Why’s Jason Statham always playing English characters in his films? There’s plenty of other Brit actors who go the extra mile and put on an American accent. Eg the film “Parker” is based on a novel, from series of novels about a criminal anti-hero called (wait for it) Parker. One of the novels was made into a film years ago, “Payback”, the character is called Porter rather than Parker but it’s the same character from the same series of novels (in fact the first of the series, “The Hunter”). Aussie actor Mel Gibson managed to play him as an American. So why does Statham only play Brits?? He’s an actor, ffs, so why doesn’t he act? You know, like how David Tennant changed his accent in Doctor Who so we’d believe he was from Gallifrey (it’s a well-known fact that Time Lords speak with English accents… hey, maybe that’s it, Statham is putting on an accent – his characters all happen to be Time Lords!!)?