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John Cleese

1939-10-27 Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK

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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


The Roast of John Cleese Self 2024-03-12
The Martini Shot Dr. Auyeung 2023-09-27
Fawlty Towers: 50 Years of Laughs Self 2023-05-06
The Palace Arthur William Dallas III 2023-09-28
Rally Road Racers Archie Vainglorious (voice) 2023-05-12
Daddy Daughter Trip Frank 2022-09-30
Why Are We (Not) Creative? Self 2021-10-20
Clifford the Big Red Dog Mr. Bridwell 2021-11-10
Monty Python's Best Bits Celebrated Self (archive footage)(uncredited) 2021-06-05
Alexander Pope: Rediscovering a Genius Interviewee 2021-10-10
Father Christmas Is Back John Christmas 2021-11-07
The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee John 2020-12-10
Time Warp Vol. 1: Midnight Madness Self 2020-04-21
Time Warp Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp Self 2020-06-23
Assholes: A Theory Himself 2019-11-13
The Naked Wanderer Brian King 2019-09-05
Arctic Dogs Otto von Walrus (voice) 2019-11-01
Python at 50: Silly Talks and Holy Grails Self (archive footage) 2019-09-07
Charming Fairy Godmother / Executioner (voice) 2018-03-26
Michael Palin: A Life on Screen 2018-01-07
Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Donner (voice) 2018-11-08
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion General Eeder 2016-05-01
Trolls Roi Gristle (voice) 2016-10-13
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Get Squirrely Mr. Bellwood (voice) 2015-03-01
Behind Over the Garden Wall Himself 2015-07-08
Absolutely Anything Chief Alien (voice) 2015-06-26
Spud 3: Learning to Fly The Guv 2014-12-16
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Self 2014-11-13
Monty Python: And Now for Something Rather Similar Self 2014-06-29
Monty Python Live (Mostly) Self, others 2014-07-20
Planes Bulldog (voice) 2013-08-09
The Meaning of Monty Python Self 2013-10-08
Spud 2: The Madness Continues The Guv 2013-06-06
The Many Faces of Ronnie Barker Self 2012-12-24
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Various (voice) 2012-09-08
Ο Θεός Αγαπάει το Χαβιάρι McCormick 2012-08-04
Anatomy of a Liar Self 2012-10-26
Winnie the Pooh Narrator (voice) 2011-04-06
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Narrator 2011-11-08
The Undefeated Self (archive footage) 2011-07-15
The Big Year Historical Montage Narrator (voice) 2011-10-13
John Cleese: The Alimony Tour Live 2011-08-11
Shrek Forever After King Harold (voice) 2010-05-16
Spud Mr. 'The Guv' Edly 2010-12-03
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened Self / Basil Fawlty 2009-05-10
The Pink Panther 2 Dreyfus 2009-02-06
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits Self / Basil Fawlty 2009-06-01
Planet 51 Professor Kipple (voice) 2009-11-19
Monty Python: Before the Flying Circus Self 2008-07-01
The Seventh Python Self 2008-06-26
Igor Dr. Glickenstein (voice) 2008-09-19
The Day the Earth Stood Still Professor Barnhardt 2008-12-10
Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation Self 2008-03-31
Life Of Brian Screenplay Wise Man #1, Reg, Jewish Official, First Centurion 2008-01-29
Monty Python Conquers America Self 2008-01-01
We Are Most Amused Self - Presenter 2008-11-15
Shrek the Third King Harold (voice) 2007-05-17
Hitler: The Comedy Years Adolf Hitler / Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited) 2007-05-10
The Secret Life of Brian Self 2007-01-01
L'Entente cordiale Lord Conrad 2006-06-21
The Art of Football from A to Z Self 2006-05-25
Man About Town Dr. Primkin 2006-06-08
Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best Various Characters 2006-02-22
Charlotte's Web Samuel the Sheep (voice) 2006-12-07
Fawlty Towers Revisited Himself 2005-12-01
The Funny Blokes of British Comedy Himself 2005-03-03
Complete Guide to Guys Noted Behavioral Scientist / Noted Doctor / Leading Social Scientist / Leading Orthopedic Surgeon 2005-01-01
Return of the Goodies Himself 2005-12-30
Valiant Mercury (voice) 2005-03-25
Shrek 2 King Harold (voice) 2004-05-19
Wine for the Confused Self 2004-10-21
The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3 Self (archive footage) 2004-01-01
The Magic Touch of Harry Potter Self 2004-06-11
Around the World in 80 Days Grizzled Sergeant 2004-06-16
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Self 2004-12-09
The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1 Self (archive footage) 2004-01-01
The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2 Self (archive footage) 2004-01-01
Concert for George Self 2003-10-03
George of the Jungle 2 An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 2003-08-18
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday 2003-06-27
The Meaning of Making 'The Meaning of Life' Self 2003-09-02
Scorched Charles Merchant 2003-05-17
Stupidity himself 2003-01-01
Best Ever Bond Self / R 2002-11-22
Peter Cook: At a Slight Angle to the Universe Self 2002-01-12
The Adventures of Pluto Nash James 2002-08-16
Die Another Day Q 2002-11-17
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nearly Headless Nick (Sir Nicholas) 2002-11-13
Die Another Day: From Script to Screen Self 2002-11-20
Rat Race Donald P. Sinclair 2001-08-17
Mickey's House of Villains Narrator (“Mickey's Mechanical House") (uncredited) 2001-11-15
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Nearly Headless Nick 2001-11-16
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker') 2001-11-06
Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn Himself 2000-01-22
The Magic Pudding Albert the Magic Pudding (voice) 2000-12-14
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big The Giant Alien (voice) 2000-11-17
The Life of Python Self 2000-10-31
Isn't She Great Henry Marcus 2000-01-28
Quantum Project Alexander Pentcho 2000-05-05
Rockstar Interviewer in lounge 2000-01-01
The Nutcracker Narrator 1999-10-23
The Monty Python Story Self 1999-10-08
Parting Shots Maurice Walpole 1999-05-14
Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Sketches Self 1999-10-08
The Out-of-Towners Mr. Mersault 1999-04-02
The World Is Not Enough R 1999-11-17
Monty Python: From Spam to Sperm Self 1999-10-08
Monty Python: Live at Aspen Self 1998-03-21
Fierce Creatures Rollo Lee 1997-01-23
George of the Jungle An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 1997-07-15
Spike Himself 1996-06-11
The Wind in the Willows Mr. Toad's Lawyer 1996-10-16
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Prof. Waldman 1994-11-04
The Swan Princess Jean-Bob (voice) 1994-11-18
The Jungle Book Dr. Julius Plumford 1994-12-23
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1993-06-17
Splitting Heirs Raoul P. Shadgrind 1993-04-02
Amnesty International's Big 30 Self 1991-12-28
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Cat R. Waul (voice) 1991-11-21
Life of Python Himself / Various Roles (also archive footage) 1990-03-16
Bullseye! Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese 1990-11-02
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python Self / Various Characters 1989-11-18
The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
Quark the Dragon Slayer 1989-12-20
Erik the Viking Halfdan the Black 1989-09-01
The Big Picture Bartender 1989-09-15
John Cleese's First Farewell Performance Self 1988-07-13
A Fish Called Wanda Archie Leach 1988-07-15
Quark and the Highway Robber 1987-12-02
The Grand Knockout Tournament Self 1987-06-19
Dragonslayer Quark 1987-12-02
The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball Jim Cleese 1987-01-01
Baby Quark 1987-12-02
Clockwise Brian Stimpson 1986-03-01
Silverado Sheriff John T. Langston 1985-07-10
Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff Self 1985-07-09
Yellowbeard Harvey 'Blind' Pew 1983-06-24
Group Madness Self 1983-06-11
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Various Roles 1983-03-31
Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack 1983-03-18
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself - Various Roles 1982-03-01
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Various Roles 1982-06-25
Time Bandits Robin Hood 1981-07-13
The Great Muppet Caper Neville 1981-06-26
The Queen Special Man in Bar 1981-10-11
Peter Cook & Co. Himself / Various Characters 1980-11-14
The Tom Machine Computer (voice) 1980-11-20
The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio 1980-10-23
The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 Self 1979-06-20
The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself - Various Roles 1979-12-22
For Norge, Kiæmpers Fødeland Norman Fearless 1979-01-01
Doctor Who: City of Death Art Gallery Visitor 1979-10-20
Life of Brian Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur 1979-08-17
Away from it All Nigel Farquhar-Bennett (Narrator) 1979-01-01
The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It Sherlock Holmes 1977-09-18
The Mermaid Frolics Self- Various roles 1977-09-10
Pleasure at Her Majesty's Himself 1976-12-29
How Not to Exhibit Yourself John Cleese 1975-11-24
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Launcelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter 1975-03-14
Romance with a Double Bass Smychkov 1974-01-01
Monty Python & the Holy Grail Location Report Self 1974-12-19
Is This a Record? Various 1973-06-01
The Love Ban Contraceptives Lecturer 1973-01-01
Who Sold You This, Then? 1972-01-01
The Statue Harry 1971-01-27
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus Various Roles 1971-01-03
The Great Birds Eye Peas Relaunch 1971 1971-12-31
And Now for Something Completely Different 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 1971-09-28
Euroshow '71: May Day Special Self - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus) 1971-05-01
Monty Python: Who's There? Timothy 1970-04-15
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Pumer 1970-11-12
The Best House in London Jones 1969-01-01
How to Irritate People Himself - Various 1969-01-21
The Magic Christian Director in Sotheby's 1969-12-12
Interlude Television public relations man 1968-05-01
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Post Office Clerk 1968-09-11
How to Make Her Cheat Terry
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