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Famous People with the Same Name

This quiz features questions with a pair of descriptions about people with the same name. Give the name. (Mostly modern day celebs, but also historical figures, sportspeople and fictional characters.)


  1. English actress born Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg and the mother of the future King Edward VI.
  2. Road rage internet 'star' who famously ranted "Do you know who I am?" and athletics coach and BBC sports commentator.
  3. Welsh pop singer and the title character in a novel by Henry Fielding.
  4. British director who won the 'Turner Prize and actor nicknamed the "King of Cool".
  5. Irish-born British painter and English philosopher and statesman born in the 16th century.

  6. Second youngest sibling in the famous Jackson family and American Idol judge.
  7. Actor who gained attention for his portrayal of the character Human Torch in 2005's Fantastic Four and former presenter of Top Gear.
  8. Acting coach in the Netflix comedy The Kominsky Method and real name of actor Michael Keaton.
  9. Actress who played an assistant in The Devil Wears Prada and the wife of William Shakespeare.
  10. Scottish-American naval commander in the American Revolutionary War and founding member of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
  11. Monkees band member and the real name of David Bowie.
  12. A very successful American magician and a Charles Dicken's character raised by Clara Peggotty.
  13. Actor noted for his baritone voice and British explorer who made a well-documented journey to Mecca in disguise.
  14. The drummer for the rock band Queen and the drummer of the band Duran Duran.
  15. Apollo 11 astronaut and a leading figure in the early-20th century struggle for Irish independence.
  16. Professional name of singer Arnold George Dorsey and German composer known for his opera Hansel and Gretel.
  17. English dramatist during the reign of James I and Canadian former sprinter who was the world's fastest man.
  18. Bassist and co-lead singer of Kiss and actress who played Varinia in the film Spartacus.
  19. The real name of singer Katy Perry and the daughter of actress Goldie Hawn.
  20. The real name of British actor Stewart Granger and actor who played George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life.


  1. Jane Seymour
  2. Ronnie/Ron Pickering
  3. Tom Jones
  4. Steve McQueen
  5. Francis Bacon
  6. Randy Jackson
  7. Chris Evans
  8. Michael Douglas
  9. Anne Hathaway
  10. John Paul Jones
  11. Davy/David Jones
  12. David Copperfield
  13. Richard Burton
  14. Roger Taylor
  15. Michael Collins
  16. Engelbert Humperdinck
  17. Ben Jonson/Ben Johnson
  18. Gene Simmons/Jean Simmons
  19. Kate Hudson
  20. James Stewart

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