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In BBC AMERICA new original series Orphan Black, a troubled outsider Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah cleans out her lookalike’s bank account and assumes her life but soon discovers that she’s just one among many clones roaming the Earth — and that someone’s trying to kill her.
Intriguing fiction or reality? You need only look to your TV screen to realize that clones are all around us. Our American celebrities may not know it, but there exists a parallel world on the other side of the Atlantic where there are people who look just like them.
Check out our list of stars and their transatlantic doppelgangers. See the strong “family” resemblance?
Alan Cumming and Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens
Episodes star Tamsin Greig and Rachel Maddow
Episodes star Stephen Mangan and Jerry Seinfeld
Kate Bush and Mary Steenburgen
Mark Strong and Andy Garcia
Thandie Newton and Zoe Saldana
Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman
Lark Rise to Candleford‘s Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Jake Gyllenhaal
Carey Mulligan and Michelle Williams
Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott (yes, he’s Irish) and Mark Ruffalo
Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke and Miley Cyrus
Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood
Emily Blunt and Katy Perry
James McAvoy and Everwood‘s Gregory Smith (half-Canadian)
Cheryl Cole and Eva Longoria
Rufus Sewell and Joaquin Phoenix
Can you think of any other British celebrities who have American “clones”? Tell us below:
Orphan Black premieres Saturday, March 30 at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA.