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WATCH: Downton Abbey stars reenacting scene with American accents is hilarious

Published 11/12/2015 | 14:15

Allen Leech, Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Allen Leech, Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Much of the appeal of Downton Abbey lies in the plummy accents and stiff upper lip delivery of dialogue, at least you will think so after watching this video.

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Stars Allen Leech, Hugh Bonneville, and Michelle Dockery appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday and their host made them read a scene from the series in American accents.

It's like listening to Downton starring the Kardashians and it's all sorts of wrong. 

The horror is no reflection on their accent abilities.  Dockery and Leech both sound pretty good, but Hugh's take on a US accent doesn't quite get beyond the port at Holyhead.

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