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Dick Van Dyke apologizes for his ‘atrocious’ cockney accent in ‘Mary Poppins’ dick van dyke accent


US actor apologises more than half century after 'inflicting most atrocious cockney accent in history of cinema' in Disney film.

Richard Wayne Van Dyke (born December 13, ) is an American actor, comedian, writer, . According to Van Dyke, his accent coach was Irish, who " didn't do an accent any better than I did", and that no one alerted him to how bad it was.

Dick Van Dyke has been gently mocked for years over the questionable cockney accent he used to portray the chimney sweeper, and now he's spoken for the.