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Old 06-06-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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A few years ago I went to a local theatre with my kids to see a Pantomime, Peter Pan, and I was delighted to see that somebody I used to see on TV as a boy (Starsky from the original Starsky and Hutch) was playing the kids (English) father and Captain Hook in the production :-)
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Akron, OH
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you guys are missing the point. They're foreigners!


First it's our movies; then it's our wives.
lol
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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Yes, I've also noticed that Hollywood is chock full of Brits and Aussies mostly. Batman, Superman, Thor, Spiderman, etc. All Brits or Aussies. If you say anything people will think your being nativist but in reality if the same were happening in the UK or Australia there would be a similar reaction.

What if Dr. Who, James Bond, and the Avengers (the 60s show) were all played by Americans? Sherlock Holmes is the only one so far, but if this trend continued I bet some Brits would say, "hey hold on a minute".
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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Yes, I've also noticed that Hollywood is chock full of Brits and Aussies mostly. Batman, Superman, Thor, Spiderman, etc. All Brits or Aussies. If you say anything people will think your being nativist but in reality if the same were happening in the UK or Australia there would be a similar reaction.

What if Dr. Who, James Bond, and the Avengers (the 60s show) were all played by Americans? Sherlock Holmes is the only one so far, but if this trend continued I bet some Brits would say, "hey hold on a minute".
The point has been made earlier that CANUKAUS actors have always been frequently in Hollywood productions...and that was even when the productions were totally made in Hollywood for a purely American audience.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:50 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Yes, I've also noticed that Hollywood is chock full of Brits and Aussies mostly. Batman, Superman, Thor, Spiderman, etc. All Brits or Aussies. If you say anything people will think your being nativist but in reality if the same were happening in the UK or Australia there would be a similar reaction.

What if Dr. Who, James Bond, and the Avengers (the 60s show) were all played by Americans? Sherlock Holmes is the only one so far, but if this trend continued I bet some Brits would say, "hey hold on a minute".
James Bond has been played twice by 'foreigners' I believe?
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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James Bond has been played twice by 'foreigners' I believe?
I don't think so. The producers have been pretty sancrosect about keeping the Bond actors British...although the only Bond of the correct specific ethnic group (Scottish) was Connery.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:19 AM
 
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James Bond has been played twice by 'foreigners' I believe?
Irish Brosnon was I believe is the only real foreign Bond. The rest were Brits.

Now honestly, wouldn't Brits say something if all of a sudden Americans started playing all these classically British roles? All in a span of decade?
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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The point has been made earlier that CANUKAUS actors have always been frequently in Hollywood productions...and that was even when the productions were totally made in Hollywood for a purely American audience.
Yes, I know that Brits have always been in the industry. But they never dominated the industry. Seriously, we have black American actors being replaced by British black actors and even Samuel L. Jackson had to say something about that.

In every movie even set remotely in a small Ohio farm town, there will be some British sidekick for comical relief. I could see Ricky Gervais starring in a movie about an old Depression era farmboy riding out the Dust Bowl. They'll stick an English person in there somehow. And I am not talking about an English playing an American but a full blown English character. LOL.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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The appropriate term is 'furriners'.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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Irish Brosnon was I believe is the only real foreign Bond. The rest were Brits.

Now honestly, wouldn't Brits say something if all of a sudden Americans started playing all these classically British roles? All in a span of decade?
Brosnan, okay...although he had been doing UK productions for some time before Bond.
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