HomeTV NewsTen British and Australian TV Actors You Thought Were American Ten British and Australian TV Actors You Thought Were American Paul Tassi+ November 19, 2012 TV News 8 Comments Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 View All Next Tweet Pin It Related Posts Dexter 5.03 “Practically Perfect” Recap Cartoon Network Faces Lawsuit Over The Annoying Orange World’s Wildest Police Videos Preview: Get Ready for More Explosive Chases About The Author ptassi Paul Tassi In addition to writing for TVOvermind, Paul has contributed to major publications such as Forbes. He's a video game expert as well as TV and Movie guy. 8 Comments Johannes P Anderson November 20, 2012 I knew all of them except 7 weren’t american (I’ve never watched an episode of Gossip Girl in my life) Log in to Reply LilyVonSchtupp November 22, 2012 I knew all of them, is it cheating if I’m English? :-) A few of those faces are very familiar to me from UK TV many years ago, before they became mega stars over ‘the pond’. Bizarrely, I suppose, I don’t rate Hugh Laurie’s attempt at an American accent, I guess that’s because my ear can hear his English accent running through it. It’s quite easy to pick an American actor mimicking an English accent because they usually don’t bother to change their usual pronunciation of words like ‘data’ ‘status’ and especially ‘pasta’. I’ll conceed that’s probably because the show their making is for an American audience, but it’s a dead giveaway to a native when they hear those different vowel sounds. Even if they do manage quite well most of the time, like David Anders. Log in to Reply JP November 24, 2012 This post looked promising, but the fact that the list only included video and no actual details of each actor was quite a let down. I appreciate someone who puts a little effort into their work. Log in to Reply roxanne November 29, 2012 no charlie hunnam? is he past convincing, i could have sworn he was californian. Log in to Reply Monkey Brains November 29, 2012 Seriously, some people can’t tell? Even deaf people can spot it. I don’t know what’s driving this American fixation with “exotic” Aussie actors in American roles, when many of them aren’t particularly talented — certainly no more than legions of American actors — and when none of them can totally nail the accent. It’s difficult to suspend disbelief when every time the actor opens his mouth you think “Bad fake accent”. IMHO, Aussies should only ever play Aussies, Americans should portray Americans, Brits play Brits, Germans for Germans, etc. Log in to Reply Sean Royce February 8, 2014 You are completely wrong on all levels. Log in to Reply Luca December 4, 2012 Knew all of those. And you forgot Joshua Bowman (Revenge) Log in to Reply barblibrarian February 11, 2013 And, another thing I find amazing is how many people do not know that Hugh Laurie is famous for his comedy! I am always shocked when I tell people how funny he is and they have no clue that House wasn’t the first thing he has ever done, nor the first thing shown in the United States. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.