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One of my favourite English actors. He played God in a cycle of Mystery Plays broadcast on Channel 4 about 15 years ago; wonderful.

He's lovely. And one of my choices (as if I'll have any say) for the next Dr Who.

What a good idea. We must bombard the Beeb.

David
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Does exactly what it says on the tin.
it's ridiculous since I can think of dozens of other states where people have annoying accents! I've yet to meet anyone from NJ who talks weird.

You should have heard the accent of a college classmate of mine who was from Englewood.
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Does it ever happen in the USA that a Sikh in full ethnic garb with bristling whiskers, full 5 Ks, ... here from the Pun-jab an' he told me hisself that ever' Democrat he ever saw was up to no good'?

Not quite...for one thing, anybody with the accent you seem to be representing here probably *is* a Democrat..
At any rate, see if you can find anything by the comedian Henry Cho...by appearance, he's Korean, but he was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee and speaks with the appropriate accent...the juxtaposition is considered unusual enough that he's made it part of his act..r
He's lovely. And one of my choices (as if I'll have any say) for the next Dr Who.

What a good idea. We must bombard the Beeb.

Goering tried that. Didn't work.
John Dean filted:

Does it ever happen in the USA that a Sikh ... ever' Democrat he ever saw was up to no good'?

Not quite...for one thing, anybody with the accent you seem to be representing here probably *is* a Democrat.. At any ... Tennessee and speaks with the appropriate accent...the juxtaposition is considered unusual enough that he's made it part of his act..r

Then there's Omid Djalili Iranian-born Brit, who is hysterically funny on stage. He starts his act doing a very broad stereotype of Middle East types, then switches to a very proper RP delivery.

More info here:
http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/comics.html?http&&&www.chortle.co.uk/comi cs/odjalili.html
He is currently co-starring in the new Whoopi Goldberg sitcom, which sadly does not show him off to full advantage.
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He's lovely. And one of my choices (as if I'll have any say) for the next Dr Who.

I agree with Paul McGann's views on the casting.
The new Doc should be female; Maggie Smith, perhaps.

Cheers, Harvey
Ottawa/Toronto/Edmonton for 30 years;
Southern England for the past 21 years.
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He's lovely. And one of my choices (as if I'll have any say) for the next Dr Who.

I agree with Paul McGann's views on the casting. The new Doc should be female; Maggie Smith, perhaps.

I can see it now:
Dalek: Ex-ter-mi-nate!
Dr. Who: Oh, hush, and please try not to be so tahsome.

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Ross Howard
One of my favourite English actors. He played God in a cycle of Mystery Plays broadcast on Channel 4 about 15 years ago; wonderful.

He's lovely. And one of my choices (as if I'll have any say) for the next Dr Who.

I heard that Alan Abbey Creek Frizzyhair had it sewn up.
John Dean
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John Dean filted: Not quite...for one thing, anybody with the ... unusual enough that he's made it part of his act..r

Then there's Omid Djalili Iranian-born Brit, who is hysterically funny on stage. He starts his act doing a very broad stereotype of Middle East types, then switches to a very proper RP delivery.

If we're talking of comics of Middle Eastern origin, then watch out for Shazia Mirza - one of the few Muslim women to do a stand-up act and AFAIK the only one to do so in a hijab
http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1026350,00.html

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I saw her do the 'pilot's ;icence' joke for the first time on TV and I assure you, her delivery is everything.

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Oxford
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