John Cleese

English comedian and actor (born 1939)

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, producer and writer.[1] He was born in Weston-super-Mare, England.[2] He graduated from Downing College, Cambridge.[2] Cleese has a degree in law.[3] He was a member of the comedy team Monty Python. He starred in the television sitcom Fawlty Towers that he co-wrote with his first wife, Connie Booth, who played the role of Polly Sherman on the show. He plays the role of Q in some of the various James Bond movies.

John Cleese
Cleese smiling
Cleese in 2014
John Marwood Cleese

(1939-10-27) 27 October 1939 (age 84)
Alma materDowning College, Cambridge
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian, producer, writer
Years active1961–present


  1. "John Cleese". TV Guide. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "John Cleese biography". Biography Online. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. "John Cleese Biography". Bio/A&E Television Network, LLC. Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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