Saturday, March 2, 2013

Period Drama Actors Game

Many British actors got their start by playing in period dramas and continue to pop up in period films from time to time. When an actor has been in more than one period drama I start to think of them as period drama actors. 

The object of this game is to correctly identify the actors pictured below and name a few of the many period dramas they have starred in! Don't worry, there's only eight actors this time and they should be fairly familiar to most of you! :)

To Play: Guess what each actor's name is and name as many period dramas that they have starred in as you can remember without looking up answers. I've given you hints by telling how many period dramas before or after a certain date they have been in (these are also films I've seen and can recommend). Leave your guesses in a comment. Guess as many times as you wish. Answers will be posted next Saturday.

Scoring: 5 points each for correctly naming a period drama actor. 5 points for each correctly named period drama you name. Note: No extra points for naming more than the amount of films I've mentioned.  Highest score to be earned is 245 points.


Period Drama Actor #1 
(6 period dramas made after 2000)


Period Drama Actor #2
(7 period dramas made after 1998)


Period Drama Actor #3  
(3 period dramas made before 2008)


Period Drama Actor #4 
(6 period dramas made after 1998)


Period Drama Actor #5 
(5 period dramas made after 1996)


Period Drama Actor #6 
(4 period dramas made after 2001)


Period Drama Actor #7  
(5 period dramas made before 2012)


Period Drama Actor #8 
(5 period dramas made before 2010)


See? Easy peasy, squeeze the lemon! ;)




27 comments:

Hayden said...

Oooh, I think I know all of these actors:)

1: Judi Dench. Cranford, Return to Cranford, Pride and Prejudice (ack! Can't remember any more!)

2: Alun Armstrong. Can I just say lots of Dickens movies? ;) Bleak House, Edwin Drood, Our Mutual Friend, David Copperfield?

3: Anna Maxwell Martin. North and South, Bleak House, Becoming Jane

4:Hugh Bonnevile. Daniel Deronda, Downton Abbey, Mansfield Park

5: Keely Hawes. Wives and Daughters, Under the Greenwood Tree, Upstairs, Downstairs

6:Tom Hiddleston. Miss Austen Regrets, Return to Cranford, Henry V, parts 1 and 2

7: Matthew MacFayden. Pride and Prejudice, Little Dorrit, The Way We Live Now

8: Romola Garai. Amazing Grace, Emma, I think something called Angel, and a Shakespeare...was it As You Like It?

Those are all I can remember right now!

Kiri Liz said...

1. Judi Dench; Cranford, Return to Cranford, and Pride and Prejudice '05

2. Alun Armstrong; Bleak House, Little Dorrit

3. Anna Maxwell Martin; Becoming Jane, North and South, Bleak House

5. Keeley Hawes; Wives and Daughters, Our Mutual Friend

6. Tom Hiddleston; War Horse, Return to Cranford

7. Matthew Macfayden; P&P 05, Little Dorrit

8. Romola Garai; Emma 09, Nicholas Nickleby 02

Hmm... that's all I can think of for now. I love playing your games every week, Miss Laurie! Thanks for posting!

Emma Jane said...

Hello Miss Laurie! What a lovely game! You are so very clever:)

#1 Judi Dench! Oh dear me, I can only think of three films since 2000! Ladies in Lavender, Pride and Prejudice, and Cranford. Was The Importance of Being Earnest made before 2000? I am inclined to think so (but of course I will not cheat and skip over to IMDB!)

#2 Alun Armstrong- Bleak House, Little Dorrit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Oliver Twist, Oliver Twist...oh dear, I suppose that's all I can think of!

#3 Anna Maxwell Martin- Becoming Jane, Bleak House and North and South.

#4 Hugh Bonneville- Daniel Deronda, Lost in Austen, Mansfield Park, Miss Austen Regrets...does Downton Abbey count?

#5 Keeley Hawes- Wives and Daugters, Our Mutual Friend, Under the Greenwood Tree, Upstairs Downstairs, and I'm sure I don't know what the last one is.

#6 Tom Hiddleston- it's a wonder I even know this man's name! Cranford is all I know him from.

#7 Matthew McFadyen! Pride and Prejudice, Little Dorrit....

#8 Romola Garai- Amazing Grace, Daniel Deronda, Angel (ugh!), Emma, Nicholas Nickleby. She is one of my very favourites! Also, with all due respect, I have seen you(among others)spell her name 'Ramola' before, when really, it's spelled 'Romola'. Please know that I say this with the greatest of respect!

Again, delightful game!

Bea said...

#1: Judi Dench - let's see...she was in The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride & Prejudice, Cranford, Return to Cranford

#2: Alun Armstrong - Little Dorrit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood,

#3: Anna Maxwell Martin - Bleak House, North & South,

#4: Hugh Bonneville - Daniel Deronda, Downton Abbey,

#5: Keeley Hawes - Wives & Daughters, Our Mutual Friend, Under the Greenwood Tree

#6: HIDDLESSSSS *ahem* Tom Hiddleston - RETURN TO Cranford,

#7: Matthew Macfadyen (had to look up the spelling on his last name...) - Little Dorrit, Pride & Prejudice, The Way We Live Now

#8: Romola Garai - Emma, Daniel Deronda, Amazing Grace,

I'll come back to the rest ;)

Miss Emma said...

Yay! I actually recognize all the actors and actresses! :)
1. Judi Dench. Cranford, Return to Cranford? Pride & Prejudice.
2. Name: ? Little Dorrit, Eragon (does that count as a period drama?)
3. Name: ?. Bleak House
4. Hugh Bonneville. Downtown Abbey
5. Keeley Hawes. Upstairs, Downstairs, Wives & Daughters.
6. Tom Hiddleston. Return to Cranford? War Horse.
7. Matthew MacFadyen. Little Dorrit, Pride & Prejudice.
8. Name: Romola Garai? Haha, I may be way off, but I remember it was a rather unusual name. Emma.

Miss Dashwood said...

First of all -- the Horrible Histories reference at the end made me very happy indeed. :D

Now to attempt the game!

1- Judi Dench. Cranford, Return to Cranford, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride and Prejudice. As for the other two... ummmmm? (Oh, and this wasn't made after 2000, but I just thought I could point out that she starred as Lady Macbeth alongside Ian McKellen in the 80's... and she's SO CREEPY in that movie. It's weird to see Miss Matty being this bloodthirsty murderess. :P)

2- Alun Armstrong, the face of Dickens!! David Copperfield, one version of Nicholas Nickleby (I think), Little Dorrit, Bleak House, The Mystery of Edwin Drood...

3- Anna Maxwell Martin (such a pretty picture of her, by the way!). Bleak House, North and South and Becoming Jane.

4- Hugh Bonneville. Daniel Deronda, The Way We Live Now?, Downton Abbey

5- Keeley Hawes. Upstairs/Downstairs, Our Mutual Friend (currently watching this and LOVING it!), Wives and Daughters, The Moonstone. Was she on Downton as well? Oh, dear, I don't know...

6- Why do I not have a surprised feeling at seeing this fellow in the list? ;) It's Tom Hiddleston, of course. Nicholas Nickleby, Miss Austen Regrets, Return to Cranford, and The Hollow Crown (heehee, had no problem with THAT list. :P)

7- Matthew Macfadyen. Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Little Dorrit, The Three Musketeers and... does Anna Karenina count? Because it was filmed in 2011 to the best of my knowledge... or are you going by the release date?

8- Romola Garai. Emma, Daniel Deronda, Amazing Grace annnnnnnd I'm stuck. :P

Fun game! :D

Hamlette said...

31 is Dame Judi Dench. I can think of "Pride and Prejudice" and "Pirates of the Caribbean 4" and "Jane Eyre" for her.

#6 is Tom Hiddleston. I can think of "Henry V" and "War Horse" and "Midnight in Paris" for him.

#7 is Matthew MacFadyen. I only know of "Pride & Prejudice" and that awful "Three Musketeers" before 2012, and then "Anna Karenina" was in 2012, but I don't know if that counts?

Several other faces are familiar, but I can't recall names, oh well.

Sarah Grace said...

1. Dame Judi Dench: Cranford, Return to Cranford, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre
2. Alun Armstrong: Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Little Dorrit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bleak House, Henry IV
3. Anna Maxwell Martin: North & South, Bleak House, Becoming Jane
4. Hugh Bonneville: Mansfield Park, Season 1-3 of Downton Abbey, Hans Christian Andersen, Daniel Deronda, Miss Austen Regrets, Lost in Austen
5. Keeley Hawes: Wives & Daughters, Under the Greenwood Tree, Our Mutual Friend, Upstairs,Downstairs,
6. Tom Hiddleston: Miss Austen Regrets, Return to Cranford, Henry IV, The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
7. Matthew Macfadyen: Little Dorrit, Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, The Way We Live Now, The Three Musketeers, Robin Hood
8. Romola Garai: Emma, Daniel Deronda, Nicholas Nickleby, Amazing Grace, As You Like It

Sarah Grace

BatZion said...

#3: Anna Maxwell Martin - North and South
#6: Tom Hiddleston? - War Horse, Return to Cranford, Henry IV
#7: Matthew Mcfeyden - Pride and Prejudice 2005, Little Dorrit
#8: Ramola Garai - Amazing Grace, Emma 2009

Melody said...

Okay, here I go!

1. Judi Dench - The Importance of Being Earnest, P&P05, Cranford, Return to Cranford, Jane Eyre; should I know the other one?

2. Alun Armstrong - David Copperfield, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, The Mysteries of Edwin Drood, some version of Oliver Twist--well actually he was in two, but I don't remember the years and whether they were before 1998 or not. Also... well, if Les Mis counts. :P

3. Anna Maxwell Martin - North & South, Bleak House, Becoming Jane

4. Hugh Bonneville - Daniel Deronda, Miss Austen Regrets, Lost in Austen, Downton Abbey; I think there might be something I should know but am forgetting...

5. Keeley Hawes - Well, the five I think if would be Wives & Daughters, The Moonstone, Our Mutual Friend, Under the Greenwood Tree and Upstairs, Downstairs.

6. Tom Hiddleston - Miss Austen Regrets, Return to Cranford... was it Henry V I heard he was in? And I don't know what else. :P Should I?

7. Matthew MacFadyen - P&P05, The Way We Live Now, Little Dorrit... um, maybe The Three Musketeers? Dunno if that counts. And I can't think of anything elllllse...

Romola Garai - Wait, only five? Okay, well, let's say: Nicholas Nickleby, Daniel Deronda, Vanity Fair, Amazing Grace, As You Like It, and of course EMMA.

Fun! :)

Charity U said...

#1...should know...AH! It's Miss Mattie from Cranford! Aka Judi Dench. Aka Lady Catherine (P&P 05).

#2 - Alun Armstrong. Oh boy...he's a Dickens guy. In Little Dorrit, Bleak House...maybe Edwin Drood? David Copperfield. Hard Times.

#3 - Anna Maxwell Martin. North and South, Bleak House?

#5 - Keeley Hawes. Wives and Daughters, an Agatha Christie?

#7 - Matthew Macfadyen. P&P 05, Little Dorrit, Three Musketeers.

That's all for me! :)

Mary Beth said...

#1: Judi Dench~Cranford, Return to Cranford, Pride & Prejudice (2005), Jane Eyre (2011), The Importance of Being Earnest, Ladies in Lavender

#2: Alun Armstrong~Bleak House, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Carrie's War

#3: Anna Maxwell Martin~Bleak House, Becoming Jane, North and South

#4: Hugh Bonneville~Daniel Deronda, Downton Abbey, Lost in Austen, From Time to Time, Miss Austen Regrets

#5. Keeley Hawes~Wives and Daughters, Under the Greenwood Tree, Upstairs Downstairs, Our Mutual Friend, The Cater Street Hangman

#6: Tom Hiddleston (fangirl squee!!! :D :D *whispers* sorry. *ahem*)~Return to Cranford (WILLIAM BUXTON!!<3), Miss Austen Regrets, War Horse (*sniffles*), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

#7: Matthew Macfadyen~Little Dorrit, Pride and Prejudice, The Way We Live Now, Wuthering Heights, and an episode of Marple (something with 'Rye'....)

#8: Romola Garai~Emma, Daniel Deronda, Amazing Grace, Nicholas Nickley, As You Like It, Vanity Fair

I haven't even seen half of those, but thanks to Pinterest and period drama blogs, I've heard all about them, haha!

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

Let's see...

1. Judi Dench (Cranford, Return to Cranford, Ladies in Lavender, The Importance of Being Earnest (though she wasn't the star))
2. Alun Armstrong (Little Dorrit 2008, Bleak House 2005, The Mystery of Edwin Drood)
3. Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House 2005, Becoming Jane, North and South 2004)
4. Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Daniel Deronda, Lost in Austen, Mansfield Park (though I know you don't recommend it), From Time to Time)
5. Keeley Hawes (Wives and Daughters, Our Mutual Friend, The Moonstone, Upstairs Downstairs 2010, Under the Greenwood Tree)
6. Tom Hiddleston (Return to Cranford, Miss Austen Regrets, The Hollow Crown (Henry IV and Henry V))
7. Matthew MacFadyen (Pride and Prejudice, The Way We Live Now, Little Dorrit)
8. Romola Garai? (Emma 2009, Daniel Deronda, As You Like It, Amazing Grace, Nicholas Nickleby)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sorry it took me a bit to get back to y'all, this weekend was busy.


Hayden,
Your guesses on actors names 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 were all correct.
For period dramas you guessed three correct on #1, four correct on #2, three correct on #3, three correct on #4, three correct on #5, three correct on #6, three correct on #7 and three correct on #8.
Your score is 95 points. Good job!


Kiri Liz,
Your guesses on actors names 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 were correct. For period dramas you guessed two correct on #1, two correct on #2, three correct on #3, two correct on #5, one correct on #6, two correct on #7 and two correct on #8.
Your score is 105 points! Good work!


Emma Jane,
Your guesses on all eight actors names were correct. For period dramas you guessed four correct on #1, four correct on #2, three correct on #3, five correct on #4, four correct on #5, one correct on #6, two correct on #7, and four correct on #7.
Your score is 155 points! Yes, I have been guilty of misspelling #7's name and not even knowing it, I've been mending my ways recently! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Bea,
Your guesses on all eight actors names were correct.
For period dramas you guessed four correct on #1, two correct on #2, two correct on #3, two correct on #4, two correct on #5, one correct on #6, three correct on #7 and three correct on #8.
Your score is 135 points. Good work!


Miss Emma,
You guessed six actors names correctly. For the period dramas you guessed three correct on #1, one correct on #2 and #3 and #4, two correct on #5, one correct on #6, two correct on #7 and one correct on #8. Your score is 90 points.


Miss Dashwood,
Glad you got the Horrible Histories reference! heehee :)
You guesses on all eight actors names were correct. For the period dramas you guessed four correct on #1, five correct on #2, all three correct on #3, two correct on #4 (not in TWWLN), four correct on #5 and #6 and #7 and three correct on #8. Your score is 185 points! Awesome work! :)


Hamlette,
Your guesses on actors names 1, 6 and 7 were correct. For period dramas you guessed two correct on #1, one correct on #6 and two correct on #7. Your score is 40 points. Thanks for playing!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah Grace,
You guessed all eight actors names correctly. For period dramas you guessed five correct on #1, six correct on #2, three correct on #3, five correct on #4, four correct on #5, four correct on #6, five correct on #7 and five correct on #8.
Your score is 230 points! Excellent work!


BatZion,
You guessed actors #3, #6, #7 and #8 were correct. For period dramas you guessed one correct on #3, two correct on #6, two correct on #7 and two correct on #8.
Your score is 55 points. Thanks for playing!


Melody,
You guessed all eight actors names correctly. For the period dramas you guessed five correct on #1, six correct on #2, three correct on #3, four correct on #4, five correct on #5, three correct on #6, four correct on #7 and five correct on #8. Your score is 215 points. Excellent work! :)


Charity U,
Your guessed actors name 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 correctly. For period dramas you guessed two correct on #1, four correct on #2, two correct on #3, one correct on #5 and three correct on #7. Your score is 85 points. Thanks for playing!


Mary Beth,
You guessed all eight actors names correctly. For period dramas you guessed six correct on #1, four correct on #2, three correct on #3, five correct on #4, four correct on #5, four correct on #6, four correct on #7 and five correct on #8. Your score is 215 points. Great work!


Miss Elizabeth Bennet,
You guessed all eight actors names correctly. For period dramas you guessed four correct on #1, three correct on #2, three correct on #3, five correct on #4, five correct on #5, three correct on #6, three correct on #7 and five correct on #8. Your score is 195 points. Good work!

Hayden said...

I just realized I forgot to mention that Romola Garai (#8) was in Daniel Deronda! :)

Laura & Elisabeth said...

Hello Miss Laurie!

Here are our guesses -

1- Judi Dench - Pride & Prejudice, Ladies in Lavendar, Cranford, Return to Cranford, The Importance of Being Earnest

2- Alun Armstrong - Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and is he in Nicholas Nickleby?

3 - Anna Maxwell-Martin - Bleak House, North & South, Becoming Jane - although not sure if this was made after 2008, so will also put in The Wind in the Willows

4 - Hugh Bonneville - Downton Abbey, Daniel Deronda, and I think he was in an episode of Sherlock Holmes, but again, not sure when that was made.

5 - Keeley Hawes - Under the Greenwood Tree, Our Mutual Friend, Upstairs Downstairs (series 1 & 2), Wives & Daughters

6 - Tom Hiddleston - Return to Cranford, War Horse

7 - Matthew McFaddyen - Pride & Prejudice, Little Dorrit, and he's in Robin Hood, but that may be after 2012

8 - Ramola Garai - Nicholas Nickleby, Emma, Daniel Deronda, Amazing Grace, and she's also in Mary Bryant (though not sure if you'd recommend that one)

Thanks for another fun game!

~Laura & Elisabeth

Laura & Elisabeth said...

Hello Miss Laurie!

Here are our guesses -

1- Judi Dench - Pride & Prejudice, Ladies in Lavendar, Cranford, Return to Cranford, The Importance of Being Earnest

2- Alun Armstrong - Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and is he in Nicholas Nickleby?

3 - Anna Maxwell-Martin - Bleak House, North & South, Becoming Jane - although not sure if this was made after 2008, so will also put in The Wind in the Willows

4 - Hugh Bonneville - Downton Abbey, Daniel Deronda, and I think he was in an episode of Sherlock Holmes, but again, not sure when that was made.

5 - Keeley Hawes - Under the Greenwood Tree, Our Mutual Friend, Upstairs Downstairs (series 1 & 2), Wives & Daughters

6 - Tom Hiddleston - Return to Cranford, War Horse

7 - Matthew McFaddyen - Pride & Prejudice, Little Dorrit, and he's in Robin Hood, but that may be after 2012

8 - Ramola Garai - Nicholas Nickleby, Emma, Daniel Deronda, Amazing Grace, and she's also in Mary Bryant (though not sure if you'd recommend that one)

Thanks for another fun game!

~Laura & Elisabeth

BatZion said...

#1: Judi Dench: Cranford, Return to Cranford, Pride and Prejudice 2005, Tea With Mussolini

Jennifer Wand said...

I keep remembering more! Keely Hawes was also in Our Mutual Friend; Judi Dench was also in The importance of Being Earnest; Tom Hiddleston was in War Horse; and I can’t remember if I mentioned Matthew Macfaydin as being in Pride and Prejudice (if I didn’t, then shame on me! :)

Amy said...

For #1 that I think is Judi Dench she play's on Cranford. That is the only one I know of. I'm not sure about #2 but #3 is Anna Maxwell Martin, she play's on North and South as well as Bleak House. #5 is Keeley Hawes and she play's in one of my favorite's Wives and Daughters also Under the Greenwood tree. But I haven't seen that many period drama's so that's all I know!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Hayden,
Your recent guess for a period drama on #8 was correct. Your updated score is 100 points.


Laura & Elisabeth,
You guessed all eight actors names correctly. For the period dramas you guessed five correct on #1, two correct on #2, three correct on #3, two correct on #4, four correct on #5, one correct on #6, two correct on #7 and four correct on #8. Your score is 63 points. Good job!
No, I do not at all recommend Mary Bryant, it has TONS of innuendo and totally inappropriate scenes in it. I started watching it on YouTube once before reading a review and was shocked by how horrible it was! :(


BatZion,
All of your recent guesses for #1 were correct. Your updated score is 50 points.


Jennifer Wand,
Did you comment earlier under a different name?
Most of your guesses were correct and the score adds up to 35 points.


Amy,
Your guesses on names for #1, #3 and #5 were correct. For period dramas you guessed one correct on #1, two correct on #3 and two correct on #5. Your score is 40 points. Good job!


birdienl said...

Actor 1: Dame Judi Dench
Cranford, Return to Cranford (does that count as two?), Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Actor 2: Alun Armstrong
Bleak House, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Little Dorrit, The Hollow Crown

Actor 3: Anna Maxwell Martin
Bleak House, North and South

Actor 4: Hugh Bonneville
Miss Austen regrets, Downton Abbey, Daniel Deronda, Lost in Austen

Actor 5: Keeley Hawes
Wives and Daughters, Our Mutual Friend, Under the Greenwood tree

Actor 6: Tom Hiddleston
The Hollow Crown, Return to Cranford, War Horse

Actor 7: Matthew Macfadyen
Little Dorrit, Pillars of the Earth, Pride and Prejudice (2005), The way we live now, The Three Musketeers

Actor 8: Romola Garai
Emma (2009), Daniel Deronda, Nicholas Nickleby, Amazing Grace

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

birdienl,
You guessed all eight actors names correctly. For period dramas you guessed three correctly on #1, four correctly on #2, two correctly on #3, four correctly on #4, three correctly on #5, two correctly on #6, four correctly on #7 and four correctly on #8. Your score is 170 points! Good job!

Kiri Liz said...

I just remembered...

2. Alun Armstrong also played in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2011?)

and...

7. Matthew Macfayden is in Almost Strangers... I don't know if you'd count that one, but I've never seen it, so I'm not sure it would count as period drama.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Kiri Liz,
Your recent guess on #2 was correct but your guess on #7 was incorrect.
Your updated score is 110 points.

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