It’s A Sin star Neil Patrick Harris has shocked viewers with his “brilliant” British accent.
The series, which started last night (January 23), won universal approval from viewers, with some calling it a “masterpiece”.
However, it was US star Neil’s appearance and accent that got tongues wagging.
Who does Neil Patrick Harris play in It’s A Sin?
Neil, 47, has previously starred in Doogie Howser MD and How I Met Your Mother.
He’s also won four Tony Awards in the US and was the first gay man to host the Oscars in 2015.
Now he’s taken a starring role in the drama, which depicts the London gay scene during the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s.
And it wasn’t long before Neil not only won praise for his heartbreaking performance, but also his British accent.
Now it’s started I’m just saying that Neil Patrick Harris gives a career-defining performance in #ItsASin
(And I’m rewatching episode one despite only seeing it a week ago, it’s that good)
— Dr Emily Garside (@EmiGarside) January 22, 2021
— Matthew John Poynton (burt) (@mattpoynton) January 22, 2021
An loving everything about #ItsASin already — the music, the 80s clothes, Neil Patrick Harris with a stiff-upper-lip British accent.
— Gabrielle Monaghan (@GabbyMonaghan) January 22, 2021
#ItsASin finally started on @Channel4 after weeks of trailers, and the first episode was brilliantly funny. Highlight for me: @ActuallyNPH perfecting a posh British accent. Would've loved to see him in future episodes ^VP pic.twitter.com/ZKYkWxU2JN
— Geeky Brummie (@GeekyBrummie) January 23, 2021
How did viewers react to Neil in It’s A Sin?
Viewers watched as his character Henry came down with a mystery illness in the first episode.
One viewer wrote: “What a sweet sweet surprise @ActuallyNPH popping up on what I imagine will be considered a British masterpiece from now on #ItsASin.”
Another said: “#ItsASin finally started on @Channel4 after weeks of trailers, and the first episode was brilliantly funny.
“Highlight for me: @ActuallyNPH perfecting a posh British accent. Would’ve loved to see him in future episodes.”
Who is Colin in It’s A Sin?
It wasn’t just Neil’s character Henry who stole viewers’ hearts.
They also loved innocent Welshman Colin, played by Colin Scott Howells.
Colin is precious – it’s so fun but at the same time so sad.
Young Colin comes to London to find his fortune and has dreams of becoming a tailor.
Henry soon takes him in and introduces him to the London gay scene.
21:13. The time the nation fell in love with Colin. #ItsASin
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) January 22, 2021
I ♥️ Colin and he must be protected at all costs #ItsASin
— Gary or Gaz or Gazzy (@Gary_Gaz_Gazzy) January 22, 2021
Absolutely loved it- amazing show and I’m already hooked, Colin is precious, it’s so fun but at the same time so sad 🥺💕 #ItsASin
— Emily Hill (@emilyannhill93) January 22, 2021
I just want to wrap Colin in bubble wrap and give him a big squish. Cos you know Covid n that. #ItsASin
— Nina Berry (@NinaJayneBerry) January 23, 2021
Colin is ‘precious’
One viewer said: “I just want to wrap Colin in bubble wrap and give him a big squish.”
Another wrote: “Absolutely loved it – amazing show and I’m already hooked.
“Colin is precious – it’s so fun but at the same time so sad.”
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