A Conversation for Why Villains in Movies Have English Accents

Christopher Lee

Post 1

Myjo - Keeper of Decisions That Should Never be Made on Two Hours of Sleep

I take minor exception to the use of Christopher Lee in Lord of the Rings as a supporting example, as this wasn't really a case of the baddie being stereotyped by the use of an English accent. Nearly everyone in LotR has an "English" accent, whether natural or affected, impressive or just plain awful. It would be like saying Ian Hart played the stereotypical villain when he portrayed Professor Quirrell as having an English accent in Harry Potter.

Like I said, it's a minor point. This article was a fun read. Thanks!

Myjo smiley - sleepy

Christopher Lee

Post 2

Ku'Reshtin (Bring the beat back!)

Also, what about Christopher Lee playing one of the ultimate baddies of all time when he gave Dracula a face for the modern ages.

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