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JOHN CLEESE (Professor Kipple) first appeared on British television in the Frost Report in 1966 and 1967. During the same period he appeared in "At Last The 1948 Show.” In 1969, he co-created "Monty Python's Flying Circus,” which produced three series. In 1975 he created the first series of "Fawlty Towers” and followed this with the second series in 1979. In 1980, he played Petruchio in "The Taming of the Shrew” as part of the BBC Shakespeare season. He also appeared as Lacrobat in "Whoops Apocalypse” for LWT in 1981.

Working with the Python team, he also produced four films – And Now For Something Completely Different (1971), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974), The Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983).

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' Erik the Viking (1988), Eric Idle's Splitting Heirs (1992), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), The Jungle Book (1995), The Out-of-Towners, and Isn't She Great (1998).

In 1988, he starred in and co-wrote (with director Charles Crichton) A Fish Called Wanda. Using the same team of actors he made Fierce Creatures in1996

Cleese also created and produced "The Secret Policeman's Ball” shows for Amnesty International.

In 1998, John Cleese became a Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.


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