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[on his surprise cameo in the iconic science-fiction series Doctor Who
(1963) in 1979] It was lovely to do. It just took an hour and a half, so I enjoyed it. Douglas Adams
suggested to the director that we should do it.
Campaigned long, hard but unsuccessfully to win the role of Brian in Monty Python's Life of Brian
(1979) because he wanted to expand his range in his first substantial film role, but the rest of the group favored the late Graham Chapman
, and eventually the group persuaded Cleese that Chapman was better suited to the part of Brian and Cleese stepped aside.
Usually plays uptight or overbearing comic characters.