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THE CAST OF "MONTY PYTHON"
By JT of Shagmail
It's been 30 years since five Brits and one American - John
Cleese, Terry Gillian, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin,
and Graham Chapman - collectively known as Monty Python's flying
Circus, began an outrageous comedy show that became a pop culture
Today the Python name is revered by fans of the 45 half-hour
episodes (1969 to 1974) five movies, plus numerous recordings
Where are these crazy guys and what are they up to now?
Except for Graham Chapman who died in 1989 of cancer, the former
Pythons remain actively serious about their comedy. Here's
what they've been doing recently.
--John Cleese: The "Minister of Silly Walks" has starred in
the TV comedy series "Fawlty Towers." The highlight of his
film career was "A Fish Called Wanda." He is married to his
third wife, has two daughters, and has homes in London and
--Terry Gilliam: The American of the group moved behind the
camera, and has directed the films "Time Bandits," "Brazil,"
and "Twelve Monkeys." He is married, has two daughters and
one son, and lives in London.
--Eric Idle: The Mr. "Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink," is a writer
mainly but still acts. He has joined the cast of the TV
sitcom "Suddenly Susan." He is married to his second wife,
has one son and one daughter and lives in Los Angeles.
--Terry Jones: After directing the "Python" movies, he has
stayed behind the camera ("Erik the Viking"). He writes
children's and history books. He is married, has one son and
one daughter and lives in London.
--Michael Palin: This "cross-dressing lumberjack" has been
in the films "A Fish Called Wanda," and "The Missionary."
He has hosted BBC travel series. He is married, has two sons,
one daughter, and also lives in London.
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