British Actors Doing Bad American Accents Is the Best

by Elizabeth Thompson

Back at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in October, BBC America Anglophenia host Siobhan Thompson asked British actors to do their best-worst American accents -- and made the same challenge to American actors -- and the results are pretty great. Watch as stars from Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, Episodes, House of Cards and more do horrendous Robert De Niro impressions, East Coast accents, talk about liking burgers and basically sound like they have a pound of mashed potatoes in their mouths at all times. Which, accurate. Representing the United States, Lea Thompson does a hideous British accent and Jon Favreau gives himself a lame out. Boo! Brits for the win.

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