UK Famous People Trivia Questions & Answers

1.I am an English scholar, politician, and writer born in 1478. I refused to comply with the Act of Supremacy, I was beheaded for denying that Henry VIII was Supreme Head of the Church of England.

2.I am an actress who sang - The hills are alive with the sound of music.

3.I am an award-winning English actor. Since 1963 I have appeared in over 60 films. I played General Zod in Superman, Ludwig Beck in Valkyrie and a tough guy in The Limey. [T------ S----]

4.I am the English king who lost the Battle of Bosworth Field and was later the subject of a Shakespeare play. [------- ---]

5.I am a reality TV star who was born in 1981 and died in 2009. Always controversial I was a dental nurse before entering the Big Brother reality television show in 2002. [---- -----]

6.Despite the often told rags to riches story of unlikely success, both J. K. Rowlings mother and father had published works of fiction and encouraged her writing. True or False?

7.My father, a former music hall performer, was 64 when I was born. I worked at the London Electricity Board before becoming a banker and spending some time in Nigeria.

8.I was born in North London in 1963, I am one of the world's best-selling music artists. At birth, I was named Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou. [------ M------]

9.A physicist and academic celebrity, I worked at Cambridge for thirty years. One of my major scientific contributions was the prediction that black holes should emit radiation. [------- -------]

10.In 2011 I was ranked the 212th richest person in the world. One of my signature phrases is Screw it, Let's do it. I started in publishing and music but have expanded to a vast range of industries.

11.I was born in 1978 and my nickname is the Hitman. I had an unbeaten run of fights from 1997 to 2007. Despite losses to Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. I am boxing great. [R---- ------]

12.Born in 1949 I am a columnist, literary critic, public intellectual and controversial contrarian. My books include Letters to a Young Contrarian and God Is Not Great. [C---------- H-------]

13.I am a television and radio presenter born in 1960. I am known for a flamboyant style of dress and a lisp on the letter R. For almost ten years I hosted a Friday night chat show on BBC One.

14.I am a British born American writer who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense in 1776 arguing for American independence from Britain. In England, I published the influential The Rights of Man.

15.I am a British explorer who visited the South Pole in the early 1900s.

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