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"Monty Python" Legend Terry Jones Passes Away, Age 77

During Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ run on the BBC (1969-1974), each of the six members wrote and performed in their own sketches, with Jones and fellow Python Michael Palin having written together as a team prior to Python and some very popular shows at the time (Do Not Adjust Your Set, The Frost Report).[caption id="attachment_1150719"[...]

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"Monty Python" 50 Years of Contemporary Relevance [OPINION]

The stories and sketches Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam have heavily influenced generaations.Every 10 years, Monty Python reunites to tell and retell their stories about pitching the idea to the BBC, creative process of the television series, and shooting the films The last time the six were[...]

Michael Palin Becomes First Monty Python to Receive Knighthood

Yes yes, we can now officially say that Michael Palin will be an *actual* Knight who says Ni.[caption id="attachment_964562" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Soon-to-be-Sir Michael PalinPhoto by Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com[/caption]Palin becomes the first member of the British comedy troupe Monty Python to receive the honor of (substantive rather than honorary) Knighthood from Her Royal Majesty Queen[...]


Netflix Has the Entire Monty Python Catalogue, Will Launch Later This Year

The streaming service giant has acquired the entire Python catalogue of films, Flying Circus episodes, and various live performances and will be launching them sometime later this year.[caption id="attachment_752780" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Netflix[/caption]The UK and Canada Netflix subscribers will actually get access to everything on April 15th (at least according to Deadline), but the US won't[...]

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote To Shoot In October; Cast Announced

The production, set to begin in October, will mark his second major attempt to bring his concept to the screen.The new version will star Adam Driver, Michael Palin and Olga Kurylenko, as announced at a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival earlier today (via Indiewire) Gilliam called the group "the perfect cast."Gilliam attempted to[...]

Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go – The Perils Of High-Def

After maybe half a minute of audience sounds, we hear Michael Palin voicing a bored weather forecast over the title card, then announcing that he never really wanted to be a weather forecaster, naturally leading into a performance of the “Lumberjack Song” (still with just the title card for a visual), the first of two[...]

Arterton And Probably Cumberbatch Join Monty Python Crew For Absolutely Anything

Then I'd get some pancakes.And for inspiration as to what else one might do with these limitless powers, I guess you don't need to look much further than the cast list.Already signed up for a role is Gemma Arterton, and Benedict Cumberbatch is negotiating to join in too.They will join Robin Williams, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin[...]

Images From The Monty Python Near-Reunion Pic, A Liar's Autobiography

Indeed, there's likely to be more Chapman than anybody else as the entire project is built around audio tapes of Chapman reading from his fictionalised bio, A Liar's Autobiography.The filmmakers did manage to recruit most of the living Pythons however, with Michael Palin, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam all providing voices for the[...]

Monty Python Reunite (Well, Except One) For Graham Chapman Non-Biopic

Michael Palin will play Chapman's father and Terry Jones would mimic his mother Terry Gilliam is voicing several roles. Eric Idle has yet to sign up.*Chapman's own voice will be matched with the animation Jeff Simpson described the project: Graham's is the story of a man who was openly gay but secretly alcoholic This is not the[...]