Started by: dostaf (inactive)

Watched a film earlier with Anna Friel in it.

The girl done good in Americaland, but didn't try to lose her accent one bit.

Especially on the letter U's.

Land Of The Lost

Started: 26th Dec 2012 at 15:31

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Anna might not be able to alter the U's well enough, or without too much conscious effort, to make it worthwhile doing, Dostaf.

I prefer actors retaining their own accent rather than playing roles with unconvincing ones - though it can be easier said than done, especially when you're away from home, and if that's what you're directed to do, too.

Replied: 26th Dec 2012 at 15:53

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I eventually forgot about her accent and wondered where her shorts came from.

Then I realised, she'd cut off her trouser legs.

I don't like the unconvincing accents, myself, Jo Anne.

But I think Hugh Laurie really pulls it off in 'House'.

Though I wonder if our American cousins are as convinced?

Replied: 26th Dec 2012 at 15:57

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Not sure. Some viewers are naturally more attuned to accents & pronunciation than others - I'm not.

Replied: 26th Dec 2012 at 16:13

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Tom Georgeson is a great Scouse actor who has been in many things.

But his 'Cockney' type accents really grate witih me. Every now and again you can pick up a bit of Scouse.

Replied: 26th Dec 2012 at 16:20

Posted by: hindleyite (3995)

Talking of House,I recall the reaction to Hugh Laurie's first appearance on the Tonight Show,many Americans were truly shocked that he was in fact British.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 07:43

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

So he seems to be convincing to them then, Hindlyite.

House is a million miles from Prince George in Blackadder.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 15:11

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Have you watched the series, 'Homeland' , Hindleyite. Two of the lead actors in it are British.

Replied: 29th Dec 2012 at 19:31

Posted by: upthetims (6540)

Damien Lewis!!!Who's tother?

Replied: 2nd Jan 2013 at 15:41

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

David Harewood, UTT. He's a Brummie

Replied: 2nd Jan 2013 at 16:01


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