John Cleese

John Cleese (photo)
John Cleese was born and brought up in Weston-super-Mare.  However, he recovered to win a place to study science at Cambridge.  After sampling the conversation in the Chemistry laboratories, he switched to Law.  The success of the 1963 Cambridge Footlights Revue which played...

Eric Idle

Eric Idle (photo)
Eric Idle is best known for being a writer and actor in the legendary Monty Python TV series and movies, as well as the creator and director of The Rutles, has appeared on stage shamelessly singing rude songs across America....

Michael Palin

Michael Palin (photo)
Michael Palin was born in Sheffield, went to Shrewsbury School and then to Oxford where he read history, performed in many comedy shows, and started working with fellow writer and performer Terry Jones. After Oxford, Michael and Terry went on to...

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam (photo)
The only American member of MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS, Terry Gilliam graduated in political science from Occidental College in Los Angeles, moved to New York and became Assitant Editor of HELP! MAGAZINE and a freelance cartoonist. In 1967 he left...

Terry Jones

Terry Jones (photo)
Best known as part of Monty Python. Jones and the other Pythons got together in 1969 and wrote and performed Monty Python's Flying Circus until 1974.  Jones co-directed the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam in...
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