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'Christian Bale is Welsh?': Fans shocked at Hollywood actor's accent as he collects Golden Globes

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Hollywood actor Christian Bale was among the Brits to triumph at the Golden Globes last night, but fans were shocked at the moment he collected his award.

Bale, who won the best actor in a musical or comedy for his portrayal of the former vice-president Dick Cheney in Vice, took to the stage with many commenting on his British accent.

The 44-year-old actor was actually born in Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire but speaks with an English accent.

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Christian Bale has two children with his wife Sandra Blažić Credit: PA Images

Bale, who is famous for his roles in films including American Psycho and The Dark Knight, said in an interview with GMTV in 2008 that there is a "great vintage of Welsh actors with Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins" but he is not a "true Taffy" as he grew up in England.

During the glamorous ceremony, Bale thanked his director, Adam McKay, joking that the filmmaker chose him because he thought “I have got to find someone who can be completely charisma-free and reviled by everyone, it’s got to be Bale”.

He joked he would play Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell next, adding: “Thank you Satan, for giving me inspiration for this role.”

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