Saturday, April 20, 2013

Second 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! There's ten actors this time but hopefully 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 as to which period dramas I'm thinking of by giving you a list of years they were released in (these are also films I've seen and can mostly 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 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 330 points.

Hint: This time around period set mysteries are a big theme. Also there's a few dates that indicate an actor was in a period set TV series. 


Period Drama Actors:

Period Drama Actor #1
Name:
Period Dramas: 
2011 
2010 
2007 
2007 
2006 
2004 
2001 
2000 


Period Drama Actor #2
Name:
Period Dramas: 
2007 
2005 
2004 
2000 


Period Drama Actor #3
Name: 
Period Dramas: 
1989-2013 
2012 
2011 
2001 
2001 


Period Drama Actor #4
Name: 
Period Dramas: 
2008 
2006 
2004 
2003 
2001 
1998 
1996 
1994 


Period Drama Actor #5
Name: 
Period Dramas: 
2009-2011 
2010 
2009 
2007 
2006 


Period Drama Actor #6
Name: 
Period Dramas: 
1999 
1999 
1999 
1998 
1997 


Period Drama Actor #7
Name: 
Period Dramas: 
2013 
2008 
2006 
2006 
1999 
1994 


Period Drama Actor #8
Name:
Period Dramas: 
2007 
2006
2005 
2005 


Period Drama Actor #9
Name: 
Period Dramas: 
2010 
1999 
1996 
1995 
1989 


Period Drama Actor #10
Name: 
Period Dramas:
2008-2013 
2012 
2007
2009 
1995 
1992 


Happy guessing!



7 comments:

Melody said...

1. Is this JJ Feild? And the only two I know with him are Northanger Abbey and Nicholas Nickleby.

2. She looks familiar but I can't place it! Probably if I saw her in costume... ;)

3. Ah, David Suchet! :) Haha, the 1989-2013 one would of course be Poirot... and I remember hearing his name a on the promo for The Way We Live Now! :) Oh, and of course A Tale of Two Cities! I remember you talking about him when we watched that together. But you didn't mention that year on the list so perhaps it doesn't count. Well... I'm mentioning it anyways, haha.

4. Pam Ferris. Oh, yikes, she was in a lot. Let's see.
Pollyanna
Jane Eyre
Our Mutual Friend
Little Dorrit
Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
Haven't seen it, but I remember seeing her name on that one movie my sister said was weird, that had Jodhi May and Colin Firth... was it Henry James? The Turning of the Screw? The Taming of the Shrew? Haha... I don't remember exactly... :P

5. James somebody? Buchan? Buchnan? Ugh, I don't know! Anyways, he was on Cranford and... something else. Haha. Was the the person who was St. John on Jane Eyre or was that somebody else? Ugh, I always get him and some other guy confused... the one who was on Under the Greenwood Tree... sigh.

6. Justine Waddell! Okay, let's see.
The yucky Mansfield Park
Wives and Daughters
Great Expectations
Tess of the d'Urbervilles... which I have of course not seen...

7. Bzz, I can't remember his name. But let's see.
Wives and Daughters
Amazing Grace
Little Dorrit
Miss Potter

8. Carey Mulligan
Fake P&P
Bleak House
That is all I know. :P

9. Icky, this guy creeps me out for some reason... but he was on Persuasion and something else that I might think of later. :P Wait, was it Jane Eyre?

10. Julia McKenzie
Cranford, Return to Cranford
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (just watched that again the other day; I'd forgotten a lot of the plot! "The morning post is come. Ohhh the excitement.")
And proberly something else I can't remember either. :P Is she in that newer Miss Marple series?

I'll be back later if I think of anything else...

Kiri Liz said...

1. J.J. Field; The Railway Children, Northanger Abbey; and does Captain America count? :)

2. I can't recall her name, but I know she plays Mrs. Hale in North and South, as well as, I think, Emily's aunt in He Knew He Was Right...?

4. Again, don't know the actress's name, but she's Mrs. General in Little Dorrit.

5. Hmm... that's Jim from Cranford and Return to Cranford.

6. Justine Waddell; Wives and Daughters and Great Expectations

7. no actor name, sadly... I wish I knew; Wives and Daughters and I know another one, but I'm coming up blank on this! Dash it all!

8. Carey Mulligan; P&P'05, Bleak House, Northanger Abbey

10. I know she plays Mrs. Forester in Cranford and Return to Cranford.

Emma Jane said...

Yes, "pop up" is the right term for it! Here are my guesses:

#1 J.J. Field- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001), Northanger Abbey (2007)

#2 Lesley Manville- North and South (2005), Cranford (2007)

#3 David Suchet- I suppose Poiret is probably the one from '89 to 2013! Then The Way We Live Now....and I can't think of anything else.

#4 Pam Ferris- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001), Little Dorrit (2008) The Turning of the Screw......

#5 ANDREW BUCHAN! You might say I'm a fan of his. :) Cranford (2007), Return to Cranford (2009)Jane Eyre (2006), Garrow's Law, and I don't know what year that's from.

#6 Justine Waddell- she's one of my favourites! Great Expectations (1999), Wives and Daughters (1999), Mansfield Park ('98 or '99), Tess of the D'Urbervilles

#7 Bill Paterson- Amazing Grace (2006), Wives and Daughters (1999), Miss Potter (2007), Little Dorrit (2008)

#8 Carey Mulligan- Pride and Prejudice (2005), Bleak House (2005), Northanger Abbey (2007)

#9 Samuel West- Persuasion (1995), Howard's End (1993), Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)

#10 Julia McKenzie- Cranford (2007), Miss Marple (2008-2013)


Mom Wald said...

Oh look, a lovely post with some of my lovely English friends. We've never met, but we bump into each other from time to time. Sometimes we have a nice long visit, and sometimes I simply cannot wait to see them again.

Vicki said...

Hey Miss Laurie, I'm not going to compete in this game because the only two I know are J.J. Feild and Carey Mulligan; but I wanted to let you know that you've inspired me to do a black-and-white version of this game over at my blog, "Sunshine and Shadow"! Feel free to come over and play if you like! :-)

Thanks for all your work on these games! They're so much fun!! :-)

Love in Christ,
Vicki

birdienl said...

1. J.J. Feild
- Northanger Abbey 2007
- Nicholas Nickleby 2001

2. Oh, I don't know her name, but she was in North and South and Cranford

3. Oh blimey, I don't know his name either, but he was in The way we live now and Poirot

4. Pam Ferris
- Call the Midwife (but you haven't got this one on your list)

5. Andrew Buchan (one of my favourites!!)
- Garrow's Law
- Cranford & Return to Cranford
- The Nativity

6. Justine Waddell
- Wives and Daughters
- Great Expectations '99
- Mansfield Park '99
- The woman in white

7. Bill Patterson
- Wives and Daughters
- Little Dorrit

8. Carey Mulligan
- Northanger Abbey '07
- Bleak House

9. Nope, sorry, don't know his name, though I do recognize his face

10. Julia Mckenzie
- Cranford & Return to Cranford

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
You correctly named actors 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10. You correctly guessed 27 period dramas. I didn't have A Tale of Two Cities down for David Suchet but you are so right and I forgot! Your score is 175 points.

Kiri Liz,
Your guesses on actors names 1, 6 and 8 were correct. You also guessed 15 period dramas correctly. Your score is 90 points.

Emma Jane,
Your guesses on the actors names for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 were all correct. You guessed 27 period dramas correctly. Your score is 185 points!

birdienl,
Your guesses on the actors names for 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 were correct. You guessed 20 period dramas correctly. Your score is 135 points. Thanks for playing! :)

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