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Brits Doing An American Accent!

 
 
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 10:47 am
Wow!

I gotta try an experiment. You are all invited to comment on my new discussion thread:

http://able2know.org/topic/192648-1
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firefly
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 08:58 am
I would not have guessed that Hugh Laurie ("House") and Linus Roach ("Law & Order") were British. They both do an "American accent" extremely well.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 10:11 am
@firefly,
You didn't go through Fry & Laurie or Jeeves & Wooster.



firefly
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 11:23 am
@izzythepush,
Those are funny. Laughing

I wasn't aware of any of Laurie's previous work before I saw him on "House". But I'm glad "House" occasionally gave him a chance to display some of his musical talent.
Just last week, I caught a "House" re-run with this musical dream sequence.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 12:50 pm
@firefly,
I bet he loved that. He's always been known primarily for comedy, but he is a bit of a renaissance man. He reminds me of Dudley Moore.

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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 05:30 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Have you also noticed that with precious few exceptions when Brit singers warble, they sound like Americans?

Notable exceptions: Peter Noone, Ray Davies and Chungabunga.

Not only does Adele sound American she sounds African-American.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2012 01:38 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
What about Chaz and Dave?
mismi
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2012 06:25 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Singing tends to relinquish most accents. Unless of course you need them. I love to hear the affected country vocals. You know some of those folks have just put that twang on like a coat.
But I guess whatever sells records.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2012 07:38 am
@izzythepush,
Neither is it true of 'The Only Band That Matters.'

This is one of my favourites, originally from Sandanista!
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2012 09:31 am
Izzy, Firefly, Finn, Mismi—everyone else from earlier, lots of good stuff. I thank you all a bunch for your interest and postings..

David Harewood, who plays David Estes, Carrie Mathison’s bosses boss in the CIA in SHO’s Homeland, was a surprise for me. His American accent is exceptional. Never suspected for a moment.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2012 09:37 am
@Frank Apisa,
The thing is, we know they're ours because we've seen them on our stuff before.
This is him as Friar Tuck.

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