How’s the craic? (How’s the crack?)
October 26, 2017 1:27am CST
I just watched the movie The Foreigner where Jackie Chan faced off with Pierce Brosnan. The latter played the role of the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland with his authentic Irish brogue. Actually I googled that piece of information. Brosnan is originally from Ireland though his British accent as James Bond was convincing enough for me. I don’t want to dwell on the movie’s plot. What caught my attention was the Irish accent which is nasal and has a smoky lilt to it that kept me wanting for more. Which reminded me of Merida and her cohort in Pixar’s animated movie Brave. And talented actress Saoirse Ronan (pronounced as Ser-sha like inertia). And Ed Sheeran too. So I ended up YouTubing more of the Irish accent. So how's the craic?
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• Toronto, Ontario
There's been lots of Irish accents floating around TV and the movies lately. The Netflix hit Peaky Binders has a slew of them. My husband is watching that series but it is way too violent for me. Lots of Northern Irish accents in that one though.
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I remember Saoirse from the movie "Hanna"-because of her accent(s) in that, I really had no idea she was Irish/American. I remember being a little surprised by Brosnan being Irish as well, because in movies like the Lawnmower Man his accent was convincing, and other roles...then seeing him in an interview, well, it was interesting. I am not really one to talk about accents though, because sometimes ppl ask me what country I was born in and what my first language was and I have to tell them uh I was born here.