt to speak with that accent due to watching ''RebelWithoutACause'' and idolising James Dean, trying to be like him and as a result breaking his programming. The accent is much closer to a Canadian or northern US accent, something which the creators have noted.

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** In the same series, Robert Llewellyn who plays Kryten. Like the Cat, he is technically not an American (or human) but he speaks with an "American" sounding accent. It's mentioned that Kryten learnt to speak with that accent due to watching ''RebelWithoutACause'' ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' and idolising James Dean, trying to be like him and as a result breaking his programming. The accent is much closer to a Canadian or northern US accent, something which the creators have noted.
27th Apr '18 9:14:16 AM tiiger
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* English actress Creator/NataschaMcelhone frequently plays Americans. Her accent has improved over the years - compare her in ''Film/FearDotCom'' to ''Series/DesignatedSurvivor''.
19th Mar '18 4:48:27 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' has an intra-American example: David Ogden Stiers from central Illinois played Bostonian Major Winchester with a strong Brahmin accent. Creator/RogerEbert, who went to high school with Stiers in Urbana, IL, once commented that he sounded "like that" even back then.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' has an intra-American example: David Ogden Stiers Creator/DavidOgdenStiers from central Illinois played Bostonian Major Winchester with a strong Brahmin accent. Creator/RogerEbert, who went to high school with Stiers in Urbana, IL, once commented that he sounded "like that" even back then.
19th Mar '18 2:54:19 AM jormis29
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* Tracey Ullman, one British comedian, used a number of different American accents on her various sketch shows. She said that most British actors tend to sound very nasal when doing an American accent.

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* Tracey Ullman, Creator/TraceyUllman, one British comedian, used a number of different American accents on her various sketch shows. She said that most British actors tend to sound very nasal when doing an American accent.
12th Feb '18 10:55:57 AM DeanMT94
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** Parodied by Daphne only being able to say one word like an American. ("Sure.") Jane Leeves, who plays Daphne, was born in Essex and brought up in Sussex, but puts on a Mancunian (i.e. from Manchester) accent throughout the series. See FakeBrit for more details. A later episode shows that Daphne has gotten "better" at her fake American accent when she holds an entire phone conversation with it. Frasier compares her deep-voiced attempt to the voice of a drag queen.

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** Parodied by Daphne only being able to say one word like an American. ("Sure.") Jane Leeves, who plays Daphne, was born in Essex and brought up in Sussex, but puts on a Mancunian (i.e. from Manchester) accent throughout the series.series [[note]] Very Badly [[/note]]. See FakeBrit for more details. A later episode shows that Daphne has gotten "better" at her fake American accent when she holds an entire phone conversation with it. Frasier compares her deep-voiced attempt to the voice of a drag queen.
26th Jan '18 3:20:31 AM jormis29
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*** Australian David Wenham as Harold Meachum.

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*** Australian David Wenham Creator/DavidWenham as Harold Meachum.
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.
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