Daniel Day-Lewis faces criticism for giving a voice to Abraham Lincoln





Asking a British actor to play one of America’s great orators was always likely to prove controversial to US audiences.

But Daniel Day-Lewis may not have expected the level of criticism for the voice he has given to Abraham Lincoln in a new Steven Spielberg film.

Americans have complained that the Oscar-winning actor has given the 16th president a high-pitched, wavering tone that has been likened to both a 14-year-old boy and Mr Burns, the doddery cartoon character from The Simpsons.

Time magazine’s critic praised the British actor’s performance but noted that he speaks in a “thin, reedy” voice, while CBS News said the tone was “scratchy and not what audiences had come to expect”....

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