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8th Jul '17 11:27:38 AM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'': In "Created Equal", Cicero and the slave-master Bitiatus both have upper class English accents.
11th Jun '17 11:32:17 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', the elves speak with English accents. Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, who is supposed to be raised by elves, speaks the [[TranslationConvention human language]] with an affected, [[OohMeAccentsSlipping slightly questionable]] English accent, but retains his natural Danish-American accent for speaking Elvish. Éowyn is mostly English with some slipping into Australian. Billy Boyd's accent remains Scottish. Peter Jackson considered this justified, as Tolkien based the North-farthing on Scotland, which is the place where many Tooks live, while also noted for hills and having invented Middle-Earth's version of ''golf''.
** Sadly, we know Pippin isn't a North-took (although his wife is, and that's she's a sufficiently distant cousin not to appear on the family tree in the Appendices). His father's farm was at Whitwell, near Tuckborough in the Green Hills.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', the elves speak with English accents. Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, who is supposed to be raised by elves, speaks the [[TranslationConvention human language]] with an affected, [[OohMeAccentsSlipping slightly questionable]] English accent, but retains his natural Danish-American accent for speaking Elvish. Éowyn is mostly English with some slipping into Australian. Billy Boyd's accent remains Scottish. Peter Jackson considered this justified, as Tolkien based the North-farthing on Scotland, which is the place where many Tooks live, while also noted for hills and having invented Middle-Earth's version of ''golf''.
** Sadly, we know
''golf''. The issue with this is that Pippin isn't a North-took North-farthing Took (although his wife is, and that's she's wife, a sufficiently distant cousin not to appear on the family tree in the Appendices).Appendices, is). His father's farm was at Whitwell, near Tuckborough in the Green Hills.
7th Jun '17 9:33:54 AM Laqueesha
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* ''VideoGame/OperationFlashpoint'': ''Red Hammer'', the Soviets speak with British accents.
7th Jun '17 9:33:17 AM Laqueesha
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* In ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'', a lot of the Soviet characters speak in British accents.
19th May '17 3:29:06 PM SuddenFrost
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** WordOfGod is that Picard was originally supposed to have a French accent, but, when Creator/PatrickStewart tried it, the creators decided no one would take him seriously. Stewart later demonstrated "Picard as a Frenchman" at a talk show with predictable results.

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** WordOfGod is that Picard was originally supposed to have a French accent, but, when Creator/PatrickStewart tried it, the creators decided no one would take him seriously. Stewart later demonstrated "Picard as a Frenchman" at a talk show with predictable results. Also see ''Film/LAStory'' for more of Stewart's French accent.
15th May '17 2:51:37 PM nighttrainfm
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** Rose Tyler asks the Ninth Doctor, "If you're from another planet, why do you sound like you're from the North [of England]?" "Lots of planets have a North!"
** Also played with in the second episode of the fourth series: on the streets of Pompeii, Donna asks the Doctor what would happen if she said to one of the locals 'Veni, vidi, vici', given that the TARDIS translates everything you say and everything anyone else says of its own accord; the Doctor suggests she try it out; she does so, and a stall-keeper replies (in the style of an English shopkeeper) 'Sorry love, I don't speak Celtic.' Apparently, the TARDIS translates Latin into Ancient Britonic, i.e. Welsh.

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** Rose Tyler asks the Ninth Doctor, "If you're from another planet, why do you are an alien, how comes you sound like you're from the North [of England]?" "Lots of planets have a North!"
** Also played with in the second episode of the fourth series: on the streets of Pompeii, Donna asks the Doctor what would happen if she said to one of the locals 'Veni, vidi, vici', given that the TARDIS translates everything you say and everything anyone else says of its own accord; the accord. The Doctor suggests she try it out; she does so, and a stall-keeper replies (in the style of an English shopkeeper) 'Sorry love, I don't speak Celtic.' Apparently, the TARDIS translates Latin into Ancient Britonic, i.e. Welsh.
3rd Mar '17 5:36:47 PM TheGreatUnknown
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*** This, of course, is a direct reference to the film, which had most of the Imperial higher-ups speak with RP (Admiral Motti being the exception). In-universe, they're presumably well-connected and from Coruscant (see above); [[WatsonianVersusDoylist out-of-universe]], it's partially explained by British labor laws requiring that any film even partially produced in the UK have a certain number of British actors.



** This also applies to characters from the [[VestigialEmpire Tevinter Imperium]], which is the FantasyCounterpartCulture of the Roman Empire (if it were a [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]]).

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** This also applies to characters from the [[VestigialEmpire Tevinter Imperium]], which is the FantasyCounterpartCulture of the Roman [IE, Byzantine] Empire (if it were a [[TheMagocracy Magocracy]]).
25th Feb '17 3:51:56 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed by EddieIzzard, with the part of Caesar played by his impression of James Mason. Which is also his favourite voice for {{God}}, incidentally.

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* Discussed by EddieIzzard, Creator/EddieIzzard, with the part of Caesar played by his impression of James Mason. Which is also his favourite voice for {{God}}, incidentally.
20th Feb '17 5:11:29 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', despite being an American {{Creator/HBO}} adaptation of [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire novels]] by an [[Creator/GeorgeRRMartin American author]], stars mainly British and Irish actors speaking with English accents. The relatively few non-Brits required to speak English (rather than Dothraki) do pretty good English accents. The types of accent tend to vary quite widely even among families, but the Starks and other northern families do generally have variations on various northern english accents and fit the 'blunt, tough, uncomplicated' stereotypes (they also tend to be physically buffer than their southern counterparts), while the richest, most powerful southern families like the Lannisters have much posher, highly affected accents more associated with villainy.
** This is due to the fact that the series' characters represent a FantasyCounterpartCulture to the British Isles, with accents (and locations -- King's Landing = London etc) that approximate the geography of the country. The whole tale is a thinly veiled reference to the historic [[UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses War of the Roses]], a power-struggle fought in England between the houses of York and Lancaster (AKA Stark and Lannister).
** In Season Two, the show has started to assign specific non-English accents to people from outside Westeros. Shae and Jaqen H'gar, both from Lorath, are played by German actors, who speak in their native accents. Carice van Houten speaks in her native Dutch accent, although Asshai is on the opposite end of the known world from Lorath.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', despite being an American {{Creator/HBO}} adaptation of [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire novels]] by an [[Creator/GeorgeRRMartin American author]], stars mainly British and Irish actors speaking with English accents. The relatively few non-Brits required to speak English (rather than Dothraki) do pretty good English accents. The types of accent tend to vary quite widely even among families, but the Starks and other northern families do generally have variations on various northern english accents and fit the 'blunt, tough, uncomplicated' stereotypes (they also tend to be physically buffer than their southern counterparts), while the richest, most powerful southern families like the Lannisters have much posher, highly affected accents more associated with villainy.
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villainy. This is due to the fact that the series' characters represent a FantasyCounterpartCulture to the British Isles, with accents (and locations -- King's Landing = London etc) that approximate the geography of the country. The whole tale is a thinly veiled reference to the historic [[UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses War of the Roses]], a power-struggle fought in England between the houses of York and Lancaster (AKA Stark and Lannister).
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Lannister). Only Dorne differs with their generally Latin accents, as a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Spain. In Season Two, the show has started to assign specific non-English accents to people from outside Westeros. Shae and Jaqen H'gar, both from Lorath, are played by German actors, who speak in their native accents. Carice van Houten speaks in her native Dutch accent, although Asshai is on the opposite end of the known world from Lorath. Some characters from outside Westeros do have a British accent however, apparently because they speak the Common Tongue of the Seven Kingdoms without a foreign accent.
5th Feb '17 10:40:00 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' has the Roman characters all speaking in approximations of an upper-class English accent. The gladiators have an array of accents, given their varied origins.

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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' has the Roman characters all mostly speaking in approximations of an upper-class English accent.accent. Creator/JohnHannah as Batiatus uses his natural Scottish accent, perhaps to accentuate his early BaitTheDog. Notably, Creator/VivaBianca as Ilithyia has a particularly exaggerated public school accent, to go with her AlphaBitch persona. The gladiators have an array of accents, given their varied origins.
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