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John Cleese

British actor, director

27 October 1939
in Weston-super-MareSomerset, EnglandUnited Kingdom

Born 27 October 1939 in Weston-super-Mare - English comedian, member of Monty Python.
His family was called "Cheese", but his father changed it to Cleese before going into the army in 1915. While studying law at Cambridge he met Graham Chapman. Together they created a surreal part of the business Pythons. In addition to the film appeared in The Secret Policeman’s Ball, with therapist Robin Skynner Cleese wrote two books on family life. In 1996, Cleese refused to accept the Commandery of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 2003 he lent his voice as the master of ceremonies on the album, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells 2003. Best known for A fish called Wanda, Monty Python and Holly Graal, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life.


I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1964

Sketch based show featuring such talents as Tim Brooke-Taylor or John Cleese presenting parodies and sketches with style close to the At Last 1948 Show or sometimes even Monty Python’s Flying Circus.


At Last the 1948 Show

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1967

Sketch based show created by later well known British comedians - Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Marty Feldman.


Monty Python’s Flying Circus

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1969

Legendery sketch show created by group of British comedians - surreal stories, unique characters and complete lack of respect for anything sacred.


Fawlty Towers

as Basil Fawlty

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1975

Small hotel in Torquay runned by Basil Fawlty, who is unhappily married, hates his job, hates his customers and hates being in hotel business. Not to mention he does not know a single thing about consumer satisfaction.


Whoops Apocalypse

as Lacrobat

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1982

Shah of Iran had to flee his country and seeks refuge in Europe. Americans and Soviets see this as opportunity to put their cunning plans into action. Their plots can start the nuclear war.

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