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Thread #129585   Message #2910206
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
19-May-10 - 06:43 PM
Thread Name: Accents: Russel Crowe and Robin Hood?
Subject: RE: Accents: Russel Crowe and Robin Hood?
Well, however Robin Hood spoke (imagining/assuming he existed) it is hardly likely to have been like modern Nottinghamshire accents, or Yorkshire either(since that county has at least as good a claim to him).

Accuracy doesn't come into this, unless you want to go the Mel Gibson route and have the cast speaking Anglo-Saxon and Norman French. Just avoid accents that sound too out of place, which is a matter of taste more than anything.

I imagine Russell Crowe erupted at the suggestion that he lacked taste. Or maybe that he couldn't do accents, when he'd gone to all the effort of not sounding Antipodean.