History Main / LimeyGoesToHollywood

13th Sep '16 4:35:46 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Appropriately enough considering the aforementioned ''Extras'' example, Ricky Gervais himself has been getting in some American movies, like ''Night at the Museum'' and a starring role in ''Ghost Town''. He has made repeated references to this trope in real life, like appearing by satellite when Steve Merchant won a Bafta to congratulate him -- and to casually point out that he himself has won bigger awards, "...American ones."

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* Appropriately enough considering the aforementioned ''Extras'' example, Ricky Gervais Creator/RickyGervais himself has been getting in some American movies, like ''Night at the Museum'' ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' and a starring role in ''Ghost Town''. ''Film/GhostTown''. He has made repeated references to this trope in real life, like appearing by satellite when Steve Merchant Creator/StephenMerchant won a Bafta to congratulate him -- and to casually point out that he himself has won bigger awards, "...American ones."
13th Sep '16 4:34:23 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Writer Terry Nation, though he was more successful in England--he worked on shows in the US, but in the UK he created ''Blake's 7'' and ''Survivors'', and he put ''Series/DoctorWho'' on the map.

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* Writer Terry Nation, Creator/TerryNation, though he was more successful in England--he worked on shows in the US, but in the UK he created ''Blake's 7'' ''Series/BlakesSeven'' and ''Survivors'', ''Series/{{Survivors}}'', and he put ''Series/DoctorWho'' on the map.



** Creator/DavidTennant tried with ''Rex Is Not Your Lawyer'', a NBC pilot not ordered to series and succeeded with ''Series/{{Gracepoint}}''.

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** Creator/DavidTennant tried with ''Rex Is Not Your Lawyer'', a an NBC pilot not ordered to series and succeeded with ''Series/{{Gracepoint}}''.''Series/{{Gracepoint}}'' and ''Series/JessicaJones''.



* Two OlderThanTelevision examples: Charlie Chaplin in the silent era and Creator/BorisKarloff in the early talkies.

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* Two OlderThanTelevision examples: Charlie Chaplin Creator/CharlieChaplin in the silent era and Creator/BorisKarloff in the early talkies.



* Creator/AnthonyHopkins, said he didn't fit in well in the theater world in England and lived in the States for a time in the Seventies, then moved back after his success after ''SilenceOfTheLambs'' in 1990.

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* Creator/AnthonyHopkins, said he didn't fit in well in the theater world in England and lived in the States for a time in the Seventies, then moved back after his success after ''SilenceOfTheLambs'' ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' in 1990.



* The high income tax rates in the Britain forced MichaelCaine to leave and move to Hollywood in the late Seventies. He moved back to the UK a decade later.

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* The high income tax rates in the Britain forced MichaelCaine Creater/MichaelCaine to leave and move to Hollywood in the late Seventies. He moved back to the UK a decade later.



** Music/SexPistols members John Lydon and Steve Jones.

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** Music/SexPistols members John Lydon Music/JohnLydon and Steve Jones.
29th Jul '16 10:26:30 AM fearlessnikki
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* Stephen Moyer of Series/TrueBlood, although his accent is VERY convincing.

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* Stephen Moyer of Series/TrueBlood, ''Series/TrueBlood'', although his accent is VERY convincing.


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** Music/SClub7 with the result that they were pushed more as ballad singers than they had been in their native UK. In America their signature songs were the likes of "Two In A Million" and "Never Had A Dream Come True". In the UK it was the more up-tempo "S Club Party", "Bring It All Back" and "Reach".
** Music/AtomicKitten tried, their covers of "The Tide Is High" and "Eternal Flame" getting attached to a few movie soundtracks. It didn't take and they remained in the UK for the rest of their time.
23rd Jul '16 10:35:32 AM Greenmantle
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** [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]].

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** [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]].Moon]]
** [[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra Jeff Lynne]]
20th Apr '16 4:14:10 AM fearlessnikki
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* Creator/DeborahKerr made five films in her native UK before jumping ship to Hollywood in 1944. She stayed there for twenty years and didn't move back to the UK until she retired from movies.
24th Feb '16 10:17:14 PM Cindylover1969
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** A number of British writers have also done this, some (like Brian Clemens) more successfully than others.

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** A number of British writers have also done this, some (like Brian Clemens) Clemens and Leigh Vance) more successfully than others.others (like Dennis Spooner).



* It hasn't been lost on people that the three biggest American superheroes are all currently played by Brits. The American-British Andrew Garfield is Spiderman, Henry Cavill is Superman, and Christian Bale is Batman. Sadly for ''[[BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' readers, Israeli actress Gal Gadot thwarted hopes for a full house by being cast as Wonder Woman.

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* Creator/EmilyBlunt. [[RuleOfThree She]] ''[[RuleOfThree also]]'' [[RuleOfThree became an American citizen.]]
* It hasn't been lost on people that the three biggest American superheroes are superheroes, for a while, were all currently played by Brits. The American-British Andrew Garfield is Spiderman, Henry Cavill is Superman, and Christian Bale is used to be Batman. Sadly for ''[[BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' readers, Israeli actress Gal Gadot thwarted hopes for a full house by being cast as Wonder Woman.
5th Feb '16 3:51:34 PM Quag15
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** David Oyelowo, also of ''Spooks'', did it and actually succeeded, starring as Martin Luther King Jr. in the critical darling ''Film/Selma''.

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** David Oyelowo, also of ''Spooks'', did it and actually succeeded, starring as Martin Luther King Jr. in the critical darling ''Film/Selma''.''Film/{{Selma}}''.
13th Jan '16 5:12:06 PM MarkLungo
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29th Nov '15 4:41:29 PM WarriorsGate
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** David Oyelowo, also of ''Spooks'', did it and actually succeeded, starring as Martin Luther King Jr. in the critical darling ''Film/Selma''.
27th Nov '15 5:33:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hugh Laurie

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* Hugh LaurieCreator/HughLaurie



* TimRoth did it so well there's people who forget he's English. Not in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', though!

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* TimRoth Creator/TimRoth did it so well there's people who forget he's English. Not in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', though!



* Matthew Macfadyen did it after he left ''{{Spooks}}'' before giving up and came back to the UK.

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* Matthew Macfadyen did it after he left ''{{Spooks}}'' ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' before giving up and came back to the UK.



* Gordon Ramsay, of "Hell's Kitchen"

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* Gordon Ramsay, Creator/GordonRamsay, of "Hell's Kitchen"



* Clive Owen.

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* Clive Owen.Creator/CliveOwen.



* David Niven.

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* David Niven.Creator/DavidNiven.



* GaryOldman
* GideonEmery, which he was teased for by the announcer at the MCM Expo in London during his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnjtx4obqDA Q&A panel]].

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* GaryOldman
Creator/GaryOldman
* GideonEmery, Creator/GideonEmery, which he was teased for by the announcer at the MCM Expo in London during his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnjtx4obqDA Q&A panel]].



* AnthonyHopkins, said he didn't fit in well in the theater world in England and lived in the States for a time in the Seventies, then moved back after his success after ''SilenceOfTheLambs'' in 1990.

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* AnthonyHopkins, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, said he didn't fit in well in the theater world in England and lived in the States for a time in the Seventies, then moved back after his success after ''SilenceOfTheLambs'' in 1990.
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