Saturday, September 8, 2012

When They Were Young Quiz

Eight Bonus Points: Who is this old time actress? 
There are so many great actors in period dramas and many of the best have been acting since they were very young. In this quiz we'll be focusing on a few of those very talented actors and actresses who have spent many years portraying literary characters on TV and in film.

To Play: Look at the photos of period drama actors when they were young and try to guess the actor's name and at least one period drama character they have portrayed. Leave your answers in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Guess as many times as you wish. Answers for this quiz will be posted next Saturday.

Scoring: Five points will be awarded for each correctly guessed actor's name. Two more points can be earned by naming at least one character the actor has portrayed in a period drama (name as many as you can but only two points will be awarded). Eight bonus points can be earned by guessing which old time actress is shown in the photo at the top of this post. A total score of 120 points can be earned.

When They Were Young Pictures:
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Happy guessing! 


Miss Dashwood said...

Oh, wow, this is going to be a hard one! The top picture is Julie Andrews, a publicity still from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. As to the others...

1. Is it Alun Armstrong? He's been Jeremiah Flintwinch, Inspector Bucket, Monsieur Thenardier, Daniel Peggotty... shall I go on? :P
2. She looks a little bit like Carey Mulligan today, and there's something familiar about her face but I can't think who it is.
3. Colin Firth? Mr. Darcy!
4. Definitely Emma Thompson, Elinor Dashwood.
5. HA! Charles Dance, Mr. Tulkinghorn.
6. ?
7. Oh, dear, I'm thinking this might be Anthony Andrews, but I'm not sure... and I SHOULD be sure. Haha. Okay, I'm going to guess it's him, and of course he was The Scarlet Pimpernel.
8. Hahahaha! Imelda Staunton, Miss Pole.
9. Barbara Flynn, Miss Browning (wow, she looks so different here!)
10. *hysterical laughter* Jonny Lee Miller, Mr. Knightley. (Wow. He does NOT look like Mr. Knightley here. *snickers again*)
11. ?
12. Ugh, wish I could rememember the actor's name... but I'm quite sure this is Sir Leicester Dedlock.
13. ? She looks SO familiar...
14. Is this Kenneth Branagh? Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing.
15. OOOH I think this is Brendan Coyle, Nicholas Higgins!
16. Francesca Annis, Mrs. Hyacinth Gibson (her hair! Ha!)

That was such fun! I may be back to guess again...

Julia said...

Wow! What an interesting game! I only think I know a few of these... I really should see more period drama films! :)

#1 Is that the man who played the old servant "Flyntwinch" in Little Dorrit?

Oh dear. I was just looking at the picture of #2 and had my mouse hovering on it, and then at the bottom of my internet browser (internet explorer) it showed the name of the image, and the actor's name is on the end of the image name. It's like that for all of them!
So I can't play now, because I can see who everybody is. Rats. I did know a couple of these already (but WOW, some of them I'd never have guessed... Colin Firth? Jonny Lee Miller? They look so different!!)

I've got an idea! If you save the images in your computer and rename them as "image1, image2," or something like that, and re-upload them into the post, that would erase this problem. :)

Anyway, I hope the rest of the players have fun guessing and don't figure out how to see the answers like I did! :P

I love your blog, it's so much fun to read!


Melody said...

1. Is this Alun Armstrong? Looks like his nose. :P So, character for him would be Jeremiah Flintwinch. And tons of other Dickens characters. ;D
2. I really don't know... maybe Judi Dench?
3. Ha, I think that's Colin Firth. (Mr. Darcy)
4. Okay, that's Emma Thompson. :) (Elinor Dashwood)
6. Hmmm... is that Jane Seymour? And if it is, I shall say... Bella Wilfer on a version of Our Mutual Friend that I've never seen. Heehee. Have you seen that, by the bye?
8. Maybe Imelda Staunton? (Miss Pole and Mrs. Palmer... I can't really say one without the other. :P Okay, I can; I'm just being silly.)
9. Ooh, is that what's-her-name? Barbara something... Flynn? o.O Anyway, if it's who I'm thinking of, she was Mrs. Potter on Miss Potter (and I've seen her in 4 other roles... heehee.)
10. Yikes, is that Jonny Lee Miller? (Mr. Knightley)
14. It's Michael Gambon! :) (Mr. Woodhouse)
16. Francesca Annis (Mrs. Gibson on Wives and Daughters)

I'm sure I'm missing some I should know... haha.

And the picture at the top keeps making me think of Julie Andrews. I don't suppose it is?

Livia Rachelle said...

Julie Andrews is the bonus photos. She plays Maria in The Sound of Music
1. This is probably waaay off but he looks almost like the guy who played Elrond in Lord of the Rings-Hugo Weaving or something like that
3.Colin Firth-Mr. Darcy
4.Emma Thompson-Elinor Dashwood, Beatrice or Beatrix in Much Ado About Nothing
6. Jane Seymour-Margerite St. Just and Blakeney
7.Anthony Andrews-Sir Percy
8.Um, she plays the horrid pink lady Professor in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, she plans in Cranford I think, but I have only seen previews
9. I don't know her name but she plays the older Miss Browning in Wives and Daughters
10. Johnny Lee Miller and man he was cute. Mr. Knightly
15. Again I don't know the actor but he played Nicholas (Higgins?)in North and South
16. Again no name, but she played Mrs. Hyacinth Gibson in Wives and Daughters

Sarah Grace said...

Bonus Photo. Julie Andrews Maria Von Trapp
2. Judi Dench Miss Mattie Jenkyns
3. Colin Firth Fitzwilliam Darcy
4. Emma Thompson Elinor Dashwood
6. Jane Seymour Dr. Michaela Quinn
8. Imelda Staunton Octavia Pole
9. Barbara Flynn Miss Browning
10. Jonny Lee Miller Edmund Bertram
11. Dame Maggie Smith Violet Crawley
12. Michael Gambon Mr. Woodhouse
13. Eileen Atkins Miss Deborah Jenkyns
15. Brendan Coyle John Bates
16. Francesca Annis Hyacynth Clare Kirkpatrick Gibson

I will try for the others later,
Sarah Grace

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
Your guess for the bonus photo was perfectly perfectly right, even down to what it's from!

Your guesses for #1, #3, #4, #5, #7, #8, #9, #10, #15 and #16 were completely correct! You also guessed the correct character for #12 so you'll get points for that.
Your guess for #14 was not correct and you'll laugh when you hear who it is! And #2 yes it does look a bit like Carey Mulligan but of course it isn't her, you might be able to get it if you think about it a bit.
Your current score is 80 points!

If you have any guesses for #2, #6, #11, #13, #14 or the actor's name on #12 feel free to leave another comment. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

You did get the character on #1 correct. I changed all of the photo names and re-uploaded them, sorry about that!
If you'd still like to play you could just name off period drama characters that each actor had played and get points that way.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

So many times your wild guesses often hit the mark!
Your guesses on #1, #2 (no characters mentioned), #3, #4, #6, #8, #9, #10, #14 and #16 were correct as well as a correct guess for the bonus photo!!! Wowee! Very good!
Your current score is 78 points!

Care to try some other wild guesses at #5, #7, #11, #12, #13 or #15? Oh and mentioning a character played by #2 will give extra points! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Livia Rachelle,
Your guess for the bonus photo was correct.
Your guesses for #3, #4, #6, #7 and #10 were completely correct. Your guesses on characters for #9, #15 and #16 were correct as was your guess for character on #8 but I had to look up the Harry Potter reference because I don't watch those films.
Your guess on #1 was completely off, sorry.
Your current score is 33 points!

If you have any more guesses feel free to comment again! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah Grace,
Your guess on the bonus photo was correct! Also your guesses on #2, #3, #4, #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #15 and #16 were completely correct!

Your current score is 92 points! Good work!

I look forward to any other guesses you might have on #1, #5, #7 and #14!

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

I'm usually not good at these, but I'll try.

2. Carrey Mulligan, Ada Clare (Bleak House)
3. He looks like Colin Firth, but I'm not sure... (Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice, 1995)
4. Emma Thompson, Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility, 1995)
8. Imelda Staunton, Miss Pole (Cranford)
11. Maggie Smith?, Lady Violet (Downton Abbey)
14. Okay, he looks like Kenneth Branaugh, Hamlet (Hamlet, 1996)
15. Bendan Coyle, Robert Timmins (Lark Rise to Candleford)
16. Francesca Annis, Lady Ludlow (Cranford)

Amy Wegner said...

I've never done one of these before, but my sister and I figured out quite a few of them, so I just had to do it. :D

1.) Alun Armstrong- Inspector Bucket in Bleak House

2.) ??? I agree with the person who said it could almost be Cary Mulligan. :D

3.) Colin Firth- Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice 1995

4.) Emma Thompson- Sense and Sensiblity 1995

5.)Charles Dance- Mr. Tulkinghorn in Bleak House

6.) I think I've seen her, but I don't know where!

7.) ???

8.)Imelda Staunton- Charlotte Palmer in Sense and Sensibility 1995

9.) Barbara Flynn- Mrs. Ridd in Lorna Doone

10.)Johnny Lee Miller- Mr. Knightly in Emma

11.) ???

12.) Timothy West- Sir Leicester Dedlock in Bleak House

13.) ??? Her eyes almost look like Gillian Anderson...

14.)Michael Gambon- Mr. Woodhouse in Emma

15.) ??? I think I've seen him before!

16.)Fransesca Annis- Mrs. Gibson in Wives and Daughters

Bonus: Elizabeth Taylor???- I don't know a period Drama that she plays in, unless you count Little Women a period drama.

Amy Wegner said...

Ok... My mom got #15 and #6

6.) Jane Seymour- Marguerite Blackeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel.
15.) Brendan Coyle- Nicholas Higgens in North and South.

Since we had 3 people guessing, you don't have to count us... we just did it for fun. :D

Laura said...

Hello Miss Laurie!

What a terrific game! I couldn't get several of these but (again, with a bit of help from family members), here are my guesses for some of them -

#1 - Alun Armstrong (Inspector Bucket in Bleak House)

#2 - It's not Judi Dench is it? (Matty Jenkins in Cranford)

#3 - Colin Firth? (Mr Darcy in Pride & Prejudice)

#4 - Emma Thompson (Elinor Dashwood in Sense & Sensibility)

#5 - Charles Dance? (Mr Tulkinghorn in Bleak House)

#8 - Imelda Staunton (Miss Pole in Cranford)

#9 - Barbara Flynn (Sarah Ridd in Lorna Doone)

#10 - Johnny Lee Miller? (Mr Knightly in Emma)

#11 - Couldn't be Maggie Smith could it? (Lady Violet in Downton Abbey)

#12 - Timothy West? (Sir Lester Dedlock in Bleak House)

#15 - Brendan Coyle (Robert Timmins in Lark Rise to Candleford)

#16 - Francesca Annis (Hyacinth in Wives & Daughters)

Thanks for another fun game!


Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Elizabeth Bennet,
Your guesses for #3, #4, #8, #11, #15 and #16 are completely correct. Unfortunately your guesses on #2 and #14 were non correct.
Your current score is 42 points.

Feel free to guess on more if you have any ideas.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Amy Wegner,
Yay! So glad you played! Of course I don't mind that your family joined in, that makes it more fun! :)

Your guesses on #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, #8, #9, #10, #12, #14, #15 and #16 were all correct! Unfortunately your guesses on #2, #13 and on the bonus photo were incorrect.
Your total score is 84 points! Well done!!

Feel free to comment again if you or your family have other guesses! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Why hello!
Your guesses for #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #15 and #16 were all correct! Good work!
Your score is 84 points!

So glad you enjoyed this game! Thanks for playing! Feel free to comment again if you have more guesses. :)

birdienl said...

1. Alun Armstrong (played a.o. Flintwitch in Little Dorrit)
2. Judi Dench (played a.o. Miss Matty in Cranford)
3. Colin Firth (played a.o. Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice '95)
4. Emma Thompson (played a.o. Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility '95)
5. Charles Dance (played a.o. Mr. Tulkinghorn in Bleak House)
6. Jane Seymour (played a.o. Dr. M. Quinn in Dr. Quinn)
7. ?
8. Imelda Staunton (played a.o. Miss Pole in Cranford)
9. Barbara Flynn (played a.o. Mrs. Jamieson in Cranford)
10. ?
11. Maggie Smith (played/plays a.o. Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey)
12. Timothy West (played a.o. Sir Deadlock in Bleak House)
13. Eileen Atkins (played a.o. Miss Deborah Jenkins in Cranford)
14. ?
15. Brendan Coyle (played a.o. Nicholas Higgins in North & South)
16. ?

Very nice game!

Scullery Maid said...

#1 Alun Armstrong as Flintwinch, Inspector Bucket, and Thenardier
#4 Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood and Beatrice
#5 Charles Dance as Mr. Tulkinghorn
#8 Imelda Staunton as Miss Pole
#9 Barbara Flynn as Miss Browning and Mrs. Jamieson
#10 Johnny Lee Miller as Mr. Knightly and Edmund Bertram
#15 Brendan Coyle as Nicholas Higgins and John Bates
#16 Francesca Annis as Hyacinth Gibson

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Your guesses for #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #8, #9, #11, #12, #13 and #15 were all correct. Good work!
Your score is 84 points.

Glad you enjoyed the game! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Scullery Maid,
Your guesses on #1, #4, #5, #8, #9, #10, #15 and #16 were completely correct. Your total score is 56 points.

Thanks for playing! )

Anonymous said...

#2 I want to say Judi Dench...?
#3 Colin Firth
#4 Emma Thompson
#8 Imelda Staunton
#9 Barbara Flynn
#11 Dame Maggie Smith
#12 Timothy West
#15 Brendan Coyle
I think ;)
I eagerly await to find out the rest :D

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Your guesses for the actors on #2, #3, #4, #8, #9, #11, #12 and #15 were all correct! Your score is 40 points.
Thanks for playing! :)

Melody said...

Okay, here I am again. :)

2. Well, she played Miss Matty on Cranford. I always consider that to be Her Role. Heehee.
5. Well... he LOOKS rather like Charles Dance aka Mr. Tulkinghorn... so hey, I'll guess that. :P
12. And this fellow looks rather like Sir Leicester Dedlock, Bart., from Bleak House to me....
15. And when I see him, I think of Nicholas Higgins from N&S, but I can't remember the actor's name at the moment... humbug...
And I think that's it. Wait, 7 isn't Anthony Andrews, is it? If it's not it looks sort of like him, but I'm hoping the Leaguettes won't be after me if I get that wrong. :P

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

My dear you are amazing, quite amazing!
Your guess for characters on #2, #12 and #15 were correct. Your guesses on #5 and #7 are completely correct
Your current score is 108 points!

Kiri Liz said...

Well, we'll see how this goes... I'm not always that good with the faces. :)

Is the picture Julie Andrews? It looks an awful lot like her.

1. I want to say Alan A-something-or-other. Armstrong? He plays Inspector Bucket in Bleak House and Jeremiah Flintwinch in Little Dorrit.

3. Pretty sure that's Colin Firth. He's THE Mr. Darcy in P&P '95 and Mr. Brown in Nanny McPhee.

4. Emma Thompson. Without a doubt. Elinor from S&S, and also from Nanny McPhee, playing Nanny McPhee.

5. Charles Dance. Mr. Tulkinghorn in Bleak House and Ralph Nickleby in a Nicholas Nickleby adaption. 2002, I believe?

8. Hmm... Imelda Staunton? Not sure if I got her last name right. She's the infamous Miss Pole in Cranford and Mrs. Palmer in S&S.

9. Ooh! I recognize her! She's Mrs. Jamieson in Cranford and Miss Browning in Wives and Daughters! Is her name Barbara Flynn?

I'm recognizing a few of the others, but I can't recall any more names. Oh, well... but what a fun game! Thanks for posting!! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Kiri Liz,
You guessed the bonus photos correctly!
Your guesses for #1, #3, #4, #5, #8 and #9 are completely correct!
Your score is 50 points, good work! :)

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