History FakeBrit / LiveActionTV

30th May '16 6:32:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry tries on a Cockney accent, where "Not bloody likely!" comes out as "Nawwt blooudy loiklay!" Kramer criticizes it, but his is no better.

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* ''{{Seinfeld}}'': ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Jerry tries on a Cockney accent, where "Not bloody likely!" comes out as "Nawwt blooudy loiklay!" Kramer criticizes it, but his is no better.
12th Feb '16 5:40:01 AM GreenLady
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* Similarly to the above example, while the vast majority of the actors on ''{{Series/Misfits}}'' were actually British and for the most part used their real regional accents, Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga plays her character, Nikki, with a Southern English accent.
12th Feb '16 5:29:15 AM GreenLady
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** Dinklage isn't the only non-Brit who adopts an English accent to fit in: there's also Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish), Aiden Gillen (Irish), and Jack Gleeson (also Irish) as the very English-sounding characters Jaime, Baelish, and Joffrey, respectively.
5th Nov '15 10:55:01 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Sanctuary}}'': Creator/AmandaTapping, while she was born in England (Rochford, Essex to be precise) has lived in Canada since she was three. Lampshaded in "Bank Job" when she reverts to her Canadian accent and the bank teller (Gary Davies who plays Sgt. Harriman in ''Series/StargateSG1'') comments "I knew that British accent was fake".

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* ''{{Sanctuary}}'': ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': Creator/AmandaTapping, while she was born in England (Rochford, Essex to be precise) has lived in Canada since she was three. Lampshaded in "Bank Job" when she reverts to her Canadian accent and the bank teller (Gary Davies who plays Sgt. Harriman in ''Series/StargateSG1'') comments "I knew that British accent was fake".
14th Sep '15 11:30:25 AM KingLyger
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* The British Nigel Wick was played by Scotsman Creator/CraigFerguson on ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''. Ferguson himself called it "the worst English accent ever" in a later stand-up comedy special. During one episode, when the characters [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]], Ferguson also briefly put on a just-as-fake American accent.
4th Sep '15 5:35:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/MagnumPI'': John Hillerman, a native Texan, played English ex-military vet Jonathan Higgins. During the show's run, his character was required to "fake" a Texas accent to impersonate his look-alike half-brother Elmo. (Like Niles in ''TheNanny'' and Wesley Wyndham-Price above, a lot of British viewers were convinced he was a real Brit.)

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* ''Series/MagnumPI'': John Hillerman, a native Texan, played English ex-military vet Jonathan Higgins. During the show's run, his character was required to "fake" a Texas accent to impersonate his look-alike half-brother Elmo. (Like Niles in ''TheNanny'' ''Series/TheNanny'' and Wesley Wyndham-Price above, a lot of British viewers were convinced he was a real Brit.)



* ''TheNanny'': Niles. A story goes that viewers of this show in the UK wrote in to complain about the "fake" accent used by Charles Shaughnessy (a real Londoner) and praising the "real" accent of Daniel Davis (Niles), a native of Arkansas.

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* ''TheNanny'': ''Series/TheNanny'': Niles. A story goes that viewers of this show in the UK wrote in to complain about the "fake" accent used by Charles Shaughnessy (a real Londoner) and praising the "real" accent of Daniel Davis (Niles), a native of Arkansas.
13th May '15 5:03:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''GossipGirl'': American actor Patrick Heusinger played Blair's boyfriend Marcus, an English lord, in season two. Extra twisty points for the fact that Marcus pretended to be an American throughout most of his first episode. Later on his English accent was copied by Chuck, who wanted Blair to think he was Marcus. Chuck, an American, is played by a British actor...

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* ''GossipGirl'': ''Series/GossipGirl'': American actor Patrick Heusinger played Blair's boyfriend Marcus, an English lord, in season two. Extra twisty points for the fact that Marcus pretended to be an American throughout most of his first episode. Later on his English accent was copied by Chuck, who wanted Blair to think he was Marcus. Chuck, an American, is played by a British actor...
23rd Mar '15 2:22:23 PM TheNewMattFisher
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** The episode commentary from Morena Baccarin and Jane Espenson contains some fine FakeBrit moments. Both figures praise SummerGlau for her ability to do accents very well (unfortunately, most British people would disagree on her supposed London accent). Espenson also goes on to mention her love of British slang words and how she likes to use them in her work. The example used is the word 'palaver' - meaning 'an unnecessary fuss'. She pronounces it erroneously as 'par-layver' (it's 'puh-lah-ver' (or 'puh-lah-va' if you're from the London area).

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** The episode commentary from Morena Baccarin and Jane Espenson contains some fine FakeBrit moments. Both figures praise SummerGlau Creator/SummerGlau for her ability to do accents very well (unfortunately, most British people would disagree on her supposed London accent). Espenson also goes on to mention her love of British slang words and how she likes to use them in her work. The example used is the word 'palaver' - meaning 'an unnecessary fuss'. She pronounces it erroneously as 'par-layver' (it's 'puh-lah-ver' (or 'puh-lah-va' if you're from the London area).



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Although his character isn't technically British, Peter Dinklage adopts a cod-English accent to fit in with the almost exclusively British cast of this show.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Although his character isn't technically British, Peter Dinklage Creator/PeterDinklage adopts a cod-English accent to fit in with the almost exclusively British cast of this show.



* ''{{Sanctuary}}'': Amanda Tapping, while she was born in England (Rochford, Essex to be precise) has lived in Canada since she was three. Lampshaded in "Bank Job" when she reverts to her Canadian accent and the bank teller (Gary Davies who plays Sgt. Harriman in ''Series/StargateSG1'') comments "I knew that British accent was fake".

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* ''{{Sanctuary}}'': Amanda Tapping, Creator/AmandaTapping, while she was born in England (Rochford, Essex to be precise) has lived in Canada since she was three. Lampshaded in "Bank Job" when she reverts to her Canadian accent and the bank teller (Gary Davies who plays Sgt. Harriman in ''Series/StargateSG1'') comments "I knew that British accent was fake".
23rd Mar '15 1:24:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Firefly}}'':
** In the episode ''Shindig'', River Tam mimics Badger's authentic London accent.

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* ''{{Firefly}}'':
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** In the episode ''Shindig'', "Shindig", River Tam mimics Badger's authentic London accent.
19th Jan '15 3:27:42 PM Mhoram
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* ''{{Magnum PI}}'': John Hillerman, a native Texan, played English ex-military vet Jonathan Higgins. During the show's run, his character was required to "fake" a Texas accent to impersonate his look-alike half-brother Elmo. (Like Niles in ''TheNanny'' and Wesley Wyndham-Price above, a lot of British viewers were convinced he was a real Brit.)

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* ''{{Magnum PI}}'': ''Series/MagnumPI'': John Hillerman, a native Texan, played English ex-military vet Jonathan Higgins. During the show's run, his character was required to "fake" a Texas accent to impersonate his look-alike half-brother Elmo. (Like Niles in ''TheNanny'' and Wesley Wyndham-Price above, a lot of British viewers were convinced he was a real Brit.)
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