More about the Transatlantic accent
The traditional Mid-Atlantic / Transatlantic style of speaking is non-rhotic (R-less) and used to be associated primarily with privileged white North Americans.
It’s analogous to the RP English dialect it imitates.
Today Transatlantic more commonly describes an English speaker that sounds ‘worldly’ i.e. they could be from between America and Britain – yep ‘Mid-Atlantic’.
The point is the speaker nativity is difficult to pinpoint, and this makes the accent appealing to marketers seeking to connect with English-speaking audiences around the globe.
It’s a safe bet that a transatlantic voice over will reduce localisation costs considerably. Many voice-over agencies miss how effective transatlantic voices are, and forget to add them to their roster. We at Voquent have not made that mistake.
Popular videos about the Mid-Atlantic and Transatlantic accent
We found these videos interesting, all are related to the Transatlantic accent:
Why Do People in Old Movies Talk Weird?
Saab 9-3 Car Commercial Voice Over – this commercial feature a male voice over with a modern Transatlantic accent:
Accent Tag!: General English / Transatlantic YouTube personality and actress Toria speaks with a modern Transatlantic accent:
The Origin of That Old-Timey Accent in Classic Movies
On this page we showcase some of our best Transatlantic voice actors but if this isn’t what you expected, please visit the search page to hear voice actors speaking with many other English dialects including: RP-English, New-Zealander, American and Scottish.