I posted this on another site and it soon deteriorated into a bizarre cultural exchange bordering on a slanging match so I'll post it here to see if I get more sensible responses. Assuming most of you guys are base in the US, could I ask, as a UK based writer, what work you would put into developing a British character were you to feature one in any of your scripts? Would you research dialogue, accents, look, etc, etc to make sure they were authentic or would you simply write them as generic or even stereotypical characters? I ask purely because over the years I've seen some horrifically badly scripted British characters in everything from Oceans Eleven to Frasier and it's always bothered me. But in addition, I can't help but think that badly written characters and/or dialogue would inevitably hinder the chances of a project being taken on were it to pass across the desk of, for example, a Brit.