Want to get a British Accent? Here are 10 celebrities you should follow

May 18, 2017
18 May 2017,

Many people love the sound of a British accent. If you would like to get a British accent yourself, but do not live in England, you need to expose yourself to the accent as much as possible. Follow the list of celebrities below to help you get a British accent.


Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is a living legend. He was a member of one of the most famous bands ever: The Beatles. He is from Liverpool, England and still has a strong British accent even though he has traveled all over the world. You can watch videos and interviews with him now, or older videos of him and other members of the Beatles from the start of their musical career. You will be exposed to his authentic British accent and may learn some rock and roll history as well.


Emma Watson

Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies. She also recently played Belle in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. Emma has a beautiful British accent and speaks very properly. Watch any of her movies to hear her accent. She is also very active online where you can follow her and listen to her on social media.


Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is also known for being in the Harry Potter movies, but has been very active outside of the franchise. He has performed in different stage plays, appeared on television shows, and done other movies. He was born in London, England and has a clear British accent. Watch his wide range of work to get a British accent !


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Andrew Lincoln

Although it may not be obvious from his role in The Walking Dead, Andrew Lincoln has a British accent. He does an amazing job of hiding it while playing Rick Grimes, but he is originally from London, England. Outside of his time in The Walking Dead, Andrew’s accent becomes much more noticeable. Watch interviews with him or check out some of his roles in other shows or movies to hear the way he really speaks.



Adele is a famous female singer from London, England. She has a lovely singing voice and a prominent British accent. She has recorded many hit songs and has won several Grammy awards. Listen to her songs, but be conscious that her accent disappears a little when she sings. Be sure to check out interviews and other videos with her to fully hear her accent.


Tom Mison

Tom Mison plays Ichabod Crane in the American television show Sleepy Hollow. He has a British accent in real life and in the show. His character in Sleepy Hollow is from the Revolutionary War, and is a British solider that turned to the American side. He has a very strong British accent and rich vocabulary; he speaks the same way people spoke back in the 1700s. Watch Sleepy Hollow to listen to his accent and learn some new words. Watching his other work or some of his interviews will also be beneficial.


Kiera Knightley

Kiera Knightley’s first major role was Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates Of The Caribbean movie franchise. In this movie, she plays an English woman with a very strong British accent and a lovely, sophisticated way of speaking. In real life, she is from London, England. She has played other English female characters in movies like Pride and Prejudice, and The Duchess. Check out these movies or the other work she has been in to listen to her gorgeous accent.


Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is a popular British singer from West Yorkshire, England. His music career has been very successful with many hit songs and some Grammy awards. His songs can be heard all the time on the radio, including “Shape Of You”, where his British accent is easy to hear. Follow him on social media, watch some videos, or go to one of his concerts to hear his attractive and unique accent.


Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s very popular show Sherlock. He brings the infamous fictional detective to life with his acting skills and British accent. Benedict is from London, England and has starred in many British plays, television shows, and films. He has also narrated documentaries. Look into some of his work or follow this pop culture icon to brush up on your British accent.


Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. She is from Hereford, England and her music career began in 2009. Some of her well known songs include “Anything Can Happen”, “Love Me Like You Do” and “On My Mind.” It may not be obvious when she is singing, but Ellie has a very rich British accent. Watch interviews with her to hear her rich voice, and to help practice your accent.

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