History FakeBrit / LiveActionTV

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.
15th Sep '16 1:17:46 PM Dimensio
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* ''Series/{{Forever}}'':
** The episode "The Man in the Killer Suit" features a murdered British nobleman who was played by an American actor. This is actually an InUniverse example: the character really ''was'' an American who was pretending to be British nobility as part of a con.
24th Aug '16 4:04:01 AM fearlessnikki
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** Spike, Drusilla, and Wesley. Spike's accent is said to be based on Anthony Stewart Head's regular voice, which is a lot less posh than Head's character Giles. Yet Spike is shown in flashback to originally have an upper class English accent, so whatever he's trying now is an affectation.
** Like Dominic West below, at one point, Spike puts on a American accent, which is hilariously bad.
** Alexis Denisof (Wesley), a Maryland native who lived in the UK for much of his early career, is the Buffyverse's most convincing fake Brit; even British fans don't always realise he's not English as long as he doesn't use the typical trip words such as 'data' where it becomes painfully obvious even to Britons who were previously fooled. Drusilla, on the other hand, spends a lot of time talking about "Spoik". In fact, Juliet Landau sounds like she's doing a particularly bad impersonation of [[SteptoeAndSon Harry H. Corbett]].
** Also, ''both'' of the "English" potential slayers, one with a bad Cockney similar to Drusilla, and another with a bad RP accent. God knows how genuine Brit Anthony Stewart Head could put up with filming with them.
*** He answered that very question in an interview: "Money soothes all ills."
** Everyone from Spike's past in [[WholeEpisodeFlashback "Fool for Love"]]. It might be easier to list the characters in Buffy who ''were'' played by actual Brits.

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** Spike, Drusilla, and Wesley. Spike's accent is said to be based on Anthony Stewart Head's regular voice, which is a lot less posh than Head's character Giles. Yet Spike is shown in flashback to originally have an upper class English accent, so whatever he's trying now is an affectation.
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affectation. Like Dominic West below, at one point, Spike puts on a American accent, which is hilariously bad.
** Alexis Denisof (Wesley), a Maryland native who lived in the UK for much of his early career, is the Buffyverse's most convincing fake Brit; even British fans don't always realise he's not English as long as he doesn't use the typical trip words such as 'data' where it becomes painfully obvious even to Britons who were previously fooled. Drusilla, on the other hand, spends a lot of time talking about "Spoik". In fact,
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Juliet Landau sounds like she's doing who plays Drusilla is American, and affects a Victorian era cockney accent. [[BrokenBase Fans can never agree on whether or not it's good]].
** Season 7 featured two potential Slayers from England, both played by Americans. Neither accent is
particularly bad impersonation of [[SteptoeAndSon Harry H. Corbett]].
** Also, ''both'' of the "English" potential slayers, one with a bad Cockney similar to Drusilla, and another with a bad RP accent. God knows how genuine Brit Anthony Stewart Head could put up with filming with them.
*** He answered that very question in an interview: "Money soothes all ills."
convincing.
** Everyone from Spike's past in [[WholeEpisodeFlashback "Fool for Love"]]. It might be easier Also notable is Kali Rocha, playing Spike's love interest Cecily. She returns to list the characters show in Buffy who ''were'' played by actual Brits.Season 6 now as Anya's demon friend Halfrek, using her natural accent. As Halfrek and Cecily are implied to be the same person (Halfrek calls Spike 'William' and then avoids his gaze), Cecily may be this in-universe too.


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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** Captain Hook is played by Irish actor Colin O'Donaghue. Ironically he was given AdaptationNameChange so that his real name is Killian Jones, which is Irish. His brother also has the Irish name Liam, though played by Australian actor Bernard Curry. His English accent is a little less convincing than O'Donaghue's.
** Cruella de Ville, who has always been iconically British, is played by Irish actress Victoria Smurfitt. She too had a relative played by an Australian - Anna Galvin as Cruella's mother Madelline.
** Out of the three Darling siblings, only one is portrayed by an English actor - Matt Kane as John. James Immekus is American as Michael, and Freya Tingley is Australian as Wendy. Tingley in particular does a flawless accent.
** In the spin-off Alice is played by Sophie Lowe who is British born but grew up in Australia.


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* ''{{Series/Primeval}}'''s fourth and fifth seasons were filmed in Ireland, so a lot of one-shot characters were played by Irish actors with varying degrees of success. In the main cast however, both Jess and Emily were played by Irish actresses Ruth Kearney and Ruth Bradley respectively. Both do flawless accents.
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