Skip Navigation Links


John Cleese

Friday, 27th October 1939
Weston-Super-Mare
England


The comic messiah as Not the None O'Clock News once titled him. Tall, gangly British comic actor/writer with a superb line in cummulative frustration and a penchant for finding humour in any situation.


Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
Post Office clerk
1968
Interlude
1968
Best House in London
Jones
1969
Magic Christian
Director in Sotheby's
1969
Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
Pumer
1970
Statue
Harry
1971
And Now for Something Completely Different
Various
1972
It's a 2' 6" Above the Ground World
Contraceptives Lecturer
1973
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Sir Lancelot the Brave et al
1975
Pleasure at Her Majesty's
Pet Shop Customer / The Pope / Various
1976
Monty Python's The Life of Brian
Reg/Wiseman/
1979
Secret Policeman's Ball
Himself - Various Roles
1979
Great Muppet Caper
Neville
1981
Time Bandits
Robin Hood
1981
Secret Policeman's Other Ball
1982
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Various roles
1982
Privates on Parade
Giles Flack
1982
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
fish
1983
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Doctor
1983
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
fish
1983
Yellowbeard
Harvey "Blind" Pew
1983
Brazil
Inquisitor
1985
Clockwise
Brian Stimpson
1985
Silverado
Sheriff Langston
1985
Parrot Sketch Not Included
Himself (cameo) / Various Roles (achive footage)
1987
Fish Called Wanda
Archie Leach
1988
Erik the Viking
Halfdan the Black
1989
Big Picture
Bartender
1989
Bullseye!
Man on the Beach in Barbados Who...
1990
American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Cat R. Waul
1991
Splitting Heirs
Shadgrind
1993
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Prof. Waldman
1994
Swan Princess
Jean-Bob
1994
Jungle Book
Dr. Plumford
1995
Fierce Creatures
Rollo Lee
1997
George of the Jungle
Ape
1997
Out-of-Towners
Mr. Mersault
1999
World is Not Enough
R
1999
Isn't She Great
Henry Marcus
1999
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Sir Nicholas De Mimsy-Porpington
2001
Rat Race
Donald Sinclair
2001
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Nearly Headless Nick
2002
Adventures of Pluto Nash
James
2002
Die Another Day
Q
2002
Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle
Mr Munday
2003
George of the Jungle 2
Ape
2003
Around The World In 80 Days
Grizzled Sergeant
2004
Shrek 2
King
2004
Charlotte's Web
Voice: Samuel
2006
Shrek 3: Shrek the Third
King Harold
2007
Igor
2008
Day the Earth Stood Still
Professor Barnhardt
2008
Pink Panther 2
Chief Inspector Dreyfus
2009
Planet 51
Professor Kipple
2009
Shrek Forever After
King Harold
2010
Big Year
Historical Montage Narrator
2011
Planes
Bulldog (voice)
2013
Monty Python Live (Mostly)
Himself - Various
2014
Absolutely Anything
Extraterrestrial
2015
Trolls
King Gristle Sr.
2016

DVD Extras
The Pythons
himself
BBC Plays
The Taming Of The Shrew
80
DVD Extras
Charlotte's Web
DVD Extras
The Pythons
himself
DVD Extras
Fawlty Towers
Frost Report
Authority
Various Roles
03/10/1966
Frost Report
Frost Over England
Various roles
03/26/1967
Frost Report
Episode
04/07/1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Whither Canada?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
10/05/1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Sex and Violence
Various
10/12/1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus
How to Recognize Different Types of Trees. . .
First Superman
10/19/1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Owl-Stretching Time
RSM Teaching Self-Defense
10/26/1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Man's Crisis of Identity in the Latter Half. . .
11/16/1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus
The BBC Entry for the Zinc Stoat of Budapest
Viking
11/23/1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus
You're No Fun Anymore
Various
11/30/1969
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Full Frontal Nudity
Eric Praline
12/07/1969
Two Ronnies
The Ronnie Barker Yearbook
Himself - Various Characters
03/20/1971
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus
09/08/1971
Monty Python's Flying Circus
A Book at Bedtime
Second Reader / Captain / 'Penguins' Presenter / Second Major / First Producer
01/11/1973
Comedy Playhouse
Elementary, My Dear Watson
Sherlock Holmes
01/18/1973
Goodies
The Goodies and the Beanstalk
Genie
12/24/1973
Sez Les
Episode #8.1
Himself - Various Characters
01/25/1974
Sez Les
Episode #8.2
Himself - Various Characters
02/01/1974
Sez Les
Episode #8.3
Himself - Various Characters
02/08/1974
Sez Les
Episode #8.4
Himself - Various Characters
02/15/1974
Sez Les
Episode #8.6
Himself - Various Characters
03/01/1974
Fawlty Towers
A Touch of Class
Basil Fawlty
09/19/1975
Fawlty Towers
The Builders
Basil Fawlty
09/26/1975
Fawlty Towers
The Wedding Party
Basil Fawlty
10/03/1975
Fawlty Towers
The Hotel Inspectors
Basil Fawlty
10/10/1975
Fawlty Towers
Gourmet Night
Basil Fawlty
10/17/1975
Fawlty Towers
The Germans
Basil Fawlty
10/24/1975
Three Piece Suite
Little Things... That Go Bump in the Night
Kevin (segment "Every Day in Every Way")
04/12/1977
Muppet Show
John Cleese
08/10/1977
Fawlty Towers
Communication Problems
Basil Fawlty
02/19/1979
Fawlty Towers
The Psychiatrist
Basil Fawlty
02/26/1979
Fawlty Towers
Waldorf Salad
Basil Fawlty
03/05/1979
Fawlty Towers
The Kipper and the Corpse
Basil Fawlty
03/12/1979
Fawlty Towers
The Anniversary
Basil Fawlty
03/26/1979
Ripping Yarns
Golden Gordon
passerby
10/17/1979
Doctor Who
City of Death: Part Four
Art Gallery Visitor
10/20/1979
Fawlty Towers
Basil the Rat
Basil Fawlty
10/25/1979
Friday Night, Saturday Morning
Life of Brian
Guest
11/09/1979
Parkinson
Episode dated 22 October 1980
Himself
10/22/1980
Monty Python's Flying Circus
U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Tribute to Monty Python
Himself / Various Roles (also archive footage)
03/21/1998
Time Team
The Real King Arthur
12/24/2000
Parkinson
Episode dated 10 March 2001
Himself
03/10/2001
Have I Got News for You
Episode #21.7
Basil Fawlty
06/01/2001
Legends
Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation
Himself
03/31/2008
Graham Norton Show
Episode #7.3
Himself
04/26/2010

Monty Python's The Life of Brian
Screenplay
1979
Secret Policeman's Ball
Director
1979
Fierce Creatures
Screenplay
1997




"