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hugh laurie's accent

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    theimortal2

    [1]Feb 1, 2006
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    i just saw hugh laurie interviewed for the first time (i mean it was the first time i've seen him interviewed) on the fox now feature of fox.com and damn he has a strong accent. if i was listening to the interview and didn't know it was him i wouldn't think it was him.
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    ainav

    [2]Feb 1, 2006
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    yup. its amazing how he hides it, I have a British accent myself and I have no idea how to hide it like that.
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    _kat

    [3]Feb 1, 2006
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    Yeah. I was really surprised when I watched the interview with him and how he hides the accent!! I wonder if he actually has an accent. :S joke
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    more_ncis_now

    [4]Feb 1, 2006
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    He sounds much better with an american accent, and you can't tell that he's putting it on (well I can't anyway). In fact, it took me a while to realise he was not talking in his normal accent! I know, I know, I should really pay more attention!
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    dalilone

    [5]Feb 2, 2006
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    lol.. i saw hugh laurie in an interview and i reckon that when he puts on his american accent he tends to sound more playful... humourous.. but with his normal british accent he sounds more serious... more his age.

    ciao
    dalilone
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    sasg_2

    [6]Feb 2, 2006
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    I love his accent. First time I heard him in a n interview I was amazed. I had no idea he was English because he hides the accent really, really good
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    dcongerx

    [8]Feb 3, 2006
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    I couldn't believe his accent the first time I was told that he had one. He sounds so natural without!
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    Noobs21

    [9]Feb 4, 2006
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    He does "slip" into his normal British accent in an episode; I'm trying to locate which one now, but I'm pretty sure it was in season 1.

    If I find it I'll post it

    [Edit starts here]

    The episode is "The Socratic Method" and it should be airing on Friday Feb. 10th on USA. Since I think the opening ceremonies are on NBC, I don't think anything else will air on USA at that time.
    Edited on 02/04/2006 8:45am
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    ebbixx

    [10]Feb 4, 2006
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    Is a buffoon? Or plays one? Both he and Stephen Fry (his acting and writing partner for many years in the UK) are brilliant, well-educated actors. It's an actor's job to master accents. I loved that Bryan Singer was caught with his pants down when he first viewed Laurie's screentest.
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    crazy_mands86

    [11]Feb 14, 2006
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    I couldn't believe it when I first heard it! It was when he received the award for House, I was like HOLY CRAP HE HAS AN ACCENT! I don't think I could disguise my voice that well if I had one, and I have a thing for english/british accents, there so incredibly sexy.
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    _kat

    [12]Feb 16, 2006
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    I remember when I used to watch 101 Dalmations a 101 times, and I remembered Hugh Laurie when I just started watching House, and I was like, wow! Does he have and accent? Or not. lol
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    lulu48

    [13]Feb 17, 2006
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    I wish the actors and actresses would be allowed to use thier natural accent..loved "The Guardian"..didn't know that Simon Baker was Australian until he was on a talk show..
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    tachael

    [14]Feb 17, 2006
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    he does hide it very well, some people obviously didnt realise he wasnt american and he should be given more credit for it,especialy when I as, a brit see on some american shows, americans attempting an english accent and really not getting to grips with it at all.
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    GPHemsley

    [15]Feb 17, 2006
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    He actually slips up in quite a few episodes of Season 1, sometimes (possibly) even having to redub the lines after the fact. It's fun to try to listen for it. (As an aside, the trivia for "The Socratic Method" says that he pretends to be an English doctor; hence, he uses his real accent.) By Season 2, he seems to have gotten the hang of it quite well.
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    henious

    [16]Feb 17, 2006
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    going into the show i already knew he was british so when i first had him I had a similar reaction to many of you when you first saw an interview with him. I was like WOW!! he really does hide it well
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    ilovemilo

    [17]Feb 20, 2006
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    Ya he does hide it extremely well, but I do find that once in a while his British accent is more apparent!! But what I find is really weird is when you think about Hugh Laurie on Stuart Little and you watch his burly personality on House.
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    maximumattack

    [18]Feb 24, 2006
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    I don't think he does such a good job of sounding American, and I liked him better on Blackadder!
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    ilovnick

    [19]Feb 24, 2006
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    his accent is dead strong am from liverpool NOW are accent is strong when i try to do american its pathetic he must have had some good teacher if he had one hes brillant
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    BigRedNev

    [20]Feb 26, 2006
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    It's because he's from a place called Eccles, where the accent is remarkably similar to his on the show.
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