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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...

Unused 'Monty Python' Sketches Found In Michael Palin's Archives

Unseen sketches from the legendary Monty Python comedy team have been unearthed in Michael Palin’s archives.The iconic comedy group, consisting of Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman,...

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...

Steve Buscemi Found Death Of Stalin Less Daunting Without Russian Accent

Steve Buscemi found 'Death of Stalin' ''less daunting'' when he knew he didn't have to put on a Russian accent.The 60-year-old actor portrays Soviet statesmen Nikita Khrushchev in the satirical comedy by Armando Iannucci, and...

Armando Iannucci Sad Death Of Stalin Banned In Russia

Armando Iannucci is unhappy 'Death of Stalin' was banned in Russia.The 54-year-old filmmaker helmed the satirical comedy movie which focuses on the former Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin living out his final days and...

Jason Isaacs Worried He'd Be Sent Abuse After Death Of Stalin Ban

Jason Isaacs feared he would be sent some ''radioactive tea'' in the post after 'Death of Stalin' was banned in Russia.The 54-year-old actor stars as the Soviet Union officer Georgy Zhukov - who was the...

The Death Of Stalin Wins 3 Bifa Prizes

'The Death of Stalin' has won three British Independent Film Awards. The Armando Iannucci-directed comedy-drama movie picked up a hat-trick of accolades in some of the nine newly-created craft categories ahead of the main ceremony...

Armando Iannucci Wanted To Make Death Of Stalin As Real As Possible

Armando Iannucci was adamant he wanted to make 'The Death of Stalin' feel as ''real as possible'' even though it is a funny film.The 53-year-old filmmaker is known for his satirical comedies, including 'The Thick...

Jason Isaacs Suggested Yorkshire Accent For The Death Of Stalin

Jason Isaacs asked if he could give his 'The Death of Stalin' character Georgy Zhukov a Yorkshire accent as soon as he read the script for the film.The 54-year-old actor - known for playing Lucius...

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 Finishes The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Terry Gilliam has finished filming 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' after 17 years.The 'Time Bandits' director originally started making the movie back in 1998 but due to financial issues, the film was put on...

Michael Palin Honoured With Travel Writing Award

The 73-year-old funnyman established his reputation as a travel broadcaster and writer in the 1980s and 1990s by embarking on journeys including an 80-day round the world trip and a trek from the...

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...

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...

Michael Palin: 'Terry Jones Battling Dementia Is Painful To Watch'

The 74-year-old writer, director and actor formed the iconic comedy group alongside Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Graham Chapman. He was recently told by doctors he has primary progressive...

Michael Palin Writes Moving Post After Terry Jones Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

Monty Python star Michael Palin has penned a moving post about his friend and colleague Terry Jones’ dementia diagnosis. Jones’ diagnosis was revealed earlier this week, with a spokesperson for the actor and writer saying...

Terry Gilliam Confirms 'Don Quixote' Movie Will Finally Be Made This Year - With Adam Driver To Thank

After nearly twenty years of trying to get it off the ground, director Terry Gilliam claims that he’s finally getting the chance to make his Don Quixote movie – and apparently, the success of the...

Stephen Fry Is Leaving ‘Qi’, Replaced By Sandi Toksvig

Stephen Fry is leaving QI. The 58-year-old actor and comedian is stepping down as the host of the popular BBC show as of next year. Fry has described the job as the “best in television”...

Michael Palin 'Denied' By Son

Michael Palin's son used to ''deny'' the Monty Python star was his father.Tom Palin, 47, admits he was an ''idiot'' to ignore his dad's fame because he felt pressure to follow a similar career path,...

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...

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...

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...

Michael Palin To Narrate Kids' Tv Show

Monty Python star Michael Palin is moving on from the comedy troupe's recent reunion by landing a job narrating a new version of beloved British children's Tv show the Clangers.The veteran funnyman, who ended a...

They're Very Naughty Boys: Ofcom Probes Monty Python Swearing

Communications watchdog Ofcom is investigating the Monty Python live show after bad language was broadcast before the watershed. Many of the complaints about the farewell show on 'Gold' concerned offensive language though some fans had...

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...

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