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Monty Python 50th Anniversary Plans Revealed

'Monty Python' will release previously-unheard material for their 50th anniversary.The celebrated comedy troupe - comprising John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and the late Graham Chapman - reach half a century...

Michael Palin Quizzed On Travel Plans By Prince William

Sir Michael Palin received his knighthood from Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (12.06.18) and was quizzed by the royal about his upcoming travels.The 76-year-old actor - who was recognised for his services to...

George Harrison Financed Life Of Brian Because He 'Wanted To See It'

George Harrison remortgaged his house to finance Monty Python's 'Life of Brian' because he ''wanted to see it''. Sir Michael Palin revealed that after EMI got ''cold feet'' about the classic 1979 comedy - which...

Prince Charles Offered Job To Eric Idle

Prince Charles offered Eric Idle a job as his ''jester''.The 'Monty Python' star met the heir to the throne at a dinner party, but the 75-year-old actor bluntly dismissed the 69-year-old prince's suggestion he join...

Terry Jones 'Doesn't Recognise' Friends

Terry Jones no longer recognises his 'Monty Python' co-stars.The 76-year-old actor was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a form of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) that impairs the sufferer's ability to speak and communicate, in 2015 and...

Robin Williams Didn't Feel Successful

Robin Williams ''didn't always feel'' like a success, according to his son.The late actor - who tragically took his own life aged 63 in August 2014 - suffered from severe depression before his death, and...

Eric Idle Writing Spamalot Movie Script

Eric Idle is bringing 'Spamalot' to the big screen. The 75-year-old comedian is in the process of penning a script for a movie adaptation of his musical comedy - which was based on 1975 film...

Michael Palin Doesn't See Himself As A Satirist

Michael Palin doesn't think he is a ''satirist''.The 74-year-old comedian shot to fame as a part of Monty Python - also comprised of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and the late Graham...

Terry Gilliam's Sadness Over Terry Jones' Dementia

Terry Gilliam has opened up about the heartbreaking changes in his Monty Python collaborator Terry Jones since he was diagnosed with dementia in 2015.Jones, 75, has been living with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a form of...

Monty Python Stars Nursed Terry Jones Through Final Live Shows

In September (16) it was announced that the 74-year-old funnyman was suffering from primary progressive aphasia - a type of dementia affecting the brain's frontal lobe. Eric Idle has revealed...

Eric Idle: Terry Jones Is 'Still Here'

Eric Idle says Terry Jones is ''still here'' despite his battle with dementia.It was revealed in September that the 74-year-old comedian is battling with primary progressive aphasia - a type of dementia that affects the...

John Cleese: I Wish My Ex-wives Were Dead

John Cleese has joked that he wishes his ex-wives were dead.The 77-year-old comedian has been married four times and paid out over $30 million in divorce settlements, and has now admitted he wouldn't be too...

John Cleese: Selfies Are Strange

John Cleese finds it ''strange'' that people ask him for photographs.The 77-year-old comedian - who is currently on his 'Together Again at Last... For the Very First Time' tour in North America with Eric Idle...

Michael Palin: "The Pythons Will Rally Round Terry Jones"

Michael Palin has said that Terry Jones can count on his fellow Pythons to rally around him following his diagnosis with dementia and speech-limiting aphasia.Last month Jones revealed he had been diagnosed with the devastating...

Eric Idle Blasts Downton Abbey

Idle, 72, is disturbed by fans love of shows such as the period drama and slammed the show and it's ilk for it's portrayal of "upper class twits" and "sexually available domestic servants"."I love and...

Eric Idle Witnessed Nativity Play Horror

At the age of nine, the comedian and actor was given the role of a shepherd in his school nativity play, a production which went badly wrong after the boy playing the lead...

Monty Python Stars Team Up For U.s. Tour

The veteran comedians, who reunited with the rest of the troupe for a series of comeback shows last year (14), are now heading out on the road as a duo. A statement...

Eric Idle To Star In Monty Python's Spamalot In Los Angeles

The veteran comedian wrote the book, lyrics, and music for Tony Award-winning musical Spamalot, but he has never starred in the hit show - until now. Idle has officially signed up to...

Michael Palin Slams John Cleese And Eric Idle

Michael Palin has branded John Cleese and Eric Idle ''difficult''.The 71-year-old comedian admits there was always a divide within the 'Monty Python' team as his two colleagues enjoyed lavish ''lifestyles'' and ''higher expectations'' than the...

Monty Python Members Reuniting For Tribeca Film Festival Celebration

Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones will come together for a special screening of the 1975 movie at The Beacon Theatre on 24 April (15). The 2015...

Monty Python To Reunite At Tribeca, As Film Festival Marks 40th Anniversary Of 'Holy Grail'

It’s been four decades since Monty Python gave moviegoers an unforgettable laugh, when their first film Monty Python and the Holy Grail hit cinemas in 1975. So of course it's only fitting that the comedy...

The Cure Perform With Eric Idle

Rockers The Cure stunned fans at a science show in London on Friday night (19Dec14) by teaming up with Monty Python star Eric Idle for a performance of Always Look On The Bright Side Of...

Eric Idle: 'Michael Palin Turned Down Tour Plans'

Eric Idle has blamed Michael Palin for scuppering plans for a Monty Python tour during a reunion lunch last week (ends21Dec14).The veteran comedians reformed for a run of shows at London's O2 Arena over the...

Terry Jones Struggling To Pay Mortgage

Terry Jones is struggling to pay his mortgage, despite receiving £800,000 for the Monty Python live shows. The 72-year-old performer has a £700,000 interest-only mortgage on his £2.5 million house, but is finding it difficult...

Stephen Hawking Wants To Play A Bond Villain

Stephen Hawking wants to play a Bond villain.The 72-year-old scientist and author - who has made a number of on-screen cameos in the past - has confessed his ''ideal'' role would be playing ''a baddie...

Monthy Python Group Turn Down $32m World Tour

The Monthy Python troupe has turned down a world tour that would have earned them $32 million.John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam had been offered the hefty sum by promoters who wanted...

John Cleese 'Looking Forward' To Death

John Cleese is ''looking forward'' to dying in five or six years. The 74-year-old actor insists he is not going to start writing another film because he will pass away before he finishes the project...

Monty Python Perform Together For Final Time

The members of legendary comedy troupe 'Monty Python' performed together for the final time on Sunday (20.07.14).Eric Idle, 71, John Cleese, 74, Michael Palin, 71, Terry Gilliam, 73, and Terry Jones, 72, took their last...

Monty Python Earn £2m For Final Shows

Monty Python are set to make £2.2 million each from their recent reunion.The legendary comedy troupe - consisting of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones - will all earn a...

Mick Jagger Hazes Monty Python In Video For (Mostly) Live Reunion

The last ever round of Monty Python reunion shows has been getting mixed reviews since its first night, July 1. While most fans likely filled the 20,000 seats of the O2 Arena because of nostalgia,...

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