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  British Comedians   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are several British people who made people laugh. Can you identify all of them? All were *born* in the UK.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 28 23
JanIQ gold member
Nov 28 23
467 plays
  British Actresses - Queens of the Cinema   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
British actresses are wonderful. They always turn in interesting performances, never seem to care about looking gorgeous, nor the size of the part they're playing. Can you identify these ten talented women?
Easier, 10 Qns, robbieh, Jun 10 13
10807 plays
  The UK's Most Talentless Celebrities   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The UK is becoming increasingly swamped by a tidal wave of talentless so-called "celebrities" who are famous simply for being famous. Can you summon up the enthusiasm to get to the end of a quiz on these pointless non-entities?
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Sep 26 10
stedman editor
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  British Actors - From Cary Grant to Hugh Grant   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the world's best actors are British. They can be debonair and charming, or rough around the edges; they are always fascinating to watch. After writing a quiz about British actresses, it seems only fair to dedicate one to the actors.
Average, 10 Qns, robbieh, Nov 18 19
Nov 18 19
5457 plays
Walcome to a Scottish Quiz
  Walcome to a Scottish Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Walcome! This quiz is about celebrities from Scotland. Can you identify them based on the written and visual clues? Guid luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Dec 15 17
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Dec 15 17
914 plays
  From Britain to Hollywood   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many movie stars were born in the UK but have made successful careers in the home of film - Hollywood. This quiz covers just ten of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 09 22
rossian editor
Jul 09 22
2018 plays
  The Place & the People    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I give you the names of five English celebrities, you match them to their city of origin. I'm deliberately leaving out London so other cities can get a look in - and some of the answers might surprise you!
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 19 18
Kankurette gold member
Nov 19 18
440 plays
  Will Work for Chocolate   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The British child stars in this quiz would probably have been happy to work for chocolate, until their parents and agents took over and asked for real money. How many of them do you know? Note - UK bias but should be known internationally.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 08 18
rossian editor
Sep 08 18
1789 plays
  Bring Me Sunshine - Morecambe and Wise   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise are, possibly, Britain's best loved double act. This quiz will explore both their lives and their work.
Tough, 15 Qns, romeomikegolf, Apr 02 18
romeomikegolf gold member
Apr 02 18
1715 plays
  The Only Way is Sussex   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about ten celebrities whose journey towards stardom started in the historic English county of Sussex.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Nov 22 18
Fifiona81 editor
Nov 22 18
284 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What is David Jason's birth date?

From Quiz "Birthdays of British Stars"

  Where Would I Be Without You?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Over the years there have been numerous double acts in British comedy. Let's see if you can work out who the partner is from one half of the act. I'll give you one half of the partnership, you give me the other.
Easier, 10 Qns, pmarney, Aug 28 20
pmarney gold member
Aug 28 20
1180 plays
  The Only Way Is Essex   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about ten celebrities whose journey towards stardom started in the English county of Essex.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, May 02 16
Fifiona81 editor
374 plays
  Do You Know Me by My Catchphrase?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A lot of comedians and entertainers can be identified just by their catchphrase. Do you remember all of these British celebrities, and can you identify them just from those magic few words?
Average, 10 Qns, pmarney, Jun 22 18
pmarney gold member
Jun 22 18
1140 plays
  Ten Celebrities Who Shook the Wirral   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Wirral Peninsula might not be as glamorous or famous as its neighbour, Liverpool, but it's still given the world its fair share of famous names. Some of the celebrities in this quiz were born in the Wirral, while others grew up there.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jul 14 14
Kankurette gold member
997 plays
  Ulster's Acclaim Academy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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The northernmost province in Ireland is a place of beauty, myth and passion. Its people have made major contributions to all walks of life and in many lands. Here we look at some who have been prominent the entertainment business.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Mar 17 11
1059 plays
  How Screened Are My Valleys?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All about "Welsh" people who've been seen on screens the world over. A couple of these "Taffys" may well surprise you - and beware of a few red herrings (or should that be sewin?) as well!
Average, 10 Qns, huw27, Dec 18 18
Dec 18 18
1227 plays
  Blazing Stars from Greater Manchester    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz looks at celebrities who were born in any of the ten metropolitan boroughs that make up the Greater Manchester area. Enjoy yourself on a star studded tour through this UK county.
Average, 10 Qns, zonko, Nov 02 12
468 plays
  Bonny Lads    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nothing to do with good looks, this quiz is to celebrate the varied achievements of some of the friendliest people in the word - Geordies! These are people who were born on Tyneside in the North East of England. Haway, man! Play the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, MaggieG, Jan 13 19
MaggieG gold member
Jan 13 19
2062 plays
  Famous Welsh Entertainers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mixture of actors /actresses and songsters from Wales, "The Land Of Song".
Average, 10 Qns, mochyn, Jan 08 15
2363 plays
  Celebrities from the Cambridge Footlights    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, baea, Jul 12 19
Jul 12 19
852 plays
  Name the British Celebrity - Part 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know your British celebrities?
Tough, 10 Qns, Lagunathemoron, Oct 22 11
4225 plays
  Suffolk's Showbiz and Celebrity Links    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my 3rd quiz about the county of Suffolk. Films have been shot here, actors, musicians and other celebrities have been born here and many people (well known or otherwise) have, like me, come to live here just because it's nice!
Tough, 10 Qns, lizzbett, Jun 12 12
711 plays
  Celebrities Born In Yorkshire    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about celebrities who were born in Yorkshire. Many thanks for playing.
Average, 10 Qns, demurechicky, Jun 15 14
demurechicky gold member
1316 plays
  Ant & Dec Turned Out All Right!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
They are very much treasured in the UK, but how much do you know about these two quirky, cheeky Geordie chaps?
Average, 10 Qns, froggyx, Jun 04 13
315 plays
  Scottish Actors    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz to celebrate some of the talent of Scotland.
Tough, 10 Qns, Roslyn, Sep 12 04
2746 plays
  Birthdays of British Stars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From my past quizzes you may have realised I am very proud of Britain, and what and who comes out of it here is a little tribute to fabulous actors and actresses that we see reguarly on our TVs in Britain.
Average, 10 Qns, booboo11, Jan 18 14
799 plays
  Name the British Celebrity - Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to part two of the British celebrity quiz. This quiz will focus on lesser known celebrities and several reality television ones.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Lagunathemoron, Aug 21 23
Aug 21 23
2494 plays
  Residents of Brighton    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
All about famous people who have lived in Brighton - now the city of Brighton and Hove.
Average, 5 Qns, WOODWORKER, Sep 12 04
1379 plays
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UK Celebs Trivia Questions

1. Who worked as a musical dancer in the late 1970s, played in movies and theatre plays, wrote a book on knitting, and gained most fame with her eponymous TV show, which also launched the TV career of Matt Groening?

From Quiz
British Comedians

Answer: Tracey Ullmann

Tracey Ullmann was born in a small town in Berkshire, England in 1959. She enrolled in the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 1971 and started her career dancing in several musicals. In 1980 she started working for television, and in 1983 she recorded a music album. Shortly afterwards she moved to Hollywood, and there she was offered her own show: "The Tracey Ullmann Show" (1987-1990). She won a Golden Globe for this show. Furthermore she acted in several movies, including "Small Time Crooks" (2000) for which she also won a Golden Globe. As an enthusiast knitter, she published a manual on knitting too. "The Tracey Ullmann Show" also introduced us to the animation series "The Simpsons" by Matt Groening, who would also design other animated series. Drew Carey was an actor born in the USA. The actress Carol Burnett was also born in the USA. Catherine Tate (born 1969) was British, but started her career at the end of the 1980s.

2. Which former editor of the 'Daily Mirror', a British tabloid newspaper, appeared as a judge on 'America's Got Talent' and had his own talk show on CNN from 2011 to 2014?

From Quiz The Only Way is Sussex

Answer: Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan, who was born in a small village in East Sussex in 1965, worked as a journalist for several British tabloid newspapers before becoming editor of the now defunct 'News of the World' in 1994 at the age of just 29. He then moved on to edit the 'Daily Mirror' from 1995 to 2004. His television career began as the presenter of some documentary and current affairs shows in the UK, but didn't really take off until he moved to the US to appear as a judge on the first series of 'America's Got Talent' in 2006, a role that he continued to hold until 2011 when his chat show 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (later called 'Piers Morgan Live') was chosen to replace the long-running CNN programme 'Larry King Live'. His other television work has included winning the 2008 edition of Donald Trump's 'The Celebrity Apprentice', judging 'Britain's Got Talent' and co-hosting the ITV breakfast programme 'Good Morning Britain'. Howard Stern and Howie Mandel both served stints on the judging panel of 'America's Got Talent', while Nick Cannon was the show's main presenter between 2009 and 2016. However, none of them are British.

3. John Gorman was born in Birkenhead in 1936. Which comedy band, whose most famous song was 'Lily the Pink', was he in with poet Roger McGough and Paul McCartney's brother, Mike McGear?

From Quiz Ten Celebrities Who Shook the Wirral

Answer: The Scaffold

The Scaffold had two other Top 10 hits, 'Thank U Very Much' and 'Liverpool Lou'. They evolved into Grimms, which also contained members of the Bonzo Dog Band. After the Scaffold, John Gorman regularly appeared on the Saturday morning children's programme 'Tiswas' as Albert the Janitor, berating the presenters for making so much mess with their liberal throwing around of flans and water. Other British household names appearing on the show were Chris Tarrant and Lenny Henry. At the end of Series 7, Gorman, Tarrant, Henry and ventriloquist Bob Carolgees left the show. Its more adult successor, 'OTT' was less successful.

4. A Bud Flanagan recording of "Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr. Hitler?" was used as the "Dad's Army" theme song. Who was his long term comedy partner on stage?

From Quiz Where Would I Be Without You?

Answer: Chesney Allen

Flanagan and Allen first paired back in 1926 and became very famous during the Second World War as a double act and part of The Crazy Gang. Together they recorded over 20 songs. The theme to "Dad's Army" was recorded by Flanagan and was the last recording he made before his death in 1968. Chesney Allen did not die until 1982.

5. This comedian was known from the 1930s to the 1980s, and had a career that spanned films, TV and music hall. Who had the catchphrase, "Hello, Playmates"?

From Quiz Do You Know Me by My Catchphrase?

Answer: Arthur Askey

In addition to the catchphrase, "Hello, Playmates", Arthur Bowden Askey CBE had another two slogans he was well-known for. They were "I thank you" (pronounced "Ay-thang-yaw") and "Before your very eyes". He rose to stardom on the radio programme "Band Waggon" on the BBC in 1938. He was the star of many films and TV programmes over the following five decades. Arthur carried on working right up till he was admitted to hospital in July 1982. He had both legs amputated after bad circulation led to gangrene of both his legs. He passed away on the 16th November 1982, aged 82.

6. What are Ant and Dec's real names?

From Quiz Ant & Dec Turned Out All Right!

Answer: Anthony McPartlin & Declan Donnelly

Their full names are: Anthony David McPartlin and Declan Joseph Oliver Donnelly. Dec is the 'smaller' one of the pair, and has been constantly teased about his size.

7. In which movie did Wigan born actor Roy Kinnear appear alongside Buster Keaton, a film that was to be Buster Keaton's last?

From Quiz Blazing Stars from Greater Manchester

Answer: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Roy Kinnear was born in Wigan, in 1934. He was a good friend of director Richard Lester, who directed the 1966 film "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". Buster Keaton played the role of Erronius. Roy is best known for his role as Mr Salt in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory". Kinnear was injured in a riding accident, which occurred on the set of the film "The Return of the Three Musketeers" (1988). Whilst he was rushed to hospital, he suffered a heart attack the following day and passed away.

8. This English born actor fell on his feet by landing roles in two of the biggest film series of the early twenty-first century. Who could be described as a piratical elf?

From Quiz From Britain to Hollywood

Answer: Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom appeared as Legolas in the 'Lord of the Rings' film trilogy, consisting of 'The Fellowship of the Ring' (2001), 'The Two Towers' (2002) and 'The Return of the King' (2003). He followed this success up by playing Will Turner in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series, appearing with Johnny Depp who portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow. The other three British actors named also appeared in 'Lord of the Rings', with Sean Bean playing Boromir, Ian McKellen portraying Gandalf and Dominic Monaghan appearing as Merry.

9. 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?

From Quiz Celebrities from the Cambridge Footlights

Answer: Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie partnered Steven Fry in several TV comedy shows. 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie' and 'Jeeves and Wooster' being two of the best known. He also starred in the 'Blackadder' series. His recent success in 'House' has increased his following in the USA.

10. She astonished us with her ability to sing and speak in Welsh in "The Edge of Love" (2008) - not a pirate in sight, and she bent the words like .. Burton. Who is this rather heavenly creature?

From Quiz How Screened Are My Valleys?

Answer: Keira Knightley

In "The Edge of Love" (2008) Keira Knightley plays Vera Phillips, the third part of the love triangle also involving Dylan Thomas (Matthew Rhys) and his wife Caitlin (Sienna Miller). As a Welsh speaker myself, I was very impressed with her Welsh speaking in this film - though she makes no claims whatsoever to any Welsh lineage. Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley are often mistaken for one another - urban legend has it that when both where together whilst filming the "Star Wars" films; even their mothers had difficulties in telling them apart. The little tips in the question referred to Ms Knightley's appearances in the Pirates of the Carribean series and in "Bend it like Beckham". Catherine Zeta Jones and Kate Winslet were the "red sewins" in this question! (red herrings)

11. What is the name the film, based on a Frederick Forsyth novel, starring Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan, that was shot on location in and around Ipswich and also featured nearby RAF Bentwaters?

From Quiz Suffolk's Showbiz and Celebrity Links

Answer: The Fourth Protocol

Although born in Kent, Frederick Forsyth lived at one time in East Anglia and worked as a journalist for the Eastern Daily Press. In the film 'The Fourth Protocol', RAF Bentwaters was called RAF Baywaters. 'The Fourth Protocol' (1987) is about a Spycatcher trying to track down a secret agent who is smuggling a small nuclear device into Britain one piece at a time.

12. Originally a member of a family singing group, she went on to build a solo career. Her first hit single was "Orinoco Flow" (1988) and top-selling albums have included "Watermark" (1988) and the Grammy-winning "Shepherd Moons" (1991). Who is this?

From Quiz Ulster's Acclaim Academy

Answer: Enya

Eithne Patricia Ni Bhraonain was born in Co Donegal in 1961. Her musical career started when she joined family members who had formed the group Clannad. Enya played keyboards and provided vocals, but she left the group in 1982 to follow a solo career. Haunting lyrics and melodies are a trademark of this Donegal diva. In her career, she has sold millions of records and earned four Grammy awards.

13. Eric Morecambe was not his given name. He was christened something totally different. What were his given names?

From Quiz Bring Me Sunshine - Morecambe and Wise

Answer: John Eric Bartholomew

He was born May 14th, 1926 and named John Eric Bartholomew. He took the stage name Eric Morecambe from the town where he was born, Morecambe, in Lancashire.

14. Julie Walters was born on?

From Quiz Birthdays of British Stars

Answer: 22 February 1950

Julie Walters was born in the West Midlands and in 1983 was nominated for an Oscar in 1983 her role as "Rita" in the film "Educating Rita" (1983) playing a working class hairdresser who decides to "better herself" by taking an Open University course, she lost out to "Shirley Maclaine" (1983) for "Terms of Endearment", story of a mother and daughters relationship during the daughters fight against cancer. Julie Walters started out on television in the early 80's with her comedy partner "Victoria Wood" with whom she still works quite regularly up until this day.

15. What was the name of the singer who shot to fame in 1985, with the song "Walking in the Air"?

From Quiz Famous Welsh Entertainers

Answer: Aled Jones

Aled began singing at the age of 9 at Bangor Cathedral and recorded "Walking in the Air" which is heard on the cartoon "The Snowman" (although Jones did not sing this version). Born in Anglesey, 29th December 1970.

16. In the first series of "Pop Idol", ten contenders won the public vote to go in to the finals. Darius Danesh had to take someones place because they had vocal problems. Who was this celebrity?

From Quiz Name the British Celebrity - Part 2

Answer: Rik Waller

Rik Waller had to drop out because of vocal problems. He later released an album which only hit 99th position in the charts. He later joined "Celebrity Fit Club" to lose weight. He has a marvellous voice and it was a shame he had to be replaced, although I wanted his replacement to win. Pete Waterman was a judge on the show and Aaron Bayley and Korben were fellow contenders, even though only one of them has a surname.

17. Which actor played Martin Platt in "Coronation Street"?

From Quiz Name the British Celebrity - Part 1

Answer: Sean Wilson

Sean Wilson joined "Coronation Street" in 1985. Wilson has appeared in several other shows, one being the game show "Russian Roulette".

18. Which Shakespearian actor lived in Brighton and took the title of Baron of Brighton until his death in 1989?

From Quiz Residents of Brighton

Answer: Laurence Olivier

Olivier was the first director of the British National Theatre Company.

19. Which newsreader and TV presenter won the first series of the celebrity dance competition 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2004?

From Quiz The Only Way is Sussex

Answer: Natasha Kaplinsky

Natasha Kaplinsky was born in Brighton, East Sussex in 1972. She started her career in local television before moving to Sky News in 2000 to present their breakfast programme and evening news show. She came to more general prominence after taking up a role as a BBC Breakfast presenter and newsreader on the famous 'Six O'Clock News' show. Her winning performances on the first series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' with her professional partner Brendan Cole (and the couple's onscreen chemistry) made her a household name. 'Strictly Come Dancing' went on to become one of Britain's favourite TV shows and the format was exported around the world - most notably becoming 'Dancing with the Stars' in the US. All of the incorrect options are British television news presenters who have appeared on 'Strictly Come Dancing' over the years. None of them won the competition but Susanna Reid was a joint runner-up in 2013.

20. The actress who played the character Sofia Curtis in 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' initially came to prominence with her role in the 1990's British TV drama 'House of Elliott'. Can you spot her from the options below?

From Quiz The Only Way Is Essex

Answer: Louise Lombard

Louise Lombard was born in the London Borough of Redbridge in 1970 - an area that had been part of the traditional county of Essex until 1963. She played Evangeline Elliott in 'House of Elliott' - a drama series about two sisters and their fashion design business in 1920's London - from 1991 to 1994. After these early successes she took a break from acting in order to study at the University of Cambridge and then forged a successful career on US television, becoming known particularly for her long-running recurring role in 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' as well as appearances in popular shows such as 'The Mentalist'. 'Stargate Universe' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles'. The incorrect options are all actresses who appeared in 'CSI': Lauren Lee Smith played Riley Adams, Liz Vassey portrayed Wendy Simms and Elizabeth Shue joined in season 12 as Julie Finlay.

21. Dr. Evadne Hinge was one half of a female impersonation act. Who made up that team with Dr. Evadne Hinge?

From Quiz Where Would I Be Without You?

Answer: Dame Hilda Bracket

Hinge and Bracket, as they were known, were played by George Logan and Patrick Fyffe. They appeared on TV from the early 70s for almost 30 years, until 2001. They played two elderly eccentric spinsters living in the fictional town of Stackton Tressel. One played the piano and the other sang songs from both opera and musical theatre.

22. This 6 foot 4 inch, Fez-wearing Welsh-born giant had an act that revolved around doing very bad magic tricks. His catchphrase was "just like that".

From Quiz Do You Know Me by My Catchphrase?

Answer: Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper was never really out of the limelight from the late '40s, when he became known through a BBC talent show. He was a member of the "Magic Circle" and respected by regular magicians, although his act revolved around looking like the trick was easy or he had mucked it up. That was never the case, though, and he was a very expert magician. He died as he lived, on stage performing. On the 15th of April 1984 he had heart attack in front of millions of TV viewers as he was working for the London Weekend Television variety show "Live From Her Majesty's". Whilst he was having a heart attack, the audience laughed, thinking it was part of the act. His assistants on stage at the time also thought it was a joke until they realised something was seriously wrong.

23. Ant and Dec were both born in which year?

From Quiz Ant & Dec Turned Out All Right!

Answer: 1975

Born on the 18th of November (star sign Scorpio), Ant is a couple of months younger than Dec. Dec was born on the 25th of September (star sign Libra).

24. Which actress, born in the suburb of Didsbury, Manchester played the role of Lucrezia Borgia in the historical drama TV series "The Borgias"? (HINT) Vacation.

From Quiz Blazing Stars from Greater Manchester

Answer: Holliday Grainger

Born in 1988, Holliday Grainger was six years old when she appeared in the BBC comedy drama "All Quiet on the Preston Front". She has appeared in a number of popular TV shows in the UK including "Where the Heart Is", "Waterloo Road" and "Merlin". However, these pale alongside her breakout role in "The Borgias" (2011) where she shared the screen with the enigmatic Jeremy Irons. In 2012 she scored the role of Baroness Shilton in the movie "Anna Karenina".

25. British actors seem to be cast regularly as villains by Hollywood, and Alan Rickman is no exception. In which film did he portray the character of Hans Gruber?

From Quiz From Britain to Hollywood

Answer: Die Hard

'Die Hard' was the first film in the series, and starred Bruce Willis as John McClane battling against a gang of criminals led by Rickman's character. The film came out in 1988 and Rickman's playing of the ruthless leader was given the accolade of the 46th best villain on the American Film Institute's Top 100 villains list of 2003. Rickman also played the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham in 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' (1991) opposite Kevin Costner. In 'Judas Kiss' (1998) he was on the side of law and order and in 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' (1991) he was the leading man in a ghost story.

26. Elizabeth Taylor began her long career as a child actor, appearing at the age of twelve in 'National Velvet' in 1944. Which animal was her co-star in the film?

From Quiz Will Work for Chocolate

Answer: Horse

Loosely based on a 1935 book by Enid Bagnold, the film told the rather unlikely story of a young girl who trained, and then rode, her horse to victory in the Grand National. Taylor also starred with dogs, as she appeared in 'Lassie Come Home' (1943) and 'Courage of Lassie' (1946), and appeared in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' in 1958, where her character was 'Maggie the Cat'. The wolf reference came from her role in 'Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf' (1966) and she starred in many more films, with 'Cleopatra' (1963) among her most famous.

27. '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?

From Quiz Celebrities from the Cambridge Footlights

Answer: Sir David Frost

Sir David Frost has become one of the most admired interviewers in the world. He has also directed films and TV programmes. 'That Was the Week That Was' was probably the launching pad for many celebrities, both ex-Footlights members and non-members. It was colloquially referred to as 'TW3'.

28. Which actor, who portrayed Captain Jean Luc-Picard in the "Star Trek" television series, was born in Mirfield, West Yorkshire on 13th July 1940?

From Quiz Celebrities Born In Yorkshire

Answer: Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart also played Professor Charles Xavier in the film "X-Men", which was first released in 2000. He has voiced numerous characters in several films, including the animated swashbuckling pirate book, in "The Pagemaster" (1994), and Mr Woolensworth, in the film "Chicken Little" (2005)

29. In which Suffolk town were actor Ralph Fiennes and children's TV favourite Brian Cant born?

From Quiz Suffolk's Showbiz and Celebrity Links

Answer: Ipswich

Brian Cant, best known for Playschool and Playaway, was born in Ipswich in 1933. Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham Fiennes was born in Ipswich in December 1962. His mother was the writer Jennifer Lash and his brother Joseph is also an actor. Among his other siblings (2 sisters and 4 brothers) are a musician, a producer and a director and among his cousins is the bonkers British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

30. A composer and songwriter who wrote chart hits amid a catalogue of work that included songs for the England football team and Ireland rugby team, who is this man liked to sing about the town he loved so well?

From Quiz Ulster's Acclaim Academy

Answer: Phil Coulter

Phil Coulter was born in Derry/Londonderry, about which he wrote 'The Town I Loved So Well'. He also wrote 'Back Home' for the England 1970 World Cup squad, and 'Ireland's Call', unofficial anthem of the Ireland rugby union team. He has written/co-written several Eurovision songs, including 'Congratulations' (1968), for Cliff Richard and 'Puppet On A String' (1967), for Sandie Shaw. Coulter and his long-time collaborator Bill Martin wrote several hits for the Bay City Rollers. Feargal Sharkey was another Derry native and one-time lead singer with The Undertones. John Anderson was a broadcaster and big band conductor. Phil Ochs has been hailed as one of the most influential American folksingers/songwriters of his generation.

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