BBC radio arts reporter Mark Lawson said he felt his impression from Crowe's performance was that "Robin Hood was an Irishman who took frequent holidays in Australia."
"You've got dead ears, mate -- seriously dead ears if you think there's an Irish accent," Crowe, 46, retorted in the interview, broadcast on Thursday.
Lawson then asked Crowe if the accent was meant to be northern English. Robin Hood, a 13th century archer who according to folklore robbed the rich to give to the poor, lived in a forest near the northern English city of Nottingham.
"No, I was going for an Italian ... missed it? F--- me." FULL ARTICLE