John Cleese (b. 1939) is a popular British comedian who was once a member of the famed Monty Python troupe. He is also well-known for his starring role in the TV series Fawlty Towers, and for writing and costarring in the film A Fish Called Wanda. His more recent works have included Shrek 2, Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After as the King, The Pink Panther 2, and Charlie's Angels.
Cleese also played a grizzled sergeant in the 2004 film Around the World in 80 Days, which included visual effects by the Creature Shop.