Monty Python's Flying Circus Cast List

Monty Python's Flying Circus cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Monty Python's Flying Circus main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Monty Python's Flying Circus stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Monty Python's Flying Circus focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Monty Python's Flying Circus that are on here as well.

Examples of items on this list include John Cleese and Terry Jones

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  • Carol Cleveland (born 13 January 1942) is a British-American actress and comedian, most notable for her work with Monty Python.
    • Acted In: Monty Python's Flying Circus, Python Night - 30 Years of Monty Python, Python Night – 30 Years of Monty Python, The Lotus Eaters
    • Birthplace: East Sheen
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
  • Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer, and comedic composer. Idle was a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of the parody rock band The Rutles, and the writer, for the music and lyrics, of the Broadway musical Spamalot (based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Known for his elaborate wordplay and musical numbers, Idle performed some of Python’s most notable songs, including “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” (from Life of Brian), and the “Galaxy Song” (from The Meaning of Life). After Monty Python's Flying Circus, he hosted Saturday Night Live in the US four times in the ...more
    • Acted In: Monty Python's Flying Circus, Suddenly Susan, Around the World in 80 Days, At Last the 1948 Show, Do Not Adjust Your Set
    • Birthplace: South Shields, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
  • Graham Chapman
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    Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python. He played authority figures such as the Colonel and the lead role in two Python films, Holy Grail (1975) and Life of Brian (1979). Chapman was born in Leicester and was raised in Melton Mowbray. He enjoyed science, acting and comedy, and after graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, he turned down a career as a doctor to be a comedian instead. Chapman eventually established a writing partnership with John Cleese, which reached its critical peak with Monty Python ...more
    • Acted In: Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Big Show, Monty Python Live At Aspen, Monty Python Live at Aspen, At Last the 1948 Show
    • Birthplace: Stoneygate, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
  • John Marwood Cleese (; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, Cleese starred in Monty Python films, which include: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote the sitcom Fawlty Towers, ...more
    • Acted In: Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, Last of the Summer Wine, Disney's House of Mouse, Ripping Yarns
    • Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
  • Sir Michael Edward Palin, (; born 5 May 1943), is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python. Since 1980 he has made a number of travel documentaries.Palin wrote most of his comedic material with fellow Python member Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd Show, The Frost Report, and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" and "The Fish-Slapping Dance". He also regularly played a Gumby. Palin continued to work with ...more
    • Acted In: Monty Python's Flying Circus, Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days, Ripping Yarns, G.B.H., Full Circle with Michael Palin
    • Birthplace: England
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, England
  • Terrence Vance Gilliam (; born 22 November 1940) is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Gilliam has directed 13 feature films, including Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Tideland (2005), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). The only "Python" not born in Britain, he became a naturalised British subject in 1968 and formally renounced his American citizenship in 2006. Gilliam was born in Minnesota, but spent his high school and college ...more
    • Acted In: Monty Python's Flying Circus, Do Not Adjust Your Set, HypaSpace, Monty Python's Personal Best, Monty Python: Almost the Truth (Lawyers Cut)
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    • Nationality: United Kingdom