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Happy 'World Beard Day' ๐Ÿง”๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ 3rd September




I hope your clients enjoy this facial recognition picture quiz of famous (and a few infamous) men with facial hair.


Full face photos follow in the second half, together with a short descriptor and a couple of questions about each person.

Before starting, ask members the following questions to get the discussion going.



(Men) Who likes wearing a beard or moustache? (Ladies) Who prefers clean shaven men versus bearded or moustached men?


What are the pros and cons? - Not having to shave versus the fuss of grooming and waxing.




What are the different types of facial hair called? - Goatee, Van Dyke, 5 o'clock shadow, Handlebar moustache, Sideburns, full Hipster beards etc.


What about a trip to the Barbers? Who likes a shave with a proper blade and a hot flannel?




What about hair fashions? How have they changed over the years? Think of a Kevin Keegan shaggy perm versus short back and sides. Did anyone use Brylcreem?


What about balding men? Who prefers a comb over to a closely shaved Kojak hair cut?



Factoid. Sean Connery wore a toupee in every one of his James Bond movies.




What about the ladies? Who likes having their hair done with curlers and tongs? Did anyone used to iron their hair to straighten it?


What about hair dyes and Toni perms? Does anyone still colour their hair? Who likes to sit under a hair dryer, reading a magazine?

Discuss how hairdressing costs have changed over the years ...




What are or were members' favourite aftershaves and perfumes? (Maybe bring in some older ones to smell?)



Okay, here goes ...


NB. If you are presenting on a screen, click on the first picture and a slide show will open.

NB2. Links to relevant songs are included next to pictures in the answers section. Have members choose which songs to play. NB3. Allow time for discussion about the people pictured. NB4. Give clues such as first names to help with recall if people get stuck.


Before that, let's have a song break. Here is 'Aquarius, Let The Sunshine in' by 'The 5th Dimension'. It is a song from the musical 'Hair'.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbCH5lnZ6sA



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Some Very Famous Faces

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โ€‹1. Who is this?

Name his wife?

Name his two children?

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โ€‹2. Who is this?

What company is he CEO of?

What is the company involved in?

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โ€‹3. Who is this?

Which company did he found?

What device did he launch in 2007?

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โ€‹4. Who is this?

Which party did he lead?

Who leads it now?

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โ€‹5. Who is this?

Which charity is he most associated with?

Which comedienne was he married to?

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โ€‹6. Who is this?

Which date is he associated with?

Which actor is playing him here?

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โ€‹7. Who is this?

Which book is associated with him?

Which actor is playing him here?

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Some Famous Historical Faces

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โ€‹8. Who is this?

Name his six wives?

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โ€‹9. Who is this?

Where did he live?

Name some of his plays?

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โ€‹โ€‹10. Who is this?

Name his theory?

Name his ship?


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โ€‹11. Who is this?

What was his role?

Which war did he serve in?

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โ€‹12. Who is this?

Name his party?

Name the symbol?

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โ€‹13. Who is this?

What religion was he?

What were his two pillars of belief?

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โ€‹โ€‹14. Who is this?

What was his theory?

What was his equation?

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Famous TV Presenters

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โ€‹15. Who is this?

Name some of his TV shows?

Name the most recent TV show he presented?

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โ€‹16. Who is this?

What was his specialist interest?

What was his catchphrase?

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โ€‹17. Who is this?

As well as being a TV personality, what was his other job?

Name some of his comedy characters?

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โ€‹18. Who is this?

Name his Saturday morning children's TV show?

Name his red box TV quiz show?

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โ€‹19. Who is this?

Name some of his TV shows?

How much is he worth (nearest guess)?

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โ€‹โ€‹20. Who is this?

On which TV reality show did he find fame?

Where does he come from?

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21. โ€‹Who is this?

What TV programme does he present?

& on which channel?

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Sports Stars

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โ€‹22. Who is this?

Which club did he play for?

Where was he from?

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โ€‹23. Who is this?

Where is he from?

What was his sport?

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โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹24. Who is this?

Name his home club?

Name his wife?



โ€‹25. Who is this?

What is his sport?

Which year did he win Olympic gold?

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โ€‹26. Who is this?

What is his sport?

Which year did he win Paralympic gold?



โ€‹27. Who is this?

What is his sport?

Which team did he captain?

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โ€‹28. Who is this?

What is his sport?

What symbol does he make when he scores?

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Actors

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โ€‹29. Who is this?

Which character did he play?

Who wrote the books?

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โ€‹30. Who is this?

Name the character?

Name the movies?


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โ€‹โ€‹31. Who is this?

Name the medical TV show he started out in?

Who was his famous aunt?

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โ€‹โ€‹32. Who is this?

Name the character?

Name the movie?

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โ€‹33. Who is this?

Name the character?

What was his job?



โ€‹โ€‹34. Who is this?

Which character did he play?

Name the movies?

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โ€‹35. Who is this?

As well as acting, what is his other specialist skill?

Name some of his movies?

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Pop Stars

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โ€‹36. Who is this?

Name his band?

Name his brothers?


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โ€‹37. Who is this?

Name his band?

Name the other members?

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โ€‹38. Who is this?

Name his band?

Name the other members?

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โ€‹39. Who is this?

Name his previous band?

Name his partner in that band?

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โ€‹40. Who is this?

Name his band?

Name the other members?



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41. Who is this?

What competition did they win in 2014?

What nationality are they?



โ€‹42. Who is this?

Name his band?

Name the other members?


And before sharing answers, here is a 'Barbershop Quartet' performance of 'The Beach Boys' song 'Good Vibrations' ...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU578PBfaHg






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1. Who is this? Prince Harry (1984-)

Name his wife? Meghan Markle

Name his two children? Archie & Lillibet

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โ€‹โ€‹2. Who is this? Richard Branson (1950-)

What company is he CEO of? Virgin

What is the company involved in? Trains, Planes, Spacecraft


Initially Virgin was a record company. Here is a track from the album that launched it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN6jIvKiYOs&t=25s


Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells' provided the theme for the 1973 movie 'The Exorcist'

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โ€‹โ€‹3. Who is this? Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Which company did he found? Apple

What device did he launch in 2007? iPhone



โ€‹โ€‹4. Who is this? Jeremy Corbyn (1949-)

Which party did he lead? Labour

Who leads it now? Kier Starmer



โ€‹โ€‹5. Who is this? Lenny Henry (1958-)

Which charity is he most associated with? Comic Relief

Which comedienne was he married to? Dawn French

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6. Who is this? Santa Claus

Which date is he associated with? Dec 25th

Which actor is playing him here? Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)


Here is Bing Crosby singing 'White Christmas' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3ZC45Q82pg (Too soon?)



โ€‹โ€‹7. Who is this? Jesus Of Nazareth

Which book is associated with him? 'The New Testament' (Mathew, Mark, Luke & John)

Which actor is playing him here? Robert Powell (1944-)

Here is Yvonne Elliman singing 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' (Jesus Christ Superstar) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM3dYCp-op8

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โ€‹โ€‹8. Who is this? King Henry V111 (1491-1547)

Name his six wives? Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, Catherine Parr

Here is Herman's Hermits singing 'I'm Henry The 8th I Am' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFNoDsOmluA



โ€‹โ€‹9. Who is this? William Shakespeare (1565-1616)

Where did he live? Stratford On Avon ('The Bard Of Avon')

Name some of his plays? 'Hamlet', 'Macbeth', 'Julius Caesar', 'The Tempest', 'King Lear', 'Romeo and Juliet' etc

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โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹10. Who is this? Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

Name his theory? Evolution

Name his ship? 'The Beagle'



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โ€‹โ€‹11. Who is this? Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

What was his role? US President

Which war did he serve in? American Civil War

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โ€‹โ€‹12. Who is this? Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

Name his party? Nazi

Name the symbol? Swastika

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โ€‹โ€‹13. Who is this? Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

What religion was he? Hindi

What were his two pillars of belief? Truth & Non-Violence

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โ€‹14. Who is this? Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

What was his theory? Relativity

What was his equation? His equation, which showed that energy and mass are interchangeable, was E=MC2

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โ€‹โ€‹15. Who is this? Bruce Forsyth (1928-2017)

Name some of his TV shows? 'The Generation Game', 'Play Your Cards Right', 'The Price Is Right' etc

Name the most recent TV show he presented? 'Strictly Come Dancing'


Here is the TV intro for 'The Generation Game' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb3W8TTjDoI

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โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹16. Who is this? David Bellamy (1933-2019)

What was his specialist interest? Botanist

What was his catchphrase? "Gwapple me gwapenuts" (became well known via Lenny Henry)

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โ€‹โ€‹17. Who is this? Kenny Everett (1944-1995)

As well as being a TV personality, what was his other job? Disc Jockey

Name some of his comedy characters? Sid Snot, Cupid Stunt, Gizzard Puke etc


Here is his Bee Gees interview spoof - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsE-Dqok5mY

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โ€‹โ€‹18. Who is this? Noel Edmonds (1948-)

Name his Saturday morning children's TV show? 'Multi-Coloured Swap Shop'

Name his red box TV quiz show? 'Deal Or No Deal'


Here are the TV titles for 'Swap Shop' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzvI4p6ncqk

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โ€‹โ€‹19. Who is this? Simon Cowell (1959-)

Name some of his TV shows? 'Pop Idol', 'The X Factor', 'Britain's Got Talent'

How much is he worth (nearest guess)? ยฃ385m in 2019

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โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹20. Who is this? Rylan Clark-Neal (1988-)

On which TV reality show did he find fame? 2012 'X-Factor'

Where does he come from? Essex


Here is his finest moment - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nuh-zzRAuS4

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โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹21. Who is this? George Alagiah (1955-)

What TV programme does he present? 'News At Six'

& on which channel? BBC 1

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โ€‹โ€‹22. Who is this? George Best (1946-2005)

Which club did he play for? Manchester Utd

Where was he from? Belfast



โ€‹โ€‹23. Who is this? Hulk Hogan (1953)

Where is he from? Georgia, USA

What was his sport? Wrestling

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โ€‹24. Who is this? David Beckham (1975-)

Name his home club? Manchester Utd

Name his wife? Victoria Adams

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โ€‹โ€‹25. Who is this? Andy Murray (1987-)

What is his sport? Tennis

Which year did he win Olympic gold? 2012 London Olympics


He was also Wimbledon Champion in 2013 & 2016


Here is 'The Wombling Song' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWQMMPFtoG4

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โ€‹โ€‹26. Who is this? Johnny Peacock (1993-)

What is his sport? Sprint Runner

Which year did he win Paraympic gold? 2012 London Paralympics & 2016 Brazil Paralympics


Here is one of his 'Strictly Come Dancing' performances - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv20Unnr6x4

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โ€‹โ€‹27. Who is this? Alun Wyn Jones (1985-)

What is his sport? Rugby

Which team did he captain? Wales Rugby Union

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โ€‹โ€‹28. Who is this? Gareth Bale (1989-)

What is his sport? Football

What symbol does he make when he scores? Heart

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29. โ€‹โ€‹Who is this? David Suchet (1946-)

Which character did he play? Hercule Poirot

Who wrote the books? Agatha Christie


Here is the TV intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrj5E_elzg

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โ€‹โ€‹30. Who is this? Peter Sellers (1925-1980)

Name the character? Inspector Clouseau

Name the movies? 'Pink Panther'


Here is the 'Pink Panther' theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp6z3s1Gig0



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โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹31. Who is this? George Clooney (1961-)

Name the medical TV show he started out in? 'E.R.'

Who was his famous aunt? Rosemary Clooney


Here are the TV titles for 'E.R.' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjCnHJ8wIuM

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โ€‹Who is this? Johnny Depp (1963-)

Name the character? Jack Sparrow

Name the movie? 'Pirates Of The Caribbean'

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โ€‹33. Who is this? Robbie Coltrane (1950-)

Name the character? Rubeus Hagrid

What was his job? Gamekeeper



โ€‹โ€‹34. Who is this? Daniel Radcliffe

Which character did he play? Harry Potter

Name the movies?

- 'Philosopher's Stone' (2001), 'Chamber of Secrets' (2002), 'Prisoner of Azkaban' (2004), 'Goblet of Fire' (2005), 'Order of the Phoenix' (2007), 'Half-Blood Prince' (2009) & 'Deathly Hallows'


Here is the Harry Potter theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oban0vQYy7o

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โ€‹35. Who is this? John Travolta (1954-)

As well as acting, what is his other specialist skill? Pilot

Name some of his movies? Saturday Night Fever' (1977), 'Grease' (1978), 'Pulp Fiction' (1994) etc


Here is his famous 'Night Fever' dance' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnqWQnbvjuQ

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โ€‹โ€‹36. Who is this? Barry Gibb (1946-)

Name his band? 'Bee Gees'

Name his brothers? Maurice & Robin

Here is 'How Deep Is Your Love' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpqqjU7u5Yc

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โ€‹โ€‹37. Who is this? Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)

Name his band? 'Queen'

Name the other members? Brian May, Roger Taylor & John Deacon


Here is 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ

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โ€‹โ€‹38. Who is this? Benny Adersson (1946-)

Name his band? 'ABBA'

Name the other members? Agnetha Fรคltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad & Bjรถrn Ulvaeus


Here is 'Dancing Queen' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFrGuyw1V8s

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โ€‹39. Who is this? George Michael

Name his previous band? 'Wham'

Name his partner in that band? Andrew Ridgely


Here is 'Faith' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cs3Pvmmv0E

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โ€‹40. Who is this? Gary Barlow

Name his band? 'Take That'

Name the other members? Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Howard Donald & Jason Orange


Here is 'Back For Good' - โ€‹https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2ICtCO8TCw

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โ€‹41. Who is this? Conchita Wurst

What competition did they win in 2014? 'Eurovision Song Contest'

What nationality are they? Austrian


Here is 'Rise Like A Phoenix' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToqNa0rqUtY (Should have been a James Bond song IMHO!)



โ€‹42. Who is this? John Lennon (1940-1980)

What was his band? 'The Beatles'

Who were the other members? Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr


Here is 'Hello Goodbye' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rblYSKz_VnI


And to finish, we need to remember not all people with facial hair are male. We need to accept and celebrate difference and be proud of 'our look'.




Here is a lyric version of 'This Is Me', from the 2017 movie 'The Greatest Showman' for a singalong - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjxugyZCfuw



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