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Graham Chapman (1941–1989)


Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a Germain air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he practiced medicine for only a few years. At ... See full bio »

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 2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (book "A Liar's Autobiography: Volume VI")
 2001 Monty Python Live (Video)
 2001 Comedy Masterclass (Video documentary) (skit "Four Yorkshiremen")
 2001 We Know Where You Live (TV Movie) (skit "Four Yorkshiremen")
 1999 Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail (Video Game) (screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail")
 1988 Jake's Journey (TV Movie)
 1986/II Comic Relief (TV Movie documentary) (skit "Merchant Banker")
 1983 Yellowbeard (writer)
 1983 The Meaning of Life (written by)
 1982 Opinions (TV Series)
 1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Documentary) (written by)
 1979 Life of Brian (written by)
 1978 The Odd Job (screenplay)
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- For Your Own Good... (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's (TV Movie documentary)
 1976 Out of the Trees (TV Movie)
 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (written by)
  Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (1 episode, 1973) (written by - 43 episodes, 1969 - 1974) (additional material - 1 episode, 1969) (conceived and written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... (written by)
- Mr. Neutron (1974) ... (written by)
- Hamlet (1974) ... (written by)
- The Light Entertainment War (1974) ... (written by)
- Michael Ellis (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 The Prince of Denmark (TV Series)
 1974 Marty Back Together Again (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... (writer)
 1973-1974 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.8 (1974) ... (written by)
- Episode #3.4 (1973) ... (written by)
 1972-1973 Doctor in Charge (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
- Hello Sailor! (1973) ... (written by)
- The Merger (1973) ... (written by)
- Blackmail (1972) ... (written by)
- That's My Uncle! (1972) ... (written by)
- Yellow Fever (1972) ... (written by)
 1971-1973 Now Look Here (TV Series) (writer - 14 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1973) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 Rentadick (uncredited)
 1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Idle at Work (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (TV Movie) (written by)
 1971 The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (screenplay - segments "Gluttony", "Wrath")
 1971 And Now for Something Completely Different (screen foreplay & conception)
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes)
- The Viva (1971) ... (writer)
- Things That Go Mump in the Night (1971) ... (writer)
- It's the Rich Wot Gets the Pleasure (1971) ... (writer)
- A Joke's a Joke (1971) ... (writer)
- Operation Loftus (1971) ... (writer)
 1971 The Ronnie Barker Yearbook (TV Movie)
 1967-1970 No, That's Me Over Here! (TV Series) (writer - 18 episodes)
- Episode #3.13 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.12 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.11 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.10 (1970) ... (writer)
- Episode #3.9 (1970) ... (writer)
 1969 The Magic Christian (additional material)
 1969 Doctor in the House (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Pass or Fail (1969) ... (written by)
- Getting the Bird (1969) ... (written by)
- The War of the Mascots (1969) ... (written by)
- Why Do You Want to Be a Doctor? (1969) ... (written by)
  Marty (TV Series) (additional material - 4 episodes, 1968) (written by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode dated 17 March 1969 (1969) ... (written by)
- Episode #2.3 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #2.2 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1969 How to Irritate People (TV Movie) (written by)
 1968 Broaden Your Mind (TV Series) (additional material - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... (additional material)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (additional material)
 1968 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Simply Sheila (1968) ... (writer)
 1967 At Last the 1948 Show (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.6 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1967) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1967) ... (writer)
 1966 The Frost Report (TV Series)
 1965 The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (TV Series)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Yellowbeard (2005) The long out of print novel combined with previously unseen 1st draft screenplay, with photos and history of the project. Constable & Robinson Books (UK), Carroll & Graf Books (US) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Graham Spam Spam Spam Chapman | Graham Whicker Chapman | Graham C. Chapmanberg | Graham C. Chapmansberg | Cambridge Circus | Montypython Flyingcircus | Monty Python | Hamrag Rachman | The Usual Lot

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Chapman and the other members of the Monty Python group traveled to visit the site of Dachau concentration camp in Germany, but were told by staff that they were too late and the museum was about to close] Tell them we're Jewish. See more »

Trivia:

Co-author (with Barry Cryer) of the play "O Happy Day," which was discovered among his manuscripts and produced nearly eleven years after Chapman's death. "O Happy Day" had its world premiere on September 22, 2000, at Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. A portion of Chapman's ashes were in attendance for the premiere. See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

Gray

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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