Re: Which British accent
Gert Fröbe did not have a British accent! Or a black cat!
Or any kind of cat at all, for that matter — regardless of color! (Though he did have Pussy Galore in his employ!)
But I like the sentiment and the references anyway, Stuart Elliott. And yours too, kb. (As with Stuart, both the sentiment and the references.) So I up-voted both of you. (So far I'm the only person to have done so for either of you!)
We Yanks being as inattentive and undiscriminating as we are, I am certain that whatever those idiots in Redmond choose will be some kind of hackneyed caricature.
(Be it a female version of Donald Pleasence or Charles Gray — both of whose pussies were white — or Mrs. Slocombe (the color of whose pussy I've long since forgotten!), or someone else altogether.)
P.S. May all of them rest in peace: Gert Fröbe, Donald Pleasence, Charles Gray, and Mollie Sugden. (Honor Blackman is still alive — thank God!)