Originally Posted by Picard Sisko
I think that one reason why Doctor Who is so successful and has lasted so long is that people seem to have an obsession with British culture & entertainment. Everything British! BBC has become so popular.
James Bond, Harry Potter, Sherlock, Lord of the Rings, Masterpiece Anthology/Downtown Abbey, and Doctor Who. Almost anything to do with fantasy (such as Game of Thrones) will give their characters British accents... for some reason. I don't understand why Americans especially are so obsessed. Perhaps they just really like their accents?
Alot of fantasy stuff like Game Of Thrones is influenced by European history and they film in europe with mostly european actors which is why they usually do British accents.
Hollywood has been making historical movies with everyone talking in English accents for years for some reason even though it doesn't make sense.