Graham Chapman



Place of birth:

Leicester, Leicestershire, England:


Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, physician, writer, and actor and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also the lead actor in their two narrative films, playing King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Brian in Monty Python's Life of Brian. He co-authored and starred in the film Yellowbeard. Chapman was born in Leicester but was raised in nearby Melton Mowbray. After graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew's Medical College, he turned down a career as a doctor to be a comedian. Chapman died of cancer on 4 October 1989.

Film Credits

Anatomy of a Liar (2012)
as Himself
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
as Himself (voice)
Before the Flying Circus (2008)
as Himself
Monty Python Conquers America (2008)
as Himself (Stock Footage)
The Secret Life of Brian (2007)
as Himself
Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best (2006)
as Various
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset (2005)
Looks Like a Brown Trouser Job (2005)
as himself
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? (2004)
as Himself
The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2 (2004)
The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3 (2004)
The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1 (2004)
Iron Maiden: Visions of the Beast (2003)
as Madman - in video 'Can I Play With Madness' (uncredited)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego (2001)
The Life of Python (2000)
Monty Python: Spam to Sperm (1999)
The Monty Python Story (1999)
Life of Python (1990)
as Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited)
Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included (1989)
as Himself
Jake's Journey (1988)
as Sir George / Queen
Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987)
as Detective Inspector Palmer
Yellowbeard (1983)
as Captain Yellowbeard
Group Madness (1983)
as Himself
The Meaning of Life (1983)
as Diverse Rollen
The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
as Chairman (uncredited)
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)
as Himself - Various Roles
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
as Various Roles
Life of Brian (1979)
as Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggus Dickus
The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 (1979)
as Himself
The Odd Job (1978)
as Arthur Harris
Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)
as Himself
Out of the Trees (1976)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
as King Arthur / Voice of God / Middle Head / Hiccoughing Guard
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
as Brother / Policeman / Defence attorney / British pedestrian / Mr. Harrison (Apricot) / The Colonel / 'Hell's Grannies' policeman / Jimmy Blankensop / Sir Edward Ross / Restaurant patron #1 / Letter Writer / Oliver St. John Mollusk / Mountie / Town Guild Lady
Euroshow 71 (1971)
as Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
The Statue (1971)
as News reader
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1971)
as Various Roles
Doctor in Trouble (1970)
as Roddy
The Magic Christian (1969)
as Oxford Crew
How to Irritate People (1969)
as Various