Star-Crossed Lovers Link Round: 10 questions

The answers to the below questions 1-5 (or part thereof) refer to one half of a pair of star-crossed or doomed lovers. The answers to questions 6-10 (or part thereof) refer to the other half of the pair. However, they are not necessarily in the right order (that is, the answer to question 6 refers to the lover of one of the people in the answers to questions 1-5, but not necessarily to the lover referred to in the answer to question 1.

  1. Which Welsh singer was “Faster than the Speed of Night” in the title of a 1983 album?
  2. Who is the only UK Prime Minister to have won a Nobel Prize (as of 2018)?
  3. What name is shared by a French city, a Rat Pack daughter, a presidential wife and a character in Oliver Twist?
  4. From which UK town does the world famous Bass Pale Ale originate?
  5. What surname links a current (as of 2018) Crystal Palace winger, formerly of Tottenham, and a former Chelsea, Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland midfielder who has since become a commentator and broadcaster?
  6. Who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale?
  7. Which river does Glasgow stand on?
  8. What first name is shared by the main developer of the Civilization game series, and one of the main cast members of the Carry On film series?
  9. Who is the drummer in Queen?
  10. Which actress links the films Duplicity, Flatliners, Hook, Mona Lisa Smile, Mary Reilly and Runaway Bride?

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  1. Which Welsh singer was “Faster than the Speed of Night” in the title of a 1983 album?
    A: Bonnie Tyler
  2. Who is the only UK Prime Minister to have won a Nobel Prize (as of 2018)?
    A: Winston Churchill (for literature)
  3. What name is shared by a French city, a Rat Pack daughter, a presidential wife and a character in Oliver Twist?
    A: Nancy
  4. From which UK town does the world famous Bass Pale Ale originate?
    A: Burton-on-Trent
  5. What surname links a current (as of 2018) Crystal Palace winger, formerly of Tottenham, and a former Chelsea, Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland midfielder who has since become a commentator and broadcaster?
    A: Townsend (Andros Townsend and Andy Townsend)
  6. Who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale?
    A: Margaret Atwood
  7. Which river does Glasgow stand on?
    A: The Clyde
  8. What first name is shared by the main developer of the Civilization game series, and one of the main cast members of the Carry On film series?
    A: Sid (Sid Meier and Sid James)
  9. Who is the drummer in Queen?
    A: Roger Taylor
  10. Which actress links the films Duplicity, Flatliners, Hook, Mona Lisa Smile, Mary Reilly and Runaway Bride?
    A: Julia Roberts

The star crossed lovers are:
Bonnie and Clyde
Winston Smith and Julia (from 1984)
Sid Vicious and Nancy
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
Pete Townsend and Princess Margaret

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