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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:
169
First Appeared:
In the series Grime Goes Green
Latest Project:
Movie Arctic Dogs 2019-11-01
Known For
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Poster of Dragonslayer Quark
Poster of The Taming of the Shrew
Poster of How to Irritate People
Filmography
Movie How Not to Exhibit Yourself John Cleese 2021
Series Grime Goes Green Mr Grime 2021
Movie The Naked Wanderer Brian King 2019-09-05
Movie Arctic Dogs (voice) 2019-11-01
Series Hold the Sunset Phil 2018-02-18
Movie Michael Palin: A Life on Screen 2018-01-07
Movie Charming Fairy Godmother / Executioner (voice) 2018-04-20
Series Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big Unknown 2016
Series Wine for the Confused Unknown 2016
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Series Just for Laughs Unknown 2016
Movie Albion: The Enchanted Stallion General Eeder 2016-05-01
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 Live (Mostly) Himself, others 2014-07-20
Series Over the Garden Wall Quincy Endicott/Adelaide (voice) 2014-11-03
Movie Spud 3: Learning to Fly The Guv 2014-12-16
Movie Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Himself 2014-11-13
Movie Spud 2: The Madness Continues The Guv 2013-06-06
Movie Planes Bulldog (voice) 2013-08-09
Movie The Meaning of Monty Python Himself 2013-10-08
Movie God Loves Caviar McCormick 2012-10-11
Movie Anatomy of a Liar Himself 2012-10-26
Movie A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Various (voice) 2012-09-08
Movie Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Narrator 2011-11-08
Movie The Undefeated Himself (archive footage) 2011-07-15
Movie Winnie the Pooh Narrator (voice) 2011-04-13
Series Whitney Unknown 2011-09-22
Movie The Big Year Narrator (voice) 2011-10-13
Movie John Cleese - The Alimony Tour Live 2011-08-11
Movie Shrek Forever After King (voice) 2010-05-16
Movie Spud Mr. 'The Guv' Edly 2010-12-03
Series Skavlan Guest 2009-01-16
Movie Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened Basil Fawlty / himself 2009-05-10
Series Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) Himself 2009-10-18
Movie Planet 51 Professor Kipple (voice) 2009-11-19
Movie The Pink Panther 2 Chief Inspector Dreyfus 2009-02-06
Movie Marty Feldman : Six Degrees of Separation 2008-03-31
Movie The Seventh Python Himself 2008-06-26
Movie The Day the Earth Stood Still Professor Barnhardt 2008-12-10
Movie We Are Most Amused Master of Ceremonies 2008-11-12
Movie Igor Dr. Glickenstein (voice) 2008-09-19
Movie The Secret Life of Brian Himself 2007-01-01
Series Movie Connections Unknown 2007-09-10
Movie The Art of Football from A to Z Himself 2007-01-01
Movie Shrek the Third King Harold (voice) 2007-05-17
Series More Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy Unknown 2007-11-06
Movie Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best Various 2006-01-01
Series Monty Python's Personal Best 2006-02-22
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 Man About Town Dr. Primkin 2006-06-08
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 Fawlty Towers Revisited Himself 2005-12-01
Movie Valiant Mercury (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset 2005-09-27
Movie Return of the Goodies Himself 2005-12-30
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2 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 1 2004-01-01
Movie Wine for the Confused Himself 2004-10-21
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself 2004-11-15
Movie Shrek 2 King (voice) 2004-05-19
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 George of the Jungle 2 An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 2003-08-18
Movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday 2003-06-27
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 The Adventures of Pluto Nash James 2002-08-15
Movie Mickey's House of Villains Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (voice) 2002-09-03
Movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington 2002-11-13
Movie Die Another Day Q 2002-11-17
Movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego 2001-01-01
Series Disney's House of Mouse 2001-01-13
Movie Rat Race Donald P. Sinclair 2001-08-17
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Nearly Headless Nick 2001-11-16
Movie Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker') 2001-11-06
Series The Human Face Presenter 2001-03-07
Movie Isn't She Great Henry Marcus 2000-01-28
Movie Now Pay Attention 007! Himself 2000-01-22
Movie The Magic Pudding Albert, the Magic Pudding (voice) 2000-12-14
Movie The World Is Not Enough R 1999-11-17
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Series Casper & Mandrilaftalen Gun rack Technician 1999-03-01
Movie The Out-of-Towners Mr. Mersault 1999-04-02
Movie Parting Shots Maurice Walpole 1999-05-14
Movie The Nutcracker Narrator 1999-10-23
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Movie George of the Jungle An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 1997-07-15
Movie Fierce Creatures Rollo Lee 1997-01-23
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself 1996-07-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie The Wind in the Willows Mr. Toad's Lawyer 1996-10-16
Series Look at the State We're In! Minister 1995-05-20
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Frankenstein Prof. Waldman 1994-11-04
Movie The Jungle Book Dr. Julien Plumford 1994-12-23
Movie The Swan Princess Jean-Bob (voice) 1994-11-18
Movie Splitting Heirs Raoul P. Shadgrind 1993-04-02
Series Funny Business 1992-11-22
Movie Amnesty International's Big 30 Himself 1991-01-01
Movie An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Cat R. Waul (voice) 1991-11-21
Movie Bullseye! Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese 1990-11-02
Movie Life of Python Himself / Various Roles (also archive footage) 1990-01-01
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
Movie The Big Picture Bartender 1989-09-15
Movie Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included Himself 1989-11-18
Movie Erik the Viking Halfdan the Black 1989-09-01
Movie John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance Himself 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 Baby Quark 1987-12-02
Movie Dragonslayer Quark 1987-12-02
Movie The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself 1987-06-19
Movie Quark and the Highway Robber 1987-12-02
Movie Clockwise Brian Stimpson 1986-03-01
Movie Silverado Sheriff John T. Langston 1985-07-10
Movie The Meaning of Life Diverse Rollen 1983-03-31
Movie Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack 1983-03-18
Movie Yellowbeard Harvey 'Blind' Pew 1983-06-24
Series Whoops Apocalypse Unknown 1982-03-14
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself - Various Roles 1982-09-23
Movie Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Various Roles 1982-06-25
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
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 Taming of the Shrew Petruchio 1980-10-23
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 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
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself - Various Roles 1979-12-22
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
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 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 1973-11-12
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
Movie Euroshow '71: May Day Special Himself - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus) 1971-05-01
Movie Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus Various Roles 1971-01-01
Movie The Statue Harry 1971-01-27
Movie The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Pumer 1970-11-12
Series The Goodies Unknown 1970-11-08
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
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
Series Misleading Cases Mr. Partridge 1967-06-20
Series At Last the 1948 Show 1967-02-15
Series The Frost Report 1966-03-01
Series Doctor Who Unknown 1963-11-23
Series Comedy Playhouse Sherlock Holmes 1961-12-15
Series The Avengers Unknown 1961-01-07