John Cleese

ACTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER

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John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he was often tormented for his height, having reached a height of six feet by the age of twelve, and eventually discovered that being humorous could deflect aggressive behavior in others. He loved humor in and of itself, collected jokes, and, like many young Britons who would grow up to be comedians, was devoted to the radio comedy show, "The Goon Show," starring the legendary Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe.Cleese did well in both sports and academics, but his real love was comedy. He attended Cambridge to read (study) Law, but devoted a great deal of time to the university's legendary Footlights group, writing and performing in comedy reviews, often in collaboration with future fellow Python Graham Chapman. Several of these comedy reviews met with great success, including one in particular which toured under the name "Cambridge Circus." When Cleese graduated, he went on to write for the BBC, then rejoined Cambridge Circus in 1964, which toured New Zealand and America. He remained in America after leaving Cambridge Circus, performing and doing a little journalism, and here met Terry Gilliam, another future Python.Returning to England, he began appearing in a BBC radio series, "I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again", based on Cambridge Circus. It ran for several years and also starred future Goodies Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graeme Garden. He also appeared, briefly, with Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman in Végre itt az 1948-as show (1967), for television, and a series of collaborations with some of the finest comedy-writing talent in England at the time, some of whom - Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Chapman - eventually joined him in Monty Python. These programs included The Frost Report (1966) and Marty Feldman's program Marty (1968). Eventually, however, the writers were themselves collected to be the talent for their own program, Monty Python Repülő Cirkusza (1969), which displayed a strange and completely absorbing blend of low farce and high-concept absurdist humor, and remains influential to this day.After three seasons of the intensity of Monty Python, Cleese left the show, though he collaborated with one or more of the other Pythons for decades to come, including the Python movies released in the mid-70s to early 80s - Gyalog galopp (1975), Brian élete (1979), A Monty Python Amerikában (1982), and Az élet értelme (1983). Cleese and then-wife Connie Booth collaborated in the legendary television series Waczak Szálló (1975), as the sharp-tongued, rude, bumbling yet somehow lovable proprietor of an English seaside hotel. Cleese based this character on a proprietor he had met while staying with the other Pythons at a hotel in Torquay, England. Only a dozen episodes were made, but each is truly hilarious, and he is still closely associated with the program to this day.Meanwhile Cleese had established a production company, Video Arts, for clever business training videos in which he generally starred, which were and continue to be enormously successful in the English-speaking world. He continues to act prolifically in movies, including in the hit comedy A hal neve: Wanda (1988), in the Harry Potter series, and in the James Bond series as the new Q, starting with A világ nem elég (1999), in which he began as R before graduating to Q. Cleese also supplies his voice to numerous animated and video projects, and frequently does commercials.Besides the infamous Basil Fawlty character, Cleese's other well-known trademark is his rendition of an English upper-class toff. He has a daughter with Connie Booth and a daughter with his second wife, Barbara Trentham.Education and learning are important elements of his life - he was Rector of the University of Saint Andrews from 1973 until 1976, and continues to be a professor-at-large of Cornell University in New York. Cleese lives in Santa Barbara, California. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Larry-115

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

John Cleese on average has worked on 3 movies per year from 1970 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of John Cleese movies released per year from 2010 till 2021.

Top Genres

John Cleese works mostly in Comedy Genre followed by Documentary Genre flixes. 38% of John Cleese movies are Comedy Genre movies. See Top Genres that John Cleese worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that John Cleese has worked on is 7.0.

7.0 / 10

John Cleese's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Adventure,Animation,Comedy
Over the Garden Wall (2014)

Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.

8.8/1022 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

8.8/1030 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

8.2/1091 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

A documentary on the history on British comedy group Monty Python. Features interviews with the five surviving members plus other comedians and artists whose careers they have influenced.

8.1/1054 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.

8.1/1087 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.

8/1094 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

The actors from "Monty Python's Flying Circus" each share their favorite and memorable moments from the series.

7.9/10\N min

Available in 1 platform(s).

The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.

7.9/1077 min

Available in 2 platform(s).