History FakeBrit / LiveActionTV

11th Oct '17 2:41:01 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Series/PennyDreadful'': American Reeve Carney's British accent as Dorian Gray can be quite shaky at times.

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American Reeve Carney's British accent as Dorian Gray can be quite shaky at times.times.
** And of course the French Eva Green continues her long streak of playing English characters.



** The two spin-off movies - ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' have the Canadian Creator/TaraStrong playing an English witch called Gwen. Her accent is very solid in the first movie but slips quite a bit in the second.

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** The two spin-off movies - ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' have the Canadian Creator/TaraStrong playing an English witch called Gwen. Her accent is very solid in the first movie but slips quite a bit in the second. The first movie also has American actor Richard Steven Horvitz voicing her guinea pig Stonehenge.



* The short-lived ''Series/USAHigh'' features two English characters in the main cast - Ashley Elliott and her father the headmaster. Both are played by American actors - Kristen Warren and Nicholas Guest respectively. This applies to the British one-episode characters too.
16th Sep '17 4:21:20 AM Doug86
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** AvertedTrope as far as the actors are concerned. Gina Bellman (Sophie) was born in New Zealand to English parents and moved back to the UK when she was eleven, so her accent is genuine, as is MarkSheppard's. However, the characters sometimes have to put on fake accents for a con, with Sophie making hers more downtown London than Upper-Class British Thief for "The Beantown Bailout Job", and Hardison taking on a Londoner accent in "The Ice Man Job".

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** AvertedTrope as far as the actors are concerned. Gina Bellman (Sophie) was born in New Zealand to English parents and moved back to the UK when she was eleven, so her accent is genuine, as is MarkSheppard's.Creator/MarkSheppard's. However, the characters sometimes have to put on fake accents for a con, with Sophie making hers more downtown London than Upper-Class British Thief for "The Beantown Bailout Job", and Hardison taking on a Londoner accent in "The Ice Man Job".
17th Jul '17 4:58:38 PM fearlessnikki
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** Spike's mother too was played by the French-born American actress Caroline Lagerfelt. The accent is very convincing and only slips when she says the word "started".



* Amongst the real Brits, Colin Morgan of ''{{Series/Merlin 2008}}'' is Northern Irish and his real accent shows it. He used a British one for the series.

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* Amongst the real Brits, Colin Morgan of ''{{Series/Merlin 2008}}'' is Northern Irish and his real accent shows it. He used a British According to WordOfGod, when Irishwoman Katie [=McGrath=] was cast as Morgana, one for of them was going to have to do an English accent - because producers didn't want two Irish characters in the series. main cast.



** In the spin-off Alice is played by Sophie Lowe who is British born but grew up in Australia.

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** In the spin-off Alice is played by Sophie Lowe Lowe, who is British born but grew up in Australia.



** The two spin-off movies - ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' have the Canadian Creator/TaraStrong playing an English witch called Gwen.

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** The two spin-off movies - ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' have the Canadian Creator/TaraStrong playing an English witch called Gwen. Her accent is very solid in the first movie but slips quite a bit in the second.


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* The sitcom ''Series/USAHigh'' featured the British Ashley Elliot and her father the headmaster as main characters. Both are played by Americans Kirsten Warren and Nicholas Guest respectively. Another episode featured an English teacher and his wife, both played by Americans too.
3rd Jul '17 1:21:33 AM jormis29
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* The short-lived ''USA High'' features two English characters in the main cast - Ashley Elliott and her father the headmaster. Both are played by American actors - Kristen Warren and Nicholas Guest respectively. This applies to the British one-episode characters too.

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* The short-lived ''USA High'' ''Series/USAHigh'' features two English characters in the main cast - Ashley Elliott and her father the headmaster. Both are played by American actors - Kristen Warren and Nicholas Guest respectively. This applies to the British one-episode characters too.
11th Jun '17 10:27:41 AM DuPinz
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': David Tennant affects an Estuary accent during his tenure as the Doctor. In an episode set in Scotland, he reverts to his native Scottish.
12th Jan '17 10:44:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Alan Dale, who is from New Zealand, plays British character Charles Widmore. In his first few appearances the accent was impeccable, but his accent [[OohMeAccentsSlipping slipped a little]] in "There's No Place Like Home." He also played King Arthur for a time in the West End production of ''{{Spamalot}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Alan Dale, who is from New Zealand, plays British character Charles Widmore. In his first few appearances the accent was impeccable, but his accent [[OohMeAccentsSlipping slipped a little]] in "There's No Place Like Home." He also played King Arthur for a time in the West End production of ''{{Spamalot}}''.''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}''.



* Amongst the real Brits, Colin Morgan of ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' is Northern Irish and his real accent shows it. He used a British one for the series.

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* Amongst the real Brits, Colin Morgan of ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' ''{{Series/Merlin 2008}}'' is Northern Irish and his real accent shows it. He used a British one for the series.
3rd Jan '17 2:15:21 PM fearlessnikki
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* A ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' episode featuring Lady Godiva had her played by Kristen Warren, doing an IAmVeryBritish accent.


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* ''{{Series/Dracula}}'' features three Irish actors - Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Victoria Smurfitt and Katie [=McGrath=] - putting on English accents for their roles. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers goes one further and plays an in-universe FakeAmerican.


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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'':
** A Season 7 episode has Steven M Porter playing the [[OohMeAccentsSlipping apparently English]] drummer Clive Rexford. [[TheDitz Morgan]] thinks his accent is cute.
** The two spin-off movies - ''Film/SabrinaGoesToRome'' and ''Film/SabrinaDownUnder'' have the Canadian Creator/TaraStrong playing an English witch called Gwen.


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* The short-lived ''USA High'' features two English characters in the main cast - Ashley Elliott and her father the headmaster. Both are played by American actors - Kristen Warren and Nicholas Guest respectively. This applies to the British one-episode characters too.
18th Dec '16 8:21:43 PM MikeW
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* Played for laughs on an episode of ''Series/{{Ellen}}'' when Emma Thompson reveals she's actually from Dayton, Ohio. "I learned the accent from Julie Andrews movies!"
5th Nov '16 3:10:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'': DS Barbara Havers is working-class English. She is played by the ''very'' Scottish Creator/SharonSmall. Fans who first encounter Small as Havers are often stunned when they hear just how wildly her native Glaswegian accent differs from Havers' Estuary English.

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* ''TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'': ''Series/TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'': DS Barbara Havers is working-class English. She is played by the ''very'' Scottish Creator/SharonSmall. Fans who first encounter Small as Havers are often stunned when they hear just how wildly her native Glaswegian accent differs from Havers' Estuary English.
18th Oct '16 6:49:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Friends}}'':

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* ''{{Friends}}'':''Series/{{Friends}}'':



** Also spoofed in an episode where an annoying old friend of Monica and Phoebe's comes back into town after living in England with a fake accent:
-->'''Amanda:''' ''(after an awkward comment)'' Oh! Bugger. Should I not have said that? I feel like a perfect arrrse!
-->'''Phoebe:''' Yeah, well, in America you're just an ''ass.''
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Although his character isn't technically British, Creator/PeterDinklage adopts a cod-English accent to fit in with the almost exclusively British cast of this show.

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** Also spoofed Spoofed in an episode where an annoying old friend of Monica and Phoebe's comes back into town after living in England with a fake accent:
-->'''Amanda:''' --->'''Amanda:''' ''(after an awkward comment)'' Oh! Bugger. Should I not have said that? I feel like a perfect arrrse!
-->'''Phoebe:''' --->'''Phoebe:''' Yeah, well, in America you're just an ''ass.''
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Although his character isn't technically British, Creator/PeterDinklage adopts a cod-English accent to fit in with the almost exclusively British cast of this show.
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