Biography

Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, physician, writer, and actor and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also the lead actor in their two narrative films, playing King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Brian in Monty Python's Life of Brian. He co-authored and starred in the film Yellowbeard.

Chapman was born in Leicester but was raised in nearby Melton Mowbray. After graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew's Medical College, he turned down a career as a doctor to be a comedian.

Chapman died of cancer on 4 October 1989.

Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, physician, writer, and actor and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also the lead actor in their two narrative films, playing King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Brian in Monty Python's Life of Brian. He co-authored and starred in the film Yellowbeard.

Chapman was born in Leicester but was raised in nearby Melton Mowbray. After graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew's Medical College, he turned down a career as a doctor to be a comedian.

Chapman died of cancer on 4 October 1989.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 54

Birthday 1941-01-08

Day of Death 1989-10-04

Place of Birth Leicester, Leicestershire, England

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Also Known As

  • Graham Arthur Chapman

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2012 Anatomy of a Liar as Himself
2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman as Himself (voice)
2009 Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) (6 episodes) as Himself
2008 Before the Flying Circus as Himself
2008 Monty Python Conquers America as Himself (Stock Footage)
2007 The Secret Life of Brian as Himself
2006 Monty Python's Personal Best (6 episodes)
2006 Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best as Various
2005 The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset
2005 Looks Like a Brown Trouser Job as himself
2004 Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? as Himself
2004 The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3
2004 The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2
2004 The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1
2003 Iron Maiden: Visions of the Beast as Madman - in video 'Can I Play With Madness' (uncredited)
2001 Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego
2000 The Life of Python
1999 Monty Python: Spam to Sperm
1999 The Monty Python Story
1990 Life of Python as Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)
1989 Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included as Himself
1988 Jake's Journey as Sir George / Queen
1987 Still Crazy Like a Fox as Detective Inspector Palmer
1983 Yellowbeard as Captain Yellowbeard
1983 Group Madness as Himself
1983 The Meaning of Life as Diverse Rollen
1983 The Crimson Permanent Assurance as Chairman (uncredited)
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball as Himself - Various Roles
1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl as Various Roles
1982 Wogan (1 episode) as Himself
1980 The Big Show (1 episode)
1979 Life of Brian as Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggus Dickus
1979 The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 as Himself
1978 The Odd Job as Arthur Harris
1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's as Himself
1976 Out of the Trees
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail as King Arthur / Voice of God / Middle Head / Hiccoughing Guard
1971 And Now for Something Completely Different as Brother / Policeman / Defence attorney / British pedestrian / Mr. Harrison (Apricot) / The Colonel / 'Hell's Grannies' policeman / Jimmy Blankensop / Sir Edward Ross / Restaurant patron #1 / Letter Writer / Oliver St. John Mollusk / Mountie / Town Guild Lady
1971 Euroshow 71 as Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
1971 The Statue as News reader
1971 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus as Various Roles
1970 Doctor in Trouble as Roddy
1969 The Magic Christian as Oxford Crew
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (45 episodes)
1969 How to Irritate People as Various
1967 At Last the 1948 Show (13 episodes)

Writing

2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) Writer
2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Writer
1989 Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included Writer
1988 Jake's Journey Writer
1983 Yellowbeard Writer
1983 The Meaning of Life Screenplay
1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Writer
1979 Life of Brian Screenplay
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail Writer
1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Writer
1971 And Now for Something Completely Different Screenplay
1971 Doctor at Large (1 episode)Writer
1971 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus Writer
1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Writer
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (47 episodes)Writer
1969 How to Irritate People Writer
1967 At Last the 1948 Show (2 episodes)Writer
1961 Comedy Playhouse (1 episode)Writer

Creator

No – That's Me Over Here! Creator
Parrot Sketch Not Included – 20 Years of Monty Python Creator
1967 At Last the 1948 Show Creator

Sound

2001 Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego Songs

Crew

1969 The Magic Christian Additional Writing

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