John Cleese young
October 27, 1939
6 ft 5 in | 195 cm
95 kg | 210 lbs
12 US | 45.5 EU
John Cleese was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, on October 27, 1939, is an English actor and comedian. Young John Cleese began his career as a scriptwriter and a cast member, for the 1963 Footlights Revue A Clump of Plinths. John's breakthrough role came in BBC satirical television show The Frost Report (1966-1967). He made his big screen debut in British drama film Interlude (1968) in role as a colleague of the heroine.
He is best known for his performances in the British sketch comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974) and as the neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty in a BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers (1975–1979).
He played Q, MI6's quartermaster in two James Bond movies: The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002).
He portrayed Nearly Headless Nick the ghost in Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).
He wrote and starred in heist comedy movies A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and Fierce Creatures (1997) opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) comedy directed by Terry Gilliam
Life of Brian (1979) religious satire comedy directed by Terry Jones
The Meaning of Life (1983) musical sketch comedy with Eric Idle and Terry Jones
Rat Race (2001) comedy with Rowan Atkinson and Whoopi Goldberg
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) action comedy in role as Mr. Munday
Silverado (1985) western opposite Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner and Jeff Goldblum
George of the Jungle (1997) action comedy with Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann
He voiced King Harold in last three Shrek films.
He is a vegetarian.
He has a passion for lemurs, hosted the BBC documentary In the Wild: Operation Lemur with John Cleese (1998).
He reached height of six feet by the time he was twelve years old.
He have been married three times, has two daughters.
It's lovely that Harry Potter and the Bond movies are still shot in England - that's a great pleasure, but it's true that most of the well-paid work is in America.
Filming is like a long air journey: there's so much hanging around and boredom that they keep giving you food.
I don't think anyone should be educated sexually. There's far too many people on the planet. If we could hush it up for a few years, that would help.
For me, the great problem growing up in England was that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be, and it was damn close to an old man with a beard.
But then acting is all about faking. We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.
I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.
Well, the only way I can get a leading-man role is if I write it.
When you've been doing comedy for forty years, you really do know most of the jokes. And even if you don't know a specific joke, you can pretty much guess what it's going to be.