Best American Accent by An English Actor

Here are some English actors that you would never know that they were English in an American role.

The Top TenXW

1Orlando BloomOrlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. After having his breakthrough as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he rose to fame by further appearing in epic fantasy, historical epic, and fantasy adventure films.

Elizabethtown (Drew Baylor), Main Street (Harris Parker). - tem

His American accent is terrible. - BeatlesFan1964

2Hugh LaurieJames Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, is an English actor, writer, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author.

I had no idea Hugh Laurie was from the U. K. until I heard his Emmy award acceptance speech. Had me completely thinking he was from Urbana, Illinois. - howie115

he did good american accents in Black Adder and House - Flyingcobra

I didn't know he was English until I looked up his bio. - LadyLioness

didn't know he was english until I saw him on SNL - 3anegroes

3Christian BaleChristian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

So amazing and most of his movies are down with an American accent and he does it so well, that's why his movies are so good and thank God he got an Oscar - roblist

Can even do a Batman voice with an American accent. That's something.

4Kate BeckinsaleKathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is a British actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at the University of Oxford. She then appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold more.

When you see the " Emma " movie version with Kate Beckinsale ( in her born accent ) and the " Emma " movie version with Gwyneth Paltrow,you really see the difference between a bad fake brit accent ( Gwyneth Paltrow sucks in her brit accent ) and a real brit. But this British actress doesn't sound fake on the other hand when she's doing an American accent.

For someone who's got a strong british accent like her ( I love to hear her brit accent ) she's doing a great job to sound like an American.

She nails it. Jim Sturgess kind of lost it a little bit in 21, in my opinion, but Kate rocked hers in Click. - ilovekelly75

5Daniel Day LewisSir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. He has won 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood, and Lincoln.

Not just American.. He can nail any accent! Just gotta let him. He is THE BEST

There Will Be Blood, Gangs of New York, - Shakester

6James McAvoyJames McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting d├ębut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career began and he continued to work in both areas from then on.

Even when he slips into his original accent a few times, it was still one of the best from a non American

He's Scottish, but his English accent in Wanted was the best I've heard!

7Mark Addy

the dad on Still Standing - ilovekelly75

8Gary OldmanGary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television.
9Jim Sturgess

Jim had no touch of english in 21. He is also superb with the Irish aceent in 'Fifity Dead Men Walking'.

21 (First time I've seen him and I would of never guessed he was from the UK. - Shakester

10 Jamie Bamber

The Contenders

11Ian McShane
12Mark Strong Mark Strong is an English film and television actor. He is known for his role in the television series Our Friends in the North and films such as Syriana, RocknRolla, Body of Lies, The Young Victoria, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Kick-Ass, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Green Lantern, Zero Dark Thirty, more.
13Tilda SwintonKatherine Matilda "Tilda" Swinton of Kimmerghame is an Anglo-Scottish actress, performance artist, model, and fashion muse, known for both arthouse and mainstream films.

Her American accent wasn't very good at first but it's absolutely awesome now

14Tom HiddlestonThomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.
15Idris Akuna Elba

The Wire (Stinger Bell), American Gangster (Tango) - Shakester

16Ed Westwick
17Joely Richardson

Nip/Tuck she has an American accent.
A Girl with a Dragon Tattoo she has an English accent.

18Kate WinsletKate Elizabeth Winslet, is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and three BAFTA Awards.
19Andrew Lincoln
20Joseph Finnes

Love him on flash forward. He is so charming. - Stitch013

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