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John Cleese

Actor / Comedian / Screenwriter / Writer / Film Producer / Film Director | * 10/27/1939 (79) | Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
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John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, Cleese starred in Monty Python films, which include: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote the sitcom Fawlty Towers, and he starred in it as Basil Fawlty. The series resulted in Cleese receiving the 1980 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance, and in 2000 the show topped the Brit... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Kids & Family | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for John Cleese

Primetime Emmy Award Rose d'Or BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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Movies with John Cleese as Actor(122)

as himself2019 Assholes: A Theory
as John Cleese2019 How Not to Exhibit Yourself
as Interviewer in lounge2019 Rockstar
as (voice)2019 Arctic Dogs
as Brian King2019 The Naked Wanderer
as Donner (voice)2018 Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer
as Fairy Godmother / Executioner (voice)2018 Charming
as Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited)2016 British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves
as General Eeder2016 Albion: The Enchanted Stallion
as Roi Gristle (voice)2016 Trolls
as Mr. Bellwood (voice)2015 Get Squirrely
as Chief Alien (voice)2015 Absolutely Anything
as Himself, others2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly)
as Bulldog (voice)2013 Planes
as McCormick2012 God Loves Caviar
as himself2012 Anatomy of a Liar
as Himself (archive footage)2011 The Undefeated
as Narrator2011 Winnie the Pooh
as Narrator (voice)2011 The Big Year
as King (voice)2010 Shrek Forever After
as Mr. 'The Guv' Edly2010 Spud
as Chief Inspector Dreyfus2009 The Pink Panther 2
as Basil Fawlty / himself2009 Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened
as Professor Kipple (voice)2009 Planet 51
as Professor Barnhardt2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still
as himself2008 The Seventh Python
as Dr. Glickenstein (voice)2008 Igor
as King Harold (voice)2007 Shrek the Third
as Samuel the Sheep (voice)2006 Charlotte's Web
as Lord Conrad2006 L'entente cordiale
as Dr. Primkin2006 Man About Town
as himself2005 Return of the Goodies
as Mercury (voice)2005 Valiant
as Grizzled Sergeant2004 Around the World in 80 Days
as King (voice)2004 Shrek 2
as himself2004 Wine for the Confused
as himself2003 Stupidity
as Charles Merchant2003 Scorched
as An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)2003 George of the Jungle 2
as Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (voice)2002 Mickey's House of Villains
as Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
as Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker')2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
as Nearly Headless Nick2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
as Donald P. Sinclair2001 Rat Race
as Albert, the Magic Pudding (voice)2000 The Magic Pudding
as himself2000 Now Pay Attention 007!
as Henry Marcus2000 Isn't She Great
as Maurice Walpole1999 Parting Shots
as Mr. Mersault1999 The Out-of-Towners
as An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)1997 George of the Jungle
as Rollo Lee1997 Fierce Creatures
as Mr. Toad's Lawyer1996 The Wind in the Willows
as himself1996 Spike
as Jean-Bob (voice)1994 The Swan Princess
as Prof. Waldman1994 Frankenstein
as Dr. Julien Plumford1994 The Jungle Book
as Raoul P. Shadgrind1993 Splitting Heirs
as Cat R. Waul (voice)1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
as Himself / Various Roles (also archive footage)1990 Life of Python
as Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese1990 Bullseye!
as Bartender1989 The Big Picture
as Halfdan the Black1989 Erik the Viking
as Archie Leach1988 A Fish Called Wanda
as Brian Stimpson1986 Clockwise
as Sheriff John T. Langston1985 Silverado
as Diverse Rollen1983 The Meaning of Life
as Harvey 'Blind' Pew1983 Yellowbeard
as himself1983 Group Madness
as Major Giles Flack1983 Privates on Parade
as Himself - Various Roles1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
as Robin Hood1981 Time Bandits
as Neville1981 The Great Muppet Caper
as Petruchio1980 The Taming of the Shrew
as Himself / Various Characters1980 Peter Cook & Co.
as Nigel Farquhar-Bennett (Narrator)1979 Away from it All
as Norman Fearless1979 To Norway, Home of Giants
as Himself - Various Roles1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball
as Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur1979 Life of Brian
as Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Lancelot the Brave / Taunting French1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
as Contraceptives Lecturer1973 The Love Ban
as Harry1971 The Statue
as Announcer / Hungarian Citizen / self - Defence Teacher / Sir George Head / Policeman / Interviewer /1971 And Now for Something Completely Different
as Himself - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)1971 Euroshow '71: May Day Special
as Director in Sotheby's1969 The Magic Christian
as Himself - Various1969 How to Irritate People
as Television public relations man1968 Interlude

TV Shows/Series with John Cleese as Actor(36)

Movies with John Cleese as Crew(22)

Writing/Writer2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly)
Writing/Writer2013 The Croods
Writing/Screenplay1997 Fierce Creatures
Production/Producer1997 Fierce Creatures
Production/Executive Producer1988 A Fish Called Wanda
Writing/Writer1988 A Fish Called Wanda
Writing/Screenplay1983 The Meaning of Life
Production/Producer1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
Directing/Assistant Director1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
Writing/Writer1979 Away from it All
Writing/Screenplay1979 Life of Brian
Writing/Adaptation1974 Romance with a Double Bass
Crew/Additional Writing1969 The Magic Christian
Writing/Writer1969 How to Irritate People

TV Shows/Series with John Cleese as Crew(8)

Writing/Writer2001 The Human Face
Writing/Writer1975 Fawlty Towers
Writing/Writer1971 The Two Ronnies
Writing/Writer1971 Six Dates with Barker
Writing/Writer1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus
Writing/Writer1967 At Last the 1948 Show
Writing/Writer1966 ABC Stage 67
Writing/Writer1962 That Was The Week That Was

Additional Information

Full Name: John Cleese
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Friday, 10/27 1939 (October) in Weston-super-Mare (current age: 79 years + 298 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Clifton College, Downing College, University of Cambridge
Employer: Cornell University
Member of: Monty Python
Spouses (current/former): Connie Booth, Barbara Trentham, Alyce Cleese
Children: Cynthia Cleese
John Cleese frequently works together with these people:
Terry Jones (50x, Actor)
Michael Palin (48x, Actor)
Eric Idle (45x, Actor)
Graham Chapman (44x, Actor)
Terry Gilliam (35x, Actor)
Declan Mulholland (21x, Actor)
Pat Gorman (16x, Actor)
Max Faulkner (14x, Actor)
Peter Cook (11x, Actor)
Hikari Ono (11x, Cast)
Cy Town (11x, Actor)
Joanna Lumley (9x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:880, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/26/2019