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Eric Idle

Eric Idle was born on March 29, 1943 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). He has been married to Tania Kosevich since 1981. They have one child. He was previously married to Lyn Ashley. See full bio »

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Wrote and composed songs for the children's book "The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat." See more »

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7 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Montypython Flyingcircus | Brian Hope | Eric Spam Eggs and Chips Idle | Eric Whicker Whicker Idle | Eric C. Idleberg | Rice Lied | Monty Python | The Usual Lot


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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We couldn't get [Life of Brian (1979)] made then. We looked and looked for money and we couldn't find anyone to back it. Only George Harrison would back it - and that's because he mortgaged his house. See more »


Supporter of Sunderland Football Club of the English Premiership See more »


His characters on Monty Python were often mischievous and happy go lucky men. See more »

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