10 Famous American Actors With Awful British Accents
7. Josh Hartnett - Blow Dry (2001)
It's a good job he's pretty, since his accent in 2001's comedy Blow Dry remember that film? No, me neither is anything but. It really blows, actually. Hats off to Josh for giving the Yorkshire accent a good go, however. The film is a typical British feel-good affair with appearances from Bill Nighy and Alan Rickman, so it's a surprise to find it isn't penned by soppy old Richard Curtis. Hartnett plays Brian, who runs a barber shop with his 'oh-arr' farmer-sounding Dad, Alan Rickman. Rickman's ex-wife is dying from cancer, but just before she leaves the mortal realm, she wants to enter and win the British Hairdressing Championship with her lesbian lover, ex-husband and son. As you do. The film is totally forgettable fluff, yet with gloriously camp cameos from Nighy and a fabulous looking Hugh Bonneville it isn't a complete write-off. Even with the dodgy Yorkshire accents throughout, and Hartnett's strange high-pitched inflation at the end of his sentences, making him sound rather Irish, it's a film that will happily pass the time.