Help wanted: Scottish dialect

Paul Johnston paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Wed Aug 12 19:58:26 UTC 2009

He was pretty good as Obree, too!

Paul Johnston
On Aug 12, 2009, at 3:50 PM, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

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> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 03:38:38PM -0400, Paul Johnston wrote:
>> By the way, Robert Duvall did an excellent Glaswegian accent in the
>> film "A Shot at Glory".  Scottish football bloggers panned it, but to
>> me, he sounded very authentic.  I  thought he was truer to his
>> character's speech than most of the ((Scottish!) actors in
>> Trainspotting--all except Begbie, the real "heidbanger" sounded too
>> upscale for whom they represented.
> Actually, Jonny Lee Miller, who played Sick Boy, is English
> (and was formerly married to Angelina Jolie, trivia
> buffs!). He also played the Scot Graeme Obree in _The Flying
> Scotsman_, with a terrific accent, and I've seen him in some
> TV thing where he played an American with a completely
> authentic accent.
> Jesse Sheidlower
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