Articles Tagged 'John Cleese'

Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Aimi McDonald, Marty Feldman and Graham Chapman in ‘At Last the 1948 Show’ (Photo: Larry Ellis/Getty Images)

B.F.I. Unearths Lost Episodes of Pre-‘Python’ Comedy

It’s always a cause for celebration when episodes of a long-lost TV series suddenly come to light. It was when those missing 1960s Doctor Who adventures were discovered a couple of years ago and it is now, as the British Film Institute announces that it has found two missing episodes of At Last the 1948 […]

Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike (Pics: Jon Kopaloff and Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Forget Harvard: Which of Your Favorite Stars Are Oxford Grads?

When it comes to prestige, the British education system works on a fairly simple hierarchy. There’s no Ivy League, no jostling for position. There is Oxford University and its many colleges, and there is Cambridge University and its many colleges, and then there is everywhere else. That’s not to say Manchester or Durham or Edinburgh […]

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The Brits and Cross-Dressing: A History

Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear, has been faced with a puzzle this week. It seems that the movie of his most famous creation has been rated PG (for parental guidance) by the British Board of Film Categorization, for what they describe as “dangerous behaviour, mild threat, mild sex references (and) mild bad language.” Which […]

John Cleese at Lake Maggiore

John Cleese to Star as British Villain in ‘Baywatch’ Parody

Word on the internet is that John Cleese (Fawlty Towers, Monty Python) has signed on to star as a British villain in a parody movie revolving around the American cult favorite Baywatch, reports The Guardian. Some people may be asking, “Why?” or turning their nose up at the idea. With Cleese being a comedic actor, […]

John Cleese and Pierce Brosnan in ‘Die Another Day’

The Bourne Ultimatum: Why John Cleese Left The Bond Movies

John Cleese is a forthright man, unafraid of airing his version of events that he has participated in and equally unafraid of the consequences. So, his recent Radio Times interview, in which he explains why he appeared in two James Bond movies–The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day—as the irascible but inventive quartermaster […]

Bowler Hat

10 Photos of Brits Actually Wearing Bowler Hats

London has put on a new hat to celebrate the City of London Festival in style. Today, Monday, June 23, marks the opening day of the festival’s newest venue, the Bowler Hat—which is, quite literally, a three-story tall, inflatable bowler hat. During the month-long festival, the Hat will house the likes of stand-up comics and puppet […]

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