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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...

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,...

The End Is Nigh: Monty Python Reunite For Final Round Of Gigs At The O2

In what may just be the biggest comeback in showbiz history, the remaining members of Monty Python have teamed up again for a number of reunion shows. John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones...

Monty Python Kick Off Final Run Of Gigs

Monty Python had fans in hysterics as they kicked off their residency at London's The O2 arena last night (01.07.14).The legendary comedy troupe - consisting of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and...

Monty Python Gang Refuse To Retire

The 'Monty Python' stars will only retire when they die.The comedy troupe's five remaining members have no plans to quit showbiz altogether once their 10 'Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five To Go' live...

Mick Jagger Takes The Mickey In Monty Python Reunion Tour Video

Mick Jagger has starred in a promotional video for the upcoming Monty Python live shows, the first of which will be held tonight at London's O2 venue. The Rolling Stones rocker displays his witty sense...

Monty Python Live To Feature Stephen Hawking Cameo

'Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five To Go' will feature a cameo from Stephen Hawking.One of the surprises planned for the iconic comedy troupe's final hurrah, which kicks off tomorrow night (01.07.14) at London's...

Michael Palin Pays Tribute To Alan Whicker At Memorial Service

Comedian and Tv personality Michael Palin praised his late pal Alan Whicker as "a towering figure" in British broadcasting at a London memorial service on Wednesday (28May14).The Bbc journalist and Tv presenter died last July...

Monty Python Reunion Sparked By £800,000 Legal Bill

Monty Python decided to reunite following a £800,000 legal bill.The British comedy troupe - Terry Jones, 71, John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Michael Palin, 70, and Eric Idle, 70 - will re-enact sketches from...

'The Last Night Of Monty Python' Stage Show To Be Shown In Cinemas

This latest announcement will see Monty Python fans simultaneously rejoice and mourn. The bizarre band of innovative comedians will regroup for the final time to perform at London’s O2 arena in July. The five remaining...

Michael Palin Plays It Cool With Border Guards

British funnyman Michael Palin refuses to joke with airport security officers as he fears he will end up in a jail cell for trying to lighten the mood.The Monty Python star has made a career...

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