John Marwood Cleese (/ˈkliːz/; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian. 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, with Cleese receiving the 1980 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures, both of which he also wrote. He also starred in Clockwise and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films as R and Q, 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. In 1976, Cleese co-founded The Secret Policeman's Ball benefit shows to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty International.
- An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) - TBA
- The Swan Princess
- George of the Jungle
- The Magic Pudding (2000) - Albert the Magic Pudding
- George of the Jungle 2 (2003) - TBA
- Charlotte's Web (2006) - TBA
- Shrek 2 (2004) - King Harold
- Shrek the Third (2007) - King Harold
- Shrek Forever After (2010) - King Harold
- Winnie the Pooh (2011) - Narrator
- Planes (2013) - Bulldog
- Trolls (2016) -
- Absolutely Anything
- Planet 51