Bristish Actresses with perfect American accent.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nick, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. Nick

    Nick Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    0
    There's so many actors and actresses from other english spoken country that can speak perfect American accent.

    Some of them speak so good that I thought were American.

    The girl form Pearl Harbor forgot her name. Minie Driver.

    Claire Forlani (meet joe black) Cate Blanchett and Jude Law.

    Do they have classes for these guys to take or what ?

    I was wondering if any of the American actors and actresses can do a good job with Bristish accent.

    Anybody from Britain over here ?
     
  2. Peter Kim

    Peter Kim Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2001
    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    0
    I believe the actress you're referring to is Kate Beckinsdale (sp?). She surprised me in The Last Days of Disco...spoke as a Yank in that one too. She is a stunning, classical beauty.

    I always am impressed by the Brits who can tune an American accent perfectly. Although, I always think of it as losing their British accent.
     
  3. Tom-G

    Tom-G Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2000
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    2
    Since you mentioned actors and actresses, I would add Tim Roth, Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter to the list.

    There are lots of terrific actors that come from the United Kingdom and they all seem to do a wonderful American accent. Conversely, there are wonderful actors that come from the United States, but most of them can't do a good British accent (save for Gwyneth Paltrow and Forest Whittaker).
     
  4. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2000
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Tim Roth and Gary Oldman are the best actresses of them all. [​IMG]
    Sorry, Tom, couldn't resist. :b
     
  5. Nick

    Nick Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm pretty sure there's more than what I have listed.

    Thanks to the special on DVD that I can find out their true accent.
     
  6. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 1998
    Messages:
    11,881
    Likes Received:
    849
    Location:
    Michigan
    While not British, I always admired how Nicole Kidman could speak with a fine American accent.
     
  7. Ike

    Ike Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2000
    Messages:
    1,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    But, there are few who don't seem to catch it. They over do it, trying for a New York accent.

    And even with some Brits, if they fool me (say I think they are American from watching the movie, then I realize they are British), if I go back and listen close, you can tell it's never 100% smooth. Helena Bohnam Carter comes to mind. In some lines in Fight Club, if you listen for it, she is clearly got a British undertone.

    Is an American accent easier to do that British?
     
  8. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    29,689
    Likes Received:
    5,011
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Scott,

    Did you know that Nicole Kidman was actually born in America.

    Crawdaddy
     
  9. Tom-G

    Tom-G Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2000
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    2
     
  10. Nick

    Nick Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now that you mentioned Kenneth Brannagh. His ex-wife Emma Thompson did a good american accent in "Dead again" too.
     
  11. Chris Harvey

    Chris Harvey Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2001
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, I'm American, so no doubt my ear can't catch some of the subtleties, but I was impressed with both Elijah Wood and Sean Astin's efforts in FOTR.
     
  12. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
     
  13. JohnRice

    JohnRice Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    8,826
    Likes Received:
    220
    Real Name:
    John
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Should admire James Marsters British accent on Buffy, I can't get used to his real voice [​IMG]
     
  15. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    29,689
    Likes Received:
    5,011
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Speaking of television, the actor that played Higgins on Magnum P.I. was American.

    Crawdaddy
     
  16. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 1998
    Messages:
    11,881
    Likes Received:
    849
    Location:
    Michigan
     
  17. Dave Reichert

    Dave Reichert Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2001
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    While her American accent isn't too great, I would rather watch Elizabeth Hurley than any other British actress!
     
  18. Ashley Seymour

    Ashley Seymour Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2000
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jane Seymour does a pretty good job of sounding like a prairie dr.
     
  19. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,677
    Likes Received:
    439
    Nicole Kidman does a Russian accent in her upcoming film, "Birthday Girl".
     
  20. Tom-G

    Tom-G Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2000
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    2
    I thought of another one, and this time it's an actress [​IMG]
    Naomi Watts. The first time I noticed her was in "Mulholland Drive" and I would have never guessed she is British.
     

Share This Page