25 Movie Stars That Are Not American. They’re British!

Will Poulter

What you know his American accent from: We’re the Millers, Midsommar, The Maze Runner series

Where he’s actually from: Hammersmith, London

Chiwetel Ejiofor

What you know his American accent from: 12 Years a Slave, Z for Zachariah, and Salt

Where he’s actually from: Forest Gate, London

Charlie Hunnam


What you know his American accent from: Sons of Anarchy

Where he’s actually from: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Florence Pugh

What you know her American accent from: Little Women, Midsommar

Where she’s actually from: Oxford, England

Stephen Moyer

What you know his American accent from: True Blood

Where he’s actually from: Brentwood, United Kingdom

John Boyega

What you know his American accent from: The Star Wars series and Detroit

Where he’s actually from: Peckham, London

Ed Westwick


What you know his American accent from: Gossip Girl

Where he’s actually from: Hammersmith, London

Cynthia Erivo

What you know her American accent from: Harriet, Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale

Where she’s actually from: Stockwell, London

Dominic West

What you know his American accent from: The Wire, Chicago, The Affair

Where he’s actually from: Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Henry Cavill

What you know his American accent from: The Justice League series and Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Where he’s actually from: Saint Helier, Jersey (a British Crown dependency)

Robert Pattinson

What you know his American accent from: The Twilight series, Remember Me, The Batman (coming soon)

Where he’s actually from: London, United Kingdom

Damian Lewis

What you know his American accent from: Homeland, Band of Brothers, and Billions

Where he’s actually from: St. John’s Wood, London

Rosamund Pike

What you know her American accent from: Gone Girl

Where she’s actually from: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Tom Holland

What you know his American accent from: The Avengers series

Where he’s actually from: Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

Matthew Rhys

What you know his American accent from: The Americans (ironically)

Where he’s actually from: Cardiff, United Kingdom

Idris Elba

What you know his American accent from: The Wire, Molly’s Game, Daddy’s Little Girls, and The Office

Where he’s actually from: Hackney, Londo

Mark Addy

What you know his American accent from: Still Standing, Down to Earth, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Where he’s actually from: York, England

Charlie Cox

What you know his American accent from: Daredevil

Where he’s actually from: London, United Kingdom

Daniel Day-Lewis

What you know his American accent from: There Will Be Blood, Lincoln

Where he’s actually from: London, United Kingdom

Millie Bobby Brown

What you know her American accent from: Stranger Things

Where she’s actually from: Born in Marbella, Spain, but grew up in Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Charlie Heaton

What you know his American accent from: Stranger Things, New Mutants

Where he’s actually from: Leeds, England

Freddie Highmore

What you know his American accent from: The Good Doctor, Bates Motel

Where he’s actually from: Camden Town, London

Mischa Barton

What you know her American accent from: The O.C.

Where she’s actually from: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Dominic Cooper

What you know his American accent from: Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Carter, and Preacher

Where he’s actually from: Greenwich, London

Daniel Kaluuya

What you know his American accent from: Get Out, Judas, The Black Messiah, Widows

Where he’s actually from: London

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