John Cleese

John Cleese


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 27-10-1939
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
  • Also Known As:

    Джон Клиз

  • Popularity: 5.89
  • Homepage: http://www.thejohncleese.com/


John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. In the mid 1970s, Cleese and his first wife Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and three Shrek films. With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay he co-founded the production company Video Arts, responsible for making entertaining training films. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Cleese, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia




Year Movie Character
1977 The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It as Sherlock Holmes
1974 Romance with a Double Bass as Smychkov
1986 Clockwise as Brian Stimpson
1997 Fierce Creatures as Rollo Lee
2004 Wine for the Confused as Himself
1971 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus as Various Roles
2006 The Art of Football from A to Z as Self
1969 How to Irritate People as Himself - Various
2011 Winnie the Pooh as Narrator (voice)
1983 Privates on Parade as Major Giles Flack
1975 How Not to Exhibit Yourself as John Cleese
1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's as Himself
2011 John Cleese - The Alimony Tour Live
1990 Life of Python as Himself / Various Roles (also archive footage)
2005 Fawlty Towers Revisited as Himself
2013 The Meaning of Monty Python as Himself
2019 Assholes: A Theory as Himself
1979 Life of Brian as Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur
1988 A Fish Called Wanda as Archie Leach
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail as Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Launcelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter
1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl as Various Roles
2006 Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best as Various
2010 Spud as Mr. 'The Guv' Edly
2005 The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset
1987 Dragonslayer Quark
1987 Quark and the Highway Robber
1979 The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 as Himself
1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball as Himself - Various Roles
2013 Spud 2: The Madness Continues as The Guv
2005 The Funny Blokes of British Comedy as Himself
2012 Anatomy of a Liar as Himself
2008 The Seventh Python as Himself
2014 Monty Python: Live (Mostly) as Self, others
1987 Baby Quark
2014 Spud 3: Learning to Fly as The Guv
1979 To Norway, Home of Giants as Norman Fearless
1979 Away from it All as Nigel Farquhar-Bennett (Narrator)
1971 And Now for Something Completely Different as Announcer / Hungarian Citizen / self - Defence Teacher / Sir George Head / Policeman / Interviewer / Mr. Praline / Second General / Christopher Columbus / Mungo the Cook / Bank Robber / Accountant #2 (falling past the window) / Vocational Guidance Counselor / Vivian Smith Smythe Smith / Mountie / Town Guild Lady
2014 Monty Python: The Meaning of Live as Self
2009 Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened as Basil Fawlty / himself
2001 Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO
2000 Before the Flying Circus as Himself
1999 The Nutcracker as Narrator
1970 Monty Python: Who's There?
1998 Monty Python: Live at Aspen as Self
1983 The Meaning of Life as Diverse Rollen
1999 The Out-of-Towners as Mr. Mersault
2006 Man About Town as Dr. Primkin
2000 The Magic Pudding as Albert the Magic Pudding (voice)
2003 Stupidity as himself
2007 The Secret Life of Brian as Himself
2011 Beethoven's Christmas Adventure as Narrator
1987 The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball as Jim Cleese
1999 Parting Shots as Maurice Walpole
2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman as Various (voice)
1971 Euroshow '71: May Day Special as Himself - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
2008 We Are Most Amused as Himself - Host
2008 Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation
1980 Peter Cook & Co. as Himself / Various Characters
2004 The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1
2004 The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2
2004 The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3
1999 Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Sketches as Himself
1999 The Monty Python Story as Himself
1999 Monty Python: Spam to Sperm as Himself
2014 Monty Python: And Now for Something Rather Similar as Himself
2000 The Life of Python
1988 John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance as Himself
1971 The Great Birds Eye Peas Relaunch 1971
2009 Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits as Self / Basil Fawlty
1997 George of the Jungle as An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)
2003 Scorched as Charles Merchant
2006 Entente Cordiale as Lord Conrad
2006 Charlotte's Web as Samuel the Sheep (voice)
1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer as Pumer
1989 The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball as Himself
1989 Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python as Himself
2018 Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer as Donner (voice)
2000 Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn as Himself
2008 Monty Python Conquers America as Himself
2000 Rockstar as Interviewer in lounge
2011 The Big Year as Narrator (voice)
2020 The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee as John
2019 Python at 50: Silly Talks and Holy Grails
2021 Clifford the Big Red Dog as Mr. Bridwell
2000 Quantum Project as Alexander Pentcho
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Nearly Headless Nick
1994 The Jungle Book as Dr. Julius Plumford
1993 Splitting Heirs as Raoul P. Shadgrind
1994 The Swan Princess as Jean-Bob (voice)
1996 The Wind in the Willows as Mr. Toad's Lawyer
2000 Isn't She Great as Henry Marcus
1971 The Statue as Harry
2012 God Loves Caviar as McCormick
2008 Igor as Dr. Glickenstein (voice)
2015 Get Squirrely as Mr. Bellwood (voice)
2005 Return of the Goodies as Himself
2015 Behind Over the Garden Wall as Himself
2020 Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time - Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp as Self
1977 The Mermaid Frolics as Self- Various roles
2004 Shrek 2 as King (voice)
2007 Shrek the Third as King Harold (voice)
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still as Professor Barnhardt
2003 George of the Jungle 2 as An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)
2005 Valiant as Mercury (voice)
2004 Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? as Himself
2009 Planet 51 as Professor Kipple (voice)
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball as Himself - Various Roles
2002 Peter Cook At a Slight Angle to the Universe
1989 Erik the Viking as Halfdan the Black
2016 Albion: The Enchanted Stallion as General Eeder
2018 Michael Palin: A Life on Screen
2012 The Many Faces of Ronnie Barker as Self
1996 Spike as Himself
2021 Father Christmas Is Back as John Christmas
2010 Shrek Forever After as King (voice)
2002 Mickey's House of Villains as Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (voice)
1985 Silverado as Sheriff John T. Langston
1969 The Magic Christian as Director in Sotheby's
2001 Rat Race as Donald P. Sinclair
2002 Die Another Day as Q
1980 The Taming of the Shrew as Petruchio
2013 Planes as Bulldog (voice)
2019 The Naked Wanderer as Brian King
1983 Group Madness as Self
2005 Complete Guide to Guys as Noted Behavioral Scientist / Noted Doctor / Leading Social Scientist / Leading Orthopedic Surgeon
1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as Prof. Waldman
1999 The World Is Not Enough as R
1981 The Great Muppet Caper as Neville
2009 The Pink Panther 2 as Dreyfus
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West as Cat R. Waul (voice)
2019 Arctic Dogs as Otto von Walrus (voice)
2018 Charming as Fairy Godmother / Executioner (voice)
1981 The Queen Special
1983 Yellowbeard as Harvey 'Blind' Pew
1981 Time Bandits as Robin Hood
1968 Interlude as Television public relations man
1973 The Love Ban as Contraceptives Lecturer
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse as Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker')
1969 The Best House in London as Jones
1979 Doctor Who: City of Death as Art Gallery Visitor
1987 The Grand Knockout Tournament as Himself
2004 Around the World in 80 Days as Grizzled Sergeant
2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash as James
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle as Mr. Munday
2002 From Script to Screen
1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom as Post Office Clerk
2011 The Undefeated as Self (archive footage)
1991 Amnesty International's Big 30 as Self
2015 Absolutely Anything as Chief Alien (voice)
2016 Trolls as Roi Gristle (voice)
1990 Bullseye! as Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as Nearly Headless Nick (Sir Nicolas)
2021 Monty Python's Best Bits Celebrated as Uncredited (Archive footage)
1989 The Big Picture as Bartender
2003 Concert for George as Self
2016 British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves as Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited)
1969 The Magic Christian
1978 Snavely
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball
1979 Away from it All
1988 A Fish Called Wanda
1997 Fierce Creatures
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball
2001 Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO
1979 Life of Brian
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
1988 A Fish Called Wanda
1983 The Meaning of Life
1977 The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It
1997 Fierce Creatures
1971 And Now for Something Completely Different
1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
1969 How to Irritate People
1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
1989 Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python
2014 Monty Python: Live (Mostly)
1979 Away from it All
1974 Romance with a Double Bass
1971 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus
1971 The Great Birds Eye Peas Relaunch 1971
1977 The Mermaid Frolics
2006 The Art of Football from A to Z
2013 The Croods
2020 The Croods: A New Age
1972 Rentadick
Photo Name Department
2006 The One Show (1 episode)
2001 Disney's House of Mouse (0 episode)
1961 The Avengers (1 episode) as Marcus Rugman
1961 Comedy Playhouse (122 episode) as Sherlock Holmes
1970 The Goodies (1 episode)
1976 The Muppet Show (1 episode) as John Cleese
1995 MADtv (2 episode)
1966 The Frost Report (28 episode)
2002 Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (6 episode) as Red Lansing
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1 episode) as Self
2009 Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) (6 episode) as Himself
1963 Doctor Who (1 episode) as Art Gallery Visitor
1967 At Last the 1948 Show (13 episode)
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (5 episode)
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (39 episode) as Various / Announcer
2004 Entourage (1 episode)
2006 Monty Python's Personal Best (6 episode)
1975 Fawlty Towers (12 episode) as Basil Fawlty
1982 Whoops Apocalypse (3 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
2001 Richard & Judy (1 episode) as Self
1998 Will & Grace (4 episode)
2007 Movie Connections (1 episode)
2007 More Dawn French's Boys Who Do: Comedy (1 episode)
2001 The Human Face (4 episode) as Presenter
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (1 episode)
1995 Look at the State We're In! (6 episode) as Minister
2011 Whitney (1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode) as Self
1981 Wanna bet, that..? (1 episode) as Self
2009 Skavlan (1 episode) as Guest
1979 Not The Nine O'Clock News (1 episode)
1976 Ripping Yarns (1 episode)
2007 The Graham Norton Show (3 episode) as Self
1978 An Audience with... (1 episode) as Himself
1992 Funny Business (6 episode)
2018 Hold the Sunset (12 episode) as Phil
1982 Wogan (3 episode) as Himself
2014 A Life on Screen (1 episode) as Himself
2016 John Bishop: In Conversation With... (1 episode) as Himself
2008 Markus Lanz (1 episode) as Self
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (1 episode) as Himself
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher (2 episode) as Self
2002 Kulturjournal (1 episode) as himself
2020 Why there is no hope (1 episode) as Actor
2014 Over the Garden Wall (1 episode) as Quincy Endicott (voice)
2014 Over the Garden Wall (1 episode) as Adelaide (voice)
1969 Sez Les (6 episode) as self
1973 Last of the Summer Wine (1 episode) as Neighbour
1976 The Secret Policeman's Ball (15 episode)
2015 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (1 episode) as Self
2006 Robins (1 episode) as Guest
1999 Casper & Mandrilaftalen (1 episode) as Fake Bosse Bo Johansson
1967 Misleading Cases (1 episode) as Mr. Partridge
1969 Sez Les (7 episode)
1972 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (2 episode) as Various Characters
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (42 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1971 The Two Ronnies (1 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1971 Six Dates with Barker (1 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1962 That Was The Week That Was (1 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1966 ABC Stage 67 (1 episode) Writing as (Writer)
2001 The Human Face (4 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1995 Look at the State We're In! (1 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1967 At Last the 1948 Show (2 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1975 Fawlty Towers (12 episode) Writing as (Writer)
1967 At Last the 1948 Show ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
2006 Monty Python's Personal Best ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
1975 Fawlty Towers ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
1970 Monty Python: Live at Aspen ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
1976 The Secret Policeman's Ball ( episode) Creator as (Creator)

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