British actors

  • beaujangle

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    Jun 09, 2009 12:37 PM GMT
    I've got a thing for British celebrities. Actually it was the movie 'Maurice' when I first noticed Hugh Grant and I was thinking 'wow, how Oxfbridge!'

    I also Like Ewan McGregor and Jamie Oliver. It's the entire package, the accent, good manners, mild, & true gentlemen, etc.......

    Anyone here also feel the same?
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    Jun 09, 2009 1:43 PM GMT
    beaujangle saidI've got a thing for British celebrities. Actually it was the movie 'Maurice' when I first noticed Hugh Grant and I was thinking 'wow, how Oxfbridge!'

    I also Like Ewan McGregor and Jamie Oliver. It's the entire package, the accent, good manners, mild, & true gentlemen, etc.......

    Anyone here also feel the same?


    wow what is this thing that get americans so besotted about british acccentsicon_question.gif not that i'm complaining mind you. icon_razz.gif

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    Jun 09, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    But it is the supposed air of good breeding and sophistication when mixed with the accent that gets you apparently.

    i do notice that american men tend not to be as 'civilized' as european men. but give em time. it's a young country after all
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    Jun 09, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    clearly you have never spent any significant time with a Briton. without a doubt, british men are the "dirtiest", most out for a perv men on the planet, not that thats bad, however the gentile exterior is for the street, the ones I have known are kinky freaks in the sheets icon_biggrin.gif , he accent is nice, but by no means anywhere as hot as an aussie one.
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    Jun 09, 2009 2:03 PM GMT
    an aussie accent- sorry - that has to be one of the most unattractive accents there is. icon_razz.gif. and i do have an aussie ex. and we are on very good terms.

    but i would have to agree that the brits can be quite kinky between the sheets. it's all due to that repressed stiff upper lip thing, i supposeicon_razz.gif
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    Jun 09, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
    IMHO, British actors are the best in the world, and in general run circles around US actors. The US has certainly had its own standouts over the years, on stage & screen, but the Brits are consistently extraordinary. And it's not just their native accent that sets them apart; many of them can acquire an accent from any part of the US that can match the best of us.
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    Jun 09, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
    true, british actors are amazingly talented

    sir laurence olivier, ian mckellen and don't forget the great john cleese icon_biggrin.gif



  • danisnotstr8

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    Jun 09, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
    I <3 Emma Thompson
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    Jun 09, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    judi dench

    and how can we forget the great ABFAB duo

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    Jun 09, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    Orlando Bloom - plays Paris in Troy
    Hugh Grant - such a romantic heartthrob
    Charlie Hunnam - plays Nathan in Queer As Folk UK icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 09, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    The legend that is John Hurt, his voice is just so nice, I would like him on my sat nav, answer phone, alarm clock etc etc.

    He also happens to be an amazing actor, from stage, to screen.
  • Delivis

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    Jun 09, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    Stephen Fry is my favorite. We share much opinion on many subjects.
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    Jun 09, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    Delivis saidStephen Fry is my favorite. We share much opinion on many subjects.


    Stephen Fry is officially a national treasure.
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    Jun 09, 2009 7:35 PM GMT
    dashdashdash saidThe legend that is John Hurt, his voice is just so nice, I would like him on my sat nav, answer phone, alarm clock etc etc.

    He also happens to be an amazing actor, from stage, to screen.

    Yes, he's done some wonderful things. Among my personal favorites, though by no means all, would be his portrayal of gay activist Quentin Crisp, in the autobiographical "The Naked Civil Servant," as the Roman Emperor Caligula in the Brit TV mini-series version of "I, Claudius" and a cameo in the first of the Harry Potter movies.
  • Delivis

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    Jun 09, 2009 8:31 PM GMT
    dashdashdash said
    Delivis saidStephen Fry is my favorite. We share much opinion on many subjects.


    Stephen Fry is officially a national treasure.


    Listen to the discussion, think they called it a debate (on youtube) between him and Christopher Hicthens. Especially the last few minutes, Stephen Fry at his best and most eloquent.
  • Android17

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    Jun 09, 2009 8:46 PM GMT
    Dr. Hooouussee!!! haha, I mean Hugh Laurie.
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    Jun 09, 2009 8:48 PM GMT
    jprichva saidFunniest Stephen Fry line in a movie:

    From "Peter's Friends". He plays a gay man who is propositioned by Emma Thompson. He looks uncomfortable and blurts, "Sorry, I'm not in the vagina business."



    Being both a close personal friend of Emma Thompson, and a gay man I doubt he struggled with that part.

    He was back on TV this last sunday in the third series of Kingdom, and I know he is filming the sixth or so series of the quiz show QI as two of my friends went to a recording of it last Thursday.

    The part he played in V for Vendetta I thought was superb too, I just wish that Hugh Laurie would stop messing around playing the lead in House MD and Fry and Laurie would do some more of the comedy work they did in the 1990's

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    Jun 09, 2009 9:31 PM GMT
    dashdashdash said...I just wish that Hugh Laurie would stop messing around playing the lead in House MD and Fry and Laurie would do some more of the comedy work they did in the 1990's

    Actually going back to the 1980s, and I agree, I'd love to see them together again, a great comedy duo. You wouldn't know it from the House TV series, but Laurie could be as daft & goofy as Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean).

    Once again, the incredible range of those British actors.
  • cbrett

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    Jun 10, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidan aussie accent- sorry - that has to be one of the most unattractive accents there is. icon_razz.gif. and i do have an aussie ex. and we are on very good terms.

    but i would have to agree that the brits can be quite kinky between the sheets. it's all due to that repressed stiff upper lip thing, i supposeicon_razz.gif



    Its a shame that most English lads are slappers and don't sound like prince William and their nice breeding has been lost to the American culture
  • cbrett

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    Jun 10, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    don't get me wrong they do sound good and the actors that have been mentioned are great and yes some Aussies accent are bad too
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    Jun 10, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    Is it wrong that Rowan Atkinson gets me hard?

  • cbrett

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    Jun 10, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidIs it wrong that Rowan Atkinson gets me hard?




    Not at all he is funny and hot lol
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    Jun 10, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    Another Blackadder alum. Brian Blessed does it for me tooicon_redface.gif

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    Jun 10, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    I like a British gentleman just as much as the rest of you.
    But I also like them with a bit of an edge as well. ;-)

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    Daniel Craig
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    Henry Cavill
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    Jason Statham
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    Jun 10, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
    One of my favorite British actors / who also reminds me of one of my favorite R.J. men!
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