The actors and actresses of period dramas bring to life our favorite characters from literature. If you watch many period dramas you'll notice that many of the same actors and actresses show up in popular period films and costume drama miniseries.
This week we have a special treat - two Degrees of Separation Puzzles put together by my sister Bea! Each puzzle features some fairly well-known actors and period dramas. One puzzle starts and ends with talented Dickensian actor Timothy Spall while the other puzzle starts and ends with brilliant young actress Lucy Boynton.
How to play: Follow the degrees of separation and name the actors whose names are left blank below. Try to guess their names without looking up the info but if you get stuck you might want to use IMDb.com to help. Leave a comment with your guesses. I'll respond with your score. Feel free to guess as many times as you'd like.
For Extra Points: Fill in all of the (as ?) spaces by naming the characters the actors play in each period drama (two characters for each actor). There's also two Bonus Questions to answer below for extra points.
Scoring: Two points for each actor's full name that you guess correctly (24 points). 1 extra point for each of their character names you guess correctly (28 points). Bonus Question answer is worth 5 points. A high score of 67 points is possible.
Degrees of Separation Puzzle #1:
Actor Timothy Spall was in The King's Speech (as ?)
with ________ ____ (as ?) who was in Pride & Prejudice (1995) (as ?)
with _____ _______ (as ?) who was in Lark Rise to Candleford (as ?)
with _____ _______ (as ?) who was in Sense & Sensibility (2008) (as ?)
with ___ _______ (as ?) who was in Downton Abbey (as ?)
with ____ __________ (as ?) who was in Daniel Deronda (as ?)
with ______ _____ (as ?) who was in Nicholas Nickleby (2002) (as ?)
with Timothy Spall (as ?)!
Bonus Question 1: Can you name two other Charles Dickens adaptations Timothy Spall has starred in?
Actress Lucy Boynton was in Ballet Shoes (as ?)
with ______ ___ (as ?) who was in David Copperfield (1999) (as?)
with _____ _____ (as ?) who was in Great Expectations (2011) (as ?)
with _______ ________ (as ?) who was in Bleak House (as ?)
with _____ ________ (as ?) who was in Pride & Prejudice (2005) (as ?)
with _____ _____ (as ?) who was in Cranford (as ?)
with _______ _____ (as ?) who was in Miss Potter (as ?)
with Lucy Boynton (as ?) !
Bonus Question 2: Can you name one other period drama Lucy Boynton has starred in?
Have fun guessing! :-)