WATCH: Can Colin Firth Do A Decent Southern Accent?

Colin Firth

This is the trailer for Colin Firth’s new movie Main Street, in which he plays a southern businessman looking to transform the town of Durham, North Carolina, which is struggling to keep going in the face of massive economic pressure.

Which of course means that he ‘s got to get the accent right. Orlando Bloom’s in it too, as a local policeman, and he too has clearly had some lessons from a voice coach.

The question is, how well have they done? The Brits are the first to carp when an accent goes astray, but have they bitten off more accent than they can chew?

Tell us here:

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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