John Cleese

John Cleese

English comedian
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John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and 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. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, Cleese starred in Monty Python films, which include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983).

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Full name at birth
John Marwood Cleese
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Claim to fame
Monty Python, Fawlty Towers
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Date of birth
27 October 1939
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Place of birth
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England
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Age
82
Occupation
Actor, Voice Artist, Comedian, Writer and Producer
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Height
6' 5" (196 cm)
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Very Tall
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Net worth
$10,000,000 USD
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High school
Clifton College, Bristol
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University
MA, Cambridge University (1963)
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Talent agency
  • Celebrity Talent International
  • World Entertainment Talent Agency
  • Phil McIntyre Management Ltd.
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Partner: Jennifer Wade (Married)
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John Cleese and Jennifer Wade (spouse)
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
  • His mother, Muriel Cleese (b. Cross, 11 November 1899 - 11 November 2000) died on her 101st birthday.
  • Father-in-law of Ed Solomon.
  • Rector of University of St Andrews from 1970-1973.
  • Said he was to be the first person to say the F-word at a memorial service when he spoke at Graham Chapman's funeral.
  • Daughter, Camilla, born 1984 (with second wife Barbara Trentham)

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