John Cleese

Biography

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

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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Gender -

Known Credits 159

Birthday 1939-10-27

Place of Birth Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.thejohncleese.com/

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad as (voice)
2016 Trolls as Roi Gristle (voice)
2015 Absolutely Anything as Extraterrestrial (voice)
2015 Get Squirrely as Mr. Bellwood (voice)
2014 Spud 3: Learning to Fly as The Guv
2014 Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
2014 Over the Garden Wall as Adelaide
2014 Over the Garden Wall(1 episode) as Adelaide
2014 Over the Garden Wall(1 episode) as Quincy Enditcott
2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) as Himself, others
2013 Planes as Bulldog (voice)
2013 Spud 2: The Madness Continues as The Guv
2012 Anatomy of a Liar as Himself
2012 God Loves Caviar as McCormick
2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman as Various (voice)
2011 Beethoven's Christmas Adventure as Narrator
2011 Whitney(1 episode)
2011 John Cleese - The Alimony Tour Live
2011 Winnie the Pooh as Narrator
2010 Spud as Mr. 'The Guv' Edly
2010 Shrek Forever After as King (voice)
2009 Planet 51 as Professor Kipple (voice)
2009 Monty Python: Almost the Truth(6 episodes)
2009 Monty Python - Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) as Himself
2009 The Pink Panther 2 as Chief Inspector Dreyfus
2009 Skavlan(1 episode) as Guest
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still as Professor Barnhardt
2008 We Are Most Amused as Master of Ceremonies
2008 Igor as Dr. Glickenstein (voice)
2008 The Seventh Python as Himself
2008 Marty Feldman : Six Degrees of Seperation
2007 Movie Connections(1 episode)
2007 Shrek the Third as King Harold (voice)
2007 The Art of Football from A to Z as Himself
2007 The Secret Life of Brian as Himself
2006 Charlotte's Web as Samuel the Sheep (voice)
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 L'entente cordiale as Lord Conrad
2006 Man About Town as Dr. Primkin
2006 Monty Python's Personal Best(6 episodes)
2006 Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best as Various
2005 Fawlty Towers Revisited as Himself
2005 The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset
2005 Valiant as Mercury (voice)
2005 The Funny Blokes of British Comedy as Himself
2004 Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? as Himself
2004 Wine for the Confused as Himself
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2004 Around the World in 80 Days as Grizzled Sergeant
2004 Shrek 2 as King (voice)
2003 George of the Jungle 2 as Ape (voice)
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle as Mr. Munday
2003 Scorched as Charles Merchant
2003 Stupidity as himself
2002 Die Another Day as Q
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Nearly Headless Nick
2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash as James
2002 Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central)(6 episodes) as Red Lansing
2002 Peter Cook At a Slight Angle to the Universe
2001 Richard & Judy(1 episode)
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as Nearly Headless Nick
2001 Mickey's House of Villains as Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (voice)
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse as Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker')
2001 Rat Race as Donald P. Sinclair
2001 Disney's House of Mouse(57 episodes)
2000 The Magic Pudding as Albert, the Magic Pudding (voice)
2000 Isn't She Great as Henry Marcus
1999 The World Is Not Enough as R
1999 Parting Shots as Maurice Walpole
1999 The Out-of-Towners as Mr. Mersault
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn(1 episode)
1998 Will & Grace(4 episodes)
1997 George of the Jungle as An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)
1997 Fierce Creatures as Rollo Lee
1996 The Wind in the Willows as Mr. Toad's Lawyer
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Himself
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1995 MADtv(2 episodes)
1994 The Jungle Book as Dr. Julien Plumford
1994 The Swan Princess as Jean-Bob (voice)
1994 Frankenstein as Prof. Waldman
1993 Splitting Heirs as Raoul P. Shadgrind
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West as Cat R. Waul (voice)
1991 Amnesty International's Big 30 as Himself
1990 Life of Python as Himself / Various Roles (also archive footage)
1989 Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included as Himself
1989 The Big Picture as Bartender
1989 Erik the Viking as Halfdan the Black
1989 The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball as Himself
1988 A Fish Called Wanda as Archie Leach
1987 Quark and the Highway Robber
1987 Dragonslayer Quark
1987 Baby Quark
1987 The Grand Knockout Tournament as Himself
1987 The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball as Jim Cleese
1986 Clockwise as Brian Stimpson
1985 Silverado as Sheriff John T. Langston
1983 Yellowbeard as Harvey 'Blind' Pew
1983 The Meaning of Life as Diverse Rollen
1983 Privates on Parade as Major Giles Flack
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)
1982 Whoops Apocalypse(3 episodes)
1981 Time Bandits as Robin Hood
1981 The Great Muppet Caper as Neville
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1980 The Taming of the Shrew as Petruchio
1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball as Himself - Various Roles
1979 Doctor Who: City of Death as Art Gallery Visitor
1979 Not The Nine O'Clock News(1 episode)
1979 Life of Brian as Arthur
1979 The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 as Himself
1979 To Norway, Home of Giants as Norman Fearless
1979 Away from it All as Nigel Farquhar-Bennett (Narrator)
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1977 The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It as Sherlock Holmes
1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's as Himself
1976 The Muppet Show(1 episode)
1976 Ripping Yarns(9 episodes) as Passer-By
1976 Ripping Yarns(1 episode)
1975 Fawlty Towers(37 episodes) as Basil Fawlty
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail as Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Lancelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter
1974 Romance with a Double Bass as Smychkov
1973 Last of the Summer Wine(191 episodes)
1973 The Love Ban
1971 Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different as Announcer / Hungarian Citizen / self - Defence Teacher / Sir George Head / Policeman / Interviewer / Mr. Praline / Second General / Christopher Columbus / Mungo the Cook / Bank Robber / Accountant #2 (falling past the window) / Vocational Guidance Counselor / Vivian Smith Smythe Smith / Mountie / Town Guild Lady
1971 Euroshow 71 as Himself - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
1971 The Statue as Harry
1971 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus as Various Roles
1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer as Pumer
1970 The Goodies(1 episode)
1969 The Magic Christian as Director in Sotheby's
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus(5 episodes)
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus(93 episodes) as Mr Praline
1969 Sez Les(5 episodes)
1969 How to Irritate People as Himself - Various
1969 The Best House in London as Jones
1968 Interlude as Television public relations man
1967 At Last the 1948 Show(20 episodes)
1966 The Frost Report(28 episodes)
1963 Doctor Who(1 episode)
1961 Comedy Playhouse(122 episodes) as Sherlock Holmes
1961 The Avengers(1 episode)
1900 How Not to Exhibit Yourself as John Cleese
1900 Grime Goes Green(0 episodes) as Mr Grime
1900 Just for Laughs(0 episodes)
1900 Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big(0 episodes)
1900 Wine for the Confused(0 episodes)
1900 Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy(1 episode)
1900 The Human Face(4 episodes) as Presenter
1900 Look at the State We're In!(6 episodes) as Minister
1900 Misleading Cases(19 episodes) as Mr. Partridge

Writing

2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) … Writer
2013 The Croods … Writer
1997 Fierce Creatures … Screenplay
1989 Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included … Writer
1988 A Fish Called Wanda … Writer
1983 The Meaning of Life … Screenplay
1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl … Writer
1979 Life of Brian … Screenplay
1979 Away from it All … Writer
1977 The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It … Screenplay
1975 Fawlty Towers(12 episodes) … Writer
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail … Writer
1971 Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different … Screenplay
1971 The Two Ronnies(1 episode) … Writer
1971 Six Dates with Barker(1 episode) … Writer
1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer … Writer
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus(43 episodes) … Writer
1969 How to Irritate People … Writer
1967 At Last the 1948 Show(2 episodes) … Writer
1966 ABC Stage 67(1 episode) … Writer
1962 That Was The Week That Was(1 episode) … Writer
1900 Look at the State We're In!(1 episode) … Writer
1900 The Human Face(4 episodes) … Writer
1900 Doctor in the House(1 episode) … Writer

Creator

2006 Monty Python's Personal Best … Creator
1975 Fawlty Towers … Creator
1967 At Last the 1948 Show … Creator
1900 Parrot Sketch Not Included – 20 Years of Monty Python … Creator
1900 Monty Python Live at Aspen … Creator
1900 Python Night – 30 Years of Monty Python … Creator

Production

1997 Fierce Creatures … Producer
1988 A Fish Called Wanda … Executive Producer

Crew

1969 The Magic Christian … Additional Writing

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