DIE ANOTHER DAY
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 OscarÂ®, 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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