Neil Innes

Born: 09/11/1944 in Danbury, EssexUK


Actor (9)

50 YEARS: THE BEATLES 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


Erik the Viking 1989 (Movie)

Hy-Brasilian (Actor)

The Missionary 1980 (Movie)

Singer in Gin Palace (Actor)

Monty Python's Life Of Brian 1979 (Movie)

Weedy Samaritan at Amphitheatre (Actor)

The Secret Policeman's Ball 1978 (Movie)


Jabberwocky 1977 (Movie)

2nd Herald (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1977 (Tv Show)


Pleasure at Her Majesty's 1975 (Movie)

Music (7)

Guest House Paradiso 2000 (Movie)

("Jazz Delicious Hot Disgusting Cold") (Song)

Them 1991 (Movie)


Erik the Viking 1989 (Movie)


The Missionary 1980 (Movie)

("Put on Your Ta-Ta Little Girlie") (Song Performer)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

guitarist (Music)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 (Movie)

songs (Song)



Writes and appears in The Rutles TV movie "All You Need Is Cash"


Joins writing team of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (BBC, 1969-1974)


Releases debut solo album, How Sweet To Be An Idiot


Scores hit single with The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band's "I'm The Urban Spaceman"

Bonus Trivia


Innes successfully sued Oasis after their 1994 hit, "Whatever," was ruled to have directly lifted parts of its melody from his 1973 song, "How Sweet to Be an Idiot."


Innes hosted a 13-episode television series, "Away with Words" (ITV Anglia, 1998), in which he travelled to different areas of Britain to explore the origins of well-known words and phrases.