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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.
16th Aug '15 7:55:13 PM igordebraga
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* TimRoth did it so well there's people who forget he's English. Not in the new ''Hulk'' movie, though!

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



** Tom Jones

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** Tom JonesMusic/TomJones
24th May '15 9:47:21 PM nombretomado
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* Jaime Murray (formerly of ''{{Hustle}}'', she played Lila in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'')

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* Jaime Murray (formerly of ''{{Hustle}}'', ''Series/{{Hustle}}'', she played Lila in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'')
5th Jan '15 12:28:59 PM nombretomado
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* PeterSellers divided his time between American and English productions from the 1960s onwards; the English films were generally "smaller" than the American ones.

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* PeterSellers Creator/PeterSellers divided his time between American and English productions from the 1960s onwards; the English films were generally "smaller" than the American ones.
5th Oct '14 3:08:47 AM Cindylover1969
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* It hasn't been lost on people that the three biggest American superheroes are all played by Brits. The American-British Andrew Garfield is Spiderman, Henry Cavill is Superman, and Christian Bale is Batman. If Wonder Woman is played by a Brit, it'll complete the set (although the closest they've gotten in the past decade to getting Wondy off the ground was an Australian.)

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* 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. If Sadly for ''[[BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' readers, Israeli actress Gal Gadot thwarted hopes for a full house by being cast as Wonder Woman is played by a Brit, it'll complete the set (although the closest they've gotten in the past decade to getting Wondy off the ground was an Australian.)Woman.
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