John Cleese

John Cleese

English actor and comedian
John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Emerging from the Cambridge Footlights in the 1960s, he first achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report.Wikipedia
BornOctober 27, 1939
HometownWeston-super-Mare, England
Net worth$20 million
Height6'5" (1.96m)
SpouseJennifer Wade (m 2012 - present) , Alyce Cleese (m 1992 - 2008) , Barbara Trentham (m 1981 - 1990) , Connie Booth (m 1968 - 1978)
ChildrenCynthia Cleese
ParentsReg Cleese , Muriel Cleese


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John Cleese Won’t Cut Controversial ‘Life of Brian’ Scene for Stage Adaptation: ‘All of a Sudden We Can’t Do It Because It’ll Offend People’

  • Monty Python star John Cleese has expressed disdain for modern sensibilities and “PC culture” on several occasions in recent years. The comedian found a new battleground for those convictions by claiming that his plans to mount a stage adaptation of the 1979 comedy “Life of Brian” have been “misreported” by the Daily Mail (in a […]


John Cleese arrives at court for phone hacking trial

Actor John Cleese arrives at the High Court in London for Prince Harry’s phone hacking case against Mirror Group Newspapers. Although not involved in the case, the Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star has previously supported the Hacked Off campaign.
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1989Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyA Fish Called WandaNominated
1989British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActor in a Leading RoleA Fish Called WandaWinner
1989Academy AwardDirectingA Fish Called WandaNominated
1976British Academy of Film & Television ArtsLight Entertainment PerformanceFawlty TowersNominated