Before They Were Stars: Simon Pegg (with an American accent!) in “Band of Brothers”

Even though Simon Pegg has found success in Hollywood, he has yet to do what most British actors inevitably do once they’ve crossed over: play a role that requires them to speak with an American accent. Or… has he? Believe it or not, Simon actually had himself a small role as an American solider in two episodes of the acclaimed World War II mini-series, Band of Brothers. Most of his role required him to be nothing more than a background player in several scenes, but he was required to speak a few lines of dialogue in an American accent. So here we’ve got a case of a British actor played an American on an American mini-series which was filmed and took place in Britain.

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