John Cleese's Reasons For California Life

Veteran British comedian JOHN CLEESE prefers living in California than Britain, because it protects him from the notoriously vicious UK press.

The MONTY PYTHON star also adores his ranch in Santa Barbara because of the agreeable climate and the fact he's near his family.

John says, "My stepson's in Ventura, 20 minutes away. My older daughter's in Santa Monica, married to ED SOLOMAN, who wrote MEN IN BLACK.

"Combine that with the weather, the fact the well-paid work is here, I'm outside the ambit of the UK press, and I'm not that well-known here - that's why I stay."

29/09/2003 21:04

Contactmusic

Tags: John Cleese - Men In Black

Advertisement

More John Cleese

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...

John Cleese To Star As Villain in Baywatch-but-not-Baywatch Spin-Off. What?

We’ll admit to being a tad confused with this one. A new Baywatch spin-off movie has been announced; with Monty Python star John Cleese fulfilling...

A Week In News: Sheeran's 'x' Ed, 'Transformers' Schools Rivals, Monty Python Class Reunion, A 'Hundred-Year-Old Man' Breaks All The Rules

Glastooo!: You'd have had to have been living under 17 rocks on the other side of the world to avoid the constant Glastonbury Festival coverage....

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...

Advertisement

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...

Recent James Bond Films Have Been Geared Towards Asian Audiences, Says John Cleese

John Cleese, who played James Bond’s gadget man Q in 2002’s Die Another Day, has claimed that filmmakers are more interested in the Britsh Spy’s...

'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...

Michael Palin: "A Lot of Monty Python Was Crap, It Really Was"

Michael Palin, 70, has claimed that much of his pioneering comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus was "crap". The comedian, writer and broadcaster conceded there...

Advertisement

Comments

John Cleese Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Cleese

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All