Why American Actors Suck At British Accents

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  • Published on:  Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Lots of British actors have really nailed their American accents, but Americans can't seem to imitate their peers across the pond. We spoke with Erik Singer, a dialect coach based in New York, to find out why British actors appear to be so much more skillful when it comes to accents and dialect on the big screen.The INSIDER team believes that life is an adventure! Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: https://thisisinsider.comINSIDER on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisisinsider/INSIDER on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisisinsider/INSIDER on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisisinsiderINSIDER on Snapchat: https://insder.co/2KJLtVo
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  • CozmicK G

     1 years ago

    I'm British, but sometimes when I'm using voice chat in games people think I'm just an American doing a bad British accent. Apparently even I can't do a good British accent.

  • Siann The irrelevant youtuber

     13 days ago

    I’m British my friends think I’m American because of my voice,it’s kinda irritating...

  • Calum Carlyle

     15 days ago

    @quan Brooklyn kid and note I said English accents, even though you said UK. The idea that Scottish or Northern Irish accents would be confused with English ones is just too ridiculous to even comment on.

  • Z1000Jeff

     3 months ago

    I'm Scottish, so Siri never had any idea what I was on about until I developed my Californian accent.

  • LmaoMoni

     10 days ago


  • Alvin

     5 months ago

    Well, Sir Savage the 21st nailed both american and british accents

  • rest

     1 months ago

    shut up u nonce

  • Abidjanaise

     1 months ago

    Matt Schumacher He probably did before he came to America and lost it.

  • Mini Jay

     3 months ago

    My default British accent: “ELLO GOVNA”

  • Amiuwu

     7 days ago

    Mini Jay I’m British and I have no idea why people say that same phrase

  • JHJ 23

     3 months ago

    Tbf I struggle to do a welsh accent and I’m welsh

  • I. Mills

     5 days ago

    @Ben Rodhouse Lol. You're 1/16 Welsh? What's the point in even considering that. It's nothing.

  • Ben Rodhouse

     5 days ago

    I’m a 16th welsh and I can do a great welsh accent just try saying here as hyur

  • Gaybo

     8 months ago

    He’s faking an American accent the whole time

  • Kye Talks

     12 days ago

    @MaggiePayne916 Well I mean certain Canadian accents have parallels with certain Irish ones. Most notably the Newfie accent, which sounds more Irish than Canadian, but even the rural Ontarian accent has the same ou sound as Northern Ireland, and a few other traits as well. Like the ar sound, which Nova Scotia also has, and they have it really strongly, to the point it's just any vowel followed by R. Hell I think part of why the Quebecor accent has a hard th instead of the soft one that France French...

  • theninjamaster67

     24 days ago

    @RobotikEmpire yah what's your point? they have specific things in their accent too just like everywhere else

  • Kate The Great

     3 months ago

    Tom Hardy and James McAvoy are accent chameleons

  • Katie Did

     8 days ago

    Nah. Cate Blanchett. And Hugh Jackman is usually pretty good too.

  • Shawn

     10 days ago

    Tom Hardy? I need subtitles to understand him, his accent is mumbling

  • Chris 389

     3 months ago

    Americans haven’t had to worry about sounding British since 1776 lol

  • qperci80

     3 days ago

    Nitya Tinn Tathatsu no shit glad you shared that basic information

  • Nitya Tinn Tathatsu

     4 days ago

    America was once colony of British. Ik lots of ameriCUNTs dod’t know that bc they are dumb :l

  • He He

     2 months ago

    Not just British accents but they are EXTREMELY terrible at Australian accents! 😂🤦🏼‍♀️😬

  • Helen B

     2 days ago

    Before Heath Ledger became famous a lot of Americans on film forums criticized his performance in 10 Things I Hate About You and said that if they wanted the character to be Australian they should have hired an Australian instead of Heath and his "bad Australian accent." They just wouldn't believe that he was really Australian. I don't know what they were hearing when he spoke 😂I know a lot of Americans think Wentworth is a "British" (I always assume they mean English) show thoug...

  • Jasmine Reeves

     4 days ago

    I grew up with australian friends and talked to them all the time so I naturally learned how to talk like an aussie. it’s weird though cuz I can’t do british perfectly 😂

  • Eddie Troy

     3 months ago

    Fun fact, that dude is like 6’7” lol... I got to work with him on an HBO pilot. Nice guy.

  • Brooke Jonas

     7 days ago

    He says on his own channel that he’s taller than Conan O’Brien😂

  • Boris Farage

     16 days ago

    But he has a tiny cock!