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Life of Brian (17-Aug-1979)

Director: Terry Jones

Writers: Graham Chapman; John Cleese; Terry Gilliam; Eric Idle; Terry Jones; Michael Palin

Keywords: Comedy, Bible, Martyrdom, Ancient Rome

Brian Cohen, a young Judean born at the same time and in the manger next to Jesus, often finds himself mistaken for the Messiah. He has joined the People's Front of Judea, seeking freedom from the shackles of Roman occupation. While still slapstick and episodic, the story holds together better than Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). John Cleese considered Life of Brian their masterpiece.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Graham Chapman
Comic
8-Jan-1941 4-Oct-1989 Monty Python's King Arthur
John Cleese
Comic
27-Oct-1939   Monty Python
Carol Cleveland
Actor
13-Jan-1942   Monty Python's Flying Circus
Terry Gilliam
Film Director
22-Nov-1940   Monty Python alumnus, Brazil
Eric Idle
Comic
29-Mar-1943   Monty Python
Neil Innes
Musician
9-Dec-1944   The Rutles
Terry Jones
Comic
1-Feb-1942   Monty Python
Chris Langham
Actor
14-Apr-1949   The Thick of It
Spike Milligan
Comic
16-Apr-1918 27-Feb-2002 The Goon Show
Michael Palin
Comic
5-May-1943   Monty Python
Gwen Taylor
Actor
19-Feb-1939   Barbara Liversidge on Barbara

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