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Quiz – Elizabeth I in movies and on TV

As it was the anniversary of Elizabeth I's accession this week, I thought we'd celebrate her reign once more with an Elizabeth I-themed quiz. This time, about portrayals of the queen in movies and on TV.

Good luck!


#1. Which of these actresses has played Elizabeth I?

#2. Who played Elizabeth I in the movie "Mary, Queen of Scots", based on John Guy's biography of Mary?

#3. True or false: Anita Dobson played Elizabeth I in the BBC2 documentary "Armada"?

#4. In which TV series did Miranda Richardson play Elizabeth I?

#5. Which actor played Robert Dudley in "Elizabeth I" starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth?

#6. True or false: Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter Joely Richardson played old and young Elizabeths in "Anonymous"?

#7. Anne-Marie Duff played Elizabeth in "The Virgin Queen", but who played Robert Dudley?

#8. Which of these actors had parts in the 1998 "Elizabeth"?

#9. Bette Davis played Elizabeth in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, but which year was it released?

#10. Who played the Earl of Essex in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex?


There are 3 comments Go To Comment

  1. R

    9/10 Most of them compete guesses. Elizabeth I I know, actresses not so much. I got Mary Q of Scots, last version wrong which I have only seen half a dozen times. You would think I would know the name of the actress by now. 😂

    1. C - Post Author

      Oh well done! Great score!

  2. C

    8 / 10! Ok…

    I LOVE Elizabeth in films!
    Cate B is my alltime favorite!
    Havent seen “Anonymous”, but it lookes interesting!

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Quiz – Elizabeth I in movies and on TV