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John Cleese Is 'Too Naughty' For Knighthood

John Cleese is ''too naughty'' for a knighthood.The comedy legend has a close friend in his 'Monty Python' co-star Sir Michael Palin, but has admitted he doesn't think he'll be joining the actor in getting...

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...

John Cleese Joins Clifford The Big Red Dog Live-adaptation

John Cleese and Sienna Guillory have joined the live-adaptation of 'Clifford the Big Red Dog'. The 79-year-old actor is set to star alongside Sienna, 44, in Paramount's re-imagining of the American children's book series, first...

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...

John Cleese Claims Netflix Snubbed His Show Pitch

John Cleese has criticised Netflix after he claimed they never returned his calls after he pitched them an idea for a ''special''.The 79-year-old star took to Twitter to reveal that he previously visited the television...

Taika Waititi For Time Bandits Adaptation

Taika Waititi is set to helm a TV adaptation of 'Time Bandits'.The 43-year-old filmmaker - who is best known for his work directing 2017's 'Thor: Ragnarok' - will direct and co-write the pilot for a...

John Cleese Doesn't Put Up With Winter

John Cleese says people should ''get out'' of England during the winter because those cold months are so bleak.The 79-year-old British actor escaped to the Caribbean for a couple of months to avoid the grey...

Zoe Ball's Show Debut

Zoe Ball was ''so excited'' to kick off her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show on Monday (14.01.19).The 48-year-old presenter - who is the flagship programme's first female host - played Aretha Franklin's 'Respect'' as...

John Cleese: The Planet Is Littered With My Exes

John Cleese says ''the planet is littered'' with his former partners.The 79-year-old actor has been married four times - to Connie Booth from 1968 to 1978, Barbara Trentham from 1981 to 1990, Alyce Cleese from...

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...

John Cleese Is Going Deaf

John Cleese is becoming ''increasingly deaf''.The 78-year-old actor has revealed that he's losing his ability to hear, but rather than thinking of the condition as a ''burden'', he is finding it ''liberating'', as he no...

John Cleese Leaving Britain In Protest At Brexit Debate

British comedy legend John Cleese has announced that he’s upping sticks to quit Britain and move to the Caribbean, in protest over the media debate regarding Brexit.The 78 year old ‘Monty Python’ star, a long-time...

Terry Gilliam Describes Himself As A "Black Lesbian" As He Hits Back In Diversity Debate

Filmmaker and comedian Terry Gilliam has lashed out at comments made regarding diversity during a BBC debate that referenced ‘Monty Python’.In June this year, the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning, Shane Allen, was discussing the...

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...

Monty Python Legend John Cleese Is Famous For Shrek Now

John Cleese said he gets recognised now more for his role in 'Shrek' than his work with Monty Python.The 78-year-old star is one sixth of the comedy troupe - also made up of Michael Palin,...

Sir David Jason Wants To Play Q In A James Bond Movie

Sir David Jason wants to play Q in a James Bond movie.The 77-year-old TV legend - who is best known for playing Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in beloved UK sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses' -...

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...

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