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25th Aug '16 1:40:09 PM StFan
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* When Captain Ginyu and Goku switch bodies in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', they keep the same voice actors but affect each others speech. For Goku this meant Creator/MasakoX, who is British, changed form an FakeAmerican accent to a British one, though it's [[IAmVeryBritish not exactly his natural accent either]].



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* When Captain Ginyu and Goku switch bodies in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', they keep the same voice actors but affect each others speech. For Goku this meant Creator/MasakoX, who is British, changed form an FakeAmerican accent to a British one, though it's [[IAmVeryBritish not exactly his natural accent either]].
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30th Jul '16 6:52:22 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/TheWire'', Sheffield-born actor Dominic West plays American police detective Jimmy [=McNulty=], who pretends to be a British businessman to go undercover (so to speak) in a brothel. His accent is ''terrible''.
--> "Cwoikey! I was lookin' to get a little hanky-panky, and this one bloke gave me this number to cawl when I got acwoss the pond."

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* In ''Series/TheWire'', Sheffield-born actor Dominic West plays American police detective Jimmy [=McNulty=], who pretends to be a British businessman to go undercover (so to speak) in a brothel. His accent [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBL2Wq5YjSw This is ''terrible''.
the result]].
--> "Cwoikey! I was lookin' to get a little hanky-panky, hanky-panky ''[Kima and Lester giggle]'', and this one bloke gave me this number to cawl when I got acwoss the pond."



* In the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "The Socratic Method", the British Hugh Laurie's American character fakes an English accent to account for the anti-social hour he is calling a doctor to get further medical history for a patient. As a bonus for longtime fans, he uses the ''exact'' accent used for his previous UpperClassTwit roles in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and ''Series/JeevesAndWooster''. Though he does leave in one rhortic "r".

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* In the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "The Socratic Method", Dr. House, played by the British Hugh Laurie's American character Laurie, fakes an English accent to account for the anti-social hour he is calling a doctor to get further medical history for a patient. As a bonus for longtime fans, he Laurie uses the ''exact'' accent used for his previous UpperClassTwit roles in ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and ''Series/JeevesAndWooster''. Though he does leave in one rhortic "r".



** Irish Fiona, played by an English actress with what sounds like a faint "mid-Atlantic accent" (which itself is an artificial blend of British and American accents), reverts to her natural English accent to play a good-time girl.

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** Irish Fiona, played by an English actress Gabrielle Anwar with what sounds like a faint "mid-Atlantic accent" (which itself is an artificial blend of British and American accents), reverts to her natural English accent to play a good-time girl.
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.
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