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Eric Sykes Quiz!

A short quiz based on the life and work of Eric Sykes. 8 Questions.

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Eric Sykes was born in 1923 near which Lancashire town?

  • Burnley
  • Bolton
  • Liverpool
  • Oldham

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Eric Sykes made an award winning silent film which featured several other comedians. What was it called?

  • The Plank
  • Crinkly Bottom
  • Geronimo!!
  • Mr Sykes Takes a Walk

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Which comedian starred with Eric Sykes in the very successful play "Big Bad Mouse" which ran for many years?

  • Tommy Cooper
  • Jimmy Edwards
  • Bernard Cribbins
  • Ronnie Barker

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In which film, starring Peter Sellars, did Eric Sykes play the lead stealing, disreputable husband of Irene Handl?

  • I'm Alright Jack
  • The Lady Killers
  • The Mouse that Roared
  • Heavens Above

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Who was Eric Sykes's talented and well loved co-star in the TV sitcom Sykes?

  • Hattie Jacques
  • June Whitfield
  • Margaret Rutherford
  • Joan Sims

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Eric Sykes was well known and respected as a script and gag writer as well as a performer. For which famous comedian did Eric Sykes write jokes during his early career?

  • Bob Monkhouse
  • Rudi Harbottle
  • Frankie Howerd
  • Eric Morecambe

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Eric Sykes appeared in many films, including Harry Potter, during his career. Which film, starring Nicole Kidman, featured Eric Sykes in a small but significant role?

  • The Others
  • Panic Room
  • The Hours
  • Moulin Rouge

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We will not see his like again, an unassuming man with a great talent. How old was Eric Sykes when he died recently?

  • 86
  • 90
  • 89
  • 85