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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:
120
First Appeared:
In the series Your Hit Parade 1950-07-10
Latest Project:
movie The Naked Wanderer 2019
Known For
Poster of Trolls
Poster of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Filmography
Movie The Naked Wanderer Brian King 2019
Movie Michael Palin: A Life on Screen 2018-01-07
Movie Charming Fairy Godmother / Executioner (voice) 2018-04-20
Series Rig 45 Himself (archive footage) 2018-06-08
Movie Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (voice) 2018-04-27
Series Flower and the Beast Himself 2017-10-30
Movie Albion: The Enchanted Stallion General Eeder 2016-05-01
Movie Trolls Roi Gristle (voice) 2016-10-13
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Movie Get Squirrely Mr. Bellwood (voice) 2015-03-01
Movie Absolutely Anything Chief Alien (voice) 2015-06-26
Series Sing my Song Mr. 'The Guv' Edly 2014-03-20
Movie Over the Garden Wall Adelaide 2014-11-03
Movie Monty Python Live (Mostly) Himself, others 2014-07-20
Series Over the Garden Wall Adelaide (voice) 2014-11-03
Movie Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Himself 2014-11-13
Movie Spud 3: Learning to Fly The Guv 2014-12-16
Movie Spud 2: The Madness Continues The Guv 2013-06-06
Movie Planes Bulldog (voice) 2013-08-09
Movie A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Various (voice) 2012-09-08
Series Take Care of Us, Captain Bartender 2012-01-04
Movie Anatomy of a Liar Himself 2012-10-26
Movie God Loves Caviar McCormick 2012-12-09
Movie Winnie the Pooh Narrator 2011-04-13
Movie John Cleese - The Alimony Tour Live 2011-08-11
Movie Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Narrator 2011-11-08
Series Whitney Unknown 2011-09-22
Movie Shrek Forever After King (voice) 2010-05-16
Movie The Pink Panther 2 Chief Inspector Dreyfus 2009-02-06
Series Skavlan Guest 2009-01-16
Movie Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened Basil Fawlty / himself 2009-05-10
Series Michaela's Animal Rood Trip Jean-Bob (voice) 2009-08-03
Movie Planet 51 Professor Kipple (voice) 2009-11-19
Movie Monty Python - Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) Himself 2009-10-04
Movie Marty Feldman : Six Degrees of Separation 2008-03-31
Movie The Seventh Python Himself 2008-06-26
Movie We Are Most Amused Master of Ceremonies 2008-11-12
Movie The Art of Football from A to Z Himself 2007-01-01
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Series Phenomenon Dr. Glickenstein (voice) 2007-10-24
Movie Shrek the Third King Harold (voice) 2007-05-17
Movie Love Songs Unknown 2007-05-23
Movie Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best Various 2006-01-01
Movie L'entente cordiale Lord Conrad 2006-06-21
Movie Man About Town Dr. Primkin 2006-06-08
Movie The Decoy Unknown 2006-06-25
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Charlotte's Web Samuel the Sheep (voice) 2006-12-07
Movie The Funny Blokes of British Comedy Himself 2005-03-03
Movie Fawlty Towers Revisited Himself 2005-12-01
Movie The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset 2005-09-27
Movie Shrek 2 King (voice) 2004-05-19
Movie Second Thoughts 2004-01-01
Movie Wine for the Confused Himself 2004-10-21
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Grizzled Sergeant 2004-06-16
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself 2004-11-15
Movie Stupidity himself 2003-01-01
Movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday 2003-06-27
Movie George of the Jungle 2 An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 2003-08-18
Movie Peter Cook At a Slight Angle to the Universe 2002-01-12
Movie The Adventures of Pluto Nash James 2002-08-15
Movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington 2002-11-15
Movie Mickey's House of Villains Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (voice) 2002-09-03
Series Disney's House of Mouse 2001-01-13
Movie Rat Race Donald P. Sinclair 2001-08-17
Series The Human Face Presenter 2001-03-07
Series Moolah Beach Nearly Headless Nick 2001-09-08
Series Band of Brothers Charles Merchant 2001-09-09
Movie Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker') 2001-11-06
Movie Now Pay Attention 007! Himself 2000-01-22
Movie The Magic Pudding Albert, the Magic Pudding (voice) 2000-12-14
Movie Isn't She Great Henry Marcus 2000-01-28
Movie The Out-of-Towners Mr. Mersault 1999-04-02
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Movie The World Is Not Enough R 1999-11-17
Movie Parting Shots Maurice Walpole 1999-05-14
Series Beast Wars Neo Halfdan the Black 1998-02-03
Movie George of the Jungle An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 1997-07-15
Movie Fierce Creatures Rollo Lee 1997-01-23
Movie The Wind in the Willows Mr. Toad's Lawyer 1996-10-16
Series Law and Disorder Prof. Waldman 1994-01-17
Movie The Mask Passer-By 1994-07-29
Movie Splitting Heirs Raoul P. Shadgrind 1993-04-02
Series Första kärleken Himself 1992-04-07
Movie Amnesty International's Big 30 Himself 1991-01-01
Movie Bullseye! Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese 1990-11-02
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
Series The Karate Kid Professor Barnhardt 1989-09-09
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 Clockwise Brian Stimpson 1986-03-01
Movie Silverado Sheriff John T. Langston 1985-07-10
Movie Demons Unknown 1985-10-04
Series Mesék Mátyás királyról Petruchio 1984-02-18
Movie Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack 1983-03-18
Movie Yellowbeard Harvey 'Blind' Pew 1983-06-24
Movie The Meaning of Life Diverse Rollen 1983-03-31
Movie The Great Muppet Caper Neville 1981-06-26
Movie Time Bandits Robin Hood 1981-07-13
Movie Peter Cook & Co. Himself / Various Characters 1980-11-14
Movie The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 Himself 1979-06-20
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
Movie The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It Sherlock Holmes 1977-09-18
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 1975-05-25
Series Fawlty Towers Basil Fawlty 1975-09-19
Movie The Love Ban 1973-01-01
Movie The Statue Harry 1971-01-27
Movie Euroshow 71 Himself - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus) 1971-05-01
Movie The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Pumer 1970-11-12
Movie The Magic Christian Director in Sotheby's 1969-12-12
Movie How to Irritate People Himself - Various 1969-01-21
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
Series At Last the 1948 Show 1967-02-15
Series The Frost Report 1966-03-01
Series Your Hit Parade Cat R. Waul (voice) 1950-07-10