Accent

Which Brit Has the Most Desirable Accent?

There are many reasons why British voices and accents are greeted with increased (and entirely appropriate) levels of reverence and respect all over the world. Some of them are historical—the British Empire was very big, after all, ...

Five Lessons That Will Help Sort Out Your ‘British’ Accent

First of all, it’s important to state that there is no ‘British’ accent. There are so many regional dialects spread across tiny geographical areas that to arrive in, say, Swansea or Leicester (pronounced ...

For Your Consideration: ‘The Hour’s Dominic West, Golden Globe Nominee

The Golden Globes are handed out this Sunday (January 15), and there’s not only tough competition for the Golden Globe’s best actor in a TV movie/miniseries category, but the contest is especially Brit-heavy. Out of five ...

Technology 2 – English Language O

Apple has heavily touted its iPhone 4S’s new voice recognition feature known as Siri, which is supposed to understand what you say to it and actually answer back using words.

Streep, Hathaway Face Scrutiny over On-screen British Accents

Meryl Streep may be the acknowledged Queen of Accents, but even she could come in for criticism when she starts mouthing off as former three-term British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, a biopic opening December 16. ...

WATCH: Can Colin Firth Do A Decent Southern Accent?

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 ...

Five Strong UK Regional Accents That DID Succeed In America

In tribute to poor old Cheryl Cole, whose natural mode of expression seems to have caused so many furrowed brows among so many hopeful performers on the US X Factor that she had to be sent home in disgrace (if we’re reading the ...

Russell Brand Says American TV Execs Should Listen Better

OK so we promise we won’t be running lots and lots of stories about the American X Factor and who is and is not going to be judging it this year. Frankly the way things are going, they should get the contestants to decide ...

Ray Winstone: Voice Coach To The Stars

If you’ve seen Mel Gibson’s performance as a puppeteer in The Beaver, and marvelled at the accuracy with which he nails the London accent for his furry friend, well, there’s a reason for that. Far from being a dubbed ...

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