Bloodied Fox wrote:The character is American and Laurie's accent is really quite stunning. Since I'm not American I can't exactly give an informed opinion, but it seems pretty damn convincing to me. Look up some clips online and you can judge for yourself.
Found a few House clips on YouTube, and he sounds convincingly American to me, too. Then again, English isn't my first language, so I'm probably easy to fool here.
And Jesus Christ on a pogostick, two thirds of the search results of anything
on YouTube seems to be bits of TV shows that some twat dubbed a completely irrelevant song onto. Those things are spreading like a virus. A pox on them.
This delicious clip was among "related videos": Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry on the subject of language
. (For those who've only seen Laurie in House, this is how he usually speaks in his British roles.) Listening to Stephen Fry going off on a tangent in impeccable English is like having an orgasm in the ears. Yum.