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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...

John Cleese Thinks He'll Die Soon

John Cleese thinks he will ''die soon''.The 77-year-old comedian insists he no longer cares very much about what people think of him because he is ''astonishingly old'' and won't be around much longer.He said: ''I've...

John Cleese To Return To Bbc For First Sitcom In Nearly 40 Years

Comedy legend John Cleese is set to star in his first BBC sitcom in nearly four decades, having once vowed never to work with the British national broadcaster again.The 77 year old former ‘Monty Python’...

Jason Momoa: I've 'Never Seen Anything Like' Aquaman

Jason Momoa says he's ''never seen anything like'' 'Aquaman'.The 37-year-old actor is set to star as the titular superhero in the upcoming DC Comics standalone movie, and has said the script offers a ''really cool...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Set For Small Role In Wonder Woman?

Arnold Schwarzenegger will reportedly have a small role in 'Wonder Woman'.The 69-year-old 'Terminator' star has sent the rumour mill into overdrive after eagle-eyed fans spotted something which could link him to DC Comics upcoming 'Wonder...

John Cleese Joins Justice League Cast - Report

The 77-year-old Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star will team up with Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams, among other big names in the DC Comics movie, which will also...

John Cleese Lands Justice League Role

John Cleese will play a ''significant part'' in the upcoming 'Justice League' movie.The 'Fawlty Towers' legend fuelled speculation he was joining the DC Extended Universe when he followed Ben Affleck - who plays Batman -...

John Cleese Will Star In New Batman Film, Justice League

Fawlty Towers legend John Cleese is to appear in the new Batman film, Justice League. The comedy icon will star alongside Batman and Superman themselves, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in addition to Amy Adams,...

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...

John Cleese Joins The Cast Of Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer

John Cleese has joined the cast of 'Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer'. The 77-year-old actor will join Samantha Bee and Martin Short in voicing a character for the animated movie, which tells the story of a...

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...

John Cleese "In Talks" For New Bbc Sitcom

John Cleese is reportedly in talks to make a surprise return to the BBC, in a sitcom specially written for the comedy legend. His return to the BBC would be a shock to fans as...

John Cleese Poised To Make Shock Return To Bbc

The 76-year-old, the star of such TV classics as Fawlty Towers and Monty Python, declared last year (15) he would never work for the corporation again, slamming the BBC's commissioning editors who had...

John Cleese To Receive Rose D'or Lifetime Achievement Award

The Monty Python star will be saluted by bosses at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) at an awards ceremony in Berlin. "I am delighted by this chance to annoy (Monty Python castmate...

Russell Crowe Leads Tributes To Ronnie Corbett

Following the tragic news that the legendary comedian had passed away on Thursday (31Mar16) surrounded by his "loving family", celebrities from all fields were quick to offer their condolences and share their memories of the...

John Cleese Upset About Long-running Fawlty Towers Stage Show

The funnyman was not amused when he heard about the Faulty Towers Dining Experience show, assuring fans of the hit British comedy he co-created he had not given the theatre group permission to...

John Cleese Considering Legal Action Against Australian Theatre Company For 'Fawlty Towers' "Rip Off"

John Cleese is reportedly considering taking legal action against an Australian theatre company for what he believes is a “brazen, utterly shameless rip-off” of his legendary ‘70s sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’.‘Faulty Towers the Dining Experience’, operated...

Hotel That Inspired 'Fawlty Towers' Is Demolished

The seaside hotel in Torquay that inspired John Cleese to make the iconic BBC sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’ is to be demolished in order to make way for the construction of retirement homes.Cleese, who co-created the...

Fawlty Towers Hotel To Be Demolished

Property developers are planning to turn the Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay into retirement homes. Funnyman John Cleese came up with the idea for his hit TV comedy series while staying there in...

John Cleese Revives Basil Fawlty For Tv Advert

The funnyman played the beleaguered hotelier in two seasons of classic sitcom Fawlty Towers, which ended in 1979, and he has now brought Basil back as part of a campaign for British opticians...

John Cleese's Fawlty Towers Heading To The Stage

The Monty Python star played beleaguered hotelier Basil Fawlty alongside Prunella Scales as his overbearing wife in the classic 1970s sitcom, which produced just 12 episodes but is frequently voted among the U.K.'s...

John Cleese Suggested Killing His Mum To Keep Her Spirits Up

The Monty Python funnyman's mother lived out her final days in an "elderly person's residence" near London, and she'd always complain about her situation when her son called her once a week....

Brains Behind British Tv Hit The Fall & Rise Of Reginald Perrin Dead At 80

The 80-year-old humorist also wrote sketches for comedians Ken Dodd and Frankie Howerd, and penned 20 novels. But he'll best be remembered for the Perrin series in the 1970s, in which the...

John Cleese Completes Alimony Payments To Ex-wife

The Monty Python star split from Eichelberger in 2008 after 16 years of marriage, and the divorce settlement included an annual handout of more than $960,000 (£600,000) over seven years, in addition to...

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...

John Cleese 'Irritated' By Fans

John Cleese gets ''very irritated'' when fans ask to take pictures with him.The 'Monty Python' star has confessed he hates being asked to pose for photos by members of the public and always refuses to...

John Cleese To Put Down Roots In Britain After Monaco Exit

The Monty Python star moved away after he was ordered to hand over $19.2 million (£12 million) to his ex-wife Alyce Eichelberger as part of a divorce settlement. Cleese, who remarried in...

John Cleese Admits He's Confused By Facebook

John Cleese doesn't understand Facebook.The 75-year-old comedian, who is best known as part of the Monty Python group, has admitted he's bemused by certain aspects of modern living and, in particular, the ever-increasing prominence of...

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