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Terry Gilliam: ‘Monty Python is finished’

Terry Gilliam: ‘Monty Python is finished’

Terry Gilliam says ‘Monty Python’ is finished due to Terry Jones’ dementia. The 78-year-old director – who formed the comedy troupe with Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and the late Graham Chapman – says that ‘Monty Python’ is "dead" and the remaining members have no plans to revive it. He told Radio Times magazine: "It’s ... »

Monty Python 50th anniversary plans revealed

Monty Python 50th anniversary plans revealed

‘Monty Python’ will release previously-unheard material for their 50th anniversary. The celebrated comedy troupe – comprising John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and the late Graham Chapman – reach half a century of performance, sketches and shows in October and have a number of events planned to mark the occasion, including five new radio spe... »

Michael Palin quizzed on travel plans by Prince William

Michael Palin quizzed on travel plans by Prince William

Sir Michael Palin received his knighthood from Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (12.06.18) and was quizzed by the royal about his upcoming travels. The 76-year-old actor – who was recognised for his services to travel, culture and geography – has become the first member of the renowned Monty Python comedy troupe to receive the accolade, which is a title awarded by Queen... »

John Cleese joins Clifford the Big Red Dog live-adaptation

John Cleese joins Clifford the Big Red Dog live-adaptation

John Cleese and Sienna Guillory have joined the live-adaptation of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’. The 79-year-old actor is set to star alongside Sienna, 44, in Paramount’s re-imagining of the American children’s book series, first published in 1963 and written by Norman Bridwell, which will also star Jack Whitehall and Darby Camp. The film’s script will be penned by Jay ... »

George Harrison financed Life of Brian because he ‘wanted to see it’

George Harrison financed Life of Brian because he ‘wanted to see it’

George Harrison remortgaged his house to finance Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’ because he "wanted to see it". Sir Michael Palin revealed that after EMI got "cold feet" about the classic 1979 comedy – which follows Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) as he is repeatedly mistaken for the Messiah with his life paralleling Jesus’ own story – Eric Idle ... »

John Cleese claims Netflix snubbed his show pitch

John Cleese claims Netflix snubbed his show pitch

John Cleese has criticised Netflix after he claimed they never returned his calls after he pitched them an idea for a "special". The 79-year-old star took to Twitter to reveal that he previously visited the television streaming giant to pitch them an idea for a comedy special, however, Netflix never "returned" his "phone calls or emails". He tweeted: "In December... »

Martin Clunes was put off sitcoms after Reggie Perrin flop

Martin Clunes was put off sitcoms after Reggie Perrin flop

Martin Clunes admits to being put off sitcoms after his series ‘Reggie Perrin’ flopped. The 57-year-old actor played the titular character in the programme – which was a remake of 1970s BBC show ‘The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin’ and starred Leonard Rossiter – and the poor response to it put him off comedy for a long time. However, he admits he loved the scr... »

Gary Lineker sneaks Monty Python references into Match of the Day coverage

Gary Lineker sneaks Monty Python references into Match of the Day coverage

Gary Lineker loves to sneak Monty Python references into ‘Match of the Day’ broadcasts. The retired footballer and TV pundit – who has fronted BBC’s leading football coverage for 20 years – is said to be such a big fan of the classic British comedy troupe that he does his best to pay tribute to their famous material in his own unique way. The show’s former edito... »

John Cleese doesn’t put up with winter

John Cleese doesn’t put up with winter

John Cleese says people should "get out" of England during the winter because those cold months are so bleak. The 79-year-old British actor escaped to the Caribbean for a couple of months to avoid the grey and miserable months in the UK and he admits his mood is always lifted when the sun is shining. Appearing on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Monday morning (14.01.19), which was bein... »

Zoe Ball’s show debut

Zoe Ball’s show debut

Zoe Ball was "so excited" to kick off her BBC Radio 2 breakfast show on Monday (14.01.19). The 48-year-old presenter – who is the flagship programme’s first female host – played Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect” as her first song and admitted she felt "ready" for "the big day" ahead. She began the programme by saying: "Hello. My name... »

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