He can only do one accent (his own), but that’s OK. I mean, multiple accent expertise is not essential for an actor seeking world fame — just look at Sean Bean. Raymond looks and sounds like a bear with a thorn in its paw but this uber-gruffness is what keeps us hooked. Because, dear readers, he is a right man. A proper dead manly MAN. So manly, in fact, that you can’t even really imagine him being a young lad — even though there is cinematic evidence of this. I bet when he goes out for dinner he just has raw steaks with a peppered testosterone sauce. I bet when he orders a drink he has a pint of whiskey with some rusty nails in it. I bet he smells of Aramis and Ronseal topped off with a top note of leather.
(Laura, this is for you babez xx)