John Cleese





John Cleese


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in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, The United Kingdom
October 27, 1939

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John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer, film producer, and singer.

Cleese is probably best known for his various roles in the British comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus, his role as Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers and his various roles in the British comedy The Frost Report. He also played the role of Archie Leach in the American / British comedy film A Fish Called Wanda.

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You may have read in the news that the Norwegians recently attempted to trap me by paying the Icelanders to burn parts of their country in order to spread a cloud of airborne debris across Europe, thus closing all the airports. It took me a while to get to the bottom of it, but eventually I worked out that the main aim was to keep me in Norway and prevent me from travelling back to Britain. The...

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So, Anyway...

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The Complete Fawlty Towers

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A Fish Called Wanda: The Sc...

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Families and How to Survive...

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The Golden Skits of Wing-Co...

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Monty Python's Flying Circus

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A Pocketful of Python: Vol. 2

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John Cleese at the Beeb

4.08 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Human Face

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“This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot.”
John Cleese, Monty Python's Flying Circus

“The one thing I remember about Christmas was that my father used to take me out in a boat about ten miles offshore on Christmas Day, and I used to have to swim back. Extraordinary. It was a ritual.
Mind you, that wasn't the hard part. The difficult bit was getting out of the sack.”
John Cleese

“He who laughs most, learns best”
John Cleese

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