Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

  • 81 years-old
  • American
  • Actor, director and animator

Known for: Monty Python's Flying Circus (Actor), Monty Python And The Holy Grail (Director), Brazil (Director)

Press clippings

Terry Gilliam: How I was squished by cancel culture

In his first interview since The Old Vic axed his musical, the director and former Python gives his side of the story on transgender rights, black lesbians and #MeToo.

The Times, 6th August 2022

Terry Gilliam on cancel culture: 'Britain was nirvana for me. But now...'

The US-born director's Into The Woods was axed by the Old Vic - so the defiantly unwoke Python took it to Bath. Now he's ready to tell all.

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph, 5th August 2022

Terry Gilliam was turned down for Harry Potter, and hated it

The Harry Potter movies are some of the most beloved films ever to hit the big screen. However, not everyone is a fan of the cinematic Wizarding World, and filmmaker Terry Gilliam, who was originally up to direct the first movie in the franchise, hasn't been shy about dishing out criticism.

Emma-Jane Betts, The Digital Fix, 24th May 2022

Young viewers are about to discover a terrible truth: Python often weren't funny

Comedy fans have welcomed the return of the series after 34 years. But those unfamiliar with the Flying Circus may be in for a shock.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 12th March 2022

Maureen Lipman: Cancel culture could wipe out comedy

Her comments come as more than half of Britons say they have stopped themselves from expressing political and social views for fear of being judged.

Katie Razzall, BBC, 22nd December 2021

Maureen Lipman thinks cancel culture is killing comedy. Don't make me laugh.

The veteran performer's concerns aren't shared by everyone in the comedy world, writes Bruce Dessau.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 22nd December 2021

It's too late to save comedy from 'cancel culture'

Will comedy become the latest victim of 'cancel culture'? Dame Maureen Lipman fears as much.

Patrick West, The Spectator, 22nd December 2021

Terry Gilliam: I was cancelled for recommending Dave Chappelle

Terry Gilliam claims he was 'cancelled' by London's Old Vic Theatre - just for recommending Dave Chappelle's controversial Netflix special.

Chortle, 14th December 2021

Terry Gilliam finds a welcome in Bath

Gilliam's version of the 1987 show, which reimagines a bunch of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, was to have opened at the Old Vic next April. But staff at the theatre point blank refused to work with Gilliam, a noted director and illustrator, even turning down his offer to design a poster. I can reveal that Gilliam, 80, and his backers have now found a safe haven in the shape of the Theatre Royal, Bath.

Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail, 11th November 2021

Terry Gilliam and the return of blacklisting

The Old Vic's alleged cancellation of Gilliam is a dire assault on artistic freedom.

Brendan O'Neill, Spiked, 2nd November 2021

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