Maggie Gyllenhaal feels like 'fully fledged Brit'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 June 2014
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal feels like a "fully fledged Brit" after perfecting an English accent for her new BBC TV drama, 'The Honourable Woman'

Maggie Gyllenhaal feels like a "fully fledged Brit" after perfecting an English accent.

The Hollywood actress takes a lead role in BBC Two's new political thriller, 'The Honourable Woman', and thinks her Anglo accent is good enough to be considered an honourary Briton.

She told the Daily Star newspaper: "I've worked on two plays and two movies with an English accent so I knew I was competent. It wasn't like I was learning from scratch, but this was the first time I've ever felt like it was really in my bones. I love talking with an English accent, I now feel like a fully fledged Anglophile."

In the new political drama, Maggie - best known for her roles in blockbuster movies such as 'The Dark Knight' and 'White House Down' - plays activist Nessa Stein, who unwittingly finds herself mixed up in a secret conspiracy.

Speaking about her TV alter-ego, the 36-year-old star added: "[She's] a powerful, smart, grown-up woman who is also deeply flawed. She is hard and sensual, brave and childlike, all at once."

The eight-part series begins on BBC Two next month.

Comments