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17th Feb '17 12:22:19 AM bluntblade
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*** Daisy Ridley is less posh in real life, and has explained that she was asked to adopt RP because her "gabble" was difficult for Americans to understand.
9th Feb '17 5:08:06 AM Doug86
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* In the ''Franchise/DoctorWho|ExpandedUniverse'' book "The Pirate Loop" the Doctor and Martha meet a group of Badger-headed pirates, most of whom speak in an English -specifically Southampton- accent.

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* In the ''Franchise/DoctorWho|ExpandedUniverse'' book "The ''Franchise/{{Doctor Who|ExpandedUniverse}}'' novel ''The Pirate Loop" Loop'' the Doctor and Martha meet a group of Badger-headed pirates, most of whom speak in an English -specifically Southampton- accent.
8th Feb '17 6:33:28 PM Schroeder1174
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--> ''If the sun don't come, come and get a tan from waiting for the English rain''

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--> ''If the sun don't come, come and you get a tan from waiting for standing in the English rain''
10th Jan '17 5:00:32 PM nombretomado
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** ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' (made and voice-acted by [[LittleKuriboh a Brit]]) parodies it by giving him lines like "Cor blimey! That was a smashing manoeuvre! Good show, chaps!" and "Lashings of hot ginger beer for everyone! ...I'm British, you know."

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** ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' (made and voice-acted by [[LittleKuriboh [[Creator/LittleKuriboh a Brit]]) parodies it by giving him lines like "Cor blimey! That was a smashing manoeuvre! Good show, chaps!" and "Lashings of hot ginger beer for everyone! ...I'm British, you know."
7th Jan '17 8:48:18 PM Ambaryerno
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* Frequently and throughout ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Almost every Imperial officer in the Original Trilogy has an RP accent. Creator/PeterCushing as [[Film/StarWars Tarkin]] in particular stands out.
*** This tendency among Imperial officers carries over into ''Film/RogueOne'', while also spreading it to Rebels such as Jynn Erso and General Merrick.
*** Also on the Rebel side is Creator/AlecGuinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
** Rey in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' speaks with a strong RP accent, as do General Hux and Captain Phasma.
6th Jan '17 3:56:52 PM TVRulezAgain
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** ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' (made and voice-acted by [[LittleKuriboh a Brit]]) parodies it to hell and back by giving him lines like "Cor blimey! That was a smashing manoeuvre! Good show, chaps!" and "Lashings of hot ginger beer for everyone! ...I'm British, you know."

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** ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' (made and voice-acted by [[LittleKuriboh a Brit]]) parodies it to hell and back by giving him lines like "Cor blimey! That was a smashing manoeuvre! Good show, chaps!" and "Lashings of hot ginger beer for everyone! ...I'm British, you know."



* ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'': Giles and Wesley and well pretty much any watcher really. Also found in ''Series/{{Angel}}''. At least for Giles, it's eventually made clear that the accent is something of a put-on for the character as well as the actor. Wesley's accent, however, gets less posh the more time he spends in America and he is able to gradually phase out what Americans expect to hear of an English accent.

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* ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'': Giles and Wesley and well pretty much any watcher really. Also found in ''Series/{{Angel}}''. At least for Giles, it's eventually made clear that the accent is something of a put-on for the character as well as the actor. Wesley's accent, however, gets less posh the more time he spends in America and he is able to gradually phase out what Americans expect to hear of an English accent.



** Even vampires such as Spike (or Spoik) and Drusilla play up to stereotypes with their silly accents terribly done. But because they are basically Victorian nutters, it works.
*** Much like Giles, Spike's accent is shown in a flashback to be entirely fake and that he had a different accent (also English, but much different and somewhat more realistic) before he decided to use the one he currently uses to sound more badass. James Marsters (Spike) actually based it on the real accent of Anthony Stewart Head (Giles). It is ''terrible'', as is Drusilla's.

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** Even vampires such as Spike (or Spoik) and Drusilla play up to stereotypes with their silly accents terribly done. But because they are basically Victorian nutters, it works.
*** Much like Giles, Spike's accent is shown in a flashback to be entirely fake and that he had a different accent (also English, but much different and somewhat more realistic) before he decided to use the one he currently uses to sound more badass. James Marsters (Spike) actually based it on the real accent of Anthony Stewart Head (Giles). It is ''terrible'', as is Drusilla's.



** The Watchers Council being entirely full of posh dudes in tweed who speak like some variation upon Rex Harrison. Even the surly 'lower class' henchmen have this ludicrous 'pip pip cheerio God Save the Queen!' dialogue.

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** The Watchers Council being entirely full of posh dudes in tweed who speak like some variation upon Rex Harrison. Even the surly 'lower class' henchmen have this ludicrous 'pip pip cheerio God Save the Queen!' dialogue.



* Wee Britain in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' is an entire neighborhood of Very British People, with the only possible exception being Rita's uncle, who is played by a Canadian and sounds more Australian than British. Theron as Rita's attempt at an English accent are cringeworthy.

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* Wee Britain in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' is an entire a neighborhood of Very British People, with the only possible exception being Rita's uncle, who is played by a Canadian and sounds more Australian than British. Theron as Rita's attempt at an English accent are cringeworthy.



* A very good non-British variant - call this I Am Very Northeastern American - comes from George Feeny, the high-school principal on the classic TGIF sitcom ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. It's educated Bostonian - the voice actor William Daniels picked up when portraying JohnAdams in ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' - but it sounded very peculiar in a modern American context, especially on a program where all the other characters' accents (except for the very {{Joisey}} [[TheMafia Mafia]]-like delinquents, of course) were either Californian or vaguely Midwestern. Equally oddly, Daniels was born in Brooklyn, New York!

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* A very good non-British variant - call this I Am Very Northeastern American - comes from George Feeny, the high-school principal on the classic TGIF sitcom ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. It's educated Bostonian - the voice actor William Daniels picked up when portraying JohnAdams UsefulNotes/JohnAdams in ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' - but it sounded very peculiar in a modern American context, especially on a program where all the other characters' accents (except for the very {{Joisey}} [[TheMafia Mafia]]-like delinquents, of course) delinquents) were either Californian or vaguely Midwestern. Equally oddly, Daniels was born in Brooklyn, New York!



* There are basically two accents in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Ork (cockney/TalkLikeAPirate) and everyone else (posh). The video games occasionally add others (''VideoGame/DawnOfWarII'' memorably features a ViolentGlaswegian Baneblade).

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* There are basically two accents in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Ork (cockney/TalkLikeAPirate) and everyone else (posh). The video games occasionally add others (''VideoGame/DawnOfWarII'' memorably features a ViolentGlaswegian Baneblade).



** Creator/MalcolmMcDowell makes a surprise guest appearance on the episode "Pip," literally beginning the episode with, "Hello. I'm a British person."

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** Creator/MalcolmMcDowell makes a surprise guest appearance on the episode "Pip," literally beginning the episode with, "Hello. I'm a British person."



* Creator/JohnCleese is a modern day example. He is often cast to portray an English gentleman and even looks like it when he wears a bowler hat and umbrella.

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* Creator/JohnCleese is a modern day example. He is often cast to portray an English gentleman and even looks like it when he wears a bowler hat and umbrella.
27th Nov '16 3:04:08 PM nombretomado
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* William Moseley in Walden Media's ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' films speaks on a completely different level of English-ness than his fellow cast members (including his own siblings). With his few lines in ''Film/VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' he still manages to out-Brit the rest of the cast. Funnily enough Richard Dempsey who played the same character in the BBC adaptations of the books did exactly the same thing.

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* William Moseley in Walden Media's ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' films speaks on a completely different level of English-ness than his fellow cast members (including his own siblings). With his few lines in ''Film/VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' ''Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' he still manages to out-Brit the rest of the cast. Funnily enough Richard Dempsey who played the same character in the BBC adaptations of the books did exactly the same thing.
24th Nov '16 12:04:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' example: when Hicox is getting briefed for his mission, they all sound so English it hurts. Then you suddenly recognize [[AustinPowers Dr. Evil]] talking, and you realize that everyone in the room is a FakeBrit. Fifty years ago, even more people talked like that, and whilst the common soldier would sound far more ordinary, the top brass would be more likely to be made up of the upper classes.

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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' example: when Hicox is getting briefed for his mission, they all sound so English it hurts. Then you suddenly recognize [[AustinPowers [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]] talking, and you realize that everyone in the room is a FakeBrit. Fifty years ago, even more people talked like that, and whilst the common soldier would sound far more ordinary, the top brass would be more likely to be made up of the upper classes.
7th Nov '16 12:21:48 PM TheCuza
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->''"I don't have an accent; I'm from England. This is just how words sound when they're pronounced properly."''

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->''"I ->''"People tell me, 'Oh, I love your accent!' So I tell them, 'Well, actually, I don't have '''have''' an accent; I'm from England. This is just how words sound when they're pronounced properly."'''"''
22nd Oct '16 1:30:54 PM nombretomado
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This trope is about Hollywood thinking RP is the ''only'' {{British Accent|s}}, or that it's the only one [[SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish the educated English use]] while everyone else talks like they had a Cockney jammed down their throats.

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This trope is about Hollywood thinking RP is the ''only'' {{British UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}, or that it's the only one [[SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish the educated English use]] while everyone else talks like they had a Cockney jammed down their throats.
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