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John Cleese Live - The Alimony Tour 2011

John Cleese Live - The Alimony Tour 2011

For the first time ever, comedy legend John Cleese brings his unique comedic perspective to DVD in John Cleese Live: The Alimony Tour.

Best known for his part in Monty Python's Flying Circus and as Basil in Fawlty Towers, John Cleese draws on his many years in the limelight as well as some of his own personal interests. In Cleese's very own words: "it is an evening of well honed anecdotes, psychoanalytical tit-bits and unprovoked attacks on former colleagues, especially Michael Palin."

Cleese has achieved a lot in his career which started as a sketch writer for BBC Radio's The Dick Emery Show and then The Frost Report. After this stardom beckoned, and Monty Python was created with Cleese co-writing and staring in four series films. He went on to achieve further great success as the neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers, which he co-wrote with then wife Connie Booth.

After huge UK success John went on to crack the USA with A Fish Called Wanda (which he wrote and starred in with Jamie Lee Curtis). The late 1990s saw the unstoppable Mr Cleese appear in Bond movie The World Is Not Enough and later Die Another Day. From writing to starring in plays, musicals, theatrical and comedy productions, to films and sitcoms, Cleese has done it all, and now it's time for him to tell you about his jam-packed life.

First released: Monday 21st November 2011

  • Distributor: ITV Studios
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Catalogue: 3711535033

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