Monday, May 17, 2010

Quasi-Irish Accent by Australian Not as Bad as Cockney Accent by American

So the other day, when I said that D.V.D. was not mentioned when Russell Crowe's accent in Robin Hood was said to sound a wee bit Irish... I take it back. Only took a day for someone to jump on it.

The Independent, May 17, 2010, "Don't Mention the Accent" by Philip Hensher

Mr Crowe's attempt on a Northern accent in Robin Hood is not of a Dick van Dyke order of badness, but the Irish undertow is unmistakable. It is curious that he thought himself better placed to judge the accuracy of the impersonation than a native Englishman, but there it is.

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