I heard that George Lamb on TV today - a right mockney. In tribute, here’s my top five famous mockneys.
The ultimate mockney and a fucking twat to boot. Dad is famous actor, Larry Lamb, who brought him up in a cosy middle-class Fulham. George Lamb is vegetarian, wine-tasting, Fulham fan, yet attempts to speak like some sort of shitty, plastic, gangster in a Guy Ritchie film. Which leads me nicely on to…
His mum’s family is filled with knighted folk, barons and aristocrats, while his dad was a successful advertising boss. Tries to sound like a right geezer, but gave the game away when he called his son Rocco.
Gets unfair press, because I reckon he’s actually pretty genuine. Nonetheless, he’s been slated like fuck as a cockney.
The original mockney. Toned down his accent to make himself sound more hip and cool to the youth of the swinging 60s.
My mockney antennae is picking up heat on this one, who has so far, sneaked under the radar. Came from a well-to-do middle class family in Shrewsbury, even making it to head boy. I’ve heard him sounding quite posh and at other times, tone it down quite a lot to sound more like one of the lads.
Didn’t quite make the list but on the subs’ bench.
Frank Lampard – Former public schoolboy – is there a case?