Eric Idle

Total Box Office:
 $769.0M
Highest Rated:
97% Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)
Lowest Rated:
0% Pinocchio (2002)
Birthday:
Mar 29
Birthplace:
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Bio:
The "matinee idol" of the motley Monty Python crew, Eric Idle attended Cambridge University, where he served as president of the Footlights Revue. Idle's fellow college troupers included future Pythonites John Cleese and Graham Chapman. After getting his start on such TV series as Do Not Adjust Your…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Absolutely Anything
  • Actor
-- 2015
85% George Harrison: Living In The Material World
  • Actor
-- 2011
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyers Cut
  • Actor
-- 2011
Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
-- 2010
51% Alice in Wonderland
  • (uncredited)
$319.3M 2010
The Seventh Python
  • Actor
-- 2009
Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special
  • Actor
-- 2009
Monty Python: The Other British Invasion
  • Actor
-- 2008
12% Delgo
  • Spig
$0.5M 2008
Monty Python - Before & After
  • Actor
-- 2008
40% Shrek the Third
  • Merlin
$320.7M 2007
91% Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?
  • Actor
$29.8k 2006
Eric Idle's Personal Best
  • Actor
-- 2005
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
$6.1M 2005
Nutcracker And The Mouse King
  • Actor
-- 2005
50% Ella Enchanted
  • Narrator
$22.8M 2004
The Nutcracker and the Mouseking
  • Drosselmeier
-- 2004
Christmas Vacation 2 - Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure
  • Actor
-- 2003
94% Concert for George
  • Actor
$70.0k 2003
The Rutles 2 - Can't Buy Me Lunch
  • Director
  • Dirk McQuickley
-- 2003
30% Hollywood Homicide
  • Celebrity
$30.0M 2003
0% Pinocchio
  • Actor
$3.6M 2002
The Scream Team
  • Coffin Ed
-- 2002
31% 102 Dalmatians
  • Waddlesworth
$65.4M 2000
16% Dudley Do-Right
  • The Prospector
-- 1999
81% South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
  • Actor
-- 1999
36% Quest For Camelot
  • Director
  • Devon
-- 1998
The Secret of NIMH 2 - Timmy to the Rescue
  • Actor
-- 1998
40% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Movie
  • Slyly the Fox
-- 1998
8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn
  • Alan Smithee
-- 1997
75% The Wind in the Willows (Mr. Toad's Wild Ride)
  • Rat
-- 1996
44% Casper
  • Dibs
-- 1995
8% Splitting Heirs
  • Tommy Patel
-- 1993
10% Mom and Dad Save the World
  • King Raff
-- 1992
20% Too Much Sun
  • Sonny Rivers
-- 1991
Missing Pieces
  • Actor
-- 1991
47% Nuns on the Run
  • Brian Hope
-- 1990
Life of Python
  • Actor
-- 1990
Monty Python's Parrot Sketch Not Included
  • Actor
-- 1989
94% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Berthold
-- 1989
Around the World in 80 Days
  • Actor
-- 1989
The Mikado
  • Ko-Ko
-- 1987
50% The Transformers - The Movie
  • Actor
-- 1986
38% National Lampoon's European Vacation
  • Bike rider
-- 1985
The Secret Policeman's Private Parts
  • Actor
-- 1984
90% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
  • Fourth Fish
-- 1983
22% Yellowbeard
  • Cmdr. Clement
-- 1983
Faerie Tale Theatre - The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Actor
-- 1982
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Various roles
-- 1982
Secret Policeman's Private Parts
  • Actor
-- 1981
96% Monty Python's Life of Brian
  • Loretta
  • Screenwriter
$0.4M 1979
90% The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
  • Director
  • Dirk McQuickley
  • Screenwriter
-- 1978
62% Jabberwocky
  • Actor
-- 1977
97% Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Concorde
  • Screenwriter
-- 1974
90% Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different
  • Various roles
-- 1971
Mikado
  • Actor
-- 1939

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Quotes from Eric Idle's Characters

    1. King Arthur: How does it... um... how does it work?
    2. Sir Lancelot: I know not, my liege.
    3. King Arthur: Consult the Book of Armaments!
    4. Maynard: Armaments, chapter two, verses nine through twenty-one.
    5. Minstrel + minor role: And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, 'O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.' And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats and large chu...
    6. Maynard: Skip a bit, brother...
    7. Minstrel + minor role: And the Lord spake, saying, First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out! Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.
    8. Maynard: Amen.
    9. King Arthur: Right. One... two... five!
    10. Sir Galahad: Three, sir.
    11. King Arthur: Three!
    From Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Submitted by Typhon Q (18 months ago)
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