Warning: Kim Cattrall Is… Secretly British

Kim Cattrall

It seems strange to think that around the time that Kim Cattrall was born in 1956 in Liverpool, a bunch of local kids were thinking about forming the band which would eventually become the Beatles. Not that she’d be around to see it happen, having emigrated to Canada at three months old, and only coming back when she was 11.

Five years later, and fresh out of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Kim was off to New York to seek her fortune. It might have taken her a smidge longer to become a household name than she may have hoped, but she got there in the end.

Oh, by the way, that accent she uses in Sex and the City? Not British.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE2gDnnqFg4

We’ll be outing more “Secretly British” celebs in the coming days. Tweet us @anglophenia your favorite undercover Brits using the #SecretlyBritish hashtag.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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