Life of Brian ()

Reference View | Change View

Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus Christ, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.


Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggus Dickus
Wise Man #1 / Reg / Jewish Official / First Centurion / Deadly Dirk / Arthur
Man Even Further Forward / Revolutionary / Jailer / Blood & Thunder Prophet / Frank / Audience Member / Crucifee
Mr. Cheeky / Stan aka Loretta / Harry the Haggler / Culprit Woman / Warris / Intensely Dull Youth / Jailer's Assistant / Otto / Lead Singer Crucifee
Mandy Cohen / Colin / Simon the Holy Man / Bob Hoskins / Saintly Passer-by / Alarmed Crucifixion Assistant
Wise Man #3 / Mr. Big Nose / Francis / Mrs. A / Ex-Leper / Announcer / Ben / Pontius Pilate / Boring Prophet / Eddie / Shoe Follower / Nisus Wettus
Mrs. Gregory
A Weedy Samaritan
False Prophet / Blind Man / Giggling Guard / Stig
Matthias, Son of Deuteronomy of Gath
Mrs. Big Nose
Sue Jones-Davies ...
Peter Brett
John Case ...
Pilate's Wife
Alfonso / Giggling Guard
Another Official Stoners Helper / Giggling Guard
Bernard McKenna ...
Parvus / Official Stoners Helper / Giggling Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Randy Feelgood ...
Man / Woman (uncredited)
Mr. Papadopolous (uncredited)
Charles Knode ...
Passer-by (uncredited)
Monty Python ...
Themselves (uncredited)

Directed by

Terry Jones

Written by

Graham Chapman ... (written by) &
John Cleese ... (written by) &
Terry Gilliam ... (written by) &
Eric Idle ... (written by) &
Terry Jones ... (written by) &
Michael Palin ... (written by)

Produced by

Tarak Ben Ammar ... executive producer: Tunisia
John Goldstone ... producer (produced by)
Tim Hampton ... associate producer
George Harrison ... executive producer
Denis O'Brien ... executive producer

Music by

Geoffrey Burgon ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

Peter Biziou ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Julian Doyle

Editorial Department

Rodney Glenn ... first assistant editor
John Mister ... second assistant editor

Production Design by

Terry Gilliam

Art Direction by

Roger Christian

Costume Design by

Charles Knode
Hazel Pethig

Makeup Department

Kenteas Brine ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Elaine Carew ... hairdressing / makeup
Faouzia Choura ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Sue Ignatius ... hair stylist (as Susan Frear) / makeup artist (as Susan Frear)
Fatma Jaziri ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Ken Lintott ... wigs: beards etc. (as Kenneth Lintott)
Diana Webber ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Maggie Weston ... hairdressing / makeup

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Jonathan Benson ... first assistant director
Matthew Binns ... third assistant director
Benamar Hamida ... assistant director: Tunisia (as Hmida Ben Ammar)
Melvin Lind ... second assistant director
Slim Mzali ... assistant director: Tunisia
Lotfi Thabet ... assistant director: Tunisia

Art Department

Mohammed Azounadhea ... assistant art director
John Beard ... assistant art director
Graham Bullock ... construction crew
Patricia Christian ... art dept. secretary
Nobby Clark ... construction crew (as Roy Clarke)
Peter Dunlop ... production buyer
Terry Gilliam ... design
Peter Grant ... props department
Dennis Harrison ... construction crew
Geoffrey Hartman ... props department
Craig Hillier ... construction crew
Gordon Izod ... construction crew
Richard Jones ... construction crew
Lotfi Layouni ... construction manager (as Lotfi Layourni)
John Margetts ... props department
Robert Mason ... construction crew
Michael Melia ... construction crew
Eric Nash ... construction crew
Darryl Paterson ... props department (as Daryll Patterson)
John Paterson ... construction manager
Gordon Phillips ... props department
Alan Seabrook ... construction crew
Hassen Soufi ... set dresser
Hassine Soufi ... production buyer
Bunny Southall ... construction crew
John Spottiswood ... scenic artist (as John Spotswood)
Peter Verard ... construction crew
Arthur Wicks ... props department
David Wiggins ... construction crew

Sound Department

Simon Bailey ... asst. dubbing editor
Philip Chubb ... assistant sound engineer (as Phil Chubb)
John Foster ... dubbing editor
Dushko Indjic ... assistant sound engineer
Garth Marshall ... sound recordist
Tony Orton ... effects editor
Hugh Strain ... dubbing mixer
David Watts ... sound consultant: Dolby
Christopher T. Welch ... asst. dubbing editor (as Chris Welch)
Steve Hancock ... dubbing projectionist (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Tony Andrews ... animation and model department
Rupert Ashmore ... animation and model department
Michael Beard ... animation and model department
Valerie Charlton ... animation and model department (as Val Charlton)
Dennis De Groot ... animation and model department (as Dennis DeGroot)
Kate Hepburn ... animation and model department
Kent Houston ... optical effects: Peerless Camera Co.
Tim Ollive ... animation and model department (as Tim Olive)
Roger Pratt ... animation and model department
Keith Short ... modeller
Paul Whitbread ... optical effects: Peerless Camera Co.
Bob Cuff ... matte painter (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Sadok Ben Amor ... camera grip
Alan Annand ... loader
David Appleby ... stills photographer
Frank Batt ... camera grip
Mike Brewster ... focus (as Michael Brewster)
Hichem Cherif ... loader (as Hechim Cherif)
Chuck Finch ... electrical department
Kamel Kardous ... electrical department
Don Matton ... electrical department
Reg Parsons ... electrical department
Les Rodhouse ... electrical department
Roy Rodhouse ... chief electrician
Mohamed Sahli ... electrical department
Brian Smith ... electrical department
John Stanier ... camera operator

Animation Department

Terry Gilliam ... animation

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Sue Cable ... costume department
Nic Ede ... costume department (as Nick Ede)
Zoulfikha Keari ... costume department
William Pierce ... costume department (as Bill Pierce)
Leila Turki ... costume department

Location Management

Christina Biziou ... location assistant
Sallie Hampton ... location assistant

Music Department

Eric Crees ... musician: trombone
Marcus Dods ... conductor
Keith Grant ... music mixer
André Jacquemin ... music mixer (as Andre Jacquemin)
Steve James ... music mixer
Sonia Jones ... performer

Script and Continuity Department

Brenda Loader ... continuity

Additional Crew

Ahmed Attia ... production department: Tunisia
Patricia Burgess ... representative: HandMade
Habib Chaari ... production department: Tunisia
Mohamed Ali Cherif ... production department: Tunisia (as Ali Cherif)
Hazel Crombie ... asst. accountant
Carey Fitzgerald ... contact: London
Claude Guillene ... production department: Tunisia
Tarak Harbi ... production department: Tunisia
Anne Henshaw ... business manager
Abderrazek Jazi ... production department: Tunisia (as Jazzi Abderrazak)
Sally Jones ... contact: London (as Sally Ball)
Mouldi Kriden ... production department: Tunisia
Christine Miller ... bibliography assistant
Hafida Ouertani ... accounts secretary
Jennie Raglan ... production assistant
Hilary Sandison ... producer's assistant
Nicole Souchal ... production assistant
Betty Swinburne ... contact: London
Ron Swinburne ... production accountant
Peter Thompson ... public relations
Ridha Turki ... accountant: Tunisia


Keith Moon ... published edition of the screenplay dedicated to
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies




Special Effects


Other Companies



Plot Summary

The story of Brian of Nazareth (Graham Chapman), born on the same day as Jesus of Nazareth, who takes a different path in life that leads to the same conclusion. Brian joins a political resistance movement aiming to get the Romans out of Judea. Brian scores a victory of sorts when he manages to paint political slogans on an entire wall in the city of Jerusalem. The movement is not very effective but somehow Brian becomes a prophet and gathers his own following. His fate is sealed however and he lives a very short life. Written by garykmcd

Plot Keywords
Taglines A motion picture destined to offend nearly two thirds of the civilized world. And severely annoy the other third. See more »
Parents Guide View content advisory »

Additional Details

Also Known As
  • The Gospel According to St. Brian (United Kingdom)
  • Brian of Nazareth (United Kingdom)
  • Jesus Christ: Lust for Glory (United Kingdom)
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (United Kingdom)
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (United States)
  • See more »
  • 94 min
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $36,045,115

Did You Know?

Trivia Six cast members played 40 characters. See more »
Goofs When the Centurion corrects Brian's slogan, "Romanes Eunt Domus", he says Domum is the locative case, which would be Domi. It's actually the accusative of place, which drops the preposition Ad from Ad Domum. However, the resulting sentence, "Romani Ite Domum", is correct. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into From Spam to Sperm (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Brian See more »
Crazy Credits At the end of Idle's song "Bright Side Of Life" we can hear him saying "It's the end of the film. Incidently this record's available in the foyer. Some of us have got to live as well you know. Who do you think pays for all this rubbish? They'll never make their money back, you know. I told him, I said to him, Bernie, I said, they'll never make their money back... That should give you enough." See more »
Quotes Spectator I: I think it was "Blessed are the cheesemakers".
Mrs. Gregory: Aha, what's so special about the cheesemakers?
Gregory: Well, obviously it's not meant to be taken literally; it refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.
See more »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed