'Batman is COCKNEY?!' Hollywood star Christian Bale's prominent British accent leaves shocked fans ‘mind blown’

He has cemented his a-list status in huge Hollywood blockbusters such as The Machinist, American Psycho and Batman's The Dark Knight series. 

But despite being in the movie business since the eighties, Christian Bale's real accent has continued to leave fans shocked and confused. 

The star, who was born in Wales and grew up in Surrey, Dorset, and Bournemouth, appeared on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday with Matt Damon, where it was his prominent cockney twang that caught the attention of viewers.  

'Weird hearing him speak!' Despite being in the movie business since the eighties, Christian Bale's real accent has continued to leave fans shocked and confused

'Weird hearing him speak!' Despite being in the movie business since the eighties, Christian Bale's real accent has continued to leave fans shocked and confused

After being born in Pembrokeshire, Christian spent a lot of time relocating around the UK with his parents, and they even lived in Portugal.

At 17, the American Hustle star moved to Los Angeles with his father following his parents' divorce, where he cemented his acting credentials and became one of Hollywood's biggest names. 

However, his accent once again reminded, and even surprised, fans of his humble upbringing across the pond. 

Following his interview with Matt, viewers rushed to social media to express their bewilderment. 

'Masked his accent so well!' The star appeared on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday with Matt Damon, where it was his prominent cockney twang that caught the attention of viewers

'Masked his accent so well!' The star appeared on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday with Matt Damon, where it was his prominent cockney twang that caught the attention of viewers

Star: He has cemented his a-list status in huge Hollywood blockbusters such as The Machinist, American Psycho and Batman's The Dark Knight series

Star: He has cemented his a-list status in huge Hollywood blockbusters such as The Machinist, American Psycho and Batman's The Dark Knight series

'Just me that is shocked to find out Christian Bale is English and I've just heard his own accent?! Wtf.'

'I am the only person on the planet that didn't know this- hes batman for heaven's sake.'

'First of all.. Matt Damon and Christian bale on just now were absolutely hilarious.... secondly hearing Matt Damon turned down a 10% fee for Avatar, which would have made him a quarter of a billion is mad and last.... who knew Christian bale had an English accent.'

'Just found out Christian Bale is British!! Am I the only one who didn’t know this? It’s weird hearing him speak in his real accent.'

'I’ve always known Christian Bale was British. I’ve just heard his real voice for the first time. Sounds like an American doing a really s*** accent.'

British: Christian was born in Wales and grew up in Surrey, Dorset, and Bournemouth

British: Christian was born in Wales and grew up in Surrey, Dorset, and Bournemouth

'Christian Bale’s own, real English accent sounds fake as 99% of the time he speaks in an American one. Mind blown.— watching BBC Breakfast.'

'Hearing Christian Bale with his normal accent is just so cringe.'

'Didn't Christian Bale was an English actor. Holy sh** this guy masked his accent so well in all those movies. So impressed right now.'

'Does anyone else find it weird to hear Christian Bale speak with his native accent? He is BATMAN for chrissakes!'

Christian will next be starring alongside Matt in the new film, Ford v Ferrari.

In the film, out November 15, Damon plays Ford designer, engineer and former racer Carroll Shelby, while Bale plays professional driver Ken Miles.

Upcoming: Christian will next be starring alongside Matt in the new film, Ford v Ferrari

Upcoming: Christian will next be starring alongside Matt in the new film, Ford v Ferrari

Christian Bale's prominent Cockney accent leaves shocked fans 'mind blown'

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