Monday, 24 August 2015

The Daily Teaser — 24-8-2015: Sir Richard Attenborough


I’ve gone and slept through my alarm!

Which, as I’m sure my regular readers will be able to tell you, is something I hate doing!

Personally … ?

Well, personally, I’m just glad today is a day off.

Working could’ve got interesting … !


So, with that said … ?

Let’s get rapidly moving on … 

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 24th August, 2014, saw the death of director, Sir Richard Attenborough.   What was the year of his birth?
Q2) Which actress did he marry in 1945?
Q3) Sir Richard was the older brother of which naturalist?
Q4) Famously, he won two Academy Awards: for which film?
Q5) He produced and directed the biopic, Chaplin: starring Robert Downey Jr in the main role.   Which year of the 1990s was Chaplin released in?
Q6) Which serial killer did Attenborough play: in 10, Rillington Place?
Q7) He played Pinkie Brown: in which 1947 film?
Q8) Sir Richard was a graduate — and President — of RADA: the Royal Academy of Dramatic … what?
Q9) Sir Richard was a fan of which Premiere League side: Arsenal, Barnsley or Chelsea?
Q10) Finally … which 2007 film was Sir Richard’s last film: as director?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) After the successful invasion of Egypt, 23rd August, 30 BC, saw Octavian execute Ptolemy Caesar: son of which queen?
A1) Cleopatra.
Q2) Mount Vesuvius showed initial signs of erupting: on 23rd August, 79 AD.   Name either of the Roman towns it destroyed … 
A2) Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Q3) Sir William Wallace was executed: on 23rd August, 1305.   He’d been a leader in which country’s War of Independence?
A3) Scotland’s.
Q4) 23rd August, 1948, saw the official formation of the World Council of Churches.   The body’s current General Secretary, Olav Fykse Tveit, is from which European county’s  state church?
A4) Norway’s.
Q5) Finally … The Lunar Orbit 1 probe took the first photo of Earth from the Moon’s orbit.   The probe had been launched by whom: the Soviet Union, the USA or the Republic of India?
A5) The USA.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“At my age the only problem is with remembering names.   When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I’m safe calling them that.   Although, of course, I adore them too.”

Sir Richard Attenborough.
And this tune from Sir Richard’s A Chorus Line … 

Enjoy your day.

*        It’s the old six degrees thing, Debbi.   (Think the best I can do is a couple of writers: including one from Baltimore … :D)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Make that Columbia. Which is halfway between Baltimore and Washington, DC! :)

1. 1923
2. Sheila Sim
3. David Attenborough
4. Gandhi
5. 1992
6. John Christie
7. Brighton Rock
8. Art
9. Chelsea
10. Closing the Ring

I included your Keith Moon video in today's post. :)