John Cleese

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Die Another Day at 20: is the reviled Bond movie worth a second look?
The 20th film was ripe for ridicule – from Madonna’s awkward theme song to an invisible car – but it’s a smarter film than many think

Francesca Carington

22, Nov, 2022 @7:06 AM

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Delusional broadcast disorder has claimed its latest victim: John Cleese | Marina Hyde
The great affliction of our age makes men believe they have been cancelled by the BBC while they are literally on the BBC, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

11, Oct, 2022 @1:14 PM

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John Cleese to host GB News show as he rails against ‘cancel culture’
Monty Python star says he will talk on TV channel about ‘important information that gets censored’

Jim Waterson Media editor

10, Oct, 2022 @10:49 AM

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Clifford the Big Red Dog review – lovable scarlet hound takes on the tech bros
As the film relocates the action to NYC, Emily Elizabeth and co try to keep Clifford out of the hands of a nefarious company

Leslie Felperin

08, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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John Cleese pulls out of Cambridge Union event over ‘woke rules’
Comedian says he is ‘blacklisting himself’ after another speaker was banned for Hitler impersonation

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

10, Nov, 2021 @6:28 PM

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Sir Gerry Robinson obituary
Leading businessman of the 1990s whose TV career included the BBC’s 2007 programme Can Gerry Robinson Fix the NHS?

Martin Adeney

17, Oct, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Digested week: #binspace is the kind of Britain I want to live in | Lucy Mangan
As OnlyFans ended the peen panic, Twitter was united by petty grievances. Think of the level of civilisation we have reached

Lucy Mangan

27, Aug, 2021 @10:59 AM

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What exactly do Ian Botham and John Cleese offer ‘global Britain’?
The ex-cricketer and lapsed comedian have found new work in politics and TV respectively, but they are trading off old successes and even older opinions, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

25, Aug, 2021 @3:01 PM

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Alison Steadman: 'I never thought I would live in such strange and scary times'
The actor is back from lockdown with two new dramas. She talks about her 50-year career, Boris Johnson and the joy of miaowing at John Cleese, while James Corden, Julia Davis and Mike Leigh pay tribute

Catherine Shoard

24, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Unbiased jokes at the BBC? We've heard that one before, director general
Writers remain sceptical of Tim Davie’s plan to overhaul comedy, and warn it will be impossible to deliver

Vanessa Thorpe

06, Sep, 2020 @6:22 AM

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Sydney Lotterby obituary
Producer and director of some of Britain’s greatest sitcoms, from The Likely Lads and Porridge to The Liver Birds and Yes Minister

Anthony Hayward

03, Aug, 2020 @4:46 PM

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John Cleese: Why There Is No Hope review – we're all idiots, says Mr Gloomy
In a global livestream, the former Python delivers alimony gags, a bit of PC-baiting – and an amusingly grumpy lecture on how nobody knows anything

Brian Logan

03, Aug, 2020 @11:11 AM

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