The Australian accent is difficult to master, and attempts to handle it by international actors have been pretty ham-fisted. We mean famously ham-fisted.

So when British actor Dev Patel, from Slumdog Millionaire and TV series Skins, nails the Aussie accent with relative ease? That’s something worth taking notice of.

Patel plays Indian Australian businessman Saroo Brierley in an upcoming film called Lion, who travels back to Kolkata to track down his biological mother and brother after being separated for 25 years.

Accents aside, this film also features Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara; and is set to be released in January 2017. Read more…

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Dev Patel does a mean Australian accent in new trailer for ‘Lion’