• Why so many British actors in American productions?

    6 monthes ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    As a viewer from a non-Anglophone country, I noticed that there is a quite high proportion of British actors in American films and TV shows.
    They often portray British characters: a handful of agents in Agents of SHIELD , both the main character and Jarvis in Agent Carter , so many villains opposing an American lead and so on.
    I have heard the suggestion that “Americans like British accent” , but this can be easily opposed by the large number of British actors interpreting American characters : Hugh Laurie as Dr House, Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, Anthony Hopkins as Nixon, some of the main...
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