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    Re: RP

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mav~ View Post
    Out of Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Brian Sewell, whose accent do you like the best? (Since you both are RP speakers, I'm curious to know your opinion on their accents. )
    Brian Sewell's accent may be genuine, but for me it is too dated.

    It is diificult to tell with actors whether the accent they use is their own. If I had to choose between listening to Gielgud or Olivier, I think I'd choose Gielgud. If I had free choice, I'd go for Richard Burton. My choice is probably based on a subjective view of the sound of the voice rather than of the accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It is difficult to tell with actors whether the accent they use is their own. [...]
    My choice is probably based on a subjective view of the sound of the voice rather than of the accent.
    Good points - as always. Thank you for your reply.

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