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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:
100
First Appeared:
In the series At Last the 1948 Show 1967-02-15
Latest Project:
Movie Arctic Dogs 2019-11-01
Known For
Filmography
Movie Arctic Dogs (voice) 2019-11-01
Series Hold the Sunset Phil 2018-02-18
Movie Charming Fairy Godmother / Executioner (voice) 2018-04-20
Movie Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Donner (voice) 2018-11-08
Movie Albion: The Enchanted Stallion General Eeder 2016-05-01
Movie Trolls Roi Gristle (voice) 2016-10-13
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Movie Get Squirrely Mr. Bellwood (voice) 2015-03-01
Movie Absolutely Anything Chief Alien (voice) 2015-06-26
Series Over the Garden Wall Quincy Endicott/Adelaide (voice) 2014-11-03
Movie Monty Python Live (Mostly) Himself, others 2014-07-20
Movie Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Himself 2014-11-13
Movie Spud 3: Learning to Fly The Guv 2014-12-16
Movie Spud 2: The Madness Continues The Guv 2013-06-06
Movie Planes Bulldog (voice) 2013-08-09
Movie God Loves Caviar McCormick 2012-10-11
Movie A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Various (voice) 2012-09-08
Movie Anatomy of a Liar Himself 2012-10-26
Movie Winnie the Pooh Narrator 2011-04-13
Movie The Undefeated Himself (archive footage) 2011-07-15
Movie The Big Year Narrator (voice) 2011-10-13
Movie Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Narrator 2011-11-08
Movie Shrek Forever After King (voice) 2010-05-16
Movie Spud Mr. 'The Guv' Edly 2010-12-03
Movie The Pink Panther 2 Chief Inspector Dreyfus 2009-02-06
Movie Planet 51 Professor Kipple (voice) 2009-11-19
Series Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) Himself 2009-10-18
Movie Igor Dr. Glickenstein (voice) 2008-09-19
Movie The Day the Earth Stood Still Professor Barnhardt 2008-12-10
Movie Shrek the Third King Harold (voice) 2007-05-17
Series Monty Python's Personal Best 2006-02-22
Movie Man About Town Dr. Primkin 2006-06-08
Movie Entente Cordiale Lord Conrad 2006-06-21
Movie Charlotte's Web Samuel the Sheep (voice) 2006-12-07
Movie The Funny Blokes of British Comedy Himself 2005-03-03
Movie Valiant Mercury (voice) 2005-03-25
Movie Return of the Goodies Himself 2005-12-30
Movie Shrek 2 King (voice) 2004-05-19
Movie Around the World in 80 Days Grizzled Sergeant 2004-06-16
Movie George of the Jungle 2 An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice) 2003-08-18
Movie Stupidity himself 2003-01-01
Movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday 2003-06-27
Movie The Adventures of Pluto Nash James 2002-08-15
Series Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) Red Lansing 2002-03-27
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
Series The Human Face Presenter 2001-03-07
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
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 2001-11-16
Movie Now Pay Attention 007! Himself 2000-01-22
Movie The Magic Pudding Albert, the Magic Pudding (voice) 2000-12-14
Movie The Out-of-Towners Mr. Mersault 1999-04-02
Movie The World Is Not Enough R 1999-11-17
Movie Parting Shots Maurice Walpole 1999-05-14
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 The Swan Princess Jean-Bob (voice) 1994-11-18
Movie The Jungle Book Dr. Julien 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 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 The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
Movie Erik the Viking Halfdan the Black 1989-09-01
Movie Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included Himself 1989-11-18
Movie The Big Picture Bartender 1989-09-15
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 Himself 1987-06-19
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 Diverse Rollen 1983-03-31
Movie Yellowbeard Harvey 'Blind' Pew 1983-06-24
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself - Various Roles 1982-09-23
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 To Norway, Home of Giants Norman Fearless 1979-01-01
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself - Various Roles 1979-12-22
Movie The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It Sherlock Holmes 1977-09-18
Movie Pleasure at Her Majesty's Himself 1976-12-29
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
Movie Romance with a Double Bass Smychkov 1974-01-01
Movie The Love Ban Contraceptives Lecturer 1973-01-01
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
Movie The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Pumer 1970-11-12
Movie The Best House in London Jones 1969-01-01
Movie The Magic Christian Director in Sotheby's 1969-12-12
Movie Interlude Television public relations man 1968-05-01
Series At Last the 1948 Show 1967-02-15
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