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English comedian and actor

John Cleese is ...

Alive
Born 27 Oct 1939 in Weston-super-Mare
Age80 years, 9 months
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John Cleese
John Cleese
John Cleese at 61st Academy Awards

About John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese (; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, Cleese starred in Monty Python films, which include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote the sitcom Fawlty Towers, and he starred in it as Basil Fawlty. The series resulted in Cleese receiving the 1980 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance, and in 2000 the show topped the British Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes. In a 2001 Channel 4 poll, Basil was ranked second on their list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters. Cleese co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda (1989) and Fierce Creatures (1997), both of which he also wrote; for A Fish Called Wanda, he was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He has also starred in Time Bandits (1981) and Rat Race (2001) and has appeared in many other films, including Silverado (1985), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), two James Bond films (as R and Q), two Harry Potter films (as Nearly Headless Nick), and the last three Shrek films. Emerging from the Cambridge Footlights in the 1960s, Cleese specialises in satire, black comedy, sketch comedy and surreal humour. With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay, he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films. In 1976, Cleese co-founded The Secret Policeman's Ball benefit shows to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty International. Although a long-running supporter of the Liberal Democrats, in 1999 he turned down a life peerage offer from the party.

He is also known as John Marwood Cleese.

Films

John Cleese has worked on the following films:

Monty Python’s Life of Brian
1979 British comedy film
1979
Die Another Day
2002 spy film in the James Bond series
2002
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
1975 British comedy film
1975
Silverado
1985 western film
1985
Rat Race
2001 film by Jerry Zucker
2001
And Now for Something Completely Different
film spin-off from the television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus
1971
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
1983 musical-sketch comedy film by the Monty Python team
1983
A Fish Called Wanda
1988 comedy film
1988
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
2003 action comedy movie
2003
Around the World in 80 Days
2004 film by Frank Coraci
2004
Absolutely Anything
2015 film by Terry Jones
2015
The Great Muppet Caper
1981 film by Jim Henson
1981
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
1994 film produced by Walt Disney Pictures
1994
Frankenstein
horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh
1994
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
2002 film by Ron Underwood
2002
Charlotte's Web
2006 American live-action feature film directed by Gary Winick and based on the book of the same name by E. B. White
2006
Pinocchio
2002 Italian film directed by Roberto Benigni
2002
The Pink Panther 2
2009 film by Harald Zwart
2009
Time Bandits
1981 British fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam
1981
George of the Jungle
1997 film by Sam Weisman
1997
The Big Year
2011 film by David Frankel
2011
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
1982 film by Ian MacNaughton
1982
The Wind in the Willows
1996 film by Terry Jones
1996
Yellowbeard
1983 film by Mel Damski
1983
The Magic Christian
1969 film by Joseph McGrath
1969
Spud
2010 South African film
2010
Parting Shots
1998 film by Michael Winner
1998
Fierce Creatures
1997 comedy film
1997
Erik the Viking
1989 film by Terry Jones
1989
George of the Jungle 2
2003 film by David Grossman
2003
Scorched
2002 film by Gavin Grazer
2002
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
1970 film by Kevin Billington
1970
Splitting Heirs
1993 film by Robert Young
1993
Isn't She Great
2000 film by Andrew Bergman
2000
Clockwise
1986 film by Christopher Morahan
1986
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
The Big Picture
1989 American comedy film
1989
Life of Python
1990 film
1990
The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It
1977 film by Joseph McGrath
1977
God Loves Caviar
2012 film by Yannis Smaragdis
2012
How to Irritate People
1968 film by Ian Fordyce
1968
Man About Town
2006 film by Mike Binder
2006
The Out-of-Towners
1999 film by Sam Weisman
1999
Bullseye!
1990 film by Michael Winner
1990
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
2014 film by Roger Graef
2014
Privates on Parade
1982 film by Michael Blakemore
1982
Interlude
1968 film by Kevin Billington
1968
Spud 3: Learning to Fly
2014 film directed by John Barker
2014
Romance with a Double Bass
1974 film by Robert Young
1974
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big
2000 film by Berkeley Breathed
2000
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
2011 film by John Putch
2011
Clifford the Big Red Dog (film)
2020 American film by Walt Becker

Books

John Cleese has written: