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February 8, 2013 11:26 AM   Subscribe

Behold, terrible drawings of British actors. (Note: the blog was originally called Terrible Drawings of John Finnemore, but there weren't enough pictures of John Finnemore on the internet, and, so, yes.)
posted by cortex (21 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Good lord, I had no idea that Andrew Lincoln was British.
posted by mrnutty at 11:32 AM on February 8, 2013


In which you learn that most of your favorite actors are British.
posted by 2bucksplus at 11:32 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


I should start a blog called "I can be rubbish in public".

Or I suppose I could just keep posting comments at Metafilter.
posted by Decani at 11:33 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]




He captures the important information about the faces. Fuck him, I wish I could draw that well!
posted by not_on_display at 11:34 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't think these are terrible. I think they're quite nice in fact.
posted by sweetkid at 11:41 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Christian Bale is British...? Well, he sounds British... no like he's from Jersey...? Reminds me of how Gillian Anderson changes accents depending on if she's in the UK or US.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:44 AM on February 8, 2013


I thought these would by drawings as done by British actors, which could have quite craptacular galleries as well.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:46 AM on February 8, 2013


Christian Bale is British...?

Yes, yes he is.
posted by sweetkid at 11:47 AM on February 8, 2013


Reminds me of how I admired Christopher Guest's pitch-perfect Cockney accent in Spinal Tap, only to learn a long time later that he's not only British by birth he's a peer, and was even active in the House of Lords before they started pushing out the hereditaries.
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:08 PM on February 8, 2013


And Gillian Anderson was born in the US, but lived in the UK for 6 years when she was a child. I think that gives her a pass on the UK/US accent, depending on where she it at the moment.

Also, she's Scully so she gets to do anything she wants.
posted by lootie777 at 12:25 PM on February 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


I've lived in a number of different English speaking countries over the course of my life, and I find myself doing exactly that — switching vocal mannerisms and accents to match those of the location I'm in better (it takes me about 10 minutes to start using "ach" when I'm in South Africa). This sounds like as good of an explanation as any, showing it as a way of attempting to match those around you better.

After I registered that I was doing it internationally, I also noticed how much I would do it depending on the group of people I was with at home. It's varying your language by your company, and we all do it — be it consciously or unconsciously.
posted by themadthinker at 12:47 PM on February 8, 2013


Also: Spider-man, Batman, and Superman all hail from the British Isles. Which is kinda weird.
posted by themadthinker at 12:49 PM on February 8, 2013


I thought this one had a real quiet dignity about it. But then I came upon the nightmare fuel of Harry's face.
posted by book 'em dano at 12:50 PM on February 8, 2013


I've lived in a number of different English speaking countries over the course of my life, and I find myself doing exactly that — switching vocal mannerisms and accents to match those of the location I'm in better (it takes me about 10 minutes to start using "ach" when I'm in South Africa). This sounds like as good of an explanation as any, showing it as a way of attempting to match those around you better.

After I registered that I was doing it internationally, I also noticed how much I would do it depending on the group of people I was with at home. It's varying your language by your company, and we all do it — be it consciously or unconsciously.


I do that too. Though it doesn't even have to be other countries. It's not something I do on purpose it just happens. One time I spent a week at a conference mostly hanging out with a group from Newfoundland. I picked up the accent and speech patterns. It was pretty funny especially when I got home and started talking to my sister. "What's wrong with you?" she asked and that it was a hilarious. I couldn't talked like I normally talked for a couple of days. It faded pretty quickly and now if you wanted me to talk like that I couldn't. I would expect that if put in the same situation again it wouldn't take long to fall back into.

I found the same thing happened when visiting Scotland. At first I could barely understand some people. Then I found myself picking up the accent despite trying not too. My speech got all messed up.

It is something that has served me well at times. For years I had a job teaching people from all over the world who had English as a second language. I quite easily fell into a mix of talking English like they did and my own English and it helped a lot with communicating what I was teaching.
posted by Jalliah at 1:06 PM on February 8, 2013


Also, she's Scully so she gets to do anything she wants.

Only, I imagine, if she disbelieves it first.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:13 PM on February 8, 2013


I had no idea that two of my favourite actors - Stephanie Cole (an old favourite) and Benedict Cumberbatch (and a new one - almost as awesome as Martin Freeman) - were in a radio sitcom together. I'm not actually a fan of radio sitcoms, but I'd listen to that just for them.
posted by jb at 1:42 PM on February 8, 2013


I was a military brat and I do the accent-changing thing (and my normal accent is a weird mishmash), and I've known a lot of other military brats who are the same way. It's not just the countries you live in, but the wide range of accents you're exposed to in the other military kids you grow up with.
posted by jason_steakums at 1:45 PM on February 8, 2013


I had no idea that two of my favourite actors - Stephanie Cole (an old favourite) and Benedict Cumberbatch (and a new one - almost as awesome as Martin Freeman) - were in a radio sitcom together. I'm not actually a fan of radio sitcoms, but I'd listen to that just for them.

Speaking of, has anyone else heard the latest episode? It sounds to me like Martin's on his way out, which makes me awfully glum.
posted by orrnyereg at 3:18 PM on February 8, 2013


These are much better than the mediocre paintings of terrible U.S. presidents.
posted by codacorolla at 3:40 PM on February 8, 2013


Speaking of, has anyone else heard the latest episode? It sounds to me like Martin's on his way out, which makes me awfully glum.

Well I think the idea is this series might be the last. They are running out of alphabet, after all.
posted by Aznable at 3:54 PM on February 8, 2013


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