John Cleese

John Cleese Blasts BBC

John Cleese has taken aim at the BBC over an interview he gave to the BBC World Asia.

In a series of tweets Cleese made his feelings clear with a series of claims.

"I just did an interview with BBC World Asia. It was to talk about the shows I'm doing in Singapore and Bangkok Instead, the interviewer, whose name was, I think, Karishma, started by asking me questions about Cancel Culture. I replied courteously and in full ...


John Cleese Writes Script for Stage Version Of The Life Of Brian

John Cleese has revealed that he has written a script for a stage version of the acclaimed/controversial movie The Life Of Brian.

The Monty Python/Fawlty Towers star, who calls himself a "Trainee hermit, & keen Amateur Squirrel Trainer" in his Twitter bio, tweeted the following news to his 5.6million followers.:


News: John Cleese Makes His Live Stream Debut

For the first time in his legendary career, comedic actor John Cleese will perform live to a global audience via his first international streaming event, turning his razor-sharp wit to the state of the world we live in, in ‘Why There is No Hope’.


News: Fan Has Basil Fawlty Tattoo On Their Arm

A Fawlty Towers fan – at least we think they must be a fan – has had the image of Basil Fawlty tattoo'd on their arm.


News: John Cleese Talks About Fawlty Towers Germans Removal

John Cleese has commented on the news that UKTV has removed 'The Germans' episode of Fawlty Towers from its website.


News: Transmission Date For John Cleese Sitcom Hold The Sunset

Hold The Sunset, the BBC sitcom starring John Cleese, returns next month.

The first series was broadcast on Sunday nights at 7.30pm. It now moves to Fridays and returns on 2nd August at 9pm.

The series also stars Alison Steadman, Anne Reid, Jason Watkins, Rosie Cavaleiro, Joanna Scanlan and Peter Egan.


News: Second Series Of Hold The Sunset Starts Shooting

Shooting has started on the second series of the BBC One comedy Hold the Sunset starring John Cleese and written by Oscar-nominated writer Charles McKeown. 


News: Edinburgh Performer Produced By John Cleese

This year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival will see ‘Camilla Cleese & Steve Hofstetter: Produced by John Cleese’.  Opening at Edinburgh’s Assembly George Square Studios: Studio 3 on 14th August, the show will run daily for two weeks until 26th August.

This stand-up comedy show features two USA comedians; one has over 100 million YouTube views, the other has a famous Dad. 

Please note only 50% of these comedians were produced by John Cleese.


Interview: John Cleese On His Return To Sitcom In Hold The Sunset

What drew you (John Cleese) to make your first BBC sitcom since Fawlty Towers 44 years ago?

The producer Humphrey Barclay is an old friend of mine. We’ve known each other since 1961 when we were both in the Cambridge Footlights. He came to me and said he had found this great new script called Hold the Sunset by Charles McKeown and asked if I would be interested in doing it. I read it and loved it. It was the best script I’d read in a hundred years! So of course, I said yes immediately.


News: John Cleese Recreates I Look Down On Him Class Sketch

John Cleese has recreated the classic sketch in which he plays an upper class gent who looks down on the middle and lower classes.

In the original sketch, first broadcast on The Frost Report in 1966 and written by Marty Feldman and John Law, Cleese appeared with Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. In this new version he co-stars with comedian Ian Stone and actor John Alford.


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