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John Cleese Reviving Classic Comedy ‘Fawlty Towers’ With Rob Reiner

“Basil!” John Cleese is set to revive his classic 1970s comedy Fawlty Towers. In a shock move that will likely divide fans of the original, Cleese will write and star in the show alongside his daughter Camilla Cleese. Matthew George (Wind River, A Private War), Rob Reiner, Michele Reiner and Derrick Rossi are executive producing the series […]

John Cleese Had Thoughts on Slavery at SXSW and It Was Super Cringey

It took about an hour for John Cleese to say something that turned a panel toward cringey awkwardness. The British comedy icon was joined by fellow comics Jim Gaffigan, Dulcé Sloan and Ricky Velez for a 90-minute event titled “John Cleese in Conversation.” The Friday night session helped kick off the South by Southwest festival […]

AFM: Yaniv Raz on Directing Emus and John Cleese for ‘The Great Emu War’

It started as a joke. Years ago, Australian-born stand-up Monty Franklin stumbled across an entry on Wikipedia about the Great Emu War. Now all-but-forgotten, the incident refers to a month in 1932 when the Australian government, in an attempt to curb the wild population of emus chomping on farm crops, enlisted a battalion of World […]

John Cleese, Jim Jefferies, Monty Franklin, Rhys Darby to Star in ‘The Great Emu War’ (Exclusive)

Comedy legend John Cleese has signed on to star in The Great Emu War, an Australia-set action-adventure comedy inspired by a ridiculous true story. Aussie comedians Monty Franklin and Jim Jefferies and New Zealand funnyman Rhys Darby (What We Do in the Shadows, Flight of the Conchords) are also attached to the film, which Franklin […]

‘The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee’: Film Review

'Crocodile Dundee' star Paul Hogan plays a hapless version of himself in Dean Murphy's meta-style Hollywood satire 'The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee.'

John Cleese Revels in Donald Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

John Cleese could not help himself on Friday morning and took to Twitter to revel in Donald Trump being diagnosed with COVID-19. 

John Cleese Mocks Fox News for Unknowingly Reporting Monty Python Joke

John Cleese on Monday poked fun at Fox News after a report over the weekend on the network unknowingly quoted 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail.'

John Cleese Criticizes BBC Decision to Remove ‘Fawlty Towers’ Episode Over “Racial Slurs”

John Cleese has criticized the decision to remove an episode of 'Fawlty Towers' from the streaming service of BBC Studios-owned UKTV over "racial slurs."

Tributes Pour in for Terry Jones: “The Complete Renaissance Comedian”

After Terry Jones died Tuesday, tributes poured in from Michael Palin, John Cleese, Stephen Fry and more celebrities.

John Cleese, Sienna Guillory Join ‘Clifford, the Big Red Dog’ Movie (Exclusive)

John Cleese and Sienna Guillory have joined Paramount's film adaptation of 'Clifford the Big Red Dog,' along with newcomer Izaac Wang.

‘Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer’: Meet the Voices Behind the Animated Characters

Christmas-themed animated film 'Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer' features the voice talents of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, John Cleese, Martin Short, Jeff Dunham and Morena Baccarin.

‘Speechless’ Heads to London With John Cleese in Tow

'Speechless' is going to London in season three, and John Cleese is coming along to play Minnie Driver's father.