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Her first film was director George Cukor’s Gaslight, playing a cockney housemaid to stars Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer.
There are also a few characters around the edges who feel extraneous to the central story: an annoying energy drink pusher played by Seth MacFarlane with a cockney accent, a gravel-voiced FBI investigator played by Hilary Swank.
Cockney and British accents have punctuated classroom discussions.
As his theater compatriot Mortimer, Joshua David Vega provides nicely contrasting youth, energy and unflagging good cheer, along with a Cockney accent.
Rossetti’s friends were scandalized by his open relationship with a working-class woman with a Cockney accent.
My fave, then and now, is Mrs. Potts, with Emma Thompson every bit the equal of Angela Lansbury as the kind-hearted Cockney teapot.
Most unfortunate use of a British thespian: Sir Anthony Hopkins in 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Dame Helen Mirren as a cockney gangster in The Fate of the Furious, that worked.
His accent careens from unconvincing cockney to erratic southern drawl.
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