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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    Worst London accent in film? The nominees are....

    Nine nominations, from Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins (of course) to Forest Whitaker (The Crying Game) to Ewan MacGregor and Colin Farrell (Cassandra’s Dream). With videos demonstrating the point. Your least favorite?

    Crap Cockneys: And The Nominations For The Worst London Accent Are… (Anorak)

    The horror....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Palm Springs
    Dick van Dyke is so good in that movie he can use any ol' made-up accent he likes, IMO!

    I'm not sure most Americans can understand a true Cockney accent. I suspect actors are going for something that sounds generally Cockney, but isn't so extreme as to require subtitles. Listen to the Original Broadway Cast album of OLIVER! for a good example.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Yep, loved Forest Whitaker in 'The Crying Game,' too, though oh brother (winces) that accent!

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