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Old 23-10-2013, 21:28
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Somehow today I ended up watching Youtube clips of celebrities speaking foreign languages (of course, I'm talking about those for whom English is their native language). Like Sandra Bullock speaking German.

Anyway, got me wondering what other celebs speak languages other than English...I know Mila Kunis speaks Russian, and Bradley Cooper speaks French. Any others?
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:39
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Kirstin Scott Thomas speaks fluent French.
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:45
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Peter Capaldi and Ken Stott speak Italian.
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Old 23-10-2013, 21:58
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Bradley Cooper speaks fluent french.
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Old 23-10-2013, 22:00
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Sue Perkins has shown on bakeoff before that she speaks pretty good French.
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Old 23-10-2013, 22:13
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Peter Andre - Greek
Imogen Thomas - Welsh
Ulrika - Swedish
Sandy Toksvig - Danish
Aled Jones - Welsh
David Beckham - Italian
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Old 23-10-2013, 22:15
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Christopher lee speaks Italian,french,german,spanish,swedish,russian and greek.
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Old 24-10-2013, 00:44
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Peter Andre - Greek
Imogen Thomas - Welsh
Ulrika - Swedish
Sandy Toksvig - Danish
Aled Jones - Welsh
David Beckham - Italian
Not trying to nit pick, but can Welsh (I'm not Welsh by the way) be considered a foreign language as per the thread title? But, if you are talking about celebs that talk more than one language there are a few:

Nick Clegg - German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, English
Fernando Alonso - English, Spanish, Italian
Sabine Lisicki - German, English, Polish
Gareth Bale - English, Welsh, Spanish
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Old 24-10-2013, 00:54
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaks French, there's youtube videos of him even singing in French
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Old 24-10-2013, 01:30
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Peter Andre - Greek
Imogen Thomas - Welsh
Ulrika - Swedish
Sandy Toksvig - Danish
Aled Jones - Welsh
David Beckham - Italian
Ulrika also speaks German and French. She presented Eurovision in 1998 and I was impressed by her multilingual skills.
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Old 24-10-2013, 02:10
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Davina McCall .... French
Serena Williams .... French & Italian
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Old 24-10-2013, 02:24
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Abz from 5ive and Big Brother speaks fluent urban, ("MLE").
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Old 24-10-2013, 11:04
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Peter Andre - Greek
Imogen Thomas - Welsh
Ulrika - Swedish
Sandy Toksvig - Danish
Aled Jones - Welsh
David Beckham - Italian
Id say, except for Beckham and possible Andre, (depending on his parents viewpoint), English would be the second, or foreign language, in the cases above.
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Old 24-10-2013, 11:10
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Viggo Mortensen - fluent Danish and Spanish plus reasonable French and Italian. Also writes (poetry) in 3 languages.
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Old 24-10-2013, 12:05
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Patrice Evra speaks around six different languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, Senegal, Korean

I'd say most Welsh celebrities can speak Welsh

Ryan Gosling speaks French....yes, he really is going for the "Most Attraactive Man in the World" award isn't he
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Old 24-10-2013, 13:11
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HM Queen Elizabeth II speaks fluent French.
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Old 24-10-2013, 14:51
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The Aussie prime minister (Kevin Rudd) speaks fluent Mandarin.
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Old 24-10-2013, 17:54
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Singer John Grant speaks German, Russian, Spanish and French plus some Swedish, Danish and Icelandic.

Oscar winner Christoph Waltz speaks German, French and English (German is his native language).
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Old 24-10-2013, 17:56
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Michael Fassbinder speaks German.
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Old 24-10-2013, 18:16
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Mila Kunis's first language is Russian.
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Old 24-10-2013, 18:37
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doesnt eddie izzard speak several?
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Old 24-10-2013, 18:38
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Michael Fassbinder speaks German.
Michael Fassbinder is German. English is his 'foreign' language except that it isn't because he was brought up bi-lingually.
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Old 24-10-2013, 20:07
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Not trying to nit pick, but can Welsh (I'm not Welsh by the way) be considered a foreign language as per the thread title? But, if you are talking about celebs that talk more than one language there are a few:

Nick Clegg - German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, English
Fernando Alonso - English, Spanish, Italian
Sabine Lisicki - German, English, Polish
Gareth Bale - English, Welsh, Spanish
Welsh is considered to be a country, with it's own language..The same way French and Gaelic are foreign languages...
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Old 24-10-2013, 20:10
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HM Queen Elizabeth II speaks fluent French.
Elizabeth I spoke fluent French, Latin, German, Greek, Welsh, Italian, Spanish
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Old 24-10-2013, 20:12
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Michael Fassbinder is German. English is his 'foreign' language except that it isn't because he was brought up bi-lingually.
No, Michael Fassbender's German is rather shaky, he admits as much: he grew up in Ireland not speaking much German. In Inglorious Basterds he had to really practice his German hard

http://www.ifc.com/fix/2009/08/michael-fassbender-2

Jodie Foster's French is fluent as she went to a bilingual school..
Natalie Portman speaks Hebrew, not surprising given she's an Israeli citizen.
Dara O'Brien speaks fluent Irish (he started off on Irish language TV).
Audrey Hepburn spoke perfect Dutch: she grew up there before the War.
Sian Lloyd speaks Welsh fluently
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