Graham Chapman

Lowest Rated: 22% Yellowbeard (1983)
Birthday: Jan 8, 1941
Birthplace: Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
While attending Cambridge University, Leicester-born Graham Chapman met and befriended fellow student John Cleese. Sharing a keen sense of the ridiculous, Chapman and Cleese formed a writing/performing team, contributing scripts to a variety of BBC radio and TV shows, most notably Doctor in the House. They also wrote for such satirical films as The Magic Christian (1969) and Rentadick (1972). In 1969, Chapman and Cleese formed the Monty Python comedy troupe, which led to the matchless TV comedy-sketch series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974). Because he came closest to resembling a film star, the Pythons cast Chapman in the leading roles of their film projects Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) and The Life of Brian (1978); in the latter film, Chapman scored as an "alternate Messiah" who ended his life on the Cross while singing an insipid cheer-up song. On his own, Graham Chapman was not quite as successful as he'd been in the company of fellow Pythons Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilian, though he did publish a moderately successful 1981 memoir, A Liar's Autobiography. After co-scripting and co-starring in the all-star "comedy salad" Yellowbeard (1983), Graham Chapman died of spinal and throat cancer; he was only 48.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
43% A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Screenwriter Actor 2012
No Score Yet Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special Actor 2009
No Score Yet Monty Python: The Other British Invasion Actor 2008
No Score Yet Monty Python - Before & After Actor 2008
No Score Yet VeggieTales: God Made You Special Actor 2007
No Score Yet Graham Chapman: Looks Like Another Brown Trouser Job Actor 2005
No Score Yet Life of Python Actor 1990
No Score Yet Monty Python's Parrot Sketch Not Included Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts Actor 1984
22% Yellowbeard Screenwriter 1983
85% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Chairman/Fish #1/Doctor/Harry Blackitt/Wymer/Hordern Screenwriter 1983
No Score Yet Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Inspector 1982
89% The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Actor 1982
95% Monty Python's Life of Brian Screenwriter Brian Called Brian 1979
No Score Yet Odd Job Arthur Harris 1978
97% Monty Python and the Holy Grail King Arthur, Three-Headed Knight, Hiccoughing Guard Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet Monty Python's Flying Circus - Episode 45 Actor 1974
90% Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different Sir Edward Ross Screenwriter 1972
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins Screenwriter 1971
No Score Yet The Statue News Reader 1971
No Score Yet The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Screenwriter Fromage 1970
No Score Yet Doctor in Trouble Roddy 1970
56% The Magic Christian Oxford Crew (uncredited) 1970
No Score Yet John Cleese on How to Irritate People Actor 1968
No Score Yet At Last the 1948 Show Actor 1967

TV

CREDIT
100% Monty Python's Flying Circus
1969-1974
Performer Director Screenwriter

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