#381 John Cleese / Robbie Brightwell – 27 October 1939

John Cleese

Photo by Paul Boxley

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and as a scriptwriter on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely DifferentHoly GrailLife of Brian and The Meaning of Life. In the mid 1970s, Cleese and his first wife Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and three Shrek films.

Robbie Brightwell

Robert (“Robbie”) Ian Brightwell MBE (born 27 October 1939 in Rawalpindi, British India) is a former track and field athlete. He was known for his quarter-mile running races, with his first major race taking place during 1961. He broke the British record for 440 yards as well as the European 400 metres record . During the Olympic Games held in Tokyo 10 to 24 October 1964, he was captain of the men’s British Olympic Team.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cleese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Brightwell

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