British Films Quiz

By Claire

Embark on a cinematic journey through the rich tapestry of British cinema as we present a quiz that celebrates the brilliance, charm, and diversity of films from the United Kingdom.

From classic tales of wit and charm to gripping dramas set against the backdrop of British history, our curated collection of 30 British film quiz questions and answers is designed to test your knowledge and rekindle your love for the silver screen. Join us in this exploration of British cinematic treasures, and let the quiz unfold the stories that have left an indelible mark on the world of film.

So, grab your popcorn, gather your fellow film enthusiasts, and immerse yourself in the magic of British cinema!

British Movies: Round 1

1. Who directed the film in which a Mumbai boy is accused of cheating in a game show?

Danny Boyle

2. For which film did Katharine Hepburn win the first best actress BAFTA?

Lion Winter

3. In “Love Actually” what is the name of Rowan Atkinson’s jewellery salesman?


4. Who played opposite Dirk Bogarde in “Doctor at Sea”?

Brigitte Bardot

5. Who directed “Four Weddings and a Funeral”?

Mike Newell

6. Which Ealing comedy was based on Roy Horniman’s “Noblesse Oblige”?

Kind Hearts and Cornets

7. In the 2006 film, where is the Casino Royale?


8. Who was the most prolific writer of “Carry On” scripts?

Talbot Rothwell

9. In which film did Maggie Smith call her girls “The creme de la creme”?

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

10. Which Carry On film was (very) loosely based on the Scarlet Pimpernel?

Don’t Lose Your Head


Round 2 Questions

11. In which Alec Guinness film does a bank clerk carry out a bullion robbery?

Lavender Hill Mob

12. Who played Denis Thatcher in “The Iron Lady”?

Jim Broadbent

13. In which Boulting Brothers film did Ian Carmichael star as a graduate who starts work in a factory and causes a national strike?

I’m All Right Jack

14. Which musical was “the most non‘U subject ever to be given a U certificate”?


15. Who directed “Educating Rita” and “Shirley Valentine”?

Lewis Gilbert

16. Which British film was the first non-French film to win the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1949?

Third Man

17. In which city does “The Italian Job” take place?


18. On what instrument is the music for the film “Genevieve” played?


19. Who was played by Daniel Day-Lewis in “My Left Foot”?

Christy Brown

20. Who played Miss Haversham in David Lean’s “Great Expectations”?

Martita Hunt


Round 3 Questions

british films quiz questions

21. In which film was Anne Bancroft writing to a London bookseller?

84 Charing Cross Road

22. What is John Gordon Sinclair called in the credits to “Gregory’s Girl”?

Gordon John Sinclair

23. “The Last Emperor” was a collaboration on film between Britain and which two other countries?

Italy, China

24. In which Will Hay movie does he play a haunted stationmaster?

Oh, Mr Porter!

25. Who plays Peter’s father in Kenneth Branagh’s “Peter’s Friends”?

Richard Briers

26. Who starred opposite Cliff Richard in “Summer Holiday”?

Lauri Peters

27. Who played hitman Ray in “In Bruges”?

Collin Farrell

28. What was the alternative title of “Dr Strangelove”?

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

29. Who turned down the role of T. E. Lawrence in “Lawrence of Arabia”?

Albert Finney

30. Which film opens with the dedication “No man’s life can be encompassed in one telling”?


As the final credits roll on our British film quiz journey, we hope you’ve enjoyed this nostalgic tour of cinematic brilliance. Whether you’re a dedicated cinephile or a casual movie enthusiast, we trust that our quiz has stirred memories and sparked a newfound appreciation for the diverse world of British cinema.

From timeless classics to hidden gems, the stories told on the British silver screen are a testament to the artistry and storytelling prowess that continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Until the next reel begins, may your love for British cinema endure, and may the magic of film continue to enchant you.

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