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23rd May '17 8:24:33 AM BeerBaron
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* The ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' DLC ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dragonborn]]'', featuring a Dunmer captain of the guard who somehow manages to be from Lancashire.

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* The ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' DLC ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dragonborn]]'', featuring a In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elves)]] tend towards Northern English accents, presumably due to the connotations of cynicism and general working-class-ness, although there are a few Cockney voice actors in there for the same reason. Taken to a surreal extreme with Raven Rock's Lancastrian guard captain of in the guard who somehow manages to be from Lancashire. ''Dragonborn'' DLC.
20th May '17 5:45:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''WaterlooRoad'' is set in Rochdale, a town that is part of Greater Manchester. Or Lancashire if you ask the locals.

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* ''WaterlooRoad'' ''Series/WaterlooRoad'' is set in Rochdale, a town that is part of Greater Manchester. Or Lancashire if you ask the locals.
13th May '17 1:11:55 PM nombretomado
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Northerners are sometimes held in the same low regard as Australians and Texans for being too loud, proud and generally insufferable, like in ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'''s [[WhenIWasYourAge Four Yorkshiremen sketch]]. But surveys have shown that Northern accents (particularly Yorkshire) are thought to be the most "trustworthy", thanks to the no-nonsense stereotype. The North of England often vocally supports the Labour Party, especially concerning trade unions (think of all those coal mines, steel mills, and so on). Express praise for MargaretThatcher [[BerserkButton at your own risk]].[[note]] These days, though, UKIP tends to also do rather well in the old industrial towns. Make of that what you will. [[/note]]

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Northerners are sometimes held in the same low regard as Australians and Texans for being too loud, proud and generally insufferable, like in ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'''s [[WhenIWasYourAge Four Yorkshiremen sketch]]. But surveys have shown that Northern accents (particularly Yorkshire) are thought to be the most "trustworthy", thanks to the no-nonsense stereotype. The North of England often vocally supports the Labour Party, especially concerning trade unions (think of all those coal mines, steel mills, and so on). Express praise for MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher [[BerserkButton at your own risk]].[[note]] These days, though, UKIP tends to also do rather well in the old industrial towns. Make of that what you will. [[/note]]
26th Apr '17 6:38:45 PM Spielzeug
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* Post-punk band The Futureheads hail from Sunderland.
26th Apr '17 6:16:49 PM Spielzeug
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* Music/{{Sting}} is from Newcastle.

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* Music/{{Sting}} is from Newcastle.Wallsend, Northumberland. His musical and subsequent album "The Last Ship" (which are unrelated to the novel and TV series of the same name) are inspired by his childhood and the decline of the shipbuilding industry in Wallsend.
19th Apr '17 3:46:30 PM CumbersomeTercel
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-->'''Graham Chapman:''' Hampstead wasn't good enough for you, was it? You had to go poncin' off to Barnsley! You and your coal-mining friends!

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-->'''Graham Chapman:''' -->'''Creator/GrahamChapman:''' Hampstead wasn't good enough for you, was it? You had to go poncin' off to Barnsley! You and your coal-mining friends!


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* The miniseries ''Series/OurFriendsInTheNorth'' was about four friends from Newcastle, including Creator/ChristopherEccleston (again, though playing a northerner from a different region) and Gina [=McKee=] (who is actually from there). Newcastle is portrayed in the series as grim, but to be fair London is portrayed as being, if not quite as grim, one hell of a lot sleazier and more dangerous.
11th Apr '17 6:02:54 PM Kurogane7
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* From ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'', we have Eileen the Crow, who speaks in this accent.

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* From ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'', ''VideoGame/BloodBorne'', we have Eileen the Crow, who speaks in this accent.
11th Apr '17 6:02:21 PM Kurogane7
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* From ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'', we have Eileen the Crow, who speaks in this accent.
2nd Mar '17 5:57:59 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Daphne Moon's from Manchester.[[note]] Actress Jane Leeves, by contrast, is from the Sussex town of East Grinstead.[[/note]] Her accent is not easily identified as Manchester by anybody familiar with the area and Daphne's siblings speak with accents ranging from RP to Scottish.

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Daphne Moon's from Manchester.[[note]] Actress Jane Leeves, by contrast, is from the Sussex town of East Grinstead.[[/note]] Her accent is not easily identified as Manchester by anybody familiar with the area and Daphne's siblings speak with accents ranging from RP to Scottish.[[note]]John Mahoney ''is'' from Manchester, but he lost his accent a long time ago while serving in the military. Interestingly, Mahoney is also a lover of fine arts and food, and has taught David Hyde Pierce and Kelsey Grammar about them, so he's a ''complete'' anti-stereotype of Oop North![[/note]]
19th Feb '17 12:14:00 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has to have more Northern English accents in it than any American production of anything, ever. Justified, since Westeros is more or less a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Medieval England, northern Westeros ''is'' Oop North. Appropriately enough, it's (mostly) the characters from the northern part of Westeros that have northern (usually Yorkshire) accents. The only major Northman general [[SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish who speaks in RP]] is the TokenEvilTeammate Roose Bolton.
** The farther up north the series goes, the thicker the accent, so wildlings from north of the wall have a much thicker Northern accent than the Starks and the other Northmen. Theon Greyjoy, the Starks' ward, also has a Northern accent despite being an Ironborn, to indicate his GoingNative.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has to have more Northern English accents in it than any American production of anything, ever. Justified, since Westeros is more or less a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Medieval England, northern Westeros ''is'' Oop North. Appropriately enough, it's (mostly) the characters from the northern part of Westeros that have northern (usually Yorkshire) accents. accents, such as textbook Yorkshireman Sean Bean. Bean's contract specified that he be allowed to use his native accent for the role. The only major Northman general [[SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish who speaks in RP]] is the TokenEvilTeammate Roose Bolton.
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Bolton. The farther up north the series goes, the thicker the accent, so wildlings from north of the wall have a much thicker Northern accent than the Starks and the other Northmen. Theon Greyjoy, the Starks' ward, also has a Northern accent despite being an Ironborn, to indicate his GoingNative. Conversely, those associated with the Lannisters and/or the South tend to speak with RP (BBC English). The Northeners' general opinion of the South is broadly similar to cultural stereotypes between the South of England and the North.
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