Here’s why American actors just can’t get British accents right – watch!

There are some infamously bad attempts at doing a British accent by American actors.

Sorry, Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins and Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, we’re looking at you!

Erik Singer, a New York-based dialect coach, has explained to Insider why British actors seem to have more success at nailing different accents and dialect than their American counterparts.

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