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The Place & the People Trivia Quiz


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!

A matching quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Kankurette
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
395,238
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
433
Last 3 plays: pughmv (7/10), Saffia (9/10), Guest 5 (10/10).
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QuestionsChoices
1. Donna Air (TV presenter); Ant & Dec (TV presenters); Cheryl (singer); Sting (singer)  
  Oxford
2. Sean Bean (actor); Jarvis Cocker (musician); Michael Palin (comedian); Alex Turner (musician); Dominic West (actor)  
  Nottingham
3. Bruce Dickinson (musician); Mathew Horne (actor); Paris Lees (journalist); Samantha Morton (actress); Roy Skelton (voice actor)  
  Northampton
4. Colin and Jonny Greenwood (musicians); Hugh Laurie (actor and comedian); Miriam Margolyes (actress); David Mitchell (comedian)  
  Bristol
5. Beth Gibbons (musician); Cary Grant (actor); Russell Howard (comedian); Tricky (musician); Maisie Williams (actress)  
  Manchester
6. Mel B (singer/Spice Girl); Corinne Bailey Rae (singer); Peter O'Toole (actor); Jeremy Paxman (TV presenter); John Simm (actor)  
  Leeds
7. Cat Deeley (TV presenter); Jamelia (singer); Ozzy Osbourne (musician); Adil Ray (actor); Julie Walters (actress)  
  Newcastle
8. Caroline Aherne (actress); Christopher Eccleston (actor); Noel Gallagher (musician); Suranne Jones (actress); Morrissey (musician)  
  Liverpool
9. Alan Carr (TV presenter); Lesley Joseph (actress); Robert Llewellyn (actor); Matt Smith (actor); Sophie Turner (actress)  
  Sheffield
10. Tom Baker (actor); Kim Cattrall (actress); Craig Charles (actor); Paul McCartney (musician); Alexei Sayle (comedian)  
  Birmingham





Select each answer

1. Donna Air (TV presenter); Ant & Dec (TV presenters); Cheryl (singer); Sting (singer)
2. Sean Bean (actor); Jarvis Cocker (musician); Michael Palin (comedian); Alex Turner (musician); Dominic West (actor)
3. Bruce Dickinson (musician); Mathew Horne (actor); Paris Lees (journalist); Samantha Morton (actress); Roy Skelton (voice actor)
4. Colin and Jonny Greenwood (musicians); Hugh Laurie (actor and comedian); Miriam Margolyes (actress); David Mitchell (comedian)
5. Beth Gibbons (musician); Cary Grant (actor); Russell Howard (comedian); Tricky (musician); Maisie Williams (actress)
6. Mel B (singer/Spice Girl); Corinne Bailey Rae (singer); Peter O'Toole (actor); Jeremy Paxman (TV presenter); John Simm (actor)
7. Cat Deeley (TV presenter); Jamelia (singer); Ozzy Osbourne (musician); Adil Ray (actor); Julie Walters (actress)
8. Caroline Aherne (actress); Christopher Eccleston (actor); Noel Gallagher (musician); Suranne Jones (actress); Morrissey (musician)
9. Alan Carr (TV presenter); Lesley Joseph (actress); Robert Llewellyn (actor); Matt Smith (actor); Sophie Turner (actress)
10. Tom Baker (actor); Kim Cattrall (actress); Craig Charles (actor); Paul McCartney (musician); Alexei Sayle (comedian)

Most Recent Scores
Feb 16 2024 : pughmv: 7/10
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Donna Air (TV presenter); Ant & Dec (TV presenters); Cheryl (singer); Sting (singer)

Answer: Newcastle

Both Donna Air and Ant (McPartlin) & Dec (Declan Donnelly) started out as child actors on the Newcastle drama 'Byker Grove', set in a youth club. Air played Charlie Charlton and was in pop bands Crush and Byker Groove with castmate Jayni Hoy, neither of which were successful. She later went on to become a presenter on MTV. Ant & Dec - or Ant McPartlin - played PJ and Duncan on 'Byker Grove', and went on to have a musical career as PJ & Duncan AKA, before changing to Ant & Dec and aiming for a more mature image. One of their singles, 'Tonight I'm Free', debuted on 'Byker Grove'. They have presented 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!', Saturday morning music show 'CD:UK', and 'Saturday Night Takeaway'.

Cheryl, ne้ Cheryl Tweedy, was one of the original members of Girls Aloud, a girl band created on 'Popstars: The Rivals'. The group had several Number 1 singles. After the group split, Cheryl released her solo debut, '3 Words', in 2009. She was also a judge on 'The X-Factor'.

Sting, aka Gordon Sumner, was the singer and bassist in new wave band the Police, before embarking on a solo career, where he branched out into world music and jazz. He got his stage name from the black and yellow striped jumpers he wore. He also wrote a musical about shipbuilding in Newcastle, 'The Last Ship'.
2. Sean Bean (actor); Jarvis Cocker (musician); Michael Palin (comedian); Alex Turner (musician); Dominic West (actor)

Answer: Sheffield

Sean Bean has appeared in several films, including 'When Saturday Comes', the 'Lord of the Rings' films, 'Goldeneye' and 'Brave Two Zero'. 'Game of Thrones' fans will know him as the ill-fated Ned Stark.

Jarvis Cocker was the lead singer of indie band Pulp, who had a constantly changing line-up and were relatively obscure until they found fame with 'Different Class' in the '90s. He achieved notoriety for invading the stage during Michael Jackson's Brit Awards performance. He released his solo debut album 'Jarvis' in 2006.

Michael Palin was one of the original members of the Monty Python group, and also appeared in 'Brazil' and 'A Fish Called Wanda'. He later gained a reputation as a travel writer and presenter of travel documentaries.

Alex Turner is the lead singer and guitarist of the Arctic Monkeys, who released their first album, 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', in 2006. He was also a member of The Last Shadow Puppets.

Dominic West played Detective Jimmy McNulty in 'The Wire'. He also appeared in '300', 'Pride' and the film version of 'Chicago'.
3. Bruce Dickinson (musician); Mathew Horne (actor); Paris Lees (journalist); Samantha Morton (actress); Roy Skelton (voice actor)

Answer: Nottingham

Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, whose songs include 'Run to the Hills' and 'The Trooper'. He is also a licensed pilot, and has flown the band's plane on a couple of world tours.

Mathew Horne played one of the title characters in the sitcom 'Gavin & Stacey'. He formed a double act with co-star James Corden, and the two presented 'Big Brother's Big Mouth' and starred in 'Lesbian Vampire Killers', a B-movie parody.

Paris Lees is a transgender rights activist and columnist, mainly for 'The Guardian'. She was the first transgender woman presenter on BBC1 and Channel 4, and the first transgender woman to appear on the cover of lesbian magazine 'Diva'.

Samantha Morton started out in TV series such as 'Cracker' and 'Band of Gold', before making her big screen debut in 'Emma' in 1996. Her other film credits include 'Morvern Callar' and 'Sweet & Lowdown'. She has portrayed Mary, Queen of Scots, Marilyn Monroe and serial killer Myra Hindley.

Roy Skelton provided the voices for the Daleks and Cybermen on 'Doctor Who' for many years, and was also the voice of Zippy and George, two of the puppets on the children's TV programme 'Rainbow'. He died in 2011.
4. Colin and Jonny Greenwood (musicians); Hugh Laurie (actor and comedian); Miriam Margolyes (actress); David Mitchell (comedian)

Answer: Oxford

Colin and Jonny Greenwood are members of Radiohead, whose albums include 'OK Computer', 'Kid A' and 'In Rainbows', which came with the gimmick of fans being able to choose its price when buying. Both brothers play guitar. Colin is the older one.

Hugh Laurie is an alumni of Footlights, along with Stephen Fry - with whom he had a comedy double act in 'A Bit of Fry & Laurie', and appeared in 'Blackadder' - Emma Thompson, and members of Monty Python. He starred as Dr Gregory House in 'House', and also has a sideline as a blues singer and pianist.

Miriam Margolyes played Professor Sprout, the Herbology teacher, in the 'Harry Potter' films. She also appeared in 'Babe', 'The Age of Innocence' and the 'Comic Strip' series.

David Mitchell starred in the comedy 'Peep Show' along with Robert Webb, and the two also appeared in 'That Mitchell & Webb Look' and the 'Mac and PC' ads (Mitchell was the PC). He is also a newspaper columnist and a regular panel show guest.
5. Beth Gibbons (musician); Cary Grant (actor); Russell Howard (comedian); Tricky (musician); Maisie Williams (actress)

Answer: Bristol

Beth Gibbons is the lead singer of the trip-hop band Portishead, named after an area of Bristol. The band's debut album 'Dummy' was released in 1994 and won the Mercury Music Prize the following year.

Cary Grant, or Archibald Leach to his mum, was born in Horfield in Bristol, but moved to the US when he was 16 with the Pender Group, a group of acrobatic dancers. He started out performing in vaudeville shows and went on to appear in 'His Girl Friday', 'Bringing Up Baby', 'Charade', and many more films. He died in 1986.

Russell Howard presented 'Russell Howard's Good News' and 'The Russell Howard Hour', and was a regular panellist on 'Mock the Week'. He also presented a travel documentary series called 'Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip'.

Tricky, aka Adrian Thaws, was a pioneering figure in the Bristol trip-hop scene, and released his debut album 'Maxinquaye' in 1995. He also worked with fellow Bristol musicians Massive Attack and Martina Topley-Bird.

Maisie Williams got her big break as Arya Stark in 'Game of Thrones'. She also appeared in 'Doctor Who' during the Twelfth Doctor's era, and films including 'Early Man' and 'The Book of Love'.
6. Mel B (singer/Spice Girl); Corinne Bailey Rae (singer); Peter O'Toole (actor); Jeremy Paxman (TV presenter); John Simm (actor)

Answer: Leeds

Mel B, aka Melanie Brown, was one of the members of the Spice Girls, nicknamed 'Scary Spice' by 'Top of the Pops' magazine. She released a solo album, 'Hot', in 2000 as a companion piece to 'Forever', the group's first album without Geri 'Ginger Spice' Halliwell.

Corinne Bailey Rae started out in a rock band called Helen, before switching to soul. She released her self-titled debut album in 2006. The sequel 'The Sea', released in 2010, was written in the wake of her husband's death.

Peter O'Toole's birthplace was incorrectly stated as Galway in Ireland, but local records confirmed he was in fact born in Leeds. His many films included 'Lawrence of Arabia' (in which he played the title role), 'The Lion in Winter', 'Becket', and 'Goodbye Mr Chips'. He died in 2013.

Jeremy Paxman started out as a newsreader, and went on to present 'Newsnight', and gained a reputation for his aggressive interviewing style. He also worked on 'Panorama'.

John Simm played the Master during the Tenth Doctor's run in 'Doctor Who', to David Tennant's Doctor. He also played New Order's Bernard Sumner in '24 Hour Party People', and played guitar on 'Slideling', the solo album of Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch.
7. Cat Deeley (TV presenter); Jamelia (singer); Ozzy Osbourne (musician); Adil Ray (actor); Julie Walters (actress)

Answer: Birmingham

Cat Deeley co-presented 'SMTV Live' and 'CD:UK', its musical spin-off, with Ant & Dec. She also presented 'Fame Academy' and 'Stars in Their Eyes', replacing Matthew Kelly.

Jamelia Davis released her debut album 'Drama' in 2000. She was a temporary panellist on the chat show 'Loose Women'. She collaborated with Coldplay singer Chris Martin on the single 'See It in a Boy's Eyes'.

Ozzy Osbourne, real name John, was the lead singer of metallers Black Sabbath, and gained a reputation for biting (mostly) dead animals' heads off. He and his family (with the exception of daughter Aimee) had their own reality TV show, 'The Osbournes'.

Adil Ray starred in 'Citizen Khan', a comedy about a Muslim family living in Birmingham. He started out as a radio presenter, appearing on stations such as Galaxy 105 and Manchester's Century Radio.

Julie Walters played Molly Weasley in the 'Harry Potter' films. She also appeared in 'Educating Rita' (her big break), 'Billy Elliot' and 'Calendar Girls'. She and fellow comedian Victoria Wood performed many sketches together as a double act.
8. Caroline Aherne (actress); Christopher Eccleston (actor); Noel Gallagher (musician); Suranne Jones (actress); Morrissey (musician)

Answer: Manchester

Caroline Aherne played Denise in 'The Royle Family', which she co-wrote with co-star Craig Cash. She hosted a chat show, 'The Mrs Merton Show', in the role of the titular character, and she and Cash appeared in a spinoff, 'Mrs Merton & Malcolm'. She died in 2016.

Christopher Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor in 'Doctor Who'. He gained a reputation for appearing in gritty dramas such as 'Clocking Off' and 'Hillsborough'. His films include '28 Days Later', 'Gone in 60 Seconds' and 'Shallow Grave'.

Noel Gallagher was the main songwriter, sometime vocalist and guitarist with Oasis, one of the leading lights of the Britpop movement. His fractious relationship with his younger brother Liam eventually caused the band to split. He then started a solo career with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Suranne Jones played Karen McDonald in the Manchester soap opera 'Coronation Street'. She later branched out into drama, appearing in series such as 'Unforgiven' and 'Doctor Foster'.

Steven Patrick Morrissey, known only by his surname, was the lead singer of the Smiths, whose singles included 'This Charming Man', 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out' and 'Panic'. He also released several solo albums after the band split.
9. Alan Carr (TV presenter); Lesley Joseph (actress); Robert Llewellyn (actor); Matt Smith (actor); Sophie Turner (actress)

Answer: Northampton

Alan Carr co-presented 'The Friday Night Project' with Justin Lee Collins and had his own chat show, 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man'. He is also a stand-up comedian. His father Graham managed Northampton Town. Although born in Dorset, Carr grew up in Northampton.

Lesley Joseph starred in the sitcom 'Birds of a Feather' along with Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson. She has appeared in several stage shows, including 'Annie', 'Godspell' and 'Young Frankenstein'. Joseph was born in London but also grew up in Northampton.

Robert Llewellyn played the android Kryten in 'Red Dwarf'. He presented 'Scrapheap Challenge', a game show where contestants had to make working machines out of scrap. He has also written several books, both fiction and non-fiction.

Matt Smith played the Eleventh Doctor in 'Doctor Who', replacing David Tennant. He had originally played for the Leicester City youth team, but had to give up football due to back problems. He also played Prince Philip in the Netflix drama 'The Crown'.

Sophie Turner played Sansa Stark in 'Game of Thrones'. She adopted Zunni, the dog that played Sansa's pet direwolf Lady. She also played the young Jean Grey in the 'X-Men' series.
10. Tom Baker (actor); Kim Cattrall (actress); Craig Charles (actor); Paul McCartney (musician); Alexei Sayle (comedian)

Answer: Liverpool

Tom Baker's most iconic role was as the Fourth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston's claim to be the first northern Doctor was actually incorrect), one of the longest-running Doctors. He also appeared in the TV adaptation of CS Lewis' 'The Silver Chair', 'Blackadder' and 'Little Britain', where he narrated the episodes.

Kim Cattrall played Samantha Jones in 'Sex and the City'. Although she grew up in Canada, she was born in Mossley Hill. Her films include 'Police Academy', 'Big Trouble in Little China' and 'Porky's'.

Craig Charles played Dave Lister in 'Red Dwarf'. He also voiced Asterix in 'Asterix Conquers America' and appeared for a while in 'Coronation Street'. Outside acting, he is also a DJ, specialising in funk and soul records.

Paul McCartney was one of the main singers and songwriters in the Beatles, along with John Lennon. After the Beatles split, he formed Wings with his wife Linda and Denny Laine of the Moody Blues, and made several solo albums. He has also written several pieces of classical music. His daughter Stella is a fashion designer.

Alexei Sayle started out as a member of the Comic Strip, a group of comedians that also included Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson and Nigel Planer, all of whom he would appear with in 'The Young Ones'. He played all the members of the Balowski family. Outside acting, he has also written several novels, and was a columnist for 'Time Out' and the 'Sunday Mirror'.
Source: Author Kankurette

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