John Cleese Biography

John Marwood Cleese 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 co-founded 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, Monty Python and the 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 the last three Shrek films.

With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
John Cleese
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Actor, Film Producer, Comedian, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Television producer, Writer, Film director
Ethnicity:
English people
Religion:
Buddhism
Date of Birth:
October 27, 1939 (78)
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Marriages
John Cleese Timeline
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