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Old 15-08-2014, 18:25
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What US and Canadian actors have appeared in recent British shows?

Cuckoo:
Andy Samberg
Taylor Lautner

Downton:
Elizabeth McGovern
Shirley MacLaine


Any more?
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Old 15-08-2014, 18:58
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PJ Brennan played Doug Carter on Hollyoaks from 2010 to 2013.

Kevin McHale currently hosts Virtually Famous on E4/C4.

Jeremy Piven playing Mr Selfridge.

The announcer at the start of each 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

There's also a continuity announcer occasionally on E4 and More 4.
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Old 15-08-2014, 19:21
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Maggie Gyllenhaal, currently starriing in The Honouable Woman. An American actress who can put on a very convincing English accent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V78RxT_G8k
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Old 15-08-2014, 19:41
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Gillian Anderson, The Fall
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Old 15-08-2014, 20:02
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So, not many then ?
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Old 15-08-2014, 20:11
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You had rich fulcher from mighty boosh and the wrong door; which were on bbc3.
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Old 15-08-2014, 20:58
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What about British actors in American TV series ?

Hugh Laurie in House of course
Patrick Stewart in Star Trek the Next Generation
Davy Jones in The Monkees
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Old 15-08-2014, 21:00
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What about British actors in American TV series ?
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1933248
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Old 15-08-2014, 21:03
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The great Robert Vaughn was in Hustle.
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Old 15-08-2014, 23:34
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Steve Tanner who married Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street .
(showing my age)
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Old 15-08-2014, 23:39
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Maggie Gyllenhaal, currently starriing in The Honouable Woman. An American actress who can put on a very convincing English accent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V78RxT_G8k
That's amazing, she's more British than the British!
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Old 15-08-2014, 23:42
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What about British actors in American TV series ?

Hugh Laurie in House of course
Patrick Stewart in Star Trek the Next Generation
Davy Jones in The Monkees
This is almost inexhaustible as lots if Brits play American in US shows...

John Mahoney (born and raised in Lancashire) went on to play Frasier's Dad.
Jane Seymour was Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Nicolette Sheridan played an all American housewife.
Even Birmingham's own Lucy Davis has had a few American roles recently.

We're big business stateside.
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Old 15-08-2014, 23:43
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This is almost inexhaustible as lots if Brits play American in US shows...

John Mahoney (born and raised in Lancashire) went on to play Frasier's Dad.
Jane Seymour was Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Nicolette Sheridan played an all American housewife.
Even Birmingham's own Lucy Davis has had a few American roles recently.

We're big business stateside.
There's already a thread for that subject
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1933248
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Old 15-08-2014, 23:46
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What about British actors in American TV series ?

Hugh Laurie in House of course
Patrick Stewart in Star Trek the Next Generation
Davy Jones in The Monkees
It's hard to find an American show which doesn't have a British actor.
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Old 16-08-2014, 07:47
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I remember back in the 60s and 70s, Ed Bishop, Shane Rimmer, Paul Maxwell and Bruce Boa were the regular Americans on telly (although Maxwell was Canadian).
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Old 16-08-2014, 07:52
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The great Robert Vaughn was in Hustle.
And made a cameo appearance in Coronation Street which apparently was one of his great professional ambitions. Also the only surviving member of The Magnificent Seven alas.
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Old 16-08-2014, 10:08
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I remember back in the 60s and 70s, Ed Bishop, Shane Rimmer, Paul Maxwell and Bruce Boa were the regular Americans on telly (although Maxwell was Canadian).
So were Bruce Boa and Shane Rimmer....
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Old 16-08-2014, 11:21
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Rod Steiger and William Shatner appeared in A Town Has Turned to Dust, a Western broadcast live from the BBC Riverside Studios in 1958. Exactly why the BBC was
making a Western is lost in the mists of time......
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Old 16-08-2014, 16:11
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Mac Mcdonald played the captain on Red Dwarf.
Kerry Shale is mostly on radio but pops up on TV occasionally.
Kelly Ann Lyons on CBBC spoof news show DNN.
Colin Stinton seems to be the go to guy when a British show needs a American in a non-starring role.
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Old 16-08-2014, 16:21
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Megan Dodds in the first series of Not Going Out.
Terry Gilliam in Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Linda Lou Allen appeared in British comedy sketch shows in the seventies and early eighties.
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Old 16-08-2014, 16:46
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Philip Winchester is in Strike Back.
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Old 16-08-2014, 17:59
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Mac Mcdonald played the captain on Red Dwarf.
John Lenehan played Talkie Toaster
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Old 16-08-2014, 18:09
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Margo Stilley in the trip.
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Old 16-08-2014, 21:01
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Isn't Sandra Dickinson American?
She had a regular part in Absolutely Fabulous
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Old 16-08-2014, 21:43
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Isn't Sandra Dickinson American?
She had a regular part in Absolutely Fabulous
Mo Gaffney played Marshall's new wife

Michael Brandon was in Dempsey and Makepeace, then stayed here and married his co-star Glynis Barber.
He pops up in loads of things

David Soul was based over here for a long time
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