Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 61 to 64 of 64

Thread: English actors doing foreign accents- any good?

  1. #61
    Elite Member witchcurlgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007


    Quote Originally Posted by HWBL View Post
    Not a movie accent, but of course Madonna's pitiful
    attempt at sounding British is a contender.
    which actually makes it even more pitiful.....i hate affectations.....
    It's no longer a dog whistle, it's a fucking trombone

    All of God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.

    If I wanted the government in my womb I'd fuck a Senator

  2. #62
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM


    see. i have to wonder if she didn't actually naturally absorb some inflections.. i went to Atlanta for 2 weeks and came back with a slight drawl, but then again i can pick up and imitate accents pretty quick
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  3. #63
    Super Moderator Tati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Your Pocket


    ^ Oh man, me too. I know I started to sound Scottish after just two weeks (locals were assuming I was from the Orkneys or something), and I actually started to pick up my friend's drawl just from vacationing in Vegas with her, lol.
    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

    - Kahlil Gibran

  4. #64
    Elite Member Novice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Beyond Caring, then hang a left.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aella View Post
    Even James Marsters only got there after a while. His accent in the first episode he appeared (School Hard, I believe) was so over the top. I heard him in a convention tell the story of how he only had a few days to prepare, and even he cringed at the memory (he also admitted that Tony Head helped him a lot with sounding more natural as a Brit).
    I'm sorry, I love Buffy and Spike but have to completely disagree with you (to my ears) about Spike's accent. Maybe its because at that time I was working as a "listener", but to me it was all wrong, the emphasis on words, the self-conciousness of it.... one of my friends told me he was supposed to be cockney at one point & she had to kick me to stop me laughing after half an hour!
    (and that was to the end of one of the series.... after Angel had left & everything!)

    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    Gwynneth Paltrow and Renee Zellweger I recall both got high marks for their English accents. I can't think of any American male actors with passable British accents offhand.
    Ah! Don Cheedle in one of the Oceans.... he was incredibly good but there was just something slightly off with it... and it was his word useage with the accent (like cockney slang with a standard english accent), it took me a while to work out what was wrong, but other than that the accent was very good.

    Can I throw something else in here? I was recently listening to an American book set in England, and to have english charactures using works like "lawyers" instead of solicitors and taking something to the nearest police HQ in London... well, that's Scotland Yard, there is only 1 HQ... I never noticed it when I read the book but to hear it... (but maybe thats to do wih my dyslexia - I think I make half of it up myself when I read normally!).
    Free Charmed.

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Worst movie accents
    By celeb_2006 in forum Television and Movies
    Replies: 137
    Last Post: May 14th, 2009, 12:03 AM
  2. Which Foreign Guy Should You Date?
    By Honey in forum Laughs and Oddities
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: September 10th, 2007, 11:08 AM
  3. Who will win the 'adopt a foreign orphan' Sweepstakes?
    By Sojiita in forum Miscellaneous
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: November 20th, 2006, 04:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts