Crowe Storms Out of ‘Robin Hood’ Interview Over Accent Comment

The actor takes offense at interviewers suggestion that he sounded ‘Irish’


What is it with the Robin Hood movies and the dialect problems?

Russell Crowe stormed out on a BBC Radio interview (audio in the video player below) after the host suggested that Crowe was affecting an Irish/Northern English accent. Less than respectfully, Crowe disagrees.

It brings to mind the Kevin Costner "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" debacle of 1991, in which the actor begins the movie with a quasi-British accent that he abandons about halfway through the movie.