Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s John Cleese Life Story Interview ~ Monty Python….
Only at BBC Radio Leeds could Alex be sat in the office and the producer shouts “John Cleese is on the phone for Alex!” – Apparently they forgot to tell Belfield he was phoning in!
Fortunately John is one of the worlds most famous comedians and actors & also one of Belfield’s favourite people. This interview was no problem!
He’s the Star of Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Will and Grace and even a Bond movie in conversation:
Search ‘Cleese’ for Belfield’s other face to face interview with John @ the Leeds Grand Theatre.
John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report.
In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.
In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers.
Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and the last three Shrek films.
With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield in Leeds for Celebrity Radio 2014