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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 May 22, 1981. They have one child. He was previously married to Lyn Ashley. Wikipedia

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Absolutely Anything 2015 Salubrious Gat (voice)
Monty Python Live (Mostly) 2014 Spanish Guitarist First Yorkshireman Noël Coward ...
What About Dick? 2012 Video Piano
The Simpsons 2003-2012 TV Series Declan Desmond
Why? Factor 2012 Short voice
Wolf Sheep 2010
Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy 2010 Baritonish Stan aka Loretta Bob Dylan ...
Delgo 2008 Spig (voice)
Shrek the Third 2007 Merlin (voice)
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! 2004-2005 TV Series Scrapperton
The Nutcracker and the Mouseking 2004 Video Drosselmeier (English version, voice)
Ella Enchanted 2004 Narrator
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure 2003 TV Movie English Victim
Hollywood Homicide 2003 Celebrity
MADtv 2003 TV Series Zookeeper
Pinocchio 2002 Medoro (English version, voice)
The Scream Team 2002 TV Movie Coffin Ed
House of Mouse 2001-2002 TV Series Pluto Angel
Brightness 2000 Short Mr. Bix
Suddenly Susan 1999-2000 TV Series Ian Maxtone-Graham
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 TV Series Guzelian
102 Dalmatians 2000 Waddlesworth (voice)
Mickey Mouse Works 1999-2000 TV Series Pluto Angel
Journey Into Imagination: With Figment 1999 Short Dr. Nigel Channing
Pirates: 3D Show 1999 Short Pierre
Recess 1998-1999 TV Series Galileo
Dudley Do-Right 1999 Prospector
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 1999 Dr. Vosknocker (voice)
Hercules 1998-1999 TV Series Mr. Parentheses / Parenthesis / School Master
Hercules: Zero to Hero 1999 Video Parenthesis (voice)
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue 1998 Video Evil Martin (voice)
The Angry Beavers 1998 TV Series Spanque
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie 1998 Slyly the Fox (voice)
Quest for Camelot 1998 Devon (voice)
Pinky and the Brain 1998 TV Series Pinky's Mom / Pinky's Dad
The Meaning of Life 1997 Video Game Various
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn 1997 Alan Smithee
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! 1996 Video Game Rincewind / Bone Idle (voice)
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail 1996 Video Game Historyteller Dead Collector Peasant 1 ...
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride 1996 Rat
Frasier 1996 TV Series Chuck
Discworld 1995 Video Game Rincewind (voice)
Casper 1995 Paul 'Dibbs' Plutzker
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience 1994 Short Dr. Nigel Channing (uncredited)
Splitting Heirs 1993 Tommy Butterfly Rainbow Peace Patel
Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 King Raff
One Foot in the Grave 1991-1992 TV Series The voice of / Mervyn Whale
Um Passo, Outro Passo e Depois... 1991 Actor on TV (uncredited)
Missing Pieces 1991 Wendel
Too Much Sun 1990 Sonny
Nuns on the Run 1990 Brian Hope / Flight Attendant #1 (as Eric Idle, Brian Hope)
Everything You Need to Know About Buying and Selling a Used Car, But Were Afraid to Ask 1990 Video Car Salesman
Around the World in 80 Days 1989 TV Mini-Series Jean Passepartout
How to Get Ahead in Advertising 1989 Male Love Bird (voice, uncredited)
Nearly Departed 1989 TV Series Grant Pritchard / Millie Pritchard
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 Desmond / Berthold
The Mikado 1987/I TV Movie Ko-Ko
Saturday Night Live 1986 TV Series Terry Halsey
The Transformers: The Movie 1986 Wreck-Gar (voice)
National Lampoon's European Vacation 1985 The Bike Rider
Faerie Tale Theatre 1982-1985 TV Series The Pied Piper Robert Browning Narrator
Yellowbeard 1983 Commander Clement
The Meaning of Life 1983 Gunther / Fish #3 / 'Meaning of Life' Singer / ...
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1982 Documentary Michelangelo Brewer First Bruce ...
Laverne & Shirley 1981 TV Series Derek DeWoods
Life of Brian 1979 Mr. Cheeky Stan aka Loretta Harry the Haggler ...
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash 1978 TV Movie Dirk McQuickly / The Narrator / Stanley J. Krammerhead III, Jr.
Rutland Weekend Television 1975-1976 TV Series Various / RWT programme controller / Dirk McQuickly - Rutles Guitarist
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Dead Collector Peasant 1 Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Launcelot ...
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1969-1974 TV Series Various / Clerk / Professor / ...
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus 1972 TV Series Torch Runner / Farmer with dog / Shakespearean Expert / ...
And Now for Something Completely Different 1971 Prosecutor Marriage Counselor Arthur Nudge ...
Euroshow 71 1971 TV Movie Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1969 TV Series Various - Monty Python's Flying Circus segment
Do Not Adjust Your Set 1967-1969 TV Series Various Characters / Various
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh 1968 TV Series Various
No, That's Me Over Here! 1967 TV Series TV announcer
At Last the 1948 Show 1967 TV Series End of row opera patron / Beethoven patient / waiter / ...
Alice in Wonderland 1966 TV Movie Young Man (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monty Python Live (Mostly) 2014
What About Dick? 2012 Video
Not the Messiah: He's a Very Naughty Boy 2010
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch 2004 TV Special
Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python 2002
Pirates: 3D Show 1999 Short writer
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python 1999 TV Movie documentary
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail 1996 Video Game screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
Splitting Heirs 1993 written by
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python 1989 TV Special sketches
The Meaning of Life 1983 written by
Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1982 Documentary written by
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 TV Special segment "Rutland Weekend Television"
Life of Brian 1979 written by
The Two Ronnies TV Series writer - 7 episodes, 1971 written by - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1978
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash 1978 TV Movie conceived and written by
Pleasure at Her Majesty's 1976 TV Movie documentary writer
Rutland Weekend Television TV Series 1 episode, 1975 writer - 13 episodes, 1975 - 1976
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 written by
Christmas Box 1974 TV Movie
Monty Python's Flying Circus TV Series written by - 43 episodes, 1969 - 1974 creator - 1 episode, 1973 additional material - 1 episode, 1969 conceived and written by - 1 episode, 1969
Funny Ha-Ha 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus 1972 TV Series written by
A Christmas Night with the Stars TV Series 1 episode, 1969 script: The Two Ronnies - 1 episode, 1971
And Now for Something Completely Different 1971 screen foreplay & conception
Ronnie Corbett in Bed 1971 TV Movie
The Ronnie Barker Yearbook 1971 TV Movie
Hark at Barker 1969 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Do Not Adjust Your Set TV Series written by - 12 episodes, 1967 - 1968 writer - 1 episode, 1969
Albert Carter, Q.O.S.O. 1968 Short writer
Broaden Your Mind 1968 TV Series additional material - 1 episode
According to Dora 1968 TV Series writer - 1 episode
We Have Ways of Making You Laugh 1968 TV Series writer
BBC Show of the Week 1968 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Twice a Fortnight 1968 TV Series additional material - 1 episode
No, That's Me Over Here! 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Frost Report 1966 TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Missing Pieces 1991 performer: "HIGH ENERGY"
Nearly Departed 1989 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988 lyrics: "The Torturer's Apprentice" / music: "The Torturer's Apprentice"
Transport 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Crimson Permanent Assurance 1983 Short lyrics: "Accountancy Shanty" / music: "Accountancy Shanty"
The Meaning of Life 1983 lyrics: "The Meaning of Life", "Galaxy Song", "Accountancy Shanty", "Penis Song" / music: "The Meaning of Life", "Oh Lord Please Don't Burn Us", "Galaxy Song", "Accountancy Shanty", "Penis Song", "Christmas in Heaven" / performer: "The Meaning of Life", "Every Sperm Is Sacred", "Galaxy Song", "Penis Song"
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1982 Documentary writer: "Sit On My Face", "Bruces' Philosophers Song"
Life of Brian 1979 music: "Bright Side Of Life" / performer: "Bright Side Of Life"
Saturday Night Live 1976-1978 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1972 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Do Not Adjust Your Set 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Boxtrolls 2014 lyrics: "The Boxtrolls Song" / music: "The Boxtrolls Song"
Lucky Stiff 2014 performer: "Lucky Stiff"
Gent de paraula TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2014 music - 1 episode, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Some Jerk with a Camera 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The X Factor TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman 2012 "Bruce's Song" / writer: "Medical Love Song"
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 2012 TV Movie performer: "Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life" - uncredited / writer: "Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life" - uncredited
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 5 O'Clock Show 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Premios Ondas 2009 2009 TV Special writer: "El lamento de la diva"
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut TV Mini-Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 writer - 3 episodes, 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 2009 Documentary lyrics: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" / music: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
The Legend of Dick and Dom TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Timeshift TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
BCN aixeca el teló 2008 TV Special writer: "The Song That Goes Like This"
The Wild 2006 performer: "Really Nice Day", "Really Nice Day Finale" / producer: "Really Nice Day", "Really Nice Day Finale" / writer: "Really Nice Day", "Really Nice Day Finale"
Green Day: Bullet in a Bible 2005 Video documentary music: "Bright Side Of Life"
The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2005 TV Special writer: "Find Your Grail"
S.P.U.N.G 2004 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Beasts Within 2001 TV Movie documentary music: "Bright Side Of Life" / performer: "Bright Side Of Life"
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
102 Dalmatians 2000 performer: "Brahams Lullaby" uncredited, "Bella Notte This Is The Night"
Lindenstraße TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
A Slight Case of Murder 1999 TV Movie writer: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue 1998 Video performer: "Just Say Yes!"
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie 1998 performer: "It Could Be Worse"
Hercules TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1998 music - 1 episode, 1998 performer - 1 episode, 1998
Quest for Camelot 1998 performer: "If I Didn't Have You"
Quest for Camelot Sing-Alongs 1998 Video short performer: "If I Didn't Have You"
The Meaning of Life 1997 Video Game performer: "Dental Ditty" / writer: "Dental Ditty"
As Good as It Gets 1997 writer: "ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE"
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! 1996 Video Game lyrics: "That's Death" / music: "That's Death" / performer: "That's Death"
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride 1996 performer: "Messing About On The River", "Friends Is What We Is"
Vreemde praktijken 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Splitting Heirs 1993 lyrics: "SOMEONE STOLE MY BABY", "LA MÈRE" / music: "SOMEONE STOLE MY BABY" / performer: "SOMEONE STOLE MY BABY", "LA MÈRE"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Foot in the Grave 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Foot in the Grave TV Series music performer - 40 episodes, 1990 - 2000 composer - 37 episodes, 1990 - 2000

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monty Python Live (Mostly) 2014
What About Dick? 2012 Video
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch 2004 TV Special
George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 2004 Video documentary segment "Crackerbox Palace"
Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 TV Series 1 episode
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 TV Special segment "Rutland Weekend Television"
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash 1978 TV Movie
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1982 Documentary stage director - as Monty Python
And Now for Something Completely Different 1971 presenter - as Monty Python
The Liver Birds 1971 TV Series script editor - 6 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Foot in the Grave 1990 TV Series 6 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch 2004 TV Special producer
Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python 2002 producer
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail 1996 Video Game executive producer
Splitting Heirs 1993 executive producer
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 TV Special producer - segment "Rutland Weekend Television"

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail 1996 Video Game

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tommy Oliver and the Fighting Spirit 2015 Short inspiration
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO 2012 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010 TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen 2008 Video documentary special thanks
Leon the Pig Farmer 1992 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Soup 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Monty Python
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Absolutely Anything
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification 2014 TV Movie Himself
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Imagine 2011-2014 TV Series documentary Himself
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy 2014 TV Movie documentary
The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Billy Connolly's Big Send Off 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside Comedy 2014 TV Series Himself
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles 2014 TV Special Himself / Nigel Spasm
The Graham Norton Show 2010-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The One Show 2010-2013 TV Series Himself
The Meaning of Monty Python 2013 Video documentary Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
David Frost: Hello, Good Evening & Farewell 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Writer, The Frost Report
Stargazing Live: Back to Earth 2013 TV Series Himself
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Morning 2012 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2003-2012 TV Series Himself
Brand X with Russell Brand 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 2012 TV Movie Himself
Arena 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 TV Movie Himself
Rove LA 2012 TV Series Himself
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me - The Ultimate Buddy Party 2011 TV Movie Himself
Breaking News med Filip och Fredrik 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Himself / Various
The Unforgettable Terry Scott 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) 2010 Documentary Himself / Singer
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols 2010 TV Movie Himself
Not the Messiah: The Road to the Albert Hall 2009 Documentary short Himself
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut 2009 TV Mini-Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself
Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special 2009 TV Movie Himself
Cinema 3 2009 TV Series Himself
Movie Connections 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
The Seventh Python 2008 Documentary Himself
The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen 2008 Video documentary Himself - 'Berthold'
Canada A.M. 2007 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Secret Life of Brian 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Parkinson 2006 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 1999-2006 TV Series documentary Himself / Rutles Narrator
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
Monty Python's Personal Best 2006 TV Series Himself / Various Characters
The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin 2005 TV Special documentary
The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Book of a Musical & Best Original Score
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
NewsNight with Aaron Brown 2005 TV Series Himself
Comedy Connections 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2000-2005 TV Series Himself
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary Himself
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch 2004 TV Special Narrator / Dirk McQuickly / Lady Beth Mouse-Peddler
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 2004 Video documentary Himself (segment "Crackerbox Palace")
Britain's Best Sitcom 2004 TV Series Himself
Concert for George 2003 Video documentary Himself First Barber Mountie
The Meaning of Making 'The Meaning of Life' 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Caroline Rhea Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Just for Laughs 2002 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Eric Idle: Exploits Monty Python 2002 Himself
Jeopardy! 2001 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 2000 Video documentary Himself
I Don't Believe It! The 'One Foot in the Grave' Story 2000 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Beatles Revolution 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
From Spam to Sperm 2000 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2000 TV Series Himself
Top Ten 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Dennis Miller Live 2000 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-2000 TV Series Himself
Pythonland 1999 TV Movie Himself
30 Years of Monty Python, a Revelation 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1999 TV Series Himself
Clive Anderson All Talk 1999 TV Series Himself
Sin City Spectacular 1999 TV Series Himself
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen 1998 TV Special Himself / Various Roles
Heroes of Comedy 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Special 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1983-1993 TV Series Himself
Going Live! 1989-1993 TV Series Himself
Aspel & Company 1990-1993 TV Series Himself
Showbiz Today 1990 TV Series Himself
Omnibus 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 1990 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990 TV Series Himself
Life of Python 1990 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Roles
The Movie Life of George 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python 1989 TV Special Himself (cameo) / Various Roles (achive footage)
A Source of Innocent Merriment 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself
Group Madness 1983 Documentary Himself
The Meaning of Monty Python's Meaning of Life 1983 TV Short documentary Himself
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever 1981 TV Special Reporter
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1980 TV Series Himself
The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1976-1979 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / Himself / ...
Side by Side 1975 Himself
Monty Python & the Holy Grail Location Report 1974 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Midnight Special 1973-1974 TV Series Himself
Up Sunday 1973 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010-2014 TV Series Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Launcelot Peasant 1 First Swamp Castle Guard ...
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman 2012 Himself (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Lead Singer Crucifee
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Various
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases 2008 TV Movie documentary Various (uncredited)
Hitler: The Comedy Years 2007 TV Movie documentary Mr. Johnson (uncredited)
Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Car Mechanic
What the Pythons Did Next... 2007 TV Movie documentary Various Characters (uncredited)
The Best of the Royal Variety 2006 TV Series Himself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Various (uncredited)
Arena 2005 TV Series documentary Bus Passenger
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary
Timeshift 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Monty Python
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments 2002 TV Special Himself
George Harrison - Der sanfte Beatle 2001 TV Short documentary Himself
The Sketch Show Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Various Characters
The Directors 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
John Cleese & Anders Lund Madsen 1999 TV Short documentary Himself
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Justin
Omnibus 1999 TV Series documentary Jim
Hercules 1999 TV Series Mr. Parentheses
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time 1994 Video Game Various
Funny Business 1992 TV Series documentary
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 1992 TV Special David Frost (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary 1989 TV Special The Rutles Narrator (uncredited)
To See Such Fun 1977 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Comedy World 1974 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) · John Cleese
· Michael Palin
1983 ACE CableACE Awards Directing a Dramatic Presentation Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
1983 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Dramatic Presentation Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
1976 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) · Terry Gilliam (written by/director)
· Terry Jones (written by/director)
· Graham Chapman (written by)
· John Cleese (written by)
· Michael Palin (written by)


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#Fact
1 John Du Prez and he were awarded the 2010 Musical Score for "Monty Python's Spamalot" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2 On November 12, 2008 Eric performs Swan Lake with the English National Ballet, and sings "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" for the We Are Most Amused Gala event held at the New Wimbledon Theatre in honor of the 60th birthday of HRH Prince Charles.
3 On October 15, 2009 - Eric and the other surviving members of Monty Python accept the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award on the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python in New York.
4 On August 12, 2012 Eric performs "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" live at the London Olympic Games Closing Ceremony which was broadcast live around the world to approximately 1 Billion people.
5 Longtime friend of George Harrison.
6 On July 1st - 5th & July 15th - 20th, 2014 The Pythons perform Monty Python Live (mostly) at the O2 to sold out crows of 16,000 for each of the 10 nights, Eric Idle wrote and directed the show.
7 Longtime advocate for women's rights and animal rights.
8 Knew Michael Palin and Terry Jones from university.
9 John Du Prez and his musical, "Monty Python's Spamalot" at the Nightblue Performing Arts Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Musical Production.
10 Just signed a deal to have his musical "Spamalot" performed in Wynn's Resorts in Las Vegas in 2007. It will perform there for 10 years. [July 2005]
11 Producer of hit Broadway musical 'Monty Python's Spamalot' ("lovingly ripped-off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).") [February 2005]
12 Member of Monty Python along with John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam.
13 Was invited to the party Steve Martin was throwing that turned out to be his wedding.
14 The only member of Monty Python not to appear on Friday Night, Saturday Morning (1979).
15 Steve Martin calls him his mentor.
16 Rented out his house to Carrie Fisher during the production of Life of Brian (1979), while she was in London filming Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
17 Although his picture An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) was a commercial and critical disappointment, Idle has been asked for Alan Smithee's "autograph" in real life...and consented (Smithee was the nonexistent, pseudonymous director whom Idle "portrayed" in said movie).
18 Appears as the M.C. in the 3-D film Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (1994) at Disneyland.
19 Admired by the other Pythons for his circle of friends, it was he who procured part of the production money for Life of Brian (1979) from former Beatle George Harrison.
20 Describes himself as having "creative dyslexia", meaning he can look at any word and automatically see the anagrams that can be made from it. One of the characters he played in "Monty Python's Flying Circus" was a man who speaks only in anagrams.
21 Friend of Robin Williams.
22 Was once tasked by his fellow Pythons with composing a response to an angry piece of fan mail. Monty Python member Graham Chapman was openly gay, and a letter had been written citing Bible verses, stating that homosexuals should be stoned to death. He jokingly replied that they had stoned Chapman to death.
23 Got permission from the other members of Monty Python (except, naturally, Graham Chapman) to go ahead with his play/musical "Spamalot" (set to hit Broadway in early 2005), a twist on their classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), because they all found the script hilarious.
24 Defeated Charles Barkley and Martha Stewart on a celebrity episode of Jeopardy! (1984) in 2002.
25 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 225-226. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
26 Is an accomplished guitar player.
27 Proudly calls himself "the third tallest member of Monty Python."
28 In 1963, as a collegiate, he was admitted into the Cambridge Footlights comedy club. He became president of the club the following year and one of his first acts was to open the membership up to include women. Feminist/writer Germaine Greer was one of the first to join.
29 The only member of the Monty Python group to write alone.
30 Eric's father, who served in the Royal Air Force, died in a car crash on Christmas eve when he was two years old.
31 Studied English at Cambridge University. While at university, he was a member of the prestigious Cambridge Footlights Club, and later, President of the Footlights Club.
32 Member of the comedy group "Monty Python"
33 Son, Carey (b. 1973), with Lyn Ashley.
34 Daughter, Lily (b. 1990), with Tania Kosevich.

#Quote
1 At school we had a very soggy, muddy playing field and I wasn't very good at football, so on a Thursday afternoon, instead of changing for compulsory games, I'd put on my school cap, march out the front door, go down town to Wolverhampton and watch a movie. I did this regularly every Thursday afternoon, for ages and ages, marching boldly past the headmaster's study and nobody ever caught me, because if you've got your cap on and you're walking through the front door, you're clearly doing some school business, right? So, I learnt very early on that if you're brazen, nobody questions you. If I'd been sneaking out I would probably have been caught. Well I finally was caught in my penultimate year. The headmaster sent for me and he said, 'Did you enjoy the movie this afternoon?' And I annoyed him by saying, 'No, not very much sir, it wasn't very good.'
2 I like being a foreigner. For me to live in California is very pleasant - I'm more comfortable not feeling a part of everything, not feeling responsible for the government or the roads or the health system.
3 I can be very angry and acerbic. Therapy is really useful. It gives me a triangulation on myself: "I was this asshole the other day; why did I do that?"
4 The dreadful thing about getting older is you cry at the drop of a hat. I used to make fun of Richard Attenborough for crying. Now I'm turning into him. I can't remember anybody's names, so I call everybody "darling" and I cry all the time.
5 The secret of a good marriage is separate rooms. I've been with my current wife for 33 years and I can tell you that it works. I don't mean not having sex - you can shag anywhere. I think Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own applies to all human beings at all stages.
6 [on his last correspondence with Robin Williams] Robin was supposed to come and do the last night, and all the time I was getting emails from him, and he was going downhill. Then he said he could come, but he didn't want to be onstage. I said, 'I totally get that.' Because he was suffering from severe depression. Through my friend Bobcat Goldthwait we were in touch, and in the end he said, 'I can't come, I'm sorry, but I love you very much.' We realized afterwards he was saying goodbye.
7 [on the BBC in the 1960s] It was fabulous. It was the golden age of executives, there weren't any.
8 There's a legendary story of one of the Monty Python boys being interviewed on a tape recorder by a pretty Canadian journalist while actually in flagrante, but wild horses would not drag the name of the recipient of this in-depth interview from my lips. To talk seriously on the radio about comedy while porking the questioner is still something of a high spot in the history of irony.
9 He [Bill Murray] has such a lived-in face, and how rare it is to see a decent wrinkle on the screen. Hollywood is into facial prejudice in a big way. Age denial is the national sport.
10 Secondary music is really bad for you. It's worse than smoking. At least smoking doesn't stop your thinking, but Muzak makes me resentful and gloomy.
11 [on meeting George Harrison for the first time] He never shut up. Thank God.
12 We [Brits] like to call it [soccer] "football" because, unlike American football, it is played with the feet.
13 Of course I'm not ashamed to lose it in public anymore, but a blubbing comic just ain't entertaining.
14 Being an ex-Python is weird. I suppose we are all mistaken for the people we once were, that's what the fossilization of fame is all about, but we're not really them, are we? Those young men are long since gone. We have to talk about them as though we still are them, but we're not, you know. They were smart, young, and terribly clever. We older, wider, and grayer men are their descendants. I used to be Eric Idle in Monty Python. But now I'm not. I'm not even like him. He drank and smoked and ate meat. He was married to a blond Australian. I'm none of the above.
15 [on his education] I did S Level. Nobody's ever done S Level, because it's above A Level and I once found somebody else who'd done it and we reckoned we were the only two people in England who ever did S Level!
16 [on Graham Chapman's funeral] The reaction was uproarious as he [John Cleese] became funnier and funnier, and in the end the spirit of Graham was released, and we all felt liberated. Yes of course everyone was sad and in tears, but we were laughing. After that, the hardest thing I ever had to do was sing 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.' For a moment trying to sing it was just terrible for me, because music makes you weep, while comedy makes you weep and laugh , but because of all the earlier laughter I got through it.
17 No gentleman talks to anyone before noon. One of the reasons I write alone is that I can't bear speaking to anyone first thing in the morning.
18 Comedians are not normal people. It is not a normal thing to do. You don't become a comedian without some early traumatizing experience, so comedy is also a coping mechanism.
19 I'm just trying to earn enough to get my daughter through college and my wife through collagen.
20 [1975] A comedian must never be vulnerable. The great comedians are always apparently invulnerable on stage although off stage they were not such supermen.
21 I used to bridle when people used to describe us all as 'public school' - it's not true. Graham was Leicester Grammar, Terry was grammar, I was this nightmare school and Michael was Shrewsbury, which is a public school, and John was at Clifton, also a public school. That's two out of six.
22 [talking about the orphanage/boarding school he grew up in] I still have nightmares that I'm back at the Ophney. It was a physically abusive, bullying, harsh environment for a kid to grow up in, a boarding school where nobody had any fathers. The terms were interminable, fourteen weeks with no emotional support.
23 I think there's something very seductive about the glamour of dressing up and playing somebody else, and that comes from a sadness. I think I only became any good eventually through Python by being disguised and by being other people and it was only latterly in my life that I have been able to be funny as myself or be confident. I don't have to put on a disguise or wear a wig now but that's what I used to do.
24 I was a war baby. My earliest memories are of a Wellington bomber crashing in flames into the field beside my nursery school. I remember being forced into a Mickey Mouse gas mask, instilling a lifelong fear of rubber masks and the eponymous rodent.
25 When we got to North America it was extraordinary to find that everybody assumed that we were totally stoned all the time while making it up. You had to point out to people that actually you can't write comedy when you're stoned, you can't find the typewriter, but a lot of people still say to this day, 'Oh when I was a college kid, man, we'd just get a joint and watch Python and we'd laugh and laugh.' And you think, 'Well, actually you didn't need Python, you could just look at the wallpaper!'
26 [asked why Terry Gilliam insisted on him shaving his head for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)] Pure sexual jealousy.
27 I've been trying to write musicals since I did The Mikado (1987) with Jonathan Miller and the ENO in 1987. I'd do new gags each night. I thought, "I like this - we should find a subject". It took me about 20 years to find a subject.
28 The odd thing is I knew that if [Spamalot] was going to be successful it would have to appeal to people who weren't just Python fans. What happened was that Middle America discovered Python through Spamalot.
29 Americans like to think Python is how English people really are. There is an element of truth to that.
30 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.
31 There was a time when we were almost universally hated by large sections of society. Now that we are the cuddly old farts of comedy, I rather miss the hatred.
32 If the studios paid the artists, how would they ever be able to afford the executives?
33 [on his favourite sexual position] Flat on my back with my wallet open.
34 [on gay marriage] It's about time they suffered too.
35 John Cleese once told me he'd do anything for money. So I offered him a pound to shut up, and he took it.

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1 His characters on Monty Python were often mischievous and happy go lucky men.
2 Signature Song: "Always look on the bright side of Life"
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