John Cleese Biography
A native of Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom, John Cleese is a well-known English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Arising from the Cambridge Footlights in the 1960s, he first gained victory at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe reliable for the sketch show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Cleese, and Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin starred in Monty Python films, which include Monty Python and The Meaning of Life (1983), Life of Brian (1979), and the Holy Grail (1975).
John Cleese Age
Cleese is 82 years old as of 2021, he was born on 27 October 1939, in Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday on 27 October every year.
John Cleese Height
Cleese stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs 92 kg (202 lbs).
John Cleese Education
Cleese studied at St Peter’s Preparatory School, where he earned a prize for English and did well at cricket and boxing. At the age of 13 years, he has rewarded with an exhibition at Clifton College, an English public school in Bristol.
John Cleese Family
Cleese was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset to his father, Reginald Francis Cleese (1893–1972), an insurance salesman, and his mother, Muriel Evelyn (née Cross, 1899–2000), the daughter of an auctioneer. He was the only child of his parents and his family’s surname was initially Cheese, though his father had felt it was awkward and used the name Cleese when he enrolled in the Army during the First World War; he transformed it officially by deed poll in 1923. As a child, Cleese backed Bristol City and Somerset County Cricket Club.
John Cleese Spouse
Cleese met Connie Booth in the US and they did their wedding in 1968. They were blessed with an only child, Cynthia Cleese, who went on to appear with her father in his films A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. With Booth, Cleese composed the scripts for and co-starred in both series of Fawlty Towers, nonetheless, the two were honestly divorced prior to the second series being completed and aired. Cleese and Booth are stated to have remained close friends since. Cleese has two grandchildren, Evan and Olivia, through Cynthia’s marriage to writer/director Ed Solomon. Cleese wedded American actress Barbara Trentham in 1981. They shared a daughter Camilla, Cleese’s second child, who was born in 1984. He and Trentham parted ways in 1990. During this time, Cleese resettled in Los Angeles.
He then married Alyce Faye Eichelberger, the American psychotherapist. They separated in 2008; the divorce compensation left Eichelberger with £12 million in finance and assets, including £600,000 a year for seven years. Cleese stated, “What I find so unfair is that if we both died today, her children would get much more than mine … I got off lightly. Think what I’d have had to pay Alyce if she had donated anything to the relationship—such as children, or a conversation”. Cleese married English jewelry designer and former model Jennifer Wade in a ceremony on the Caribbean island of Mustique in August 2012.
John Cleese Net Worth
Cleese has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
John Cleese Harry Potter
Cleese is an English actor and comedian who acted Nearly Headless Nick in the first two Harry Potter films. Although the character has appeared in most of the novels, on-screen the ghost appears only in the first two films.
John Cleese Movies and TV shows
- Fawlty Towers 1975 – 1979
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975
- Life of Brian 1979
- A Fish Called Wanda 1988
- Monty Python’s Flying Circus 1969 – 1974
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 2001
- Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life 1983
- Clifford the Big Red Dog 2021
- Shrek 2 2004
- Rat Race 2001
- And Now for Something Completely Different 1971
- Fierce Creatures 1997
- George of the Jungle 1997
- Clockwise 1986
- Shrek the Third 2007
- Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1982
- Time Bandits 1981
- The Pink Panther 2 2009
- Monty Python Live (Mostly) 2014
- Silverado 1985
- Die Another Day 2002
- Valiant 2005
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002
- Over the Garden Wall 2014
- Spud 2010
- 3rd Rock From the Sun 1996 – 2001
- At Last the 1948 Show 1967 – 1968
- The World Is Not Enough 1999
- Shrek Forever After 2010
- Meetings, Bloody Meetings 1976
- Winnie the Pooh 2011
- The Croods 2013
- Hold the Sunset Since 2018
- Absolutely Anything 2015
- The Swan Princess 1994
- Erik the Viking 1989
- Charlotte’s Web 2006
- Yellowbeard 1983
- A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman 2012
- An American Tail: Fievel Goes West 1991
- How to Irritate People 1969
- Igor 2008
- The Day The Earth Stood Still 2008
- Planet 51 2009
- Trolls 2016
- George of the Jungle 2 2003
- The Out-of- Towners 1999
- Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 1994
- The Frost Report 1966 – 1967
- Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle 2003
- The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee 2020