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Why are fantasy world accents British?

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  • Jack
    Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings are set in fantasy worlds, so why does everybody speak with a British accent?
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2012
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    Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings are set in fantasy worlds, so why
    does everybody speak with a British accent?



    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17554816

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  • Bruce Alan Wilson
    Perhaps because British actors are better at costume dramas than American ones? Or, in the case of LOTR, because JRRT was British his language sounds better
    Message 2 of 2 , Apr 2, 2012
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      Perhaps because British actors are better at "costume dramas" than American ones?
       
      Or, in the case of LOTR, because JRRT was British his language sounds better with a British accent?
       
      (Of course, there is no such thing as a "British" accent; people in the Thames Valley don't speak the same way as people in Yorkshire do, and neither speaks the way Scots or Welsh do.  And even within Scotland, Glasgow and Edenborough sound very different.)
       
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