British Accent

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 ...

Meryl Streep Nails a British Accent…Again

Meryl Streep has been earning raves for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, which opened in New York and Los Angeles last weekend and arrives on British screens this Friday (Jan. 6).

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. ...

Anne Hathaway’s British Accent in ‘One Day’: Did She Get It Right?

Anne Hathaway has had the challenging task of doing a Yorkshire accent in the new British romantic drama One Day out next week (August 19) — and not everyone is happy with the results.

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 ...

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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