To mark International Women’s Day on Monday, our quiz this week features famous women from Manchester who’ve made their mark on stage and screen.

They range from Dame Wendy Hiller and Violet Carson to Sarah Lancashire and Anna Friel.

How well do you know Manchester’s leading ladies? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz and compare your score with friends?

Twenty inspirational women who made Manchester are featured in First in the Fight – the story of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue in St Peter’s Square – by Helen Antrobus and Andrew Simcock.

Superbly illustrated with original artworks by Manchester’s Women in Print co-operative, the book is on sale for £19.99. Or you can check out our special offer of two books for £25!

Just go to inostalgia.co.uk or ring 01928 503777 to place your order.

 

Rochdale actress Anna Friel played which character in the TV soap Brookside, which ran from 1982 to 2003?

Anna Friel at The RTS Awards 2019
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Actress and comedienne Dora Bryan, born in Parbold, played Helen in the ground-breaking film A Taste of Honey, based on the play by Salford writer Shelagh Delaney. In what year was the film released?

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Oldham-born actress Sarah Lancashire, who found fame as barmaid and would-be model Raquel on Coronation Street, portrayed which character in the crime drama Happy Valley?

Sarah Lancashire
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Middleton actress Suranne Jones recently played 19th century industrialist Anne Lister in which popular TV drama series?

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In what year did another famous Rochdale actress Gracie Fields first sing her well-known theme tune and signature song Sally?

Gracie Fields
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Film star Joanne Whalley, born in Salford, played Christine Keeler in which 1980s film about the Profumo affair?

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Ancoats actress Violet Carson, who portrayed the inimitable Ena Sharples on Coronation Street, had a variety of what flower named after her?

Violet Carson
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Heywood actress Julie Goodyear, Bet Lynch in Coronation Street, appeared in which reality TV show in 2012?

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Dame Wendy Hiller, born in Bramhall, was Oscar-nominated for playing Eliza Doolittle in the 1938 film Pygmalion. Which actor portrayed Professor Higgins?

Pygmalion
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Didsbury actress Holliday Grainger played Lucrezia Borgia in the Showtime drama series The Borgias. Which film and TV actor played the head of the Borgia clan Pope Alexander VI?

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