So apparently, Christian Bale is British! Actually, according to the Dark Knight, “I was born in Wales but I’m not Welsh. I’m English.” On-screen it is difficult to tell that the Oscar-nominated actor has an accent. Bale was born in Haverfordwest to a South-African born father and a mother who worked as a circus performer. After the release of his first film, Empire of the Sun, in 1987, he no longer wanted to pursue acting; “I enjoyed making the film, but I was shocked when I received all the attention when I got home to Bournemouth. Girls were all over me, boys wanted to fight me, and I was being asked to open local fetes when all I wanted to do was ride my BMX bike in the woods. I told my parents I wasn`t interested in doing anything again because the attention ruined it.”
Gillian Anderson, also affectionately known as Agent Scully, is a cultural combination. She was born in Chicago but raised in London, which makes her a bidialectal! Her natural accent is British but depending on her location, speaks in the accent that she is most surrounded by. The actress has allegedly perfected the art of slipping in and out of accents effortlessly, proving to be a helpful skill throughout the length of her career. Today, Gillian still chooses to reside in London.
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