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Just because I'm re-watching the wire.
Absolutely fucking scandalous
the awkward voice acting of the original games
her from Peep Show. She only did the west country thing half the time and mainly towards the beginning. Last couple of episodes nothing. Nothing. Awful.
just sounded English.
thought he had the best put-on accent in the whole show
wrong British actor in The Wire
both times I've been over there, plenty of them just assumed I was from a different part of America.**
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When an actor's accent isn't correct for the specific region of the country that the character is meant to be from (in a similar way to how people in this country get het up about southern actors just putting on a Yorkshire accent when the character is meant to be from Derby or somewhere).
It grinds when it's obviously a superstar parachuted into a role to increase box-office appeal, e.g. Anne Hathaway in One Day, or Nick Berry in Hartbeat.
even to non-American ears. McNulty's worth it just for English "accent" whilst under cover.
an english accent doing an american doing a bad english accent
mcnulty is woeful the entire time and that only adds insult to injury
Well. The critics generally point out inconsistencies. You would be surprised tho how many Brits currently take the lead roles in us tv shows playing Americans.
Americans confuse my Scottish accent with everything from German to Australian. Apparently it's because they're not exposed to our accents like we are to theirs through American tv and film
I reckon it's because the standard "Scottish" accents in TV/Film are either gritty Glaswegians or those comical attempts at Highland accents. North-East Scotland just doesn't register as a Scottish accent...but then again I'm oh so middle class I mightn't even have an accent.
since moving to glasgow 5 years ago english people seem to think I sound scottish now, there was a lot of discussion about this on tour in particular where everyone except me and alan is scottish and yet people seemed surprised when I told them I was english. Weirder still, people who've known me for years seem to think my voice has changed, which annoyed our (very nationalistic) drummer no end.
that in the Wire, you can spot the English ones, because they speak in really gravelly voices - presumably this is the easiest way to bluff the accent? Whereas the actual Americans seem to have a lot more range of pitch.
Anyone seen The Great Gatsby? Joel Edgerton's American accent is totally appalling in it, most of the time he's just giving up and using his real Australian (?) one.
Drusilla - no