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Can you audition for Harry Potter without having a British accent?

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JK Rowling specified that she wanted the casting to be authentic to the UK which is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. You have to have one of these accents to get a role in the film.

Rowling has made an exception for those who live in Ireland (the independent country) with many Irish actors getting roles in the films. I don't know why she made that one exception for Irish people to star in the movies. It's probably because there are many respected Irish actors working in the UK.

Rowling also allowed for French or European actors to appear in the films as she introduces French and Bulgarian characters in her book.

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