View Single Post
Old 06-16-2019, 10:29 PM
hajario's Avatar
hajario is offline
Charter Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Posts: 16,124
Originally Posted by Blank Slate View Post
By and large, American audiences don't notice or care if an Aussie or Brit mangles an American accent. In Britain, it's an entirely different story. If a middle class actor doesn't nail a posh accent or a Geordie isn't convincing as Liverpudlian or, heaven forfend, an English actor can't imitate a Scot, there will be gnashing of teeth and an agonized, nationwide debate. And if a foreigner fails at it...armageddon.
The actor who played Cora in Downton Abbey had a terrible American accent. I didn't realize that she was supposed to be American for several episodes.