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Friday, January 06, 2006

Red January

The Hunt for Red October is on BBC1 tonight. Sam Neil has a brave stab at a Russian accent. Connery also attempts and manages to pull off a fine accent. Being the consumate professional that he is Connery thoroughly researched his role; he did some extensive background reading on the region of Lithuania that Ramius was supposed to be from. It was a small town on the banks of the Sevntoji river. Connery went there and spent six months living with the locals, learning their manner of speech and customs.

It was just sheer coincidence that they happened to sound exactly like the Scottish.

ps. Is it just me or can no-one else listen to Josh Ackland without hearing a South African accent and the words 'Diplomatic Immunity!'

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