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Monty Python Star Terry Jones Laid To Rest

Terry Jones was laid to rest in true Monty Python fashion during a private funeral on Wednesday (05.02.20).The comedy legend - who sadly died last month aged 77 after a battle with dementia - was...

Michael Palin Pays Tribute To Late Friend Terry Jones

Sir Michael Palin has paid tribute to his late 'Monty Python' co-star Terry Jones describing his dear friend as the ''complete Renaissance comedian''.Jones - who had been living with a rare form of dementia -...

Terry Jones Has Died

Terry Jones has died.The 'Monty Python' actor - who suffered from dementia - passed away at the age of 77 on Tuesday (21.01.20) evening, his agent has confirmed.A statement from Terry's family read: ''We...

John Cleese Leads Tributes To Neil Innes

John Cleese has led tributes to his late 'Monty Python' co-star Neil Innes.The 80-year-old actor took to social media to pay tribute to his longtime friend, who passed away suddenly at the age of 75.John...

Terry Jones Doesn't Recognise Monty Python Co-stars

Michael Palin says Terry Jones no longer recognises him due to his dementia.The pair became close friends during their time in the Monty Python comedy troupe with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle and the...

Terry Gilliam: 'Monty Python Is Finished'

Terry Gilliam says 'Monty Python' is finished due to Terry Jones' dementia. The 78-year-old director - who formed the comedy troupe with Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and the late Graham Chapman -...

Sir Michael Palin To Undergo Heart Surgery

Sir Michael Palin is to undergo heart surgery.The 'Monty Python' star has cancelled a planned book tour as he will have an operation in September to fix a ''leaky valve'' and has vowed to be...

Monty Python 50th Anniversary Plans Revealed

'Monty Python' will release previously-unheard material for their 50th anniversary.The celebrated comedy troupe - comprising John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and the late Graham Chapman - reach half a century...

Michael Palin Quizzed On Travel Plans By Prince William

Sir Michael Palin received his knighthood from Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (12.06.18) and was quizzed by the royal about his upcoming travels.The 76-year-old actor - who was recognised for his services to...

Taika Waititi For Time Bandits Adaptation

Taika Waititi is set to helm a TV adaptation of 'Time Bandits'.The 43-year-old filmmaker - who is best known for his work directing 2017's 'Thor: Ragnarok' - will direct and co-write the pilot for a...

Michael Palin Becomes The First Monty Python Member To Be Knighted

Michael Palin has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list. The 75-year-old actor is set to become the first member of the world-famous 'Monty Python' comedy group to receive the accolade, which...

Terry Jones 'Doesn't Recognise' Friends

Terry Jones no longer recognises his 'Monty Python' co-stars.The 76-year-old actor was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a form of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) that impairs the sufferer's ability to speak and communicate, in 2015 and...

Unused 'Monty Python' Sketches Found In Michael Palin's Archives

Unseen sketches from the legendary Monty Python comedy team have been unearthed in Michael Palin’s archives.The iconic comedy group, consisting of Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman,...

Eric Idle Writing Spamalot Movie Script

Eric Idle is bringing 'Spamalot' to the big screen. The 75-year-old comedian is in the process of penning a script for a movie adaptation of his musical comedy - which was based on 1975 film...

Steve Buscemi Found Death Of Stalin Less Daunting Without Russian Accent

Steve Buscemi found 'Death of Stalin' ''less daunting'' when he knew he didn't have to put on a Russian accent.The 60-year-old actor portrays Soviet statesmen Nikita Khrushchev in the satirical comedy by Armando Iannucci, and...

Armando Iannucci Sad Death Of Stalin Banned In Russia

Armando Iannucci is unhappy 'Death of Stalin' was banned in Russia.The 54-year-old filmmaker helmed the satirical comedy movie which focuses on the former Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin living out his final days and...

Jason Isaacs Worried He'd Be Sent Abuse After Death Of Stalin Ban

Jason Isaacs feared he would be sent some ''radioactive tea'' in the post after 'Death of Stalin' was banned in Russia.The 54-year-old actor stars as the Soviet Union officer Georgy Zhukov - who was the...

The Death Of Stalin Wins 3 Bifa Prizes

'The Death of Stalin' has won three British Independent Film Awards. The Armando Iannucci-directed comedy-drama movie picked up a hat-trick of accolades in some of the nine newly-created craft categories ahead of the main ceremony...

Armando Iannucci Wanted To Make Death Of Stalin As Real As Possible

Armando Iannucci was adamant he wanted to make 'The Death of Stalin' feel as ''real as possible'' even though it is a funny film.The 53-year-old filmmaker is known for his satirical comedies, including 'The Thick...

Jason Isaacs Suggested Yorkshire Accent For The Death Of Stalin

Jason Isaacs asked if he could give his 'The Death of Stalin' character Georgy Zhukov a Yorkshire accent as soon as he read the script for the film.The 54-year-old actor - known for playing Lucius...

Michael Palin Doesn't See Himself As A Satirist

Michael Palin doesn't think he is a ''satirist''.The 74-year-old comedian shot to fame as a part of Monty Python - also comprised of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and the late Graham...

Terry Gilliam Finishes The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Terry Gilliam has finished filming 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' after 17 years.The 'Time Bandits' director originally started making the movie back in 1998 but due to financial issues, the film was put on...

Michael Palin Honoured With Travel Writing Award

The 73-year-old funnyman established his reputation as a travel broadcaster and writer in the 1980s and 1990s by embarking on journeys including an 80-day round the world trip and a trek from the...

Eric Idle: Terry Jones Is 'Still Here'

Eric Idle says Terry Jones is ''still here'' despite his battle with dementia.It was revealed in September that the 74-year-old comedian is battling with primary progressive aphasia - a type of dementia that affects the...

Michael Palin: "The Pythons Will Rally Round Terry Jones"

Michael Palin has said that Terry Jones can count on his fellow Pythons to rally around him following his diagnosis with dementia and speech-limiting aphasia.Last month Jones revealed he had been diagnosed with the devastating...

Michael Palin: 'Terry Jones Battling Dementia Is Painful To Watch'

The 74-year-old writer, director and actor formed the iconic comedy group alongside Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Graham Chapman. He was recently told by doctors he has primary progressive...

Michael Palin Writes Moving Post After Terry Jones Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

Monty Python star Michael Palin has penned a moving post about his friend and colleague Terry Jones’ dementia diagnosis. Jones’ diagnosis was revealed earlier this week, with a spokesperson for the actor and writer saying...

Terry Gilliam Confirms 'Don Quixote' Movie Will Finally Be Made This Year - With Adam Driver To Thank

After nearly twenty years of trying to get it off the ground, director Terry Gilliam claims that he’s finally getting the chance to make his Don Quixote movie – and apparently, the success of the...

Stephen Fry Is Leaving ‘Qi’, Replaced By Sandi Toksvig

Stephen Fry is leaving QI. The 58-year-old actor and comedian is stepping down as the host of the popular BBC show as of next year. Fry has described the job as the “best in television”...

Michael Palin 'Denied' By Son

Michael Palin's son used to ''deny'' the Monty Python star was his father.Tom Palin, 47, admits he was an ''idiot'' to ignore his dad's fame because he felt pressure to follow a similar career path,...

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