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JOHN CLEESE (Q) takes over the role of Q after the death of Desmond Llewelyn. As well as his work with Monty Python, Cleese's film credits as an actor include The Great Muppet Caper (1980), Time Bandits (1980), Privates on Parade (1982), Silverado (1984), Clockwise (1986), Terry Jones' Eric the Viking and Eric Idle's Splitting Heirs (1992), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), The Jungle Book (1995), and The Wind In The Willows (1996).

In 1988, he starred in and co-wrote (with director Charles Crichton) A Fish Called Wanda, which garnered several major awards, including Oscar®, BAFTA, and Writers Guild of America nominations for Best Screenplay, as well as the Italian Oscar for Best Screenplay. Cleese also won the BAFTA Best Actor Award.

In addition to starring in Fierce Creatures (1995) as Rollo Lee, Cleese produced the film with Michael Shamberg and wrote the screenplay with Iain Johnstone.

He made a guest appearance on television's 3rd Rock From The Sun, as well as appearing in the feature films The Out of Towners and Isn't She Great.

In 1983 Cleese published his first book, Families & How To Survive Them (co-written with Dr. Robin Skynner), produced as a series for BBC Radio 4 in 1990. The book remains a huge best seller. Its sequel, Life & How To Survive It, also written with Dr. Robin Skynner, was published in 1993.


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