John Cleese has joined in the online pile-on of Fox News in the US, after it unwittingly quoted a line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The Python stars paid tribute to their late friend Terry Jones at his funeral in north London.
While they may have spend decades working together as Monty Python, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese are poles apart when it comes to politics.
Michael Palin will exec-produce series of radio specials containing never-before-released audio from Monty Python as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the iconic comedy troupe. They will play on the BBC in the U.K. and then go out in the U.S. Palin and his fellow Pythons - John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry […]
Terry Gilliam has said that he was just 'playing angry' when he made comments about the wave of diversity taking aim at white men.
Eric Idle's home was evacuated yesterday, after he was sent a suspicious parcel containing an unknown powdery substance.
The 'Monty Python' star was complaining on Twitter about getting the cold shoulder from Netflix over a comedy special.
Michael Palin has taken aim at the BBC's head of comedy after comments he made about Monty Python being 'white blokes' who wouldn't get hired today.
A Wild West bookshop and an amorous pink knight never made it into “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” alongside the killer rabbit of Caerbannog and the Knights Who Say “Ni!”, but the unused sketches have been unearthed in the private archives of Python member Michael Palin. The British Library confirmed the find to Variety, […]
Casey Nicholaw, who directed The Book of Mormon and choreographed the original Broadway production of Spamalot, is set to direct.
The Knights who say Ni, Mr Creosote and, of course, Brian Cohen, are all heading for Netflix next month, it's been announced.
From comic book movies to sci-fi, fantasy to horror, there are countless examples of unrealistic scientific reasoning being used in movies.
Monty Python star Terry Jones received a standing ovation at the Bafta Cymru Awards last night where he collected a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to television and film. It was Jones’ first public appearance since it was revealed that he’s been diagnosed with a severe form of dementia, and his Python co-star Michael Palin was there to present him the award. Jones, who collected the Bafta trophy with his son Bill, told the crowd to “quieten down” before his son thanked the audience on his behalf.
Last week it was sadly revealed that ‘Monty Python’ legend Terry Jones was diagnosed with dementia. Jones was famous for his TV and movie work that included co-directing ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’, helming ‘Life of Brian’ where he played Brian’s mum, and also ‘The Meaning of Life’. Long time collaborator and good friend Michael Palin has taken to Facebook to share a heartwarming and equally heartbreaking post about the devastation of dementia and his friendship with Jones.
Terry Jones, the Monty Python legend, has been diagnosed with dementia, his reps have confirmed. The news has emerged after he was set to be given an outstanding contribution to film and television award by BAFTA Cymru. A representative said: “Terry has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia, a variant of frontotemporal dementia.
Terence Bayler, known for his acting roles with Monty Python and in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, has died aged 86. Bayler, who was born in New Zealand, played the Bloody Baron in the first Potter movie, and Mr Gregory in ‘The Life of Brian’. In tribute, Monty Python’s Eric Idle, who starred in the movie with Bayler, said: “I think the thing I loved most about Terence Bayler was his gentle loving considerate humour.
It’s argued that Monty Python’s skewed satire was aimed more at big budget religious films than religion in general. Mary Whitehouse led the campaign against the film in 1979, with fellow campaigners picketing cinemas that dared to show the comedy classic - resulting in several towns across the UK banning the movie.
Often regarded as one of the greatest comedy films ever made, ‘Monty Python and The Holy Grail’ is considered tame by today’s standards, yet had a tough time with the censors back in the mid-1970s. A letter written by the film’s producer Mark Forstater has surfaced over the comedy’s proposed rating and what needed to be cut to attain the biggest audience possible. Addressed to ‘Mike’ - assuming this is to fellow producer Michael White, and not Python regular Michael Palin - the letter states the key elements that Censors didn’t approve of.
If there’s anyone qualified to judge the funniest script of all time, the Writers Guild of America should be pretty well-placed. As such, it’s just revealed the winner, as voted for by its members. And it’s Woody Allen’s benchmark ‘Annie Hall’ which has landed in the top stop, penned by the director himself and Marshall Brickman, who also co-wrote classics like 'Manhattan’ and 'Sleeper’ with Allen. Making up the rest of the top five are Billy Wilder’s 'Some Like It Hot’ in at number two, 'Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis’s 'Groundhog Day’ at number three, James Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker’s 'Airplane!’
Monty Python’s classic ‘The Life of Brian’ is to be screened in Bournemouth after the town 'banned’ the movie some 35 years ago. Bournemouth wasn’t the only place to object to the movie, far from it.