Finding East Africa in North Africa from Dreamakers Productions, 2002
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Bloom, "I decided to speak in my American voice all day long so that I felt the
voice was my own. Americans are also very strong and focused in the way they
communicate, whereas the Brits kind of offer something and then stop a bit.
There's also a difference in the body language between the two nationalities. I
had to learn to just kind of relax, whereas we're somewhat more formal in Great
As a support for the non-American actors, dialect coach Sandra
Butterworth would be on set nearly every day, making certain that the "r"s
weren't rolled and the "a"s were properly flattened.
"Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die," quotes
Orlando Bloom, applying the famous lines of fellow Englishman Alfred Lord
Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade to the men who fought in Somalia.
"They went in to Mogadishu, did what they were trained to do and put their lives
on the line. The fact that their government soon after pulled out of Somalia was
out of Task Force Ranger's hands. These men were the foot soldiers. And anyone
who puts themselves in that position succeeds on every level in my