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John Cleese

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


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Born:
Oct 27, 1939 In Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the series Monty Python's Flying Circus 1969-10-05
Latest Project:
Movie Absolutely Anything 2015-06-26
Known For
Filmography
Movie Absolutely Anything Chief Alien (voice) 2015-06-26
Movie Spud 3: Learning to Fly The Guv 2014-12-16
Movie Planes Bulldog (voice) 2013-08-09
Movie Shrek Forever After King (voice) 2010-05-16
Movie The Pink Panther 2 Chief Inspector Dreyfus 2009-02-06
Movie Igor Dr. Glickenstein (voice) 2008-09-19
Movie The Day the Earth Stood Still Professor Barnhardt 2008-12-10
Movie Shrek the Third King Harold (voice) 2007-05-17
Movie Shrek 2 King (voice) 2004-05-19
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Grizzled Sergeant 2004-06-16
Movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday 2003-06-27
Movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington 2002-11-13
Movie Die Another Day Q 2002-11-17
Series Disney's House of Mouse 2001-01-13
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Nearly Headless Nick 2001-11-16
Movie Isn't She Great Henry Marcus 2000-01-28
Movie The World Is Not Enough R 1999-11-08
Movie Fierce Creatures Rollo Lee 1997-01-24
Movie George of the Jungle An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 1997-07-15
Movie Bullseye! Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese 1990-11-02
Movie The Big Picture Bartender 1989-09-15
Movie Silverado Sheriff John T. Langston 1985-07-10
Movie Yellowbeard Harvey 'Blind' Pew 1983-06-24
Movie The Meaning of Life Diverse Rollen 1983-03-31
Movie Time Bandits Robin Hood 1981-07-13
Movie Life of Brian Arthur 1979-08-16
Series Fawlty Towers Basil Fawlty 1975-09-19
Movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Lancelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter 1975-03-13
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus Mr Praline 1969-10-05