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Graham Chapman



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
46% 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's Personal Best
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Graham Chapman: Looks Like Another Brown Trouser Job
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Secret Policeman's Ball
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Life of Python
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Monty Python's Parrot Sketch Not Included
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Monty Python's Graham Chapman - Another Brown Trouser Job
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts
  • Actor
1984
22% Yellowbeard
  • Yellowbeard
1983
90% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
  • Screenwriter
  • Chairman/Fish #1/Doctor/Harry Blackitt/Wymer/Hordern
1983
No Score Yet Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Inspector
1982
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Secret Policeman's Private Parts
  • Actor
1981
96% Monty Python's Life of Brian
  • Screenwriter
  • Brian Called Brian 1st Wise Man
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 Statue
  • News Reader
1971
No Score Yet The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
  • 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

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