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Cleese in TIME BANDITS.

About John Cleese (1939 – )

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England.

Sometimes John Cleese is credited as Kim Bread, John Otto Cleese, Nigel Farquhar-Bennett, Montypython Flyingcircus, Spitting Image, and Monty Python.

In the James Bond series, John Cleese was "Q" aka D.A.D in DIE ANOTHER DAY in 2002. For the sequel, he was the voice of "Q", in JAMES BOND 007: EVERYTHING OR NOTHING, in 2004.

Jon Cleese has brought to life several animated characters like the king in SHREK 2, and the ape in GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE; part 1 and 2, just to name a few.

Using absurd humor, John Cleese was a member of the comedy group, MONTY PYTHON, seen on the TV series, MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS; from 1969-1973 as the announcer and other various roles.

Taking on the role of dad, John Cleese has played father to two of the three angels in CHARLIE'S ANGELS. In 2003, he was Lucy Liu's dad in CHARLE'S ANGELES: FULL THROTTLE. In 2004, he was Cameron Diaz's dad in SHREK 2.

In 2002, John Cleese had a role with both Maggie Smith and her son Toby Stephens, in different films. In DIE ANOTHER DAY, Cleese and Stephens acted together, and in HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, Cleese and Smith were together.

John Cleese seems to have had a few roles having to do with a frog. In 1994, bringing to life the animated voice of Jean-Bob, Cleese played a frog who believes he's a prince, in THE SWAN PRINCESS. Then, in 2004, he was the voice of a king who used to be a frog in SHREK 2.

An extraordinary actor John Cleese also co-wrote several episodes of DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE.

Playing the role of the Black Knight, John Cleese has played the character twice; in 1975 on the MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL , then again, in 1996, for an episode of 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN.

John Cleese's notable movie credits include...

PINK PANTHER 2 (2009)
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (2008)
SHREK THE THIRD (2007)
CHARLOTTE'S WEB (2006)
L'ENTENTE CORDIALE (2006)
COMPLETE GUIDE TO GUYS (2006)
MAN ABOUT TOWN (2006)
VALIANT (2005)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (2004)
CHARLIE'S ANGELS:FULL THROTTLE (2003)
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002)
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE (2001)
THE OUT OF TOWNERS (1999)
A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)
SILVERADO (1985)
YELLOWBEARD (1983)
THE LIFE OF BRIAN (1979)
THE STATUE (1971)
INTERLUDE (1968)


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John Cleese in A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988).