Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Best & Worst Fake Accents in SF

Fake Americans Of Science Fiction: The Best And Worst Fake American Accents From Scifi's Army Of Brits: "Were you shocked to realize Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) was secretly British? When you were mining through Battlestar Galactica DVD bonus features, did you start yelling at the screen when Lee Adama spoke with a British accent? It turns out American science fiction is crammed with aliens — British and Australian people, that is — doing fake American accents. But some of them are better at it than others. We rank the Brits (and a few Aussies) playing Americans in scifi, from best to worst."


Todd Mason said...

The worst Brit import attempting a Yank accent recently was Jack Davenport at the beginning of SWINGTOWN. He sounded as if he was still doing his intentionally fake Australian accent from an episode of COUPLING.

Brent McKee said...

They're everywhere of course. On Without A Trace three of the principal characters are played by two Aussies (Anthony Lapaglia, Poppy Montgomery) and a Brit (Marianne Jean-Baptiste).