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2nd Apr '16 11:13:07 AM nombretomado
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* Vicki Fowler arrives in ''EastEnders'' with an American twang, having been brought up in Florida by her British mother. The accent wasn't very convincing and after a few months the actress reverted to her native London speech pattern. This was handwaved as a deliberate effort by Vicki to fit in.

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* Vicki Fowler arrives in ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' with an American twang, having been brought up in Florida by her British mother. The accent wasn't very convincing and after a few months the actress reverted to her native London speech pattern. This was handwaved as a deliberate effort by Vicki to fit in.
14th Dec '15 4:15:16 PM Scsigs
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* In the sixth season episode "Joust Like a Woman" from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Creator/AlanRickman guest stars as the owner of a Renaissance fair, and spends most of the episode speaking in his natural British accent. At the end, when he's defeated and some coworkers launch a lawsuit, the character slips back into his natural voice...which is a terrible attempt from Rickman at a Texan accent.

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* In the sixth season episode "Joust Like a Woman" from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Creator/AlanRickman guest stars as the owner of a Renaissance fair, and spends most of the episode speaking in his natural British accent. At the end, when he's defeated and some coworkers launch a lawsuit, the character slips back into his natural voice...which is a terrible attempt from Rickman at a Texan accent. Luckily it's just for the first sentence and he just does a straight American accent for the rest.
19th Sep '15 3:29:07 PM DaibhidC
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** Missy, played by Glaswegian actress Michelle Gomez, generally has an English accent but intentionally veers into Gomez's own accent on occasion. It's implied the English accent is the "real" one and she puts on the Scots in parody of [[Creator/PeterCapaldi the Twelfth Doctor]]'s accent.
28th Aug '15 6:50:02 AM Rebu
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** Irish Fiona, played by an English actress with a half-attempted American accent, reverts to her natural English accent to play a good-time girl.

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** Irish Fiona, played by an English actress with what sounds like a half-attempted faint "mid-Atlantic accent" (which itself is an artificial blend of British and American accent, accents), reverts to her natural English accent to play a good-time girl.
28th Aug '15 6:04:18 AM ChronoLegion
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** This trope could be partly justified by Lincoln Six Echo occasionally seeing dreams of himself doing other things. It's later reveals to be memories of the original coming to the surface. So his ability to effect a good Scottish accent may stem from that.
30th Jun '15 10:29:34 AM wuggles
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* In ''Series/OrphanBlack'', Canadian Tatiana Maslany plays the British Sarah, along with several of her clones, who hail from different nations, including Canada (thus allowing Maslany to use her actual accent). This trope is more directly used when she initially takes over Beth's life and has to fake a Canadian accent.
20th May '15 8:59:09 AM unclejack
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', the internationally ambiguous Julian Sark pretends to be American. Julian Sark is Russian-born but educated in Britain and spends a lot of time in Ireland. As a result, his character has an Irish-influenced British accent despite being neither Irish nor British. He's played by the American actor David Anders and the American accent the character faked was the actor's native accent.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', the internationally ambiguous Julian Sark pretends to be American. Julian Sark is Russian-born but educated in Britain and spends a lot of time in Ireland. As a result, his character has an Irish-influenced British accent despite being neither Irish nor British. He's played by the American actor David Anders Creator/DavidAnders and the American accent the character faked was the actor's native accent.
13th May '15 4:46:33 PM nombretomado
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* Chuck on ''GossipGirl'' is played by English Ed Westwick. Chuck is obsessed with Blair, who brings back a guy from her summer vacation in Europe who turns out to be a fake-American, his true nationality being British (though the actor is American). So Chuck, being Chuck, fakes an English accent to pull a BedTrick on Blair... and we have an English actor playing an American character who fakes an English accent as done rather poorly by an American actor.

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* Chuck on ''GossipGirl'' ''Series/GossipGirl'' is played by English Ed Westwick. Chuck is obsessed with Blair, who brings back a guy from her summer vacation in Europe who turns out to be a fake-American, his true nationality being British (though the actor is American). So Chuck, being Chuck, fakes an English accent to pull a BedTrick on Blair... and we have an English actor playing an American character who fakes an English accent as done rather poorly by an American actor.
6th Mar '15 1:35:10 AM FreemDeem
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An English actor, living in America, is playing an American character on an American TV show. For this role they learn to speak with an American accent, with varying degrees of success. Then, one episode, they are required to go undercover as a Brit and, would you believe it, they can do a perfect British accent.

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An English A British actor, living in America, is playing an American character on an American TV show. For this role they learn to speak with an American accent, with varying degrees of success. Then, one episode, they are required to go undercover as a Brit and, would you believe it, they can do a perfect British accent.
6th Mar '15 1:33:31 AM FreemDeem
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This trope comes when a character has to assume an accent which for ''the character'' is fake, but for ''the actor'' is in fact their natural speaking voice, or at least their native regional accent. This can refer to 'any accent', British is just a common example.

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This trope comes when a character has to assume an accent which for ''the character'' is fake, but for ''the actor'' is in fact their natural speaking voice, or at least their native regional accent. This can refer to 'any accent', '''any accent''', British is just a common example.
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