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'Hate crime' Wild Mountain Thyme stars slammed for 'worst attempts at Irish accents ever'

I am only managing about ten seconds of the Wild Mountain Thyme trailer per attempt and my thoughts and prayers are with all actual Irish people at this difficult time.”

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Emily Blunt in Wild Mountain Thyme

Emily Blunt in Wild Mountain Thyme

Emily Blunt in Wild Mountain Thyme

A new Irish film which was being tipped for Golden Globe glory has been ridiculed for its hilarious Irish accents.

Even Jamie Dornan, who was born in Northern Ireland, was not spared when the first trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme was released.

Huge Hollywood names like Emily Blunt and Christopher Walken were slammed for their “top o’ the morning” verbals by Irish film fans who immediately listed the movie as one of the worst ever for accents.

“Oh. My. God. This is up there with Tom Cruise in Far & Away for worst attempts at an OIRish accents ever,” said one.

“Oh Jesus! The Oirish accents, Americans thinking Muldoon is a typical Irish name, Jamie Dornan playing an Irishman playing an American playing an Irishman (the accent). I’ll be giving it a bypass,” said another.

One person joked: “This is a hate crime against Irish accents. Including Jamie Dornan.”

Even the professional critics joined in. The Guardian’s Lucy Mangan tweeted: “I am only managing about ten seconds of the Wild Mountain Thyme trailer per attempt and my thoughts and prayers are with all actual Irish people at this difficult time.”

Dublin’s Leprechaun Museum waded into the discussion: “Even we think this is a bit much.”

One fan said: “I watched this entire trailer convinced it had been dubbed by the Bad Lip Reading lads, thinking there’s no way Irishman Jamie Dornan could mess an Irish accent up that badly. Begor dis is gawn ta be moity!”

Many reactions suggested that the producers of Wild Mountain Thyme had missed an opportunity to employ Irish actors in the leading roles.

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“How on earth are we a country known worldwide for our artistic output and creative people, yet it’s impossible for films to be made that actually, I don’t know, HIRE Irish actors?” tweeted another.

While another said simply: “State of this!”

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Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

The film stars The Devil Wears Prada actress Blunt and Fifty Shades of Grey heartthrob Dornan who play neighbours whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms.

Blunt’s character is madly in love with Dornan’s but he is blissfully unaware in this movie version of Oscar-winner John Patrick Shanley’s Broadway hit, Outside Mullingar.

The film, described as a “a lyrical Irish romance,” was shot in the west of Ireland in September and October and also stars Mad Men’s Jon Hamm as an American cousin who comes to claim the farm and the girl.

Hollywood bible Variety tipped both lead actors to be in the running for Golden Globe with the magazine calling Dornan’s portrayal of farmer Anthony “simply charming.”

But over here locals could not get passed the accents of the 2min 50 second clip.

One fan tweeted: “Worst Irish accents of all time:

1. Tom Cruise

2. Nicole Kidman

3. Everyone in this new film

4. Including Irish Jamie Dornan

5. Matthew Goode (still love him)

6. Aidan Quinn

7. Gerard Butler

8. Alice Eve

9. Julia Roberts

10. This new film again: Blunt, Walken, inexplicably Dornan

Wild Mountain Thyme opens in cinemas and streams on demand from December 11.

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