Modern RP or Traditional RP?

Which one does your favorite English actor speak?

Take the quiz!

Traditional RP is the accent you hear from classically trained English actors born before about 1960, like Ben Kingsley, Judi Dench, or Patrick Steward. Modern RP is what you’ll hear from many educated (Southeastern) British English speakers today (especially those under the age of sixty).

Can you tell which actor speaks which? Take the quiz below to find out. Watch out, though! Not everyone under sixty speaks Modern RP. Hugh Grant? Traditional RP.

If you're interested in learning a Modern RP accent, or just in learning more about it, check out my upcoming webinar: Modern RP—The Basics.