John Cleese
(1939-present)

Aged 80

John Marwood Cleese (/ˈkliːz/; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures, both of which he also wrote. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films as R and Q, two Harry Potter films, and the last three Shrek films. With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films. In 1976, Cleese co-founded The Secret Policeman's Ball benefit shows to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty International.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #050

Former pupils of Clifton College Michael Redgrave, Trevor Howard, John Cleese and John Housman [full inscription unknown]

Clifton College, Bristol, United Kingdom where they attended school

Sachs Lodge formerly the Gleneagles Hotel (the hotel and its staff became the inspiration for the 1970's TV series Fawlty Towers

Sachs Lodge, Asheldon Road, Torquay, United Kingdom where they stayed