John Cleese is a famous English entertainer who has a lot of different talents. He is an actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Over the years, he made a massive contribution to the entertainment industry. John is best-known as a co-founder of Monty Python, a British comedy troupe that produced a lot of comedy series. Besides, Cleese is famous for various shows and films.
Keep reading and find out how many marriages had John and a lot more interesting information about him.
John Marwood Cleese was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset on the 27th of October 1939. He was the only child of his parents, Reginald Francis Cleese and Muriel Evelyn. Cleese’s father was an insurance salesman, and his mother was a housewife.
In primary schools, Cleese was successful in sport, and he, later on, attended Clifton College. Afterward, Cleese attended Cambridge University and studied Law. He graduated in 1963.
John’s career started in college already when he joined Cambridge’s Footlights Dramatic club and began to write and produce. After he finished college, Cleese wrote for BBC, and he joined Cambridge Circus again. The comedian then returned to England and appeared in various TV and radio shows. The Frost Report was a milestone in his career. A couple of friends who co-wrote with him The Frost Report, also formed with him the Monty Python comedy group. Thanks to the hit sketch show, named Flying Circus, the troupe became a sensation. Even after all this time, the show is top-rated. After three seasons he left the troupe and made a hit Fawlty Towers.
During his career, he made a lot of achievements. Some of the essential works are Fierce Creatures, A Fish Called Wanda, and Clockwise. Besides, he appeared in movies such as Harry Potter and James Bond. John got a lot of outstanding awards, including an Emmy Award.
John is also known for the fact that he was married four times. His first marriage was with Connie Booth, the writer, and actress. Three years later, the couple got a daughter, Cynthia. They got divorced in 1978.
Three years later, John tied the knot with Barbara Trentham and got a daughter Camilla. In 1990 the love birds got divorced.
His third wife was Alyce Faye Eichelberger, an American psychotherapist. The wedding happened in 1992, and the divorce was in 2008.
In 2012, John got married to a 32-years younger model and jewelry designer, Jennifer Wade. Their wedding happened on the Caribbean Island of Mustique. Cleese said in one interview that she was never bonded with someone like he is to Jennifer.
John Cleese Net Worth 2023
The comedian has impressive success in acting, producing, and writing. Besides all of these achievements, he also earned money from different commercials. He has a net worth of $10 million.