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British Film Quiz

Trivia Questions

  1. Name the first British film to win best picture at the Academy Awards?
  2. Long-time Monty Python fan George Harrison, arranged financing for the Life of Brian through the formation of which film company?
  3. Which TV and film production company produced the classic films Passport to Pimlico, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers?
  4. The 1949 film The Third Man is set in which European city?
  5. Which actor plays Jim the night porter in the 1980 film The Elephant Man?
  6. In which film would you find Brian Glover playing chess against Rik Mayall?
  7. Valerie Hobson, the wife of disgraced government minister John Profumoe, played Edith D'Ascoyne in which famous black comedy film?
  8. The 1981 film Chariots of Fire is set during the 1924 Olympics in which city?
  9. Which 2006 drama film written and directed by Shane Meadows centres around the story of young skinheads?
  10. "Nobody Does It Better", recorded by Carly Simon, is the theme song for which James Bond film?
  11. Who directed the films The Day of the Jackal and A Man for All Seasons?
  12. Which 1949 British comedy film was renamed in the United States the Tight Little Island?
  13. The 1997 film The Full Monty was set in which city?
  14. Which 1959 British comedy film starring Ian Carmichael and Peter Sellers has a title which is a well-known English expression indicating smug and complacent selfishnes?
  15. Which colourful character was played by Richard Attenborough in the 1947 film Brighton Rock?
  16. In which 1953 British comedy film do John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan, Kenneth More and Kay Kendall star as two couples involved in a veteran automobile rally?
  17. Which film is set in and around a state secondary school in the Abronhill district of Cumbernauld?
  18. Who directed the 1964 British epic war film Zulu? And what was the name of the battle in this film?
  19. Rita, Sue and Bob Too is a 1987 British comedy-drama film set in which city?
  20. Which 1967 British TV film, directed by Frank Dunlop and starring Laurence Harvey and Jane Asher, is based on a William Shakespeare play?
  21. Which actress played Georgy in the 1966 British film Georgy Girl?
  22. In which 1968 Carry on Film did Roy Castle appear in?
  23. Which 1973 British horror film was directed by Robin Hardy and starred Edward Woodward and Britt Ekland?
  24. Which comedy film, the most popular box office film of 1954, made Dirk Bogarde one of the biggest British stars of the 1950s?
  25. Who played General Allenby in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Major Warden in The Bridge on the River Kwai?
  26. Which 1985 film was the first critically acclaimed role of Daniel Day-Lewis?
  27. Which 1997 British drama film stars Ray Winstone as Raymond, the abusive husband of Valerie, played by Kathy Burke?
  28. "The Mafia? I've shit 'em." is a quote from which film?
  29. The character Alex DeLarge narrates most of which film in Nadsat?
  30. Which actor turned director, directed the 1970 British drama film The Railway Children?
  31. Which film tells the story of a rebellious youth played by Tom Courtenay who is sentenced to a borstal for burgling a bakery?
  32. Edward Chapman played which character in many films from the late 1950s and 1960s as a comic foil to Norman Wisdom's character of Pitkin?


  1. Hamlet
  2. Handmade films
  3. Ealing Studios
  4. Vienna
  5. Michael Elphick
  6. An American Werewolf in London
  7. Kind Hearts and Coronets
  8. Paris
  9. This is England
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me
  11. Fred Zinnemann
  12. Whisky Galore!
  13. Sheffield
  14. I'm All Right Jack
  15. Pinkie Brown
  16. Genevieve
  17. Gregory's Girl
  18. Cy Endfield. Battle of Rorke's Drift.
  19. Bradford
  20. The Winter's Tale
  21. Lynn Redgrave
  22. Carry On Up the Khyber
  23. The Wicker Man
  24. Doctor in the House
  25. Jack Hawkins
  26. My Beautiful Laundrette
  27. Nil By Mouth
  28. The Long Good Friday
  29. A Clockwork Orange
  30. Lionel Jeffries
  31. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  32. Mr. Grimsdale (Mr. Wilfred Grimsdale)