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* Creator/AlecGuinness played Hitler in ''Hitler: the Last Ten Days''.

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* Creator/AlecGuinness Creator/IanMcKellen portrayed a NaziGrandpa in ''Film/AptPupil''.
* An inversion in ''Film/BitterVictory'', in which German actor Creator/CurdJurgens plays an ''Allied'' ([[FakeNationality South African]]) officer.
** He also plays the Polish colonel in ''Me and the Colonel''.
* David Thewlis and Rupert Friend in ''Film/TheBoyInTheStripedPyjamas''.
* James Mason again as Seibert in ''Film/TheBoysFromBrazil''. The film, however, subverts the trope as the even more evil Dr. Mengele is
played Hitler in ''Hitler: the Last Ten Days''.by Gregory Peck, and Nazi-hunter Lieberman is played by Laurence Olivier.



* David Thewlis and Rupert Friend in ''Film/TheBoyInTheStripedPyjamas''
* The main cast of ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' is not German: Creator/EddieIzzard, Creator/BillNighy, Creator/KennethBranagh, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Cranham, Creator/TomHollander and, last but not least, David Bamber as UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. Noticeably, while the opening makes it clear that the TranslationConvention is in use, Hitler is the only person who keeps his German accent. The film does have German actors, like Creator/ThomasKretschmann or Christian Berkel, but their roles are secondary.
* Averted in ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'', where the main Nazi is played by Austrian Creator/ChristophWaltz. In fact, ''all'' of the German characters in the film, Nazi or not, are portrayed by either Germans or Austrians. Well, one unnamed German general is played by an Italian, and Creator/QuentinTarantino himself plays a German soldier in a cameo, but there's not a British Nazi to be found.
* Creator/RalphFiennes as Amon Goeth in ''Film/SchindlersList''.
* An inversion in ''Film/BitterVictory'', in which German actor Creator/CurdJurgens plays an ''Allied'' ([[FakeNationality South African]]) officer.
** He also plays the Polish colonel in ''Me and the Colonel''.
* The Imperial Navy in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Most Imperial characters who aren't Vader and the Emperor speak with British accents (and Ian [=McDiarmid=], who played the Emperor, is British). In particular is the casting of veteran horror actor Creator/PeterCushing in ''A New Hope'' as Grand Moff Tarkin. This could be justified in that the films were shot in Britain, so most of the smaller parts (which most of the Imperial characters were) would be filled by British actors.

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* David Thewlis and Rupert Friend in ''Film/TheBoyInTheStripedPyjamas''
* The main cast of ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' is not German: Creator/EddieIzzard, Creator/BillNighy, Creator/KennethBranagh, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Cranham, Creator/TomHollander and, last but not least, David Bamber as UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. Noticeably, while
In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', the opening makes it clear that leaders of the TranslationConvention is in use, Hitler is the only person who keeps his German accent. The film does have German actors, like Creator/ThomasKretschmann or Christian Berkel, but their roles are secondary.
* Averted in ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'', where the main
Nazi is offshoot organization Hydra are played by Austrian Creator/ChristophWaltz. In fact, ''all'' of Creator/HugoWeaving[[labelnote:*]]'' ethnically British, but lived all over the German characters in the film, Nazi or not, are portrayed by either Germans or Austrians. Well, one unnamed German general is played by an Italian, Commonwealth ''[[/labelnote]] and Creator/QuentinTarantino himself plays a German soldier in a cameo, but there's not a British Nazi to be found.
* Creator/RalphFiennes as Amon Goeth in ''Film/SchindlersList''.
* An inversion in ''Film/BitterVictory'', in which German actor Creator/CurdJurgens plays an ''Allied'' ([[FakeNationality South African]]) officer.
** He
Creator/TobyJones. Creator/RichardArmitage also plays the Polish colonel in ''Me and the Colonel''.
* The Imperial Navy in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Most Imperial characters who aren't Vader and the Emperor speak with British accents (and Ian [=McDiarmid=], who played the Emperor, is British). In particular is the casting of veteran horror actor Creator/PeterCushing in ''A New Hope''
gets a brief role as Grand Moff Tarkin. This could be justified in that the films were shot in Britain, so most of the smaller parts (which most of the Imperial characters were) would be filled by British actors.HYDRA assassin Heinz Kruger.



* Creator/MalcolmMcDowell in ''The Passage''
* Creator/DirkBogarde in ''Film/TheNightPorter''

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* Creator/MalcolmMcDowell in ''The Passage''
* Creator/DirkBogarde in ''Film/TheNightPorter''
In ''Film/DakotaHarris'', Australian actor Max Phipps portrayed a Nazi agent posing as an Allied operative.



* James Mason again as Seibert in ''Film/TheBoysFromBrazil''. The film, however, subverts the trope as the even more evil Dr. Mengele is played by Gregory Peck, and Nazi-hunter Lieberman is played by Laurence Olivier.
* In ''Film/DakotaHarris'', Australian actor Max Phipps portrayed a Nazi agent posing as an Allied operative.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', the leaders of the Nazi offshoot organization Hydra are played by Creator/HugoWeaving[[labelnote:*]]'' ethnically British, but lived all over the Commonwealth ''[[/labelnote]] and Creator/TobyJones. Creator/RichardArmitage also gets a brief role as HYDRA assassin Heinz Kruger.
* Creator/IanMcKellen portrayed a NaziGrandpa in ''Film/AptPupil''.



* Creator/AlecGuinness played Hitler in ''Hitler: the Last Ten Days''.
* Averted in ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'', where the main Nazi is played by Austrian Creator/ChristophWaltz. In fact, ''all'' of the German characters in the film, Nazi or not, are portrayed by either Germans or Austrians. Well, one unnamed German general is played by an Italian, and Creator/QuentinTarantino himself plays a German soldier in a cameo, but there's not a British Nazi to be found.
* Creator/DirkBogarde in ''Film/TheNightPorter''.
* Creator/MalcolmMcDowell in ''Film/ThePassage''.
* Creator/RalphFiennes as Amon Goeth in ''Film/SchindlersList''.
* The Imperial Navy in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Most Imperial characters who aren't Vader and the Emperor speak with British accents (and Ian [=McDiarmid=], who played the Emperor, is British). In particular is the casting of veteran horror actor Creator/PeterCushing in ''A New Hope'' as Grand Moff Tarkin. This could be justified in that the films were shot in Britain, so most of the smaller parts (which most of the Imperial characters were) would be filled by British actors.
* The main cast of ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' is not German: Creator/EddieIzzard, Creator/BillNighy, Creator/KennethBranagh, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Cranham, Creator/TomHollander and, last but not least, David Bamber as UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. Noticeably, while the opening makes it clear that the TranslationConvention is in use, Hitler is the only person who keeps his German accent. The film does have German actors, like Creator/ThomasKretschmann or Christian Berkel, but their roles are secondary.



* Creator/RobertCarlyle played Hitler in a TV miniseries called ''Series/HitlerTheRiseOfEvil''. Also featured were Brits Chris Larkin and Justin Salinger as Hermann Goering and Joseph Goebbels, respectively.



* Creator/RobertCarlyle played Hitler in a TV miniseries called ''Series/HitlerTheRiseOfEvil''. Also featured were Brits Chris Larkin and Justin Salinger as Hermann Goering and Joseph Goebbels, respectively.


* The miniseries ''Series/{{Nuremberg}}'' about the eponymous trials featured British actor Creator/BrianCox portraying Hermann Goering.

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* The miniseries ''Series/{{Nuremberg}}'' about the eponymous trials featured British actor Creator/BrianCox portraying Hermann Goering. To add further irony, he makes several anti-British jokes.


[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant This trope is not about]] British people who were members of the Nazi party, or British fascists. (That would fall into NaziNobleman; Stories about Britain being conquered by Nazi Germany, or falling under the control of native fascist regimes, go under DayOfTheJackboot or AlternateHistoryNaziVictory.) It is also not about British actors playing any evil German characters -- such as Creator/AlanRickman in ''Film/DieHard'' -- as contrary to [[AllGermansAreNazis this trope]], Not All Germans Are Nazis.

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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant This trope is not about]] British people who were members of the Nazi party, or British fascists. (That would fall into NaziNobleman; Stories about Britain being conquered by Nazi Germany, or falling under the control of native fascist regimes, go under DayOfTheJackboot or AlternateHistoryNaziVictory.) It is also not about British actors playing any evil German characters -- such as Creator/AlanRickman in ''Film/DieHard'' -- as contrary to [[AllGermansAreNazis this trope]], Not All Germans Are Nazis.
AllGermansAreNazis.


* Dirk Bogarde in ''Film/TheNightPorter''
* James Mason as Field Marshal UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel in ''Film/TheDesertFox''.
* James Mason again as Seibert in ''Film/TheBoysFromBrazil''. The film, however, subverts the trope as the even more evil Dr. Mengele is played by Gregory Peck and Nazi-Hunter Lieberman is played by Laurence Olivier.

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* Dirk Bogarde Creator/DirkBogarde in ''Film/TheNightPorter''
* James Mason Creator/JamesMason as Field Marshal UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel in ''Film/TheDesertFox''.
* James Mason again as Seibert in ''Film/TheBoysFromBrazil''. The film, however, subverts the trope as the even more evil Dr. Mengele is played by Gregory Peck Peck, and Nazi-Hunter Nazi-hunter Lieberman is played by Laurence Olivier.



* ''Film/TheEagleHasLanded'': Creator/MichaelCaine plays a Nazi commando charged with assassinating Winston Churchill. However, he and he rest of his men object to Hitler's cause and are fighting for their own freedom after being sentenced to death.

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* ''Film/TheEagleHasLanded'': Creator/MichaelCaine plays a Nazi commando charged with assassinating Winston Churchill. However, he and he the rest of his men object to Hitler's cause and are fighting for their own freedom after being sentenced to death.


A sub-trope of EvilBrit, PuttingOnTheReich and frequently FakeNationality. Sister trope to TheQueensLatin in that the main reason it exists is that to an American audience, a British accent ''sounds'' European enough while still being comprehensible without subtitles.

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A sub-trope SubTrope of EvilBrit, PuttingOnTheReich and frequently FakeNationality. Sister trope Also a SisterTrope to TheQueensLatin in that the main reason it exists is that to an American audience, a British accent ''sounds'' European enough while still being comprehensible without subtitles.


->''"And the most bitter pill to swallow is that [the British-accented {{mooks}}] look like Nazis. '''We helped defeat the Nazis!''' Maybe we won't next time, America. Maybe after China buys you and puts you all to work in the sweatshops and you crawl to Europe for help, we'll go: 'Hmm, well, we would, but apparently we're evil, so hands tied.'"''

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->''"And the most bitter pill to swallow is that [the British-accented {{mooks}}] look like Nazis. '''We helped defeat DEFEAT the Nazis!''' Maybe we won't next time, America. Maybe after China buys BUYS you and puts you all to work in the sweatshops and you all crawl to Europe for help, we'll go: 'Hmm, well, we would, but apparently we're evil, so hands tied.'"''


[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant This trope is not about]] British people who were members of the Nazi party, or British fascists. (Stories about Britain being conquered by Nazi Germany, or falling under the control of native fascist regimes, go under DayOfTheJackboot or AlternateHistoryNaziVictory.) It is also not about British actors playing any evil German characters -- such as Creator/AlanRickman in ''Film/DieHard'' -- as contrary to [[AllGermansAreNazis this trope]], Not All Germans Are Nazis.

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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant This trope is not about]] British people who were members of the Nazi party, or British fascists. (Stories (That would fall into NaziNobleman; Stories about Britain being conquered by Nazi Germany, or falling under the control of native fascist regimes, go under DayOfTheJackboot or AlternateHistoryNaziVictory.) It is also not about British actors playing any evil German characters -- such as Creator/AlanRickman in ''Film/DieHard'' -- as contrary to [[AllGermansAreNazis this trope]], Not All Germans Are Nazis.


* ''Film/TheEagleHasLanded'': Creator/MichaelCaine plays a Nazi commando charged with assassinating Winston Churchill. However, he and he rest of his men object to the Nazi cause and are fighting for their own freedom after being sentenced to death.

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* ''Film/TheEagleHasLanded'': Creator/MichaelCaine plays a Nazi commando charged with assassinating Winston Churchill. However, he and he rest of his men object to the Nazi Hitler's cause and are fighting for their own freedom after being sentenced to death.

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* ''Film/TheEagleHasLanded'': Creator/MichaelCaine plays a Nazi commando charged with assassinating Winston Churchill. However, he and he rest of his men object to the Nazi cause and are fighting for their own freedom after being sentenced to death.


A sub-trope of EvilBrit and PuttingOnTheReich. Sister trope to TheQueensLatin in that the main reason it exists is that to an American audience, a British accent ''sounds'' European enough while still being comprehensible without subtitles.

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A sub-trope of EvilBrit EvilBrit, PuttingOnTheReich and PuttingOnTheReich.frequently FakeNationality. Sister trope to TheQueensLatin in that the main reason it exists is that to an American audience, a British accent ''sounds'' European enough while still being comprehensible without subtitles.


The trend to cast British actors as ThoseWackyNazis, or more broadly, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName villains who are not named as Nazis]], or cannot be Nazis in context, who are however PuttingOnTheReich. Because, y'know, [[EvilBrit British people are evil]].

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The trend to cast British actors as ThoseWackyNazis, or more broadly, [[ANaziByAnyOtherName villains who are not named as Nazis]], or cannot be Nazis in context, who are however PuttingOnTheReich. Because, Because y'know, [[EvilBrit British people are evil]].



* Averted in ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'', where the main Nazi is played by an Austrian, Creator/ChristophWaltz. In fact, ''all'' of the German characters in the film, Nazi or not, are portrayed by either Germans or Austrians. Well, one unnamed German general is played by an Italian, and Creator/QuentinTarantino himself plays a German soldier in a cameo, but there's not a British Nazi to be found.

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* Averted in ''Film/IngloriousBasterds'', where the main Nazi is played by an Austrian, Austrian Creator/ChristophWaltz. In fact, ''all'' of the German characters in the film, Nazi or not, are portrayed by either Germans or Austrians. Well, one unnamed German general is played by an Italian, and Creator/QuentinTarantino himself plays a German soldier in a cameo, but there's not a British Nazi to be found.



* James Mason again as Seibert in ''Film/TheBoysFromBrazil''. The film however subverts the trope as the even more evil Dr. Mengele is played by Gregory Peck and Nazi-Hunter Lieberman is played by Laurence Olivier.

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* James Mason again as Seibert in ''Film/TheBoysFromBrazil''. The film however film, however, subverts the trope as the even more evil Dr. Mengele is played by Gregory Peck and Nazi-Hunter Lieberman is played by Laurence Olivier.



* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', the leaders of the Nazi offshoot organization Hydra are played by Creator/HugoWeaving[[labelnote:*]]'' ethnically British, but lived all over the Commonwealth ''[[/labelnote]] and Creator/TobyJones. Creator/RichardArmitage also gets a brief role as Hydra assassin Heinz Kruger.

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', the leaders of the Nazi offshoot organization Hydra are played by Creator/HugoWeaving[[labelnote:*]]'' ethnically British, but lived all over the Commonwealth ''[[/labelnote]] and Creator/TobyJones. Creator/RichardArmitage also gets a brief role as Hydra HYDRA assassin Heinz Kruger.



* The BBC docudrama series ''Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial'', which dealt with the same subject matter, featured an almost entirely British cast for characters including Rudolf Hess, Hermann Goering and Albert Speer.

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* The BBC docudrama series ''Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial'', which dealt with the same subject matter, featured an almost entirely British cast for characters including Rudolf Hess, Hermann Goering Goering, and Albert Speer.


* In ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'', every Nazi except Eichmann (who is played by the American Creator/StanleyTucci) has a British accent. This was deliberate -- the mainly British actors kept their natural accents, as it was felt that putting on an accent would shift the focus from the evil of the protagonists to how well Creator/KennethBranagh could do "Saxony-Anhalt".

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* In ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'', ''Film/Conspiracy2001'', every Nazi except Eichmann (who is played by the American Creator/StanleyTucci) has a British accent. This was deliberate -- the mainly British actors kept their natural accents, as it was felt that putting on an accent would shift the focus from the evil of the protagonists to how well Creator/KennethBranagh could do "Saxony-Anhalt".


* Ian McKellen in ''Film/AptPupil''.

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* Ian McKellen Creator/IanMcKellen portrayed a NaziGrandpa in ''Film/AptPupil''.


A sub-trope of EvilBrit and PuttingOnTheReich. Sister trope to TheQueensLatin in that the main reason it exists is that to an American audience, a British accent ''sounds'' European enough while still being comprehensible.

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A sub-trope of EvilBrit and PuttingOnTheReich. Sister trope to TheQueensLatin in that the main reason it exists is that to an American audience, a British accent ''sounds'' European enough while still being comprehensible.comprehensible without subtitles.

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* Ian McKellen in ''Film/AptPupil''.

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