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Eric Idle

English actor, comedian, and writer

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer. He is one of the members of Monty Python. Monty Python is a British comedy team.

Eric Idle
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Idle in July 2014
Born (1943-03-29) 29 March 1943 (age 76)
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
OccupationComedian, Actor, Voice actor, Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Writer
Years active1967–present
Notable work
Monty Python, The Rutles, Spamalot
Spouse(s)
Lyn Ashley
(m. 1969; div. 1975)

Tania Kosevich (m. 1981)
Children2
Parent(s)Nora Barron Idle
Ernest Idle
Websiteericidle.com

Eric Idle was born in South Shields, County Durham, United Kingdom on 29 March 1943. He studied English at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Eric is known for his songwriting and singing skills. The songs he wrote or sang were put to best use in his work with Monty Python, in the television programme and in the movies. He wrote the song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". This song was written as the closing song of the movie Life of Brian.

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