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39 Celebs Who You Probably Completely Forget or Don’t Know Are NOT American

Until You Hear Them Talk in Real Life

by Lauren Yapalater | BuzzFeed | April 3, 2022

These actors are good at acting.

28. Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis from Billions is from England. Listen to his real accent here:

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A Taxonomy of Hot Male British Actors

The HBAs of Cumberbatch Island

by Michael Baumann | The Ringer | March 24, 2022

This weekend marks the return of ‘Bridgerton,’ a series that celebrates society journalism—and lusting after Brits. To celebrate, here’s an exploration of the different types of attractive male British actors—from the prototypes to the ones currently ruling the screen and a select group of men who currently dominate Hollywood: Hot British Actors™ (HBAs).

The HBA is hardly a new phenomenon; it’s been part of the American cultural furniture since your grandparents were down bad (or whatever the postwar equivalent is) for Sean Connery and Richard Burton. But now these actors are everywhere—wielding affected American accents like a plumber wields a wrench. They’re hiding in plain sight, not just in our romantic dramas and superhero movies, but our network sitcoms and prime-time soaps as well. Paul Revere is rummaging through his saddlebags right now, trying to figure out how many lanterns to light for “by screen.”

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British Actors With the Best American Accents – Feb 25, 2021

Hall of Fame

by Vince Mancini | Uproxx | February 25, 2021

Mastering an American accent has become a rite of passage for British and Australian actors, and assorted other former British colonies. It’s an interesting phenomenon: in America we send most of our young actors through the teenybopper homogenizing machine, which spits out enough semi-interchangeable over-coiffed influencers every year to fill Disney Channel sitcoms and country music contracts. The downside of which is that casting directors looking for someone “authentic” looking frequently land on actors born and raised thousands of miles away. Half of our superheroes are English and Australian.

This, in turn, has led to a class of actors so good at American accents that hearing their natural ones in interviews is downright shocking. This past month alone has seen the release of Judas And The Black Messiah, starring British actor Daniel Kaluuya as American revolutionary Fred Hampton, and now Cherry, starring Brit Tom Holland as an Ohioan with an opiate addiction (actually Holland’s second turn as an Ohioan after Devil All The Time). Kaluuya looks like a lock for a Best Actor nomination, but both are quickly proving themselves masters of the American accent, and American regional accents.

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Chief Rivalry Cricket Match Authors vs. Actors 2020 – Aug 26, 2020

Leader of the Pack

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 26, 2020

As Team Captain, Damian skippered a victory for the Actors Cricket Club against team rival The Authors on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Ascott Park Cricket Ground located at the Ascott Estate in Ascott, Buckinghamshire, England.

Damian championed a win by 14 runs despite 49 for the 9th wicket put on by Jon Hotten and Charlie Campbell. This is the second year in a row that Damian has led his team to victory. 

Sponsored by Rathbones, the match was umpired by John Betts and scored by Laura Jeffrey. Stars of both screen and page participated in the match, including:

The Actors: Team Captain Damian Lewis, Gwyn Jones, Paul Lichtenstern, Peter Sandys-Clarke, Antony Jardine, Nathan Lee, Lachlan Nieboer, Geoff Streatfeild, Dan Tuite, Ben Willbond, and Alastair Whatley.

The Authors: Team Captain Charlie Campbell, Richard Beard, Matt Thacker, David Owen, Peter Frankopan, Chris Hemmings, Nick Campion, Nicholas Hogg, Tom Holland, Jon Hotten, and Anthony McGowan.

We hear it was a great match and lovely setting. Until next year!

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Chief Rivalry Cricket Match of the Summer – Aug 22, 2019

The Authors vs. The Actors XI, 2019

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 22, 2019

Source: Instagram @actorsxi

It was the biggest cricket match of the summer today, August 22, 2019, as The Authors took on their oldest rivals, The Actors at Eton College.

Over the past eight seasons The Authors have played cricket teams of priests, publishers, soldiers, lawyers, bankers, tea planters and prison guards but they could not score a ‘W’ against their chief rivalry The Actors.

Damian’s team scored a victory today as The Authors lost to The Actors by 39 runs, ending a five year losing streak. Cheers to Damian’s team, The Actors!

Sponsored by Rathbones, the match was umpired by John Betts and scored by Peter Harding. Stars of both screen and page participated in the match, including:

The Actors: Team Captain Damian Lewis, Nick Asbury, Ant Jardine, Nathan Lee, Lachlan Nieboer, Julian Ovenden, Geoff Streatfeild, William Troughton, Dan Tuite, Ben Willbond, and James Wrighton.

The Authors: Team Captain Charlie Campbell, Arthur Beard, Richard Beard, Ben Falk, Sebastian Faulks, Nicholas Hogg, Tom Holland, Jon Hotten, Vaseem Khan, Anthony McGowan, and Adam Rutherford.

To view more images of the match, please visit our Gallery here.