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John Cleese

(1939-), Comedian and actor

Sitter in 9 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

John Cleese; Ronnie Corbett, by Unknown photographer - NPG x198496

John Cleese; Ronnie Corbett

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 1967
NPG x198496

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

Connie Booth; John Cleese

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 1968
NPG x38935

John Cleese; Connie Booth, by Lewis Morley - NPG x125165

John Cleese; Connie Booth

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1968
NPG x125165

John Cleese, by Lewis Morley - NPG x125167

John Cleese

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1968
NPG x125167

John Cleese; Peter Cook; Rowan Atkinson, by Neil Libbert - NPG x199191

John Cleese; Peter Cook; Rowan Atkinson

by Neil Libbert
digital print, June 1979
NPG x199191

John Cleese, by Wolfgang Suschitzky - NPG x200731

John Cleese

by Wolfgang Suschitzky
gelatin silver print, 1988
NPG x200731

How Britain Went Bonkers, by Coldwar Steve (Christopher Spencer), published by  Time Magazine UK Ltd - NPG D48909

How Britain Went Bonkers

by Coldwar Steve (Christopher Spencer), published by Time Magazine UK Ltd
colour offset lithograph magazine cover, published 17 June 2019
NPG D48909

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