Do Northern accents really matter on TV?
Certainly, for actresses Maxine Peake and Jane Horrocks with glittering careers it’s not been a problem. However, it’s proved one for model Charlotte Wiggins from St Helens.
She can currently be seen in TV advertising for a leading supermarket’s fashion brand in which she speaks. But, apparently, her local accent was not appreciated so her words were dubbed in by someone else.
That’s a mistake. It’s the rich panoply of cultural accents that helps distinguish the remarkable from the ordinary, and reflects real customers.
Fortunately, it’s doubtful that this will harm Charlotte’s career.
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