The actors and actresses of period dramas bring to life our favorite characters from literature. If you watch many period dramas you'll notice that many of the same actors and actresses show up in popular period films and costume drama miniseries.
This week I've put together two separate Degrees of Separation Puzzles for you to work on. Each puzzles features some fairly well-known actors and period dramas. One puzzle starts and ends with talented Imelda Staunton while the other puzzle ends and starts with brilliant actor Alun Armstrong. These are two actors who no period drama would be quite the same without! :)
How to play: Follow the degrees of separation and name the actors whose names are left blank below. Try to guess their names without looking up the info but if you get stuck you might want to use IMDb.com to help. Leave a comment with your guesses. I'll respond with your score. Feel free to guess as many times as you'd like.
For Extra Points: Fill in all of the (as ?) spaces by naming the characters the actors play in each period drama (two characters for each actor).
Scoring: Two points for each actor's full name that you guess correctly (20 points). 1 extra point for each of their character names you guess correctly (22 points). A high score of 42 points is possible.
Degrees of Separation Puzzle #1:
Actress Imelda Staunton was in Sense & Sensibility 1995 (as ?)
with ____ ________ (as ?) who was in Much Ado About Nothing 1994 (as ?)
with ____ __________ (as ?) who was in Emma 1997 (as ?)
with ________ ______ (as ?) who was in Jane Eyre 1996 (as ?)
with _____ _____ (as ?) who was in Sense & Sensibility 1995 (as ?)
with Imelda Staunton!
Degrees of Separation Puzzle #2:
Actor Alun Armstrong was in Bleak House 2005 (as ?)
with _____ ________ (as ?) who was in Northanger Abbey 2007 (as ?)
with _________ __ ______ (as ?) who was in Amazing Grace (as ?)
with ______ _____ (as ?) who was in Daniel Deronda (as ?)
with ____ __________ (as ?) who was in Downton Abbey (as ?)
with _______ _____ (as ?) who was in North and South 2004 (as ?)
with ____ _______ ______ (as ?) who was in Bleak House 2005 (as ?)
with Alun Armstrong!
Answers will be posted next Saturday. Have fun! :)