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John Cleese

(1939-), Comedian and actor

Sitter in 6 portraits
Internationally admired as an outstanding writer and performer of comedy, Cleese rose to fame as a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-74) and consolidated his status as a leader of British television comedy with Fawlty Towers (1975, 1978). His film appearances have included Clockwise (1986) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988).

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John Cleese, by Annie Leibovitz - NPG P622

John Cleese

by Annie Leibovitz
C-type colour print, 1990
NPG P622

Connie Booth; John Cleese, by Lewis Morley - NPG x38935

Connie Booth; John Cleese

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 1968
NPG x38935

John Cleese, by Lewis Morley - NPG x125167

John Cleese

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1968
NPG x125167

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