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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:
191
First Appeared:
In the series The Avengers 1961-01-07
Latest Project:
Movie Clifford the Big Red Dog 2021-11-10
Known For
Poster of More Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy
Poster of The Human Face
Poster of Look at the State We're In!
Poster of At Last the 1948 Show
Filmography
Movie Clifford the Big Red Dog Mr. Bridwell 2021-11-10
Movie The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee John 2020-12-10
Movie Python at 50: Silly Talks and Holy Grails 2019-09-07
Movie The Naked Wanderer Brian King 2019-09-05
Movie Arctic Dogs Otto von Walrus (voice) 2019-11-01
Movie Assholes: A Theory Himself 2019-11-13
Series Hold the Sunset Phil 2018-02-18
Movie Michael Palin: A Life on Screen 2018-01-07
Movie Charming Fairy Godmother / Executioner (voice) 2018-03-26
Movie Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Donner (voice) 2018-11-08
Movie Albion: The Enchanted Stallion General Eeder 2016-05-01
Series John Bishop: In Conversation With... Himself 2016-09-01
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Movie Trolls Roi Gristle (voice) 2016-10-13
Movie Get Squirrely Mr. Bellwood (voice) 2015-03-01
Movie Absolutely Anything Chief Alien (voice) 2015-06-26
Movie Monty Python: And Now for Something Rather Similar Self 2014-06-29
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself 2014-02-17
Movie Monty Python: Live (Mostly) Self, others 2014-07-20
Movie Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Self 2014-11-13
Movie Spud 3: Learning to Fly The Guv 2014-12-16
Series Over the Garden Wall Quincy Endicott/Adelaide (voice) 2014-11-03
Series A Life on Screen Himself 2014-12-24
Movie Spud 2: The Madness Continues The Guv 2013-06-06
Movie The Meaning of Monty Python Self 2013-10-08
Movie Planes Bulldog (voice) 2013-08-09
Movie God Loves Caviar McCormick 2012-08-04
Movie A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Various (voice) 2012-09-08
Movie The Many Faces of Ronnie Barker Self 2012-12-24
Movie Anatomy of a Liar Himself 2012-10-26
Movie John Cleese - The Alimony Tour Live 2011-08-11
Movie Winnie the Pooh Narrator (voice) 2011-04-06
Series Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Narrator (voice) 2011-08-22
Movie The Undefeated Self (archive footage) 2011-07-15
Series Whitney Unknown 2011-09-22
Movie Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Narrator 2011-11-08
Movie The Big Year Narrator (voice) 2011-10-13
Movie Shrek Forever After King (voice) 2010-05-16
Movie Spud Mr. 'The Guv' Edly 2010-12-03
Movie The Pink Panther 2 Dreyfus 2009-02-06
Series Skavlan Guest 2009-01-16
Series Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) Himself 2009-10-18
Movie Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened Basil Fawlty / himself 2009-05-10
Movie Planet 51 Professor Kipple (voice) 2009-11-19
Movie Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation 2008-03-31
Movie The Seventh Python Himself 2008-06-26
Movie Monty Python Conquers America Himself 2008-01-01
Series Markus Lanz Unknown 2008-06-03
Movie The Day the Earth Stood Still Professor Barnhardt 2008-12-10
Movie We Are Most Amused Himself - Host 2008-11-15
Movie Igor Dr. Glickenstein (voice) 2008-09-19
Movie The Secret Life of Brian Himself 2007-01-01
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie Shrek the Third King Harold (voice) 2007-05-17
Series Movie Connections Unknown 2007-09-10
Series More Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy Unknown 2007-11-06
Series Monty Python's Personal Best 2006-02-22
Movie Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best Various 2006-01-01
Movie The Art of Football from A to Z Self 2006-05-25
Movie Man About Town Dr. Primkin 2006-06-08
Movie Charlotte's Web Samuel the Sheep (voice) 2006-12-07
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Entente Cordiale Lord Conrad 2006-06-21
Movie Complete Guide to Guys Noted Behavioral Scientist / Noted Doctor / Leading Social Scientist / Leading Orthopedic Surgeon 2005-01-01
Movie The Funny Blokes of British Comedy Himself 2005-03-03
Movie Valiant Mercury (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie Fawlty Towers Revisited Himself 2005-12-01
Movie Return of the Goodies Himself 2005-12-30
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1 2004-01-01
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3 2004-01-01
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2 2004-01-01
Movie Shrek 2 King (voice) 2004-05-19
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? Himself 2004-12-09
Movie Wine for the Confused Himself 2004-10-21
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Grizzled Sergeant 2004-06-16
Movie Stupidity himself 2003-01-01
Movie Scorched Charles Merchant 2003-05-17
Movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday 2003-06-27
Movie George of the Jungle 2 Ape (voice) 2003-08-18
Movie Concert for George 2003-10-03
Movie The Adventures of Pluto Nash James 2002-08-15
Series Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) Red Lansing 2002-03-27
Movie Peter Cook: At a Slight Angle to the Universe 2002-01-12
Movie Mickey's House of Villains Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (uncredited) 2002-09-03
Movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nearly Headless Nick (Sir Nicholas) 2002-11-13
Movie Best Ever Bond Self / R 2002-11-22
Movie Die Another Day: From Script to Screen Self 2002-11-20
Movie Die Another Day Q 2002-11-17
Series The Human Face Presenter 2001-03-07
Series Disney's House of Mouse Unknown 2001-01-13
Movie Rat Race Donald P. Sinclair 2001-08-17
Movie Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker') 2001-11-06
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Nearly Headless Nick (Sir Nicholas) 2001-11-16
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn Himself 2000-01-22
Movie Rockstar Interviewer in lounge 2000-01-01
Movie Isn't She Great Henry Marcus 2000-01-28
Movie The Magic Pudding Albert the Magic Pudding (voice) 2000-12-14
Movie The Life of Python 2000-10-31
Movie Before the Flying Circus Himself 2000-07-01
Movie Parting Shots Maurice Walpole 1999-05-14
Movie The Out-of-Towners Mr. Mersault 1999-04-02
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Movie Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Sketches Himself 1999-10-08
Movie Monty Python: From Spam to Sperm Himself 1999-10-08
Movie The World Is Not Enough R 1999-11-17
Movie The Nutcracker Narrator 1999-10-23
Movie The Monty Python Story Himself 1999-10-08
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Movie Fierce Creatures Rollo Lee 1997-01-23
Movie George of the Jungle An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 1997-07-15
Movie The Wind in the Willows Mr. Toad's Lawyer 1996-10-16
Movie Spike Himself 1996-06-11
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself 1996-07-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-08-21
Series Look at the State We're In! Minister 1995-05-20
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Prof. Waldman 1994-11-04
Movie The Swan Princess Jean-Bob (voice) 1994-11-18
Movie The Jungle Book Dr. Julius Plumford 1994-12-23
Movie Splitting Heirs Raoul P. Shadgrind 1993-04-02
Series Funny Business 1992-11-22
Movie Amnesty International's Big 30 Self 1991-12-28
Movie An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Cat R. Waul (voice) 1991-11-21
Movie Life of Python Himself / Various Roles (also archive footage) 1990-01-01
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
Movie Erik the Viking Halfdan the Black 1989-09-01
Movie The Big Picture Bartender 1989-09-15
Movie Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python Himself 1989-11-18
Movie John Cleese's First Farewell Performance Self 1988-07-13
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 Self 1987-06-19
Movie Quark and the Highway Robber 1987-12-02
Movie Dragonslayer Quark 1987-12-02
Movie Baby Quark 1987-12-02
Movie Clockwise Brian Stimpson 1986-03-01
Movie Silverado Sheriff John T. Langston 1985-07-10
Movie Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack 1983-03-18
Movie The Meaning of Life Various Roles 1983-03-31
Movie Yellowbeard Harvey 'Blind' Pew 1983-06-24
Movie Group Madness Self 1983-06-11
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself - Various Roles 1982-03-01
Series Whoops Apocalypse Unknown 1982-03-14
Movie Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Various Roles 1982-06-25
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Series Wanna Bet? Unknown 1981-02-14
Movie The Great Muppet Caper Neville 1981-06-26
Movie Time Bandits Robin Hood 1981-07-13
Movie The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio 1980-10-23
Movie Peter Cook & Co. Himself / Various Characters 1980-11-14
Movie To Norway, Home of Giants Norman Fearless 1979-01-01
Movie Away from it All Nigel Farquhar-Bennett (Narrator) 1979-01-01
Movie The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 Himself 1979-06-20
Movie Life of Brian Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur 1979-08-17
Movie Doctor Who: City of Death Art Gallery Visitor 1979-10-20
Series Not The Nine O'Clock News Unknown 1979-10-16
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself - Various Roles 1979-12-22
Series An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It Sherlock Holmes 1977-09-18
Series Ripping Yarns Passer-By 1976-01-07
Movie Pleasure at Her Majesty's Himself 1976-12-29
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Series Fawlty Towers Basil Fawlty 1975-09-19
Movie 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 1975-05-25
Movie How Not to Exhibit Yourself John Cleese 1975-11-24
Movie Romance with a Double Bass Smychkov 1974-01-01
Movie The Love Ban Contraceptives Lecturer 1973-01-01
Series Last of the Summer Wine Unknown 1973-01-04
Movie Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus Various Roles 1971-01-01
Movie The Statue Harry 1971-01-27
Movie Euroshow '71: May Day Special Himself - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus) 1971-05-01
Movie 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 Counsel 1971-09-28
Series The Goodies Unknown 1970-11-08
Movie The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Pumer 1970-11-12
Movie The Best House in London Jones 1969-01-01
Movie How to Irritate People Himself - Various 1969-01-21
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus Mr Praline 1969-10-05
Series Sez Les 1969-04-30
Movie The Magic Christian Director in Sotheby's 1969-12-12
Movie Interlude Television public relations man 1968-05-01
Movie The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Post Office Clerk 1968-09-11
Series At Last the 1948 Show 1967-02-15
Series Misleading Cases Mr. Partridge 1967-06-20
Series The Frost Report 1966-03-01
Series Doctor Who Unknown 1963-11-23
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07
Series Comedy Playhouse Sherlock Holmes 1961-12-15