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Celebrities from the Cambridge Footlights
"Cambridge University Footlights is the drama club for students at Cambridge University in the UK. Over the years many celebrities have been members and have gone on to become well known in different fields. See how well you know them."
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This member of the Footlights was part of a well known double act but has now become a dramatic actor in his own right. He starred in 'House'. Who is he?
'That Was The Week That Was' was a popular satirical TV programme in the UK. Who first presented this programme; but then deserted this type of humour for mainstream television and went on to become a Knight of the Realm?
Sir Bob Geldorf
Sir Trevor Macdonald
Sir Victor Meldrew
Sir David Frost
Which diminutive piano player was a not member of the Footlights but was paired with Footlight members in 'Beyond the Fringe'?
Which member of the Footlights went on to become the Director of the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company? He also directed 'Cats' and 'Les Miserables'.
Which comedian was a 'Goodie' but is now better known as a presenter of wild-life programmes about birds?
The Footlights included many authors in their number. Which of the following authors was never a member?
The satirical show 'Whose Line is it Anyway' was hosted in the UK by which former member of the Footlights?
Which actress and activist, who was vice president of the Footlights, was known to have a romantic relationship with Hugh Laurie, before marrying Kenneth Branagh and Greg Wise (not at the same time!)
Not all Footlights members were so recent. Which comedian (who died in 1988) was well known for his handlebar moustache? He played many comedy parts on TV and radio but is probably best known as an irritable headmaster.
Which musician and composer, who was Footlight President in 1954, was well known for his collaboration with Anthoney Newley and John Williams? 'Stop the World - I Want to Get Off', Doctor Dolittle' and 'Hook' are just some of this Oscar nominated musician's works.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
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