FREE! Click here to Join FunTrivia. Thousands of games, quizzes, and lots more!
Quiz about Oh Brilliant  Jodie Whittaker
Quiz about Oh Brilliant  Jodie Whittaker

"Oh Brilliant" .... Jodie Whittaker Quiz


Here is a look at the life and career of Jodie Whittaker, who we met as the 13th Doctor on "Doctor Who" during the 2017 Christmas special.

A multiple-choice quiz by parrotman2006. Estimated time: 4 mins.
  1. Home
  2. »
  3. Quizzes
  4. »
  5. Celebrity Trivia
  6. »
  7. Celebrities T-Z

Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
392,895
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
267
- -
Question 1 of 10
1. Like all previous Doctors, Jodie Whittaker is British. In part of England did she grow up?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What prestigious drama school did Jodie Whittaker attend for college?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 2008, Jodie Whittaker married actor Christian Contreras, Where did they meet? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. According to Whittaker, what famous Jodie is she named after? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What 2006 film saw Jodie Whittaker making her film debut starring opposite Peter O'Toole?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Whitaker's second film role was in the school girl comedy "St Trinian's" (2007), What member of the staff did she play?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Time travel experience, check. In what film does Jodie Whittaker play a young woman who travels through time seeking to unravel the mysteries in her life?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. If there is one constant to "Doctor Who" it is the Doctor fighting aliens who want to take over the Earth. In what 2011 film did Jodie Whittaker gain experience in that area?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Jodie Whittaker has gained experience working with a Doctor, playing against Tenth Doctor David Tennant on what ITV series?

Answer: (one word (crime drama))
Question 10 of 10
10. The selection of Jodie Whittaker as the next Doctor was announced during what major event in 2017?
Hint



(Optional) Create a Free FunTrivia ID to save the points you are about to earn:

arrow Select a User ID:
arrow Choose a Password:
arrow Your Email:




Most Recent Scores
May 23 2024 : Guest 90: 5/10
Apr 23 2024 : Guest 174: 2/10

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Like all previous Doctors, Jodie Whittaker is British. In part of England did she grow up?

Answer: West Yorkshire

Whittaker grew up in West Yorkshire, which was created in 1974. It is located in north central England and contains the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield. Whittaker specifically grew up in the small town of Skelmanthorpe, and she is by far one of the most famous people from the town. Residents of Skelmanthorpe are nicknamed "shatterers", as their ancestors were miners who shattered rocks; the village dates back to ninth century Vikings.

London is the largest city and national capital of the United Kingdom. Liverpool is the fifth largest city in England and home of the Beatles. Cornwall lies at the southwest corner of England and is well known for its beaches.
2. What prestigious drama school did Jodie Whittaker attend for college?

Answer: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Whittaker is a graduate of the Guildhall School. She graduated with the Acting Gold Medal, the school's highest honor. It began as a a music academy in 1880, but had expanded to a drama school by 1935. Notable graduates of Guildhall include Daniel Craig (James Bond), Orlando Bloom (LOTR), Ewan McGregor (Obi Wan Kenobi), and David Thewlis (Remus Lupin). For "Doctor Who" fans, Peter Cushing and Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) are graduates. Whittaker has been named a fellow at Guildhall, making her a member of the Board of Directors..

The London Academy (LAMDA), founded in 1861, is the oldest Drama School in the UK. In 2018, Benedict Cumberbatch (of "Sherlock" fame) became LAMDA's president. For "Doctor Who" fans, Colin Baker was an alumni.

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) was founded in 1904. Distinguished graduates of RADA include Richard Attenborough, Kenneth Branagh, John Gielgud, Anthony Hopkins, Peter O'Toole, Alan Rickman, Robert Shaw and Edward Woodward. For "Doctor Who" fans, Arthur Darvill (Rory), John Hurt (War Doctor), Alex Kingston (River Song), and Paul McGann (Eighth Doctor) are all graduates of RADA.

Central School of Speech and Drama was founded in 1906. Its distinguished graduates include Sir Laurence Olivier, Dame Judi Dench, and Vanessa Redgrave. For fans of "Doctor Who", both Peter Davison (Five) and Christopher Eccleston (Nine) are graduates.
3. In 2008, Jodie Whittaker married actor Christian Contreras, Where did they meet?

Answer: In college

Christian Contreras is an American actor. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He went on to graduate school at the Guildhall in London, and that is where he met Jodie. Contreras has been acting regularly since 2009. His credits include the TV series "The Syndicate" (2012) and "Halo: Nightfall" (2014), as well as "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012).

Contreras is also a talented writer, and has written several scripts which are being produced as films. They include "LAbyrinth" (2018), which is about the murder of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, and "Principia", a mystery thriller currently in production, that involves Isaac Newton.

Whittaker and Contreras had a daughter in April 2015. They are very secretive about their private life, and haven't revealed her name.
4. According to Whittaker, what famous Jodie is she named after?

Answer: Jodie Foster

She is named after Ms. Foster. Jodie Foster was born in 1962, and was a noted actress by the time she was 14, starring in "Taxi Driver" (1976). Foster won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for "The Accused" (1988) and "Silence of the Lambs" (1991).

Jodie Evans is an activist, noted for starting the feminist group Code Pink. She is old enough (born 1954) but did not become famous until 2008.

Jodie Sweetin was on the show "Full House" and is only a few months older than Jodie Whittaker, born January 1982.

Jodie Kidd is a British fashion model born in 1978.
5. What 2006 film saw Jodie Whittaker making her film debut starring opposite Peter O'Toole?

Answer: Venus

Peter O'Toole received his last Academy Award nomination for "Venus" in which he plays a older man dying of cancer who initiates a relationship with a much younger woman named Jessie (Whitaker). O'Toole delivers a masterful performance as a washed-up actor and Whitaker gives a wonderful performance, especially for a newcomer.

Whittaker was nominated for multiple awards for her work in "Venus": an ALFS Award for British Newcomer of the Year, British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer (On Screen), London Critics Circle Film Award for British Newcomer of the Year, and a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

Casino Royale was the reboot of the James Bond franchise, and was Daniel Craig's debut as Bond. The DaVinci Code, based on the Dan Brown novel, does have Tom Hanks and Audrey Tatou in London, but no Jodie Whittaker. One Night with the King is a 2006 film with Peter O'Toole but not Whittaker; it tells the Biblical story of Esther.
6. Whitaker's second film role was in the school girl comedy "St Trinian's" (2007), What member of the staff did she play?

Answer: The receptionist

Jodie was Beverly, the receptionist. While her role wasn't that big, she made the most of it. She managed to be snobby in a Cockney accent, which is not exactly an easy task. Beverly was also quite used to the craziness that is part of everyday life at the school.

Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister, "Game of Thrones") played the English teacher. Fenella Woolgar, who has won awards for her work in West End theater, played Miss Cleaver, the sports teacher. And Bond Girl Caterine Murino ("Casino Royale") played Miss Maupassant, the foreign languages teacher.

"Saint Trinian's" is based on a cartoon series from the 1940s and film series from the 1950s. The film is a reboot of the franchise. It was followed up with "St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold" in 2009; Whitaker reprised her role as Beverly.
7. Time travel experience, check. In what film does Jodie Whittaker play a young woman who travels through time seeking to unravel the mysteries in her life?

Answer: A Thousand Kisses Deep

"A Thousand Kisses Deep" (2011) is so convoluted that I won't begin to try and explain the plot. Whittaker plays a young woman named Mia Selva who witnesses her own suicide in the year 2046, and uses an elevator to travel through time. The film stars Dougray Scott as her romantic interest (will not reveal a bizarre spoiler) and David Warner as the manager of an apartment building.

"Adult Life Skills" (2016) is a slacker film in which Whittaker played a young woman who made odd web videos. "Good Vibrations" (2012) was a biopic about record producer Terri Hooley; Whittaker played his wife Ruth. In "Journeyman" (2017), Whittaker played the wife of a boxer who suffered from brain damage.
8. If there is one constant to "Doctor Who" it is the Doctor fighting aliens who want to take over the Earth. In what 2011 film did Jodie Whittaker gain experience in that area?

Answer: Attack The Block

Whittaker was in "Attack the Block," which is about a group of very nasty aliens attacking London. She plays Samantha Adams, a nurse who is mugged by gang members until the attack is broken up by the aliens showing up. Later in the film, Samantha teams up with the gang to fight the extra-terrestrial threat. The film is notable as the debut of John Boyega, who would go on to become Finn in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015).

"Battle: Los Angeles" (2011) stars Aaron Eckhart battling aliens. "Cowboys and Aliens" (2011) has Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig fighting aliens in the old west. And "Super 8" (2011) has Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning helping an alien trapped on Earth, 2011 was a big year for extra-terrestrial monsters, with "The Darkest Hour," a remake of "The Thing" and another "Transformers" film.
9. Jodie Whittaker has gained experience working with a Doctor, playing against Tenth Doctor David Tennant on what ITV series?

Answer: Broadchurch

"Broadchurch" aired on ITV between 2013 and 2017. It was created by Chris Chibnall, who became the new showrunner for "Doctor Who" in 2018. "Broadchurch" was a police procedural starring David Tennant (DI Alec Hardy) and Olivia Colman (DI Ellie Miller) as police officers investigating the murder of a young boy in a small town in Dorset. Whittaker played the mother of the murder victim. Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) played Reverend Paul Coates. David Bradley, who has played both William Hartnell and the First Doctor, won a BAFTA Award for his work on "Broadchurch".
10. The selection of Jodie Whittaker as the next Doctor was announced during what major event in 2017?

Answer: Finals at Wimbledon (July 16)

The announcement was made during the finals of Wimbledon. The decision was made by the BBC several months early, but had been keep secret. Wimbledon was chosen because of its high ratings.

Most past Doctors welcomed the news of Whittaker's selection. Both Colin Baker and Sylvester sent supportive tweets, and Peter Capaldi gave glowing praise of the actress and says "She's going to be brilliant."

Not everybody was as enthusiastic. Some highly misognynistic viewers argued the Doctor could not possibly become a woman. This is despite the fact it is established canon that Time Lords can switch gender (see Master/Missy). The Internet had a field day, snarking that "Why do you have a problem believing a time traveling alien who can alter their DNA at the molecular level could change gender?"
Source: Author parrotman2006

This quiz was reviewed by FunTrivia editor ponycargirl before going online.
Any errors found in FunTrivia content are routinely corrected through our feedback system.
Related Quizzes
This quiz is part of series Doctor Who Assortment:

A collection of "Doctor Who" related quizzed I have done that are not episode specific.

  1. The Eleventh Doctor Eats Average
  2. "Oh Brilliant" .... Jodie Whittaker Average
  3. 9 for 10: "Doctor Who" Easier
  4. Peter Capaldi, Twelfth Doctor Average
  5. The Other Doctors Eat Average

6/15/2024, Copyright 2024 FunTrivia, Inc. - Report an Error / Contact Us