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A recent author's challenge was "A Knight to Remember", which I used to look at British knights. I think it is only fair to include one about the "Dames". I'll give you the clues; from those clues you tell me who the Dame is.

A multiple-choice quiz by pmarney. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
pmarney
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
362,366
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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1. Born in 1911 and on stage from when she was just two months old, this Dame's career spanned eight decades. She was regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. One her last roles was to star in "Last of the Summer Wine". She became a Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 1993. A committed Christian, who was this Dame? Hint

Thora Hird
Monica Mason
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies
Joan Sutherland

2. Next we have a Welsh singing "diva" who over the years has sung three "Bond" theme tunes. Who is this Dame? Hint

Jacqueline Wilson
Sybil Thorndike
Shirley Bassey
Cicely Courtneidge

3. With a film and TV career spanning over sixty years, our next Dame has been on screen as a school teacher, a nun, a witch and more recently on TV as a Dowager Countess. She has been awarded two Academy Awards, the first in 1969 for Best Actress, the second in 1978 for Best Supporting Actress. Who is this well-loved actress? Hint

Ann Leslie
Margaret Drabble
Maggie Smith
Joan Plowright

4. This "Lancashire Lass" moved to Northern Ireland when she was just 11 years old. She became very well know as a pentathlete, winning gold at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. She became a Dame in the year 2000. Who is this athlete who now has an athletics track named after her in Northern Ireland? Hint

Anita Roddick
Suzi Leather
Mary Peters
Margaret Price

5. Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, this Dame was known as an author of crime novels. She also wrote six romance novels under the name of Mary Westmacott. Who was she? Hint

Beryl Bainbridge
Rosamund Pilcher
Iris Murdoch
Agatha Christie

6. This actress is famed for playing both Queen Elizabeths in films. She was made a Dame in 2003. She won an Oscar for Best Actress when she played Queen Elizabeth II. Who is this Dame? Hint

Beryl Grey
Eileen Atkins
Peggy Ashcroft
Helen Mirren

7. This Dame was the first female British athlete to win two gold medals at one Olympic Games. She achieved this feat at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Who is this British Dame? Hint

Denise Lewis
Sally Gunnell
Kelly Holmes
Mary Rand

8. This actress has played both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria in films. She was made a Dame in 1988. She was further honoured in 2005 when she was made a Companion of Honour (CH) - which is open to only 45 Britons at any one time. Who is this lady of the theatre and the screen? Hint

Cicely Courtneidge
Monica Mason
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies
Judi Dench

9. This Dame first came to everyone's notice on British TV when she played Emma Peel in the TV programme "The Avengers" in the 1960s. Playing a "Lady" with a title in the 1969 "James Bond" film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" she became a "Bond Girl" and actually married "Bond". Who is she? Hint

Margaret Price
Diana Rigg
Julie Andrews
Elizabeth Taylor

10. Nicknamed "The Forces' Sweetheart" in World War II, this Dame is a singer, songwriter and actress. She is well known for singing "We'll Meet Again". Who is the much-loved British Dame? Hint

Kiri Te Kanawa
Vera Lynn
Gracie Fields
Bridget D'Oyly Carte


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1. Born in 1911 and on stage from when she was just two months old, this Dame's career spanned eight decades. She was regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. One her last roles was to star in "Last of the Summer Wine". She became a Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 1993. A committed Christian, who was this Dame?

Answer: Thora Hird

Dame Thora Hird starred on stage, film and TV over the years. Confined to a wheelchair in her later years, she still took part in "Last of the Summer Wine", playing the part of Edie Pegden. She even had the sense of humour in her latter years to do TV commercials for Churchill Stairlifts.
2. Next we have a Welsh singing "diva" who over the years has sung three "Bond" theme tunes. Who is this Dame?

Answer: Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey's first professional contract was in a musical show entitled "Memories of Jolson" in 1953. Since then she became one of Britain's most popular female singers of the 20th-21st century. In 2013 Dame Shirley performed at the Academy Awards, where she sang "Goldfinger" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond movie.
3. With a film and TV career spanning over sixty years, our next Dame has been on screen as a school teacher, a nun, a witch and more recently on TV as a Dowager Countess. She has been awarded two Academy Awards, the first in 1969 for Best Actress, the second in 1978 for Best Supporting Actress. Who is this well-loved actress?

Answer: Maggie Smith

Dame Margaret Natalie "Maggie" Smith has appeared in over 50 films. As Professor Minerva McGonagall she came to a younger audience's notice in the Harry Potter films. Since 2010 she has appeared in "Downton Abbey" as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, a part for which she has won Golden Globe and Emmy awards.
4. This "Lancashire Lass" moved to Northern Ireland when she was just 11 years old. She became very well know as a pentathlete, winning gold at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. She became a Dame in the year 2000. Who is this athlete who now has an athletics track named after her in Northern Ireland?

Answer: Mary Peters

Dame Mary Elizabeth Peters' training as an athlete was made very hard by the IRA bombing campaign in Northern Ireland at the time. She even received death threats after she won her gold medal and was advised by some not to return to Northern Ireland. She ignored this advice and returned to a large crowd of fans and a band at the airport.

She is popular in Northern Ireland and a track on the outskirts of Belfast is now called the Mary Peters Track in her honour.
5. Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, this Dame was known as an author of crime novels. She also wrote six romance novels under the name of Mary Westmacott. Who was she?

Answer: Agatha Christie

Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was made a Dame in 1971. She is best known for creating characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Her novels over the years have sold over four billion copies worldwide. Her books have been translated into at least 103 languages.
6. This actress is famed for playing both Queen Elizabeths in films. She was made a Dame in 2003. She won an Oscar for Best Actress when she played Queen Elizabeth II. Who is this Dame?

Answer: Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Lydia Mirren started her acting career in 1960 with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She then progressed to film and TV. One of her most celebrated performances on TV was as police detective Jane Tennison on the award winning ITV series "Prime Suspect".

She played Jane Tennison for seven series. In between film and TV, she returns to the stage, which she still loves. In 2013 she won another best actress award (Laurence Olivier Award) for playing Queen Elizabeth II in the play "The Audience".
7. This Dame was the first female British athlete to win two gold medals at one Olympic Games. She achieved this feat at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Who is this British Dame?

Answer: Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes joined the British Army when she was 18 years old, starting off as lorry driver in the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC), and later becoming a basic Physical Training Instructor (PTI). She achieved the rank of Sergeant whilst serving in the Army. Over her years as an athlete she was depressed by the number of injuries she had, normally in championship or Olympic years. Luckily, everything came together for her in the 2004 Olympics, where she won gold in both the 800 and 1500 metres.

This meant she became the first female Briton to win two gold medals at one Olympic Games. She was honored by the Queen and made a Dame in 2005.
8. This actress has played both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria in films. She was made a Dame in 1988. She was further honoured in 2005 when she was made a Companion of Honour (CH) - which is open to only 45 Britons at any one time. Who is this lady of the theatre and the screen?

Answer: Judi Dench

Dame Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench made her theatrical debut in 1957 with the "Old Vic Company". In the beginning she concentrated on theatre and Shakespearean plays and roles. She has since made her name in both films and TV and in roles from comedy to historical.

She made seven appearances in "James Bond" films playing the role of "M". Her character was killed off in the 2012 film "Skyfall".
9. This Dame first came to everyone's notice on British TV when she played Emma Peel in the TV programme "The Avengers" in the 1960s. Playing a "Lady" with a title in the 1969 "James Bond" film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" she became a "Bond Girl" and actually married "Bond". Who is she?

Answer: Diana Rigg

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg became a Dame in 1994. Over seven decades she has made her name on film, TV and in the theatre. In the role of Emma Peel she was one of the first feminist heroines on British TV. The producers knew what they were doing when they named the character Emma Peel as it is a clever play on words of "Man Appeal" or "M. Appeal".
10. Nicknamed "The Forces' Sweetheart" in World War II, this Dame is a singer, songwriter and actress. She is well known for singing "We'll Meet Again". Who is the much-loved British Dame?

Answer: Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn (born Vera Margaret Welch) became a Dame in the 1975 Queen's Birthday Honours list. She is known for songs including "The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England". She was the voice of Britain during World War II, performing to and for the British Forces.

She has always been involved with military charities in the UK, becoming the face of "The Royal British Legion" after the War. This group provides help and welfare to the serving and ex-Service community and their families.

In 2009, at the age of 92, she became the oldest living artist to make it to No. 1 in the British album chart.
Source: Author pmarney

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