The Stranger Things star lived in Bournemouth until the age of eight. Remastering the English accent for Enola Holmes was a bit a struggle though. “I’m so used to speaking American,” she told Radio Times at the time.“I found it really challenging being British, even though I am a Brit.”
Most famously known as Sex And The City’s Samantha, Cattrall was actually born in Liverpool, before moving to Canada. She returned age 11, and it was then that she fell in fell in love with acting, through a relative who worked for the BBC.
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Yes, really. The O.C star was born in Hammersmith, West London, and moved to New York at the age of six. “I like people to discern that I’m an English-Irish girl who grew up in New York,” she told BBC America in 2011.
Another The Handmaid’s Tale fave – and soon to be Marvel legend – Fagbenle was born and raised in London. Fagbenle’s 12 siblings include music producer Rockwell XL, singer Tito, basketball star Temi, music video producer Daps, and TV producer Luti.
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Born in Shoreham, the King Kong star grew up between Anglesey and Kent. Her family relocated to Australia when she was 14, but Watts loved her childhood home. “Even when I was in Australia I went back to England a lot,” she said in 2007. “I still have my British passport. I consider myself British.”