John Cleese



Place of birth:

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK:


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

Film Credits

Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021)
as Mr. Bridwell
Father Christmas Is Back (2021)
as John Christmas
Monty Python's Best Bits Celebrated (2021)
as Uncredited (Archive footage)
The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020)
as John
Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time - Vol. 3: Comedy and Camp (2020)
as Self
Assholes: A Theory (2019)
as Himself
Arctic Dogs (2019)
as Otto von Walrus (voice)
Python at 50: Silly Talks and Holy Grails (2019)
The Naked Wanderer (2019)
as Brian King
Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer (2018)
as Donner (voice)
Charming (2018)
as Fairy Godmother / Executioner (voice)
Michael Palin: A Life on Screen (2018)
Trolls (2016)
as Roi Gristle (voice)
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (2016)
as Basil Fawlty (archive footage) (uncredited)
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (2016)
as General Eeder
Behind Over the Garden Wall (2015)
as Himself
Absolutely Anything (2015)
as Chief Alien (voice)
Get Squirrely (2015)
as Mr. Bellwood (voice)
Spud 3: Learning to Fly (2014)
as The Guv
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)
as Self
Monty Python: Live (Mostly) (2014)
as Self, others
Monty Python: And Now for Something Rather Similar (2014)
as Himself
The Meaning of Monty Python (2013)
as Himself
Planes (2013)
as Bulldog (voice)
Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013)
as The Guv
The Many Faces of Ronnie Barker (2012)
as Self
Anatomy of a Liar (2012)
as Himself
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
as Various (voice)
Ο Θεός Αγαπάει το Χαβιάρι (2012)
as McCormick
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011)
as Narrator
The Big Year (2011)
as Narrator (voice)
John Cleese - The Alimony Tour Live (2011)
The Undefeated (2011)
as Self (archive footage)
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
as Narrator (voice)
Spud (2010)
as Mr. 'The Guv' Edly
Shrek Forever After (2010)
as King (voice)
Planet 51 (2009)
as Professor Kipple (voice)
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits (2009)
as Self / Basil Fawlty
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened (2009)
as Basil Fawlty / himself
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
as Dreyfus
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
as Professor Barnhardt
We Are Most Amused (2008)
as Himself - Host
Igor (2008)
as Dr. Glickenstein (voice)
The Seventh Python (2008)
as Himself
Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation (2008)
Monty Python Conquers America (2008)
as Himself
Shrek the Third (2007)
as King Harold (voice)
The Secret Life of Brian (2007)
as Himself
Charlotte's Web (2006)
as Samuel the Sheep (voice)
L'Entente cordiale (2006)
as Lord Conrad
Man About Town (2006)
as Dr. Primkin
The Art of Football from A to Z (2006)
as Self
Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best (2006)
as Various
Return of the Goodies (2005)
as Himself
Fawlty Towers Revisited (2005)
as Himself
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset (2005)
Valiant (2005)
as Mercury (voice)
The Funny Blokes of British Comedy (2005)
as Himself
Complete Guide to Guys (2005)
as Noted Behavioral Scientist / Noted Doctor / Leading Social Scientist / Leading Orthopedic Surgeon
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? (2004)
as Himself
Wine for the Confused (2004)
as Himself
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
as Grizzled Sergeant
Shrek 2 (2004)
as King (voice)
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 (2004)
Concert for George (2003)
as Self
George of the Jungle 2 (2003)
as An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
as Mr. Munday
Scorched (2003)
as Charles Merchant
Stupidity (2003)
as himself
From Script to Screen (2002)
Die Another Day (2002)
as Q
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
as Nearly Headless Nick
Mickey's House of Villains (2002)
as Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (voice)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
as James
Peter Cook At a Slight Angle to the Universe (2002)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
as Nearly Headless Nick (Sir Nicolas)
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001)
as Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker')
Rat Race (2001)
as Donald P. Sinclair
Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO (2001)
The Magic Pudding (2000)
as Albert the Magic Pudding (voice)
The Life of Python (2000)
Before the Flying Circus (2000)
as Himself
Quantum Project (2000)
as Alexander Pentcho
Isn't She Great (2000)
as Henry Marcus
Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn (2000)
as Himself
Rockstar (2000)
as Interviewer in lounge
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
as R
The Nutcracker (1999)
as Narrator
Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Sketches (1999)
as Himself
The Monty Python Story (1999)
as Himself
Monty Python: From Spam to Sperm (1999)
as Himself
Parting Shots (1999)
as Maurice Walpole
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
as Mr. Mersault
Monty Python: Live at Aspen (1998)
as Self
George of the Jungle (1997)
as An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)
Fierce Creatures (1997)
as Rollo Lee
The Wind in the Willows (1996)
as Mr. Toad's Lawyer
Spike (1996)
as Himself
The Jungle Book (1994)
as Dr. Julius Plumford
The Swan Princess (1994)
as Jean-Bob (voice)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
as Prof. Waldman
Splitting Heirs (1993)
as Raoul P. Shadgrind
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
as Cat R. Waul (voice)
Amnesty International's Big 30 (1991)
as Self
Bullseye! (1990)
as Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese
Life of Python (1990)
as Himself / Various Roles (also archive footage)
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python (1989)
as Himself
The Big Picture (1989)
as Bartender
Erik the Viking (1989)
as Halfdan the Black
The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball (1989)
as Himself
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
as Archie Leach
John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance (1988)
as Himself
Dragonslayer Quark (1987)
Baby Quark (1987)
Quark and the Highway Robber (1987)
The Grand Knockout Tournament (1987)
as Himself
The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball (1987)
as Jim Cleese
Clockwise (1986)
as Brian Stimpson
Silverado (1985)
as Sheriff John T. Langston
Yellowbeard (1983)
as Harvey 'Blind' Pew
Group Madness (1983)
as Self
The Meaning of Life (1983)
as Diverse Rollen
Privates on Parade (1983)
as Major Giles Flack
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)
as Himself - Various Roles
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
as Various Roles
The Queen Special (1981)
Time Bandits (1981)
as Robin Hood
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
as Neville
Peter Cook & Co. (1980)
as Himself / Various Characters
The Taming of the Shrew (1980)
as Petruchio
The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)
as Himself - Various Roles
Doctor Who: City of Death (1979)
as Art Gallery Visitor
Life of Brian (1979)
as Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur
The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 (1979)
as Himself
Away from it All (1979)
as Nigel Farquhar-Bennett (Narrator)
For Norge, Kiæmpers Fødeland (1979)
as Norman Fearless
The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)
as Sherlock Holmes
The Mermaid Frolics (1977)
as Self- Various roles
Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)
as Himself
How Not to Exhibit Yourself (1975)
as John Cleese
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
as Second Swallow-Savvy Guard / The Black Knight / Peasant 3 / Sir Launcelot the Brave / Taunting French Guard / Tim the Enchanter
Romance with a Double Bass (1974)
as Smychkov
The Love Ban (1973)
as Contraceptives Lecturer
The Great Birds Eye Peas Relaunch 1971 (1971)
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
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
Euroshow '71: May Day Special (1971)
as Himself - Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
The Statue (1971)
as Harry
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1971)
as Various Roles
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
as Pumer
Monty Python: Who's There? (1970)
The Magic Christian (1969)
as Director in Sotheby's
How to Irritate People (1969)
as Himself - Various
The Best House in London (1969)
as Jones
Interlude (1968)
as Television public relations man
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)
as Post Office Clerk