History UsefulNotes / BritishAccents

27th Aug '16 8:06:24 AM erforce
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* Recent iterations of popular fighting games such as ''StreetFighter'', ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and the VideoGame/SoulSeries have taken the trouble to voice the British characters with their appropriate accents. Wealthy boxer Dudley from StreetFighter speaks with an RP accent, as does MI6 femme fatale, Cammy White. As an aristocrat, Ivy Valentine from the VideoGame/SoulSeries speaks with a ''heightened'' RP accent, as befits her status. She is also the only character in the English dub to be voiced with their native accent - Spaniard Cervantes and Frenchman Raphael both have American accents. Steve Fox from Tekken is a curious example - he's had both an Estuary, almost RP accent in one of his appearances and more of a cockney accent in another, the latter probably being more appropriate, given his character. In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', Scottish succubus [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan Aensland]] is now (finally) voiced with a (General) Scottish accent in the English dub (despite her voice actress being Welsh), while [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]] in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]]'' speaks with a Cockney accent despite his voice actor, Greg Ellis, being from Lancashire.

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* Recent iterations of popular fighting games such as ''StreetFighter'', ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' and the VideoGame/SoulSeries have taken the trouble to voice the British characters with their appropriate accents. Wealthy boxer Dudley from StreetFighter speaks with an RP accent, as does MI6 femme fatale, Cammy White. As an aristocrat, Ivy Valentine from the VideoGame/SoulSeries speaks with a ''heightened'' RP accent, as befits her status. She is also the only character in the English dub to be voiced with their native accent - Spaniard Cervantes and Frenchman Raphael both have American accents. Steve Fox from Tekken is a curious example - he's had both an Estuary, almost RP accent in one of his appearances and more of a cockney accent in another, the latter probably being more appropriate, given his character. In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', Scottish succubus [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan Aensland]] is now (finally) voiced with a (General) Scottish accent in the English dub (despite her voice actress being Welsh), while [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]] in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]]'' speaks with a Cockney accent despite his voice actor, Greg Ellis, being from Lancashire.
10th Aug '16 3:12:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jim Kerr of SimpleMinds 's accent started off obviously Glaswegian, but by the time of Street Fighting Years, had taken on significant Irish influences, which endure to this day.

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* Jim Kerr of SimpleMinds Music/SimpleMinds 's accent started off obviously Glaswegian, but by the time of Street Fighting Years, had taken on significant Irish influences, which endure to this day.
30th Jul '16 9:42:41 PM Arawn999
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* All the speaking characters use standard ReceivedPronunciation in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfTomorrow''.[[/folder]]

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* All the speaking characters use standard ReceivedPronunciation in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfTomorrow''.''WesternAnimation/WorldOfTomorrow''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited, Bromley, on of the Human Revolutionaries, speaks with a Cockney accent.
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30th Jul '16 12:06:37 PM nombretomado
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* Something of a RealLife example--Mark Ballas of DancingWithTheStars is the British-born son of Corky Ballas (American, lived in the UK for years) and Shirley Ballas (British) who lives in the U.S. Most of the time in the rehersal footage and interviews, he sounds more or less American, but sometimes he slips into a very odd, possibly Estuary British. Whether it's an affectation or he just switches isn't really clear.

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* Something of a RealLife example--Mark Ballas of DancingWithTheStars ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' is the British-born son of Corky Ballas (American, lived in the UK for years) and Shirley Ballas (British) who lives in the U.S. Most of the time in the rehersal rehearsal footage and interviews, he sounds more or less American, but sometimes he slips into a very odd, possibly Estuary British. Whether it's an affectation or he just switches isn't really clear.
27th Jul '16 8:45:32 AM moloch
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* Belfast accents tend to be harsh
* Western accents ((London)Derry/Tyrone/Fermanagh) tend to be softer
* [[TheDeepSouth Irish Sea/North Channel coastal]] accents which are a mix of two with a hint of [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] for good measure
Some natives of counties of the Irish Republic which border NI have accents that sound recognisably more "Northern" than "Southern", because they're in the geographically north part of the island.

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* Belfast accents tend to be harsh
harsh.
* Western accents ((London)Derry/Tyrone/Fermanagh) tend to be softer
softer.
* [[TheDeepSouth Irish Sea/North Channel coastal]] accents which are a mix of two with a hint of [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] for good measure
measure.
Some natives of counties of the Irish Republic which border NI have accents that sound recognisably more "Northern" than "Southern", because they're in the geographically north part of the island.
island. See also UsefulNotes/IrishAccents.
27th Jul '16 8:33:38 AM moloch
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** The first six Doctors, and the eleventh, used RP pretty consistently. (Although occasionally, like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay "State Of Decay"]], you can spot [[OohMeAccentsSlipping a slip]], like Creator/TomBaker's accent reverting to his Scouse origins for a split-second.)

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** The first six Doctors, and the eleventh, used RP pretty consistently. (Although occasionally, like in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay "State Of Decay"]], you can spot [[OohMeAccentsSlipping a slip]], like Creator/TomBaker's accent reverting Creator/TomBaker, especially, could slip to his native Scouse origins for a split-second.occasionally - see OohMeAccentsSlipping.)
27th Jul '16 8:18:03 AM moloch
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** The first six Doctors, and the eleventh, used RP pretty consistently. (Although occasionally, like in [["State Of Decay Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay]], you can spot [[OohMeAccentsSlipping a slip]], like Creator/TomBaker's accent reverting to his Scouse origins for a split-second.)

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** The first six Doctors, and the eleventh, used RP pretty consistently. (Although occasionally, like in [["State [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay "State Of Decay Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay]], Decay"]], you can spot [[OohMeAccentsSlipping a slip]], like Creator/TomBaker's accent reverting to his Scouse origins for a split-second.)
27th Jul '16 8:17:31 AM moloch
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is an interesting case, due to the [[LongRunner length of time it's existed]] and the [[TheNthDoctor number of people who've played the role. There are various {{fanwank}} ideas over why the Doctor's accent changes, too.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is an interesting case, due to the [[LongRunner length of time it's existed]] and the [[TheNthDoctor number of people people]] who've played the role. There are various {{fanwank}} ideas over why the Doctor's accent changes, too.
27th Jul '16 8:12:13 AM moloch
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* The new series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' is an interesting case. [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Chris Eccleston's]] Ninth Doctor has a Salford/Manchester accent and keeps it for his role, but Creator/DavidTennant (from Scotland) takes on an Estuary accent and John Simm (Lancashire) takes on a similar accent with a slightly Northern influence when portraying Time Lords. Earlier in the series' history, Sylvester [=McCoy's=] Seventh Doctor retained the actor's Scottish accent, while most other Doctors, including the previous, Creator/MattSmith, use a variation of RP. There are various {{fanwank}} ideas over why the Doctor's accent changes.
** Rose Tyler even questions the Ninth Doctor's accent after he reveals himself to be an alien.

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* The new series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' is an interesting case. case, due to the [[LongRunner length of time it's existed]] and the [[TheNthDoctor number of people who've played the role. There are various {{fanwank}} ideas over why the Doctor's accent changes, too.
** The first six Doctors, and the eleventh, used RP pretty consistently. (Although occasionally, like in [["State Of Decay Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay]], you can spot [[OohMeAccentsSlipping a slip]], like Creator/TomBaker's accent reverting to his Scouse origins for a split-second.)
** Creator/SylvesterMcCoy used his native Scottish accent, a first for the series.
** Paul [=McGann=] as the Eighth Doctor is an interesting case -- [=McGann=], who's from Liverpool, makes a game attempt at RP, but it [[OohMeAccentsSlipping fades in and out]]. ([=McGann=], on the DVDCommentary, chalks it up to being tired during the shoot.) In AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, he relaxed considerably, but you can clearly tell that when he's being particularly emotional, because his accent tends to get ''more'' Scouse. [[TropesAreNotBad It doesn't sound so bad...]] at all, in fact.
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[[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Chris Eccleston's]] Ninth Doctor has a Salford/Manchester accent and keeps it for his role, but Creator/DavidTennant (from Scotland) takes on an Estuary accent and John Simm (Lancashire) takes on a similar accent with a slightly Northern influence when portraying Time Lords. Earlier in the series' history, Sylvester [=McCoy's=] Seventh Doctor retained the actor's Scottish accent, while most other Doctors, including the previous, Creator/MattSmith, use a variation of RP. There are various {{fanwank}} ideas over why the Doctor's accent changes.
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role. Rose Tyler even questions the Ninth Doctor's accent after he reveals himself to be an alien.



** Creator/DavidTennant (from Scotland) takes on an Estuary accent and John Simm (Lancashire) takes on a similar accent with a slightly Northern influence when portraying Time Lords. (In the episode "Smith and Jones", the line "Judoon platoon upon the Moon" was put in purely to torture David Tennant because it makes him struggle to hide his Scottish accent on "oo" sounds.) Also, in "Tooth and Claw", the Tenth Doctor temporarily adopts a Scottish accent, but rather than his natural one, it's [[RuleOfFunny hilariously exaggerated]].
** The Twelfth Doctor has a pronounced Glaswegian accent; this has been the source of a number of jokes.
---> '''The Doctor:''' I am Scottish. Haven't I? I've gone Scottish?
---> '''Barney:''' Yes, you are. You are definitely Scots, sir. I I hear it in your voice.
---> '''The Doctor:''' Oh, no, that's good. [''practices the 'oh' sound''] It's good. I'm Scottish. I'm Scottish. I am Scottish. I can complain about things, I can ''really'' complain about things.



** Paul [=McGann=] as the Eighth Doctor is an interesting case -- [=McGann=], who's from Liverpool, makes a game attempt at RP, but it [[OohMeAccentsSlipping fades in and out]]. ([=McGann=], on the DVDCommentary, chalks it up to being tired during the shoot.) In AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho, you can clearly tell that when he's being particularly emotional, his accent tends to get more Scouse. [[TropesAreNotBad It doesn't sound so bad...]] at all, in fact.
** In the episode "Smith and Jones", the line "Judoon platoon upon the Moon" was put in to torture David Tennant because it makes him struggle to quelch his Scottish accent.
** In "Tooth and Claw", the Tenth Doctor temporarily adopts a Scottish accent, although slightly different from his normal one.
** The Twelfth Doctor has a pronounced Glaswegian accent; this has been the source of a number of jokes.
---> '''The Doctor:''' I am Scottish. Haven't I? I've gone Scottish?
---> '''Barney:''' Yes, you are. You are definitely Scots, sir. I I hear it in your voice.
---> '''The Doctor:''' Oh, no, that's good. [''practices the 'oh' sound''] It's good. I'm Scottish. I'm Scottish. I am Scottish. I can complain about things, I can ''really'' complain about things.
24th Jul '16 2:32:38 PM nombretomado
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