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Articles Tagged 'Americans Playing Brits'


Maggie Gyllenhaal Gets Her British On in UK TV Role

We recently did a post on British actors portraying Americans. Well, it goes both ways. Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight Rises) is set to star in the BBC2 drama The Honourable Woman portraying a British life peer named Nessa Stein. The story revolves around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It will broadcast  on both BBC2 and the […]

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. Any filmgoer with fingers nimble enough to Google past video clips featuring the real Mrs. Thatcher […]