Hey gang, it’s St Patricks Day today so in the grand Irish tradition I’m stubbornly clinging on to the bloody past and upsetting a whole nation by bringing you a classic Screenkicker post from the archives. Here are the worst Irish accents in film history.
Apparently it’s St Patrick’s day today, a day where people all over the world celebrate the man who introduced Christianity to Ireland. Paddy is famous for two things, 1. Driving all the snakes out of Ireland and 2. Introducing the religion that tore the country apart for the next 1600 years. Maybe it’s time we give the snakes another chance, they couldn’t make things any worse. I digress, this is a movie blog so to mark the day I’ve created another pointless list of obscure and sometimes interesting trivia for you to disagree with. Today it’s the worst Irish accents in cinema history. Remember I’m Irish so I get final say.
4. Richard Gere – The Jackal (1997)
The little seen thriller starring Bruce Willis as a top assassin is only remembered by me for the beautiful butchering of the Irish accent by Mr Gere. He plays an ex IRA…
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