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Oldman needed help regaining British accent for Tinker Tailor

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Feb 03, 2012 | 9:15am EST

The star set up home in Los Angeles several years ago and had no idea how much his speech had changed since moving to the U.S. until he signed on to play lead character George Smiley.

He tells W magazine, "The weird thing is, I had to do a bit of voice work to get my English accent back. I've not really lost my accent completely, but it is now a cross-pollination."

The veteran actor's extra work paid off - his performance has landed him a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

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