Christian Bale is an actor and he is best known for starring in the thriller movie “The Prestige.” Currently, people started talking about his nationality. Is Christian Bale British?
Yes, Christian Bale is British. He holds this nationality by born. But it is not a surprise to those people who are following him closely over the years. Bale’s nationality has not secret.
Those people who were born in either Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, or Wales are called British. No one can get citizenship as a British automatically without being born in the United Kingdom.
Christian Bale is British as he was born in the United Kingdom. Most of the time, he worked in American movies as an actor. Possibly this is the reason for raising the question about his nationality.
Early Life of Christian Bale
Christian Bale was born in Haverfordwest, the country town of Pembrokeshire, Wales on 30 January 1974. He is British because of born in Wales, United Kingdom.
His mother is Jenny James who is a circus performer. On the other hand, David Bale is the father of the British actor. David is a successful entrepreneur as well as an environmentalist and animal welfare activist.
Christian Bale’s parents both are citizens of the United Kingdom. Once he remarked that he is an English because his whole family left Wales & settled in Bournemouth when he was just two years old kid.
Moreover, his family had lived in 15 towns during his childhood. Christian Bale has two elder sisters & a half-sister. His father married twice and his half-sister Erin Bale was from his father’s first marriage.
Christian Bale spent his childhood in the United Kingdom with his siblings and parents. After moving to Bournemouth, he attended a boy’s grammar school “Bournemouth School.”
At the age of 16, Christian Bale left the school. Later, he trained in a type of performance dance that originated during the fifteenth century. He did not take up an acting career professionally while he was trained in ballet.
Christian Bale had been inspired by his sister while she was a cast in West End musical theatre, London. At that time, he had considered taking up acting professionally.
Does Christian Bale Have Dual Citizenships?
Yes, Christian Bale holds dual citizenship for more than a couple of years. At the age of 17, he left his hometown and moved to the United States with his father and sister Louise.
Because his parents were divorced at that time. Christian Bale holds UK citizenship by born. Later, he got U.S. citizenship. It is too difficult for anyone to get American citizenship easily.
Christian Bale applied to get American citizenship in 2010 & received it after four years. Now he has dual citizenship. He is working in the American film industry for a long time.
Since the 1990s, he has lived in Los Angeles. Two decades have passed for living in the United States. Christian Bale married an American former model Sibi Blažić in 2000.
Currently, Christian Bale & his wife Sibi are living in Los Angeles, the United States. As he got citizenship in the USA, he could be called an American. But basically, he is British.
Does Christian Bale Use British Accent?
Christian Bale uses multiple accents including the British accent. Most of the time, he is seen speaking in an American accent in his movies. Basically, he uses the British accent as a citizen of the UK.
At The 2019 Golden Globes acceptance speech, Christian Bale reminded the viewers of his natural Welsh accent. Then some Twitter posts have been viral on the internet where users shared that they didn’t know about Bale’s real-life accent.
Christian Bale was promoting his new film Le Mans ’66 with his British accent. Those who do not know about his real accent have thought that it was fake. However, it was the real voice of Christian Bale.
Famous Works of Christian Bale
From starting his career to the present time, Christian Bale has done lots of popular films. Thus he became one of the best actors in the American film industry.
Not only in the American film industry but also he is famous in the English film industry. Christian Bale has several highest-scoring films including The Dark Knight, Ford V Ferrari, American Hustle, Rescue Dawn, The Fighter, The Dark Night Rises, etc.
Christian Bale has received various awards for his blockbuster films. As an example, he got an Academy Award & six Critics Choice Movie Awards during his film career.