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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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Oct 27, 1939 In Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Interlude 1968-05-01
Latest Project:
Movie Trolls 2016-10-13
Known For
Movie Trolls Roi Gristle (voice) 2016-10-13
Movie Albion: The Enchanted Stallion General Eeder 2016-05-01
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Movie Absolutely Anything Chief Alien (voice) 2015-06-26
Movie Over the Garden Wall Adelaide 2014-11-03
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 Seventh Python Himself 2008-06-26
Movie The Day the Earth Stood Still Professor Barnhardt 2008-12-10
Movie Shrek the Third King Harold (voice) 2007-05-17
Movie Man About Town Dr. Primkin 2006-06-08
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Grizzled Sergeant 2004-06-16
Movie Shrek 2 King (voice) 2004-05-19
Movie Stupidity himself 2003-01-01
Movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday 2003-06-27
Movie Die Another Day Q 2002-11-17
Movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington 2002-11-15
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 The Wind in the Willows Mr. Toad's Lawyer 1996-10-16
Movie The Jungle Book Dr. Julien Plumford 1994-12-23
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 Erik the Viking Halfdan the Black 1989-09-22
Movie A Fish Called Wanda Archie Leach 1988-07-15
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball Jim Cleese 1987-01-01
Movie The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself 1987-06-19
Movie Silverado Sheriff John T. Langston 1985-07-10
Movie The Meaning of Life Diverse Rollen 1983-03-31
Movie Yellowbeard Harvey 'Blind' Pew 1983-06-24
Movie Time Bandits Robin Hood 1981-07-13
Movie To Norway, Home of Giants Norman Fearless 1979-01-01
Movie Life of Brian Arthur 1979-08-17
Movie Doctor Who: City of Death Art Gallery Visitor 1979-09-29
Series Ripping Yarns Passer-By 1976-01-07
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 Fawlty Towers Basil Fawlty 1975-09-19
Movie Euroshow 71 Himself - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus) 1971-05-01
Movie The Best House in London Jones 1969-01-01
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus Mr Praline 1969-10-05
Movie Interlude Television public relations man 1968-05-01