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Dominic West

Why so many European actors play Americans on TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Ever wonder why so many European actors are starring as Americans on television? They speak with such flawless Yankee accents that most of us don't realize they're beating us at our own game. Dominic West ("The Affair"), Jamie Bamber ("Battlestar Gallactica"), Frances O'Connor ("Mr. Selfridge"), Martin Freeman ("Fargo") are all English. Robert Taylor, who plays the rugged Wyoming sheriff on "Longmire," is really Australian, as are Anna Torv ("Fringe"), Melissa George ("The Slap") and Simon Baker ("The Mentalist.") Tom Ellis, the erratic physician on "Rush," Ioan...

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