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John Cleese

John Cleese young

Birth Date

October 27, 1939

Nationality

United Kingdom

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Natural hair color

Brown

Eye color

Hazel

Height

6 ft 5 in | 195 cm

John Cleese young photos

Weight

95 kg | 210 lbs

Shoe size

12 US | 45.5 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

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 Cambridge University Footlights Club (1963).

He got his first big break as a scriptwriter and performer 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 T.V. P R Man.

John's breakthrough came with various roles in surreal sketch comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974), he is also co-creator and writer.

New Movies

Two Minutes to Midnight (2020) thriller in role as Hodges, with Sienna Guillory and Graham Greene

The Martini Shot (2019) drama in role as Dr. Auyeung, opposite Matthew Modine and Derek Jacobi

He voiced Otto Von Walrus in animated comedy film Arctic Dogs (2019).

Best Movies

He played Q, MI6's quartermaster in two James Bond movies:

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Die Another Day (2002)

He portrayed Nearly Headless Nick the ghost in Harry Potter films:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

He won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his role as Archie Leach in heist comedy film A Fish Called Wanda (1988), he was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

He wrote and starred in lead role as Rollo Lee in comedy movie 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

TV Shows

He won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance for his role as neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty in BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers (1975–1979).

He was nominated for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance for various roles in British surreal sketch comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his roles in NBC sitcoms:

Cheers (1987) in role as Dr. Simon Finch-Royce

3rd Rock from the Sun (1998, 2001) in role as Dr. Liam Neesam

Will & Grace (2003-2004) in role as Lyle Finster

He hosted BBC series The Human Face (2001) for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Nonfiction Special.

Sez Les (1971, 1974) British sketch comedy show in various roles

Whoops Apocalypse (1982) six-part television sitcom in role as Lacrobat

Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) ABC sitcom in role as Red Lansing

He had a recurring role as Dr. Grant in NBC sitcom Whitney (2012-2013).

Speechless (2018) ABC sitcom in role as Martin

Hold the Sunset (2018-2019) BBC One sitcom in role as Phil

Facts

Graduated from Cambridge in 1963.

He voiced King Harold in last three Shrek films.

He is a vegetarian.

He co-founded production company Video Arts.

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.

Supports Bristol City Football Club.

Fan of the singer Neil Diamond.

Relationships

He was married to

Alyce Faye Eichelberger (1992-2008)

Barbara Trentham (1981-1990) they have one daughter, Camilla

Connie Booth (1968-1978) they have one daughter, Cynthia

He married Jennifer Wade in 2012.

Quotes

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.

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