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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.
11th Jan '17 5:52:35 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' episode "Zodiac of Denderah", a British upper-class accent is used to imitate the French aristocracy.

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* In the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' episode "Zodiac of Denderah", a British upper-class accent is used to imitate the French aristocracy.
31st Dec '16 6:04:07 AM Willbyr
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* The Manga UK dub of The Heroic Legend of Arslan has the voice actors using British accents (Most of their other dubs used fake American accents while reading their lines with British inflections and sentence structure). The Central Park Media dub of episodes 5 and 6 averts this, with the New York voice actors using their own accents.

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* The Manga UK dub of The ''The Heroic Legend of Arslan Arslan'' has the voice actors using British accents (Most of their other dubs used fake American accents while reading their lines with British inflections and sentence structure). The Central Park Media dub of episodes 5 and 6 averts this, with the New York voice actors using their own accents.



* In MarvelComics, mythic figures like [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] almost always speak in a faux-Shakespearean dialect - using stiltedly formal diction and throwing around words like "forsooth" and "verily," often in a stylized [[ForeignLookingFont font]] - rather than even try to guess at how an ancient Norse god or ancient Greek god would speak. (Of course, being gods and not humans, they'd most likely talk - and [[DivineRaceLift look]] - however the Hel/Hades they wanted.)

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* In MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, mythic figures like [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] and [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] almost always speak in a faux-Shakespearean dialect - using stiltedly formal diction and throwing around words like "forsooth" and "verily," often in a stylized [[ForeignLookingFont font]] - rather than even try to guess at how an ancient Norse god or ancient Greek god would speak. (Of course, being gods and not humans, they'd most likely talk - and [[DivineRaceLift look]] - however the Hel/Hades they wanted.)
24th Dec '16 11:48:39 AM nombretomado
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* All of the characters in the fantasy RPG ''{{Arcanum}}: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura'' seem to have British accents, with the exception of Virgil, who is voiced by an American who sounds like he's trying to sound vaguely English. Certainly, his dialogue (replete with words like "bloody" and "bugger") is written to sound like it's come from a Brit.

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* All of the characters in the fantasy RPG ''{{Arcanum}}: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' seem to have British accents, with the exception of Virgil, who is voiced by an American who sounds like he's trying to sound vaguely English. Certainly, his dialogue (replete with words like "bloody" and "bugger") is written to sound like it's come from a Brit.
13th Dec '16 6:48:51 AM Kitch
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->''"And you never have Romans who are Italians! They're always played by some English actor going 'Oh Thomas, where is my brother, Fellatio? Bring him hither.'"''

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->''"And you never have Romans who are Italians! They're always played by some English actor going 'Oh Thomas, where is my brother, Fellatio? [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Fellatio]]? Bring him hither.'"''
26th Oct '16 4:32:10 PM nombretomado
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* 2007's ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' does something like this: although the Zealanders speak in fake, but at least subtle, Danish accents -- Grendel even speaks [[HistoryOfEnglish Old English]] -- the Geats speak in the actors' natural accents, which means that the title character, since he's played by Ray Winstone, is a Cockney ("I'm 'ere to kiw your monstah."), and Wiglaf speaks in an attempt at a Welsh accent.

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* 2007's ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' does something like this: although the Zealanders speak in fake, but at least subtle, Danish accents -- Grendel even speaks [[HistoryOfEnglish Old English]] -- the Geats speak in the actors' natural accents, which means that the title character, since he's played by Ray Winstone, is a Cockney ("I'm 'ere to kiw your monstah."), and Wiglaf speaks in an attempt at a Welsh accent.
25th Oct '16 8:04:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', despite being an American {{Creator/HBO}} adaptation of [[ASongOfIceAndFire novels]] by an [[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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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', despite being an American {{Creator/HBO}} adaptation of [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire novels]] by an [[GeorgeRRMartin [[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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