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January 29, 2011 11:16 AM Subscribe
What features mark Geoffrey Rush's character in The King's Speech
as being Australian?
posted by Gordafarin to Writing & Language (31 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Geoffrey Rush is Australian, of course, but in the film he talked with what (to me) sounded like an RP accent. However, on two occasions in the film (at the play audition and at his first meeting with Albert) people marked him as Australian by his speech. I'm wondering what features made him sound Australian - his wife sounded Aussie to me, but he did not.
Here are a couple clips, for reference: trailer 1 2 3
I'm not super informed on British or Australian accents (I am American), but I do have a background in linguistics, so technical answers are welcome.