Tag Archives: John Cleese

Summer of London: Five Great British Comedies on iTunes

With the new BBC America docu-comedy Twenty Twelve premiering Thursday (June 28) at 9/8c, we thought it might be fun to “‘av a laugh” by checking out iTunes where BBC America is giggling its way through Summer of ...

Happy 80th Birthday, Prunella Scales!

Time to break out the rat-infested crackers and toss a Waldorf salad, for Prunella Scales – Sybil Fawlty herself – celebrates her 80th birthday today.

News Roundup: Adele’s Next Album Won’t Be About Her (New) Ex

Adele’s first album 19 was written largely about her first major boyfriend and the turmoil she went through when they broke up. Her second album 21 was written after she split with her second major boyfriend, and that is why it ...

News Roundup: Many Harry Returns, Brooklyn

It’s not often that there’s a crossing of the streams of Brit gossip we like to provide you with, but today appears to be an exception, today everyone appears to be relevent to everyone else, and it all revolves around the ...

News Roundup: John Cleese’s Twitter Hunt for a Paparazzo and Anne Hathaway Moons a Bunch of Scots

• Twitter is becoming a celebrity version of a monarch’s court these days. You’ve got a slew of celebs sharing their two cents about the London riots this week, and Duncan Bannatyne was recently a victim of a Twitter ...

New Animated Graham Chapman Biopic Announced, And Yes, It’s Silly

The history of the Monty Python team is currently undergoing a very thorough excavation for dramatic purposes, as there are not one but two dramatic re-enactments of their working lives in production. BBC Four have commissioned the Life ...

John Cleese Slams British Television

When it comes to modern television, it's all sour grapes for English actor John Cleese. The Daily Telegraph reports that the 71-year-old Monty Python and Fawlty Towers comedian detests how British television has taken shape over the years.

Roundup: Helen Mirren’s Harsh Words for Her Native Britain

Dame Helen Mirren may have won an Oscar for portraying Queen Elizabeth in The Queen, but she has a few choice words for her homeland's dwindling principles according to The Daily Mail.

Happy Monty Python Day!

Back on October 5, 1969, the first episode of the sketch comedy Monty Python’s Flying Circus premiered, bringing something completely different to UK television, inspiring many a young comedian, and brilliantly warping the ...

John Oliver Headlines New Film With Monty Python’s Terry Jones

You’ve heard his voice all over BBC AMERICA, and you’ve watched him as a Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent: now British comedian John Oliver is set to star in Absolutely Anything, a comedy directed by Monty Python ...