Graham Chapman

Actor, Screenwriter, Physician
On the surface, Graham Chapman seemed the sanest of Britain's Monty Python troupe - he was tall, well-spoken and apparently possessed of refined manners. That veneer soon fell away within minutes of the launch of a ... Read more »
Born: 01/07/1941 in Leicester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (24)

Monty Python Live (Mostly) 2014 (Movie)

Himself / Various (Actor)

Life of Python 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Monty Python's Flying Circus 1974 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dangerous Film Club 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Yellowbeard 1983 (Movie)

Yellowbeard (Actor)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Show 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monty Python's Life Of Brian 1979 (Movie)

Biggus Dickus (Actor)

The Odd Job 1977 (Movie)

Arthur Harris (Actor)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

Pleasure at Her Majesty's 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer 1970 (Movie)

Fromage (Actor)

Doctor in Trouble 1969 (Movie)

Roddy (Actor)

The Magic Christian 1969 (Movie)

Oxford Stroke (Actor)

The Statue 1969 (Movie)

News Reader (Actor)

Still Crazy Like a Fox (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (11)

A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman 2012 (Movie)

(from memoir: "A Liar's Autobiography") (Source Material)

That Was the Week That Was 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Writer

Yellowbeard 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monty Python's Life Of Brian 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Odd Job 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Doctor in the House 1971 - 1974 (TV Show)

Writer

And Now For Something Completely Different 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (2)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1982 (Movie)

("Oh Lord Please Don't Burn Us Down") (Song)

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1982 (Movie)

(Music)
Producer (1)

The Odd Job 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (1)

And Now For Something Completely Different 1973 (Movie)

from idea (Other)

Biography

On the surface, Graham Chapman seemed the sanest of Britain's Monty Python troupe - he was tall, well-spoken and apparently possessed of refined manners. That veneer soon fell away within minutes of the launch of a sketch, whereupon Chapman would erupt into arias of mad behavior that skewered not only his own appearance, but the staid gentility of England's upper class. He found that streak of inspired insanity while a student at Cambridge, and with fellow alum John Cleese, began contributing to UK television and radio comedies. In 1969, he and Cleese teamed with Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones to form Monty Python, an unbridled comedy troupe whose stream of consciousness approach would have a lasting impact on world humor for decades to come. Chapman remained with Python until his untimely death in 1989, which robbed audiences of one of the most irreverent minds in entertainment.

Relationships

David Sherlock

Companion
together for 24 years

John Tomiczek

Son
adopted in 1970s

EDUCATION

Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

St Bartholomew's Hospital

1962

Milestones

1979

Played title character of Monty Python's "The Life of Brian"

1970

Feature film debut (as writer and actor) with Monty Python's "And Now for Something Completely Different"

1968

Monty Python's Flying Circus TV debut

1966

Began TV writing career; worked on BBC-TV's "The Frost Report" with John Cleese

1963

Joined "Footlights Revue"; toured New Zealand and appeared in New York

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