Knowledge Identifier: +John_Cleese
Connie Booth - "'Constance "Connie" Booth"' is an American-born writer and actress, known for appearances on British television and particularly for her portrayal of Polly Sherman in the popular 1970s television show "Fawlty Towers", which she co-wrote with her then-husband John Cleese
Cleese met Connie Booth in the US during the late 1960s and the couple married in 1968
Graham Chapman - Chapman and John Cleese wrote professionally for the BBC during the 1960s, initially for David Frost, but for Marty Feldman
!Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Cleese was one of the script writers, as well as being a member of the cast, for the 1963 Footlights Revue "A Clump of Plinths", which was so successful during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe that it was renamed "Cambridge Circus" and taken to the West End in London and on a tour of New Zealand and Broadway, with the cast appearing in some of the revue's sketches on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in September 1964
Also in 1965, Cleese and Chapman began writing on "The Frost Report"
Dave Cash (disc jockey) - After Parliament outlawed pirates, Cash joined Radio Luxembourg, in 1967 he became one of the first-day DJs on Radio One. Cash's popular Sunday show "Cash At Four" attracted guest such as Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, John Cleese, Lady Antonia Fraser, Rolf Harris, and David Bellamy
These series were successful, and in 1969 Cleese and Chapman were offered their very own series
Frank Thornton - In 1980, he joined John Cleese in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of "The Taming of the Shrew"
In 1985, Cleese had a small dramatic role as a sheriff in "Silverado", which had an all-star cast that included Kevin Kline, with whom he would star with in "A Fish Called Wanda" three years later
Verity Lambert - Her job here was somewhat frustrating as the British film industry was in one of its periodic states of flux, but she did manage to produce some noteworthy features, including the 1986 John Cleese film "Clockwise
Bono - In a 1986 interview with "Rolling Stone" magazine, Bono explained that he was motivated to become involved in social and political causes by seeing one of the "Secret Policeman's Ball" benefit shows, staged by John Cleese and producer Martin Lewis for the human-rights organisation Amnesty International in 1979
Vivian Ellis - His song "This is My Lovely Day" appeared in the John Cleese comedy "Clockwise" in 1987
Robert Young (director) - It was partly on the strength of GBH that he was assigned to direct "Fierce Creatures", John Cleese's 1997 follow-up to "A Fish Called Wanda", which featured many of the same cast as GBH. However, the production ran into problems and Fred Schepisi was brought in to finalise the movie
Ring-tailed lemur - This species played a role in the 1997 comedy film "Fierce Creatures", starring John Cleese, who has a passion for lemurs
In 1999, Cleese appeared in the James Bond film, "The World Is Not Enough" as Q's assistant, referred to by Bond as "R"
The series won three BAFTA awards when produced and in 2000, it topped the British Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes
Monty Python's Life of Brian - A BBC history series "What the Romans Did for Us", written and presented by Adam Hart-Davis and first broadcast in 2000, takes its title from John Cleese's rhetorical question "What have the Romans ever done for us-" in one of the film's scenes
In 2001, Cleese was cast in the comedy "Rat Race" as the eccentric hotel owner Donald P. Sinclair, the name of the Torquay hotel owner on whom he had based the character of Basil Fawlty
Elizabeth Hurley - After appearing in John Cleese's "The Human Face" , she hosted the inaugural season of the British reality series "Project Catwalk" on Sky1 in 2006
Paul Ekman - In 2001, Ekman collaborated with John Cleese for the BBC documentary series "The Human Face"
Aardman Animations - The studio had another film in development, "Crood Awakening", which had been announced in 2005, with John Cleese co-writing the screenplay
Cleese has hosted comedy galas at the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival in 2006, and again in 2009
Cleese collaborated with Los Angeles Guitar Quartet member William Kanengiser in 2008, on the text to the performance piece "The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha"
A Fish Called Wanda - In 2008, it was reported that John Cleese and his daughter, Cynthia , had started to work on a stage musical version of the film
Elgiganten - In 2009 English actor John Cleese participated in commercials running on Danish, Swedish, Norweigen and Finnish television to promote the company
He appeared as a man who believed the AA could not help him during a series of disasters, including water pouring through his ceiling, with the line "The AA- For faulty showers-" During 2010, Cleese appeared in a series of radio advertisements for the Canadian insurance company Pacific Blue Cross, in which he plays a character called "Dr. Nigel Bilkington, Chief of Medicine for American General Hospital"