April 28th, 2010

House against the green wall

"Cary Grant was from Surrey."

An interesting BBC News article about why so many British actors are cast as Americans, particularly on television:
Why are British actors playing Americans?

"Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren has complained about British actors being typecast as villains. But in US TV dramas, Brits are everywhere - you just wouldn't know it from their accents."

Anyone care to take a guess as to what movie the quote in my subject line is from? Hint: Kate Winslet is in it. Oh, and by the way, the movie got it wrong: Cary Grant wasn't from Surrey; he was from Bristol.