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27th May '18 8:53:51 PM BookReaderUSA
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It's the most influential and pervasive film industry in the world. If you want to be not just a national but an international star you pretty much have to spend at least some time there.

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It's the most influential and pervasive film industry in the world. If you want to be not just a national but an international star you pretty much have to spend at least some time there.
there. In addition, you can always come back to the U.K. and [[OneForTheMoneyOneForTheArt use the money]] from the States for British TV, indies, and theater.
19th Mar '18 2:22:27 AM jormis29
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* Tracey Ullman. She also became an American citizen.

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* Tracey Ullman.Creator/TraceyUllman. She also became an American citizen.
15th Feb '18 9:06:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Creator/AlexKingston, who played a starring role on ''Series/{{ER}}'' and guest starred on ''PrivatePractice''. Confirmed to appear in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' with fellow former ''Series/DoctorWho'' star Creator/JohnBarrowman (who is a dual national). She now divides her time between the UK and US.

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* Creator/AlexKingston, who played a starring role on ''Series/{{ER}}'' and guest starred on ''PrivatePractice''.''Series/PrivatePractice''. Confirmed to appear in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' with fellow former ''Series/DoctorWho'' star Creator/JohnBarrowman (who is a dual national). She now divides her time between the UK and US.
27th Jan '18 8:59:58 PM dmcreif
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** Creator/DavidTennant tried with ''Rex Is Not Your Lawyer'', an NBC pilot not ordered to series and succeeded with ''Series/{{Gracepoint}}'' and ''Series/JessicaJones''.

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** Creator/DavidTennant tried with ''Rex Is Not Your Lawyer'', an NBC pilot not ordered to series and succeeded with ''Series/{{Gracepoint}}'' and ''Series/JessicaJones''.Kilgrave in ''Series/JessicaJones2015''.


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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': The two Brits amongst the four leads (Creator/CharlieCox as [[Series/Daredevil2015 Matt Murdock]], and Creator/FinnJones as [[Series/IronFist2017 Danny Rand]]) have now made New York City their home.
25th Jun '17 11:12:38 AM nombretomado
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* Liz Taylor, Roddy [=McDowall=] and other British child actors of the WorldWarTwo era did this, overlapping with BlitzEvacuees. Taylor was born in the U.K. of U.S. parents.

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* Liz Taylor, Roddy [=McDowall=] and other British child actors of the WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII era did this, overlapping with BlitzEvacuees. Taylor was born in the U.K. of U.S. parents.
20th Feb '17 5:10:35 PM nombretomado
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* It hasn't been lost on people that the three biggest American superheroes, for a while, were all played by Brits. The American-British Andrew Garfield is Spiderman, Henry Cavill is Superman, and Christian Bale 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.

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