John Cleese

John Cleese Promises To Welcome Rudeness At 'Holy Grail' Screening

John Cleese Promises To Welcome Rudeness At 'Holy Grail' Screening

John Cleese? Do you mean Sir Lancelot? The French Taunter? Tim the Enchanter? The man who begs to differ when told that the corpse he's carrying is "not dead yet!"? The Black Knight, who when all his limbs are severed, insists "It's only a scratch"?

And that's all just in one movie: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

Cleese played dozens of other roles in the original "Monty Python's Flying Circus" TV series, which ran for 45 episodes from 1969-1974.

The Python troupe's first movie, "And Now for Something Completely Different," consisted of remakes of sketches from the TV show. The second film was a sustained parody of...

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