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John Cleese To Star In Father Christmas Is Back

John Cleese, Elizabeth Hurley and Kelsey Grammar are to star in 'Father Christmas Is Back'.The trio have joined the cast of the festive family comedy, which is being directed by Philippe Martinez and Mick Davis.The...

John Cleese Says Mark Twain Told 'The Greatest Joke Of All Time'

John Cleese thinks Mark Twain is responsible for the ''greatest joke'' ever told.The 80-year-old actor named the iconic writer as one of his dream dinner guests, alongside philosopher David Hume and novelist George Eliot, whose...

John Cleese Says He's 'Very Confused About Toppling Statues'

John Cleese feels ''very confused about toppling statues''.The 80-year-old comedy star has questioned the recent trend of removing or defacing statues of historic figures in light of anti-racism protests, with Cleese arguing the issue is...

John Cleese Delighted To Have 'No Obligation' To Monty Python

John Cleese is ''delighted'' to have ''no obligation'' to carry on with 'Monty Python' following the death of Terry Jones.The 80-year-old comic reunited with Terry - who did in January aged 77 - Michael Palin,...

Neil Innes Left Entire £360k Estate To His Wife

Neil Innes left his entire £360,000 estate to his wife.The 'Monty Python' star passed away suddenly in December at the age of 75 and probate records show he has given his entire £360,000 fortune to...

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...

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’...

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,...

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 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...

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...

Maisie Williams, 'Game Of Thrones'' Arya Stark, To Guest Star In 'Doctor Who'.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will guest star in Doctor Who when it returns to our screens this autumn. The BBC announced the news on their blog on Monday (30th March).Maisie Williams will guest...

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...

John Cleese: 'It's Hard Filming In The U.k.'

Comedian John Cleese prefers working on comedies in the U.S. instead of shows in his native Britain because they are a more enjoyable experience.Last year (13), the Monty Python star accused bosses at the Bbc...

John Cleese Says He's A 'Romantic'

John Cleese got married for a fourth time because he's ''a romantic''.The 'Monty Python' star tied the knot with current wife Jennifer Wade, 43, in August 2012 and he says their shared sense of humour...

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 Lands Top Book Award Nomination

Veteran comedian John Cleese is set to join the literary elite after winning a nomination for Britain's top book awards along with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and blockbuster thriller writer Lee Child.The Monty Python...

John Cleese Turns Air Blue On Daytime Tv Show

Funnyman John Cleese left Tv presenters scrambling to apologise when he turned the air blue on a live U.K. daytime show after becoming confused about Britain's censorship rules.The Monty Python star appeared on This Morning...

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...

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 the role of antagonist. David Hasselhoff chanells the spirit of...

John Cleese To Star In Baywatch Film

John Cleese is to star in 'The B Team'.The 'Monty Python' comedian is to join stars of hit 90s series 'Baywatch', including David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, in a big-screen parody but, as the company...

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