John Cleese can be heard in "The Big Year," starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson, as the narrator of the historical montage. Cleese also recently starred with Martin in "The Pink Panther 2," as Chief Inspector Dreyfus.

John Cleese has long been one of the industry's most innovative and influential comedic talents. Today's audiences know him for his appearances on the big screen as the new Q in the James Bond movie "Die Another Day" – having been promoted from R in "The World is Not Enough" – and as Nearly Headless Nick in the "Harry Potter" series. He voiced the role of King Harold in "Shrek 2," "Shrek the Third" and "Shrek Forever After." His role as Lyle Finster on NBC's "Will & Grace" earned him his third Emmy nomination (having already won an Emmy for his guest role on "Cheers," and having been nominated for his guest appearance on "3rd Rock from the Sun"). He also appeared in "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

Cleese was born in England and first found fame in the groundbreaking comedy classic — "Monty Python's Flying Circus," in which starred and co-wrote. The series first aired on the BBC in 1969, became a cult hit in Europe and gained an equally loyal following when it landed on American shores in 1972. The show also spawned the feature film comedies "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "The Life of Brian" and "The Meaning of Life." There have also been subsequent "Monty Python" videos, CDs and specials.

In 1988, Cleese co-wrote, executive produced and starred in the comedy hit "A Fish Called Wanda," for which he earned Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Best Original Screenplay, and won a BAFTA Award and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He also co-wrote, produced and starred in the sequel "Fierce Creatures." His additional film acting credits include" Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "The Out-of-Towners," "Rat Race," "The Jungle Book," "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," "Silverado," "Clockwise," "Time Bandits" and "The Great Muppet Caper."




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Age: 77 years old
Birthday: October 27, 1939
Height: 6' 5"
Full Name / Real Name: John Marwood Cleese
Birthplace: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
Wife: Alyce Faye Eichelberger (12/28/1992 - January 2008, divorced)
Barbara Trentham (2/15/1981 - 10/10/1990, divorced, 1 child)
Connie Booth (2/20/1968 - 8/1/1978, divorced, 1 child)


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