Ten fun facts about John Cleese
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He was born John Marwood Cleese in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, UK on October 27, 1939.
His family boasted several insurance salesmen but he was sent away to school so that he would have the best education possible.
He reached the unusual height of six feet by the time he was twelve years old and was often teased and tormented for being so tall.
While he was successful with sports and academics, he enjoyed comedy the most.Fact 5
He studied and graduated with a law degree from Cambridge but enjoyed being part of the Footlights group where he could write and perform comedy much more.Fact 6
After graduation he was able to be a writer for the BBC, which he did until he joined the Cambridge Circus.Fact 7
He was a member of the “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and acted in 4 of the Monty Python sequels.Fact 8
He acted in the movie ‘A Fish Called Wanda”, a comedy that became a runaway success at the box office. John Cleese has also acted in two Harry Potter movies as well as two James Bond movies.Fact 9
He co-owns an antique shop in Montecito, CA called Chistine Schell Fine Objects.Fact 10
He has his own production company and is a known director. Click here for more people facts ❯
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