Our popular nostalgia quiz this week focuses on Sale playwright and screen-writer Robert Bolt and the stars who featured in his impressive list of movies.

The screenplays for A Man for All Seasons, Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago were all written by Bolt, who was always drawn to characters at odds with their times.

Two of the most famous were Sir Thomas More, who refused to condone Henry VIII’s split from the Roman Catholic Church, and First World War soldier Colonel T. E. Lawrence.

More was the central figure of Bolt’s brilliant play A Man for All Seasons while Lawrence was the hero of Bolt’s script for David Lean’s epic 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia.

How well do you remember Robert Bolt and his work? Why not test your knowledge in our popular quiz and compare your score with friends?

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American actor Robert Shaw, pictured, portrayed Henry VIII in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons. What role did he play in Steven Spielberg’s movie Jaws in 1975?

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How many Oscars did the critically acclaimed movie A Man for All Seasons win at the 39th Academy Awards in 1967?

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Robert Bolt was married to British actress Sarah Miles, who starred in the movie Lady Caroline Lamb written and directed by her husband. In what year was Lady Caroline Lamb released?

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Peter O’Toole, who played the title role in Lawrence of Arabia, holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for acting without a win. What character did he portray in the 2004 blockbuster Troy?

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In what year was Robert Bolt born?

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Omar Sharif starred in both Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. At what game was he an acknowledged master?

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Which author wrote the original novel Doctor Zhivago?

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A performance by Paul Schofield, who portrayed Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons, was voted the best of all time by fellow Royal Shakespeare Company actors. In what play?

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Which actress starred as Lara in the 1966 movie Doctor Zhivago?

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Bolt’s final screenplay was the 1986 movie The Mission, which focused on the struggles of a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America. Who portrayed the title character Father Gabriel?

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