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John Cleese

A comedy legend and psychologist, John Cleese speaks on the importance of creativity in the workplace while imparting his trademark sparkle on any event. Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, A Fish called Wanda and Clockwise are just a smattering of the iconic titles synonymous with his name.

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John Cleese Biography

*In partnership with Creative Artists Agency

Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, A Fish called Wanda and Clockwise are just a smattering of the iconic titles synonymous with the comedy legend that is John Cleese.

A Cambridge graduate and an alumni of the Footlights theatre group, John was the first to admit that he could not sing or dance, but was good at making people laugh. Taking A Clump of Plinths from Cambridge to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, was John’s first foray into the competitive world of professional entertainment. The show was taken to London’s West End and even went on tour to New Zealand.

After a stint off-Broadway, where John met Terry Gilliam and future wife Connie Booth, he was picked up by the BBC as a sketch writer, and in 1965 he began writing on the Frost Report. With future Python members Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, John developed his unique...

*In partnership with Creative Artists Agency

Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, A Fish called Wanda and Clockwise are just a smattering of the iconic titles synonymous with the comedy legend that is John Cleese.

A Cambridge graduate and an alumni of the Footlights theatre group, John was the first to admit that he could not sing or dance, but was good at making people laugh. Taking A Clump of Plinths from Cambridge to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, was John’s first foray into the competitive world of professional entertainment. The show was taken to London’s West End and even went on tour to New Zealand.

After a stint off-Broadway, where John met Terry Gilliam and future wife Connie Booth, he was picked up by the BBC as a sketch writer, and in 1965 he began writing on the Frost Report. With future Python members Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, John developed his unique style which was to become one of the most unique, influential, lasting and iconic comedy voices in history.

Many more TV sketches allied him with some of the most famous faces of British comedy, but when Monty Python was broadcast, John secured his place in the hall of fame. Monty Python's Flying Circus ran for four seasons on the BBC and the various characters, seething with suppressed rage, paved the way for his most famous portrayal of the permanently frustrated but unfalteringly lovable Basil Fawlty.

The series won three BAFTA awards, and topped the British Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes.

In the 80s and 90s John featured in The Muppet Show; A Fish Called Wanda (for which he was nominated for an Oscar) and the award-winning Clockwise.

Prolific in his interests and talents, John wrote two best-sellers called Families and How to Survive Them, and Life and How to Survive It, and appeared in the James Bond film, The World Is Not Enough as Q's assistant, R, and again in Die Another Day, when his character was promoted, making John the new Q of MI6.

With huge TV and movie success in the US, John’s comedy heroics have captured the world’s hearts, and in 2009 he published his first article as Contributing Editor to The Spectator: "The real reason I had to join The Spectator".
John’s outstanding career continues to flourish on stage, screen and in print.

For further information or to book John Cleese, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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