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Charles McKeown

Highest Rated: 98% Brazil (1985)

Lowest Rated: 24% Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: England, UK

British actor Charles McKeown attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and, in the early 1970s, began to get small roles in English television shows such as "Late Night Theatre" and the children's series "Inigo Pipkin." McKeown began what was to be a long-term association with members of the revered comedy troupe Monty Python in '77, when he was cast on several episodes of "Ripping Yarns" with Terry Jones and Michael Palin. In '79, McKeown appeared in an episode of John Cleese's "Fawlty Towers" and took on several small parts in Monty Python's Biblical comedy "Life of Brian." It was while working on "Brian" that McKeown met Terry Gilliam, the Pythons' resident animator, whose career as a director was just getting started. McKeown co-wrote and had roles in several of Gilliam's films, including the dystopian comedy/drama "Brazil" ('85), the fantasy tale "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" ('88), and the dream-like "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2009), though his scenes in the latter were cut. He also appeared in Gilliam's "Time Bandits" ('81) and several other Python-related projects, including "A Private Function" and "Erik the Viking." His other acting work includes roles in Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase's espionage comedy "Spies Like Us" ('85) and two episodes of the '90s TV series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles."

Highest rated movies

Life of Brian
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 60% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Screenwriter $7.7M 2009
24% 68% Plunkett & Macleane Writer $471.4K 1999
92% 82% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Rupert/Adolphus (Character) $8.6M 1989
98% 90% Brazil Writer $3.7M 1985
95% 93% Life of Brian False Prophet/Blind Man/Giggling Guard/Stig (Character) $150.2K 1979

TV

Credit
56% 62% Hold the Sunset Writer 2018-2019
77% 100% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
100% 94% Fawlty Towers Mr. Ingrams (Guest Star) 1979