John Cleese

John Cleese

Actor

BIO

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. In the mid 1970s, Cleese and his first wife Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and three Shrek films. With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay he co-founded the production company Video Arts, responsible for making entertaining training films. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Cleese, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Birthday

Oct. 27, 1939

Place of birth

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK

Known for

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Anatomy of a Liar

A documentary about A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman. Read more

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The Seventh Python

Sean Connors Films, Ltd. Presents a Frozen Pictures production of The Seventh Python, a nonfictio... Read more

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Wine for the Confused

Wine is confusing…overwhelming even. So where do you start if you want to learn more about it? Jo... Read more

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Stupidity

An exploration into the nature of stupidity in Western society and its history of our perception ... Read more

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The Secret Life of Brian

A documentary about the making of the controversial Life of Brian and the surrounding accusations... Read more

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The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979

A documentary shot on location during the making of Life of Brian. Read more

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Michael Palin: A Life on Screen

In this documentary, Michael Palin tells the story behind his success, after being honoured with ... Read more

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Amnesty International's Big 30

In the tradition of the acclaimed series of British concerts known as The Secret Policemen's Ball... Read more

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The Meaning of Monty Python

A discussion between John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones about t... Read more

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Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?

The Secret Policeman benefit shows for Amnesty International brought together comedy grand master... Read more

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A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam pay tribute to their late Monty Python ... Read more

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Pleasure at Her Majesty's

The first of the Amnesty International comedy benefit galas. The title is a play on the phrase at... Read more

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Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened

Fawlty Towers re-opens for the cult sitcom's 30th anniversary with the full cast coming back toge... Read more