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John Cleese
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Cleese in 2008.

Geboortenaam John Marwood Cleese
Geboorte 27 Oktober 1939 (1939-10-27) (79 jaar oud)
Nasionaliteit Verenigde Koninkryk
Aktiewe jare 1961-tans
Webwerf thejohncleese.com
Internet-rolprentdatabasis-profiel

John Marwood Cleese (gebore op 27 Oktober 1939) is ’n Britse akteur, komediant, skrywer en rolprentvervaardiger. Hy het bekendheid verwerf as een van die hoofkarakters in Monty Python’s Flying Circus en later as die hotelbaas Basil Fawlty in die TV-komedie Fawlty Towers. Sy flieks sluit in A Fish Called Wanda (1988). Hy speel die rol van Q in die James Bond-fliek Die Another Day (2002) en die rol van mnr. Edly, The Guv, in die twee Spud-flieks.[1]

Loopbaan[wysig | wysig bron]

Cleese het op die Edinburgfees bekend geraak as ’n draaiboekskrywer van randproduksies en akteur in The Frost Report. In die laat 1960's was hy die medestigter van Monty Python, die komediegeselskap wat verantwoordelik was vir die sketsprogram Monty Python's Flying Circus en die vier Monty Python-rolprente: And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian en The Meaning of Life.

In die middel 1970's het Cleese en sy eerste vrou, Connie Booth, die Britse TV-sitkom Fawlty Towers geskryf en daarin gespeel. Die reeks het drie Baftas gewen. Later het hy saam met Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis en Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda en Fierce Creatures gespeel, wat hy albei ook geskryf het. Hy was ook in baie ander prente te sien, soos Clockwise, twee James Bond-flieks as Q (die kwartiermeester), twee Harry Potter-prente en die laaste drie Shrek-flieks.

Saam met die skrywer van Yes Minister, Antony Jay, was hy die stigter van Video Arts, ’n vervaardigingsmaatskappy wat vermaakopleidingsprente maak. In 1976 was hy ook medestigter van The Secret Policeman's Ball-welsynprogramme om geld in te samel vir die menseregte-organisasie Amnestie Internasionaal.

Filmografie[wysig | wysig bron]

Cleese in 1989 by die Oscars.
  • Spud 3: Learning to Fly (2014) – The Guv
  • Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013) – The Guv
  • Planes (2013) – Bulldog (stem)
  • The Big Year (2011) – Historical Montage Verteller (stem)
  • Winnie the Pooh (2011) – Verteller (stem)
  • Legend of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) – Geest (stem)
  • Spud (2010) – The Guv
  • Shrek Forever After (2010) – King Harold (stem)
  • Planet 51 (2009) – Professor Kipple (stem)
  • Entourage (2009) – Zichzelf (seisoen 7, aflewering: Love Yourself)
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009) – Inspekteur Dreyfus
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) – Dr. Barnhardt
  • Igor (2008) – Dr. Glickenstein (stem)
  • Shrek the Third (2007) – King Harold (stem)
  • Charlotte's Web (2006) – Samuel the Sheep (stem)
  • L'entente cordiale (2006) – Lord Conrad
  • Man About Town (2006) – Dr. Primkin
  • Complete Guide to Guys (2006) – British Expert
  • Valiant (2005) – Mercury (stem)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (2004) – Grizzled Sergeant
  • Shrek 2 (2004) – King (stem)
  • Education Tips No. 41: Choosing a Really Expensive School (Video, 2003) – Prof. Dik Bonkers/Dr. Ken Enron Chaney
  • George of the Jungle 2 (2003) – Ape (stem)
  • Charlie's Angles: Full Throttle (2003) – Mr. Munday
  • Scorched (2003) – Charles Merchant
  • Die Another Day (2002) – Q
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) – Nearly Headless Nick
  • Pinocchio (2002) – The Talking Crickett (stem)
  • The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) – James
  • Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (TV-reeks) – Red Lansing (2002)
  • Mickey's House of Villains (2002) – Verteller
  • Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (Video, 2001) – Verteller
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) – Nearly Headless Nick
  • Rat Race (film) (2001) – Donald P. Sinclair
  • H.M.O. (TV-film, 2001) – Dr. Larry King
  • The Magic Pudding (2000) – Albert, the Magic Pudding (stem)
  • Quantum Project (2000) – Alexander Pentcho
  • Isn't She Great (2000) – Henry Marcus
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999) – R
  • The Out-of-Towners (1999) – Mr. Mersault
  • Parting Shots (1999) – Maurice Walpole
  • George of the Jungle (1997) – An Ape Named 'Ape' (stem)
  • Fierce Creatures (1997) – Rollo Lee
  • The Wind in the Willows (1996) – Mr. Toad's Lawyer
  • Look at the State We're In! (minireeks, 1995) – Minister
  • The Jungle Book (1994) – Dr. Julien Plumford
  • The Swan Princess (1994) – Jean-Bob (stem)
  • Frankenstein (1994) – Professor Waldman
  • Splitting Heirs (1993) – Raoul P. Shadgrind
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) – Cat R. Waul (stem)
  • Bullseye! (1990) – Man on the Beach in Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese
  • Grime Goes Green: Your Business and the Environment (1990) – Mr. Grime
  • Erik the Viking (1989) – Halfdan the Black
  • The Big Picture (1989) – Bartender Frankie
  • A Fish Called Wanda (1988) – Archie Leach
  • Baby Quark (1987) – Verteller
  • Quark and the Highway Robber (1987) – Verteller
  • Clockwise (1986) – Brian Stimpson
  • Silverado (1985) – Sheriff John T. Langston
  • Yellowbeard (1983) – Harvey 'Blind' Pew
  • The Meaning of Life (1983) – Verskillende rolle
  • Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982) – Verskillende rolle
  • Privates on Parade (1982) – Major Giles ck
  • Time Bandits (1981) – Robin Hood
  • The Great Muppet Caper (1981) – Neville
  • The Taming of the Shrew (TV-film, 1980) – Petruchio
  • Peter Cook & Co. (1980) – Verskillende rolle
  • Fawlty Towers (TV-reeks) – Basil Fawlty (12 afl., 1975, 1979)
  • Life of Brian (1979) – Verskillende rolle
  • I'd Like a Word with You (1979) – Ethelred the Unready/Ivan the Terrible/William the Silent
  • To Norway, Home of Giants (TV-film, 1979) – Norman Fearless
  • The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977) – Arthur Sherlock Holmes
  • The Mermaid Frolics (TV-film, 1977) – Verskillende rolle
  • Pleasure at Her Majesty's (TV-film, 1976) – Verskillende rolle
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) – Verskillende rolle
  • Romance with a Double Bass (1974) – Musician Smychkov
  • The Goodies and the Beanstalk (TV-film, 1973) – The Genie
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV-reeks) – Verskillende rolle (41 afl., 1969–1974)
  • The Love Ban (1973) – Contraceptives Lecturer
  • Sez Les (TV-reeks, 1971–1974) – Verskillende rolle
  • And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) – Verskillende rolle
  • The Statue (1971) – Harry
  • The Rise and Rise and Michael Rimmer (1970) – Pumer
  • The Magic Christian (1969) – Mr. Dougdale (director in Sotheby's)
  • Light Entertainment Killers (TV-film, 1969) – Rol onbekend
  • How to Irritate People (TV-film, 1968) – Verskillende rolle
  • At Last the 1948 Show (TV-reeks) – Verskillende rolle (1967)
  • The Frost Report (TV-reeks) – Verskillende rolle (1966–1967)

Verwysings[wysig | wysig bron]

  1. HAT Taal-en-feitegids, Pearson, Desember 2013, ISBN 978-1-77578-243-8

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