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

Updated September 19, 2019 20.8k votes 2.2k voters 64.0k views22 items

List RulesVote 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?

    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, England
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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Eltham, London, United Kingdom
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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
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