In the official movie trailer for the film “Brain on Fire”, the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (below in a scene with his daughter portrayed by Chloe Grace Moretz) shares a very credible American accent–different than other American characters that he played—as the divorced Dad Tom Cahalan advocating for his daughter’s medical care during a health crisis.
And since this movie was filmed before Richard Armitage’s starring role of Daniel Miller in the tv show “Berlin Station”, I would have to say that his American accent in “Brain on Fire” seems very Midwestern to me—not nasally, as some actors gratingly portray it—but instead, with him using the upper registers of that lovely baritone of his. Sighhh!
Have a listen to Richard Armitage’s accent in the official movie trailer for “Brain on Fire” (starting at 1:18, “We’ve had so many doctors, so many opinions …”:
The “Reel Advice” article by Jed Chua also contains a new movie poster (see below) for “Brain on Fire” and starring Chloe Grace Moretz who portrays a young woman whose life spirals out of control when she develops seizures that the doctors can’t explain:
This film “Brain on Fire”, is based on the real life story of rising New York journalist Susan Cahalan, and based on her best selling book of the same name (left).
Finally, for two other essays I wrote about “Brain on Fire”, with additional links, please visit: