Quite why the majority of US critics are so offended by this particular outrage remains a mystery. Hollywood has always had a somewhat cavalier attitude towards foreign accents, as those of you scarred for life by Dick van Dyke’s chirpy Cockney in Mary Poppins will attest.
—The Register: US film critics slap Calcutta-born Welsh
Actually I was scarred for life by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Poor Peter Wingfield, to have ended up in the middle of this particular tempest-in-a-teapot…