John Cleese

27 Oct 1939

Actor, Writer, Producer

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. In the mid 1970s, Cleese and his first wife Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and three Shrek films. With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay he co-founded the production company Video Arts, responsible for making entertaining training films.

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Filmography (59 titles)

(movie, 2016)
···Trolls
Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Animation
Role: Actor (as Roi Gristle (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Absolutely Anything
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Chief Alien (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···Spud 3: Learning to Fly
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as The Guv)
(movie, 2014)
···Monty Python Live (Mostly)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2013)
···Planes
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Bulldog (voice))
(movie, 2013)
···Hunting Elephants
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Writer
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as The Guv)
(movie, 2013)
···The Croods
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Writer
Genre: History, Adventure
Role: Actor (as McCormick)
(movie, 2011)
···Winnie the Pooh
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 2010)
···Shrek Forever After
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as King (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···Spud
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mr. 'The Guv' Edly)
(movie, 2009)
···Planet 51
Genre: Science Fiction, Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Professor Kipple (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···The Pink Panther 2
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Chief Inspector Dreyfus)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Professor Barnhardt)
(movie, 2008)
···Igor
Genre: Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Glickenstein)
(movie, 2007)
···Shrek the Third
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as King Harold (voice))
(movie, 2006)
···Charlotte's Web
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Samuel the Sheep (voice))
(movie, 2006)
···L'entente cordiale
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lord Conrad)
(movie, 2006)
···Man About Town
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Primkin)
(movie, 2005)
···Valiant
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Mercury (voice))
(movie, 2005)
···Around the World in 80 Days
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Grizzled Sergeant)
(movie, 2004)
···Shrek 2
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as King (voice))
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
By: McG
Role: Actor (as Mr. Munday)
(movie, 2003)
···Scorched
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Stuart Stu Stein)
(movie, 2002)
···George of the Jungle 2
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Ape (voice))
(movie, 2002)
···Die Another Day
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Q)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington)
(movie, 2002)
···The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as James)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Nearly Headless Nick)
(movie, 2001)
···Mickey's House of Villains
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Narrator (segment "Mickey's Mechanical House") (voice))
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Narrator (segment 'The Nutcracker'))
(movie, 2001)
···Rat Race
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Donald P. Sinclair)
(movie, 2000)
···The Magic Pudding
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Albert, The Magic Pudding)
(movie, 1999)
···The World Is Not Enough
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as R)
(movie, 1999)
···The Out-of-Towners
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mr. Mersault)
(movie, 1998)
···Parting Shots
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Maurice Walpole)
(movie, 1997)
···George of the Jungle
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice))
(movie, 1997)
···Fierce Creatures
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1996)
···The Wind in the Willows
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Family, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Mr. Toad's Lawyer)
(movie, 1994)
···The Jungle Book
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Julien Plumford)
(movie, 1994)
···The Swan Princess
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Jean-Bob (voice))
(movie, 1994)
···Frankenstein
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as Prof. Waldman)
(movie, 1993)
···Splitting Heirs
Genre: Comedy, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Raoul P. Shadgrind)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Cat R. Waul (voice))
(movie, 1989)
···Erik the Viking
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Halfdan the Black)
(movie, 1988)
···A Fish Called Wanda
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1986)
···Clockwise
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Brian Stimpson)
(movie, 1985)
···Silverado
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Sheriff John T. Langston)
(movie, 1983)
···Yellowbeard
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Harvey 'Blind' Pew)
(movie, 1983)
···The Meaning of Life
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1981)
···Time Bandits
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Robin Hood)
(movie, 1981)
···The Great Muppet Caper
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Role: Actor (as Neville)
(movie, 1979)
···Life of Brian
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor, Writer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Various Roles)
(movie, 1969)
···How to Irritate People
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself - Various)