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Famous People You Never Realized Are British, Ranked By How Surprised You Were When You Found Out 

Lowe Saddler
Updated September 19, 2019 11.7k votes 1.7k voters 52.7k views 22 items

List Rules Vote up the actors who play American characters incredibly convincingly.

Actors and even some musicians from across the pond seem to do exceptionally well in American pop culture, movies, and TV shows. In fact, certain actors like Idris Elba and Christian Bale have such great faux American accents it just seems strange when they speak with their natural British inflections.

Whether they're showing their chops in intense method acting roles, portraying characters from the past, or rapping like Southern hip-hop aficionados, these Brits have mastered their craft. Did you know they weren't born in the States?

Kim Cattrall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People You Never Realized Are British, Ranked By How Surprised You Were When You Found Out
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Age: 62

Birthplace: Liverpool, England

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Delroy Lindo
Delroy Lindo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People You Never Realized Are British, Ranked By How Surprised You Were When You Found Out
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Age: 66

Birthplace: Eltham, London, United Kingdom

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Will Poulter
Will Poulter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People You Never Realized Are British, Ranked By How Surprised You Were When You Found Out
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Age: 26

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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