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Birth information

8 January 1941 Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK

Death information

4 October 1989 Maidstone, England, UK

Given Name

Graham Arthur Chapman

Nickname

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How tall is Graham Chapman?

1.91 m

Life Story of Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he practiced medicine for only a few years.

At Cambridge, he took part in a series of comedy revues and shortly after completing his medical studies at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Graham realized what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted to perform comedy. In 1969, Graham along with University friends John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and American Terry Gilliam formed the own comedy group called Monty Python. Their BBC TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969), which aired a short while later was a an instant hit. Their often self-referential style of humor was delightfully original but completely accessible to most audiences in the UK.

Before the show appeared on public television in the US, many people assumed that Americans would find Monty Python much too British to consider it funny. But PBS never had a larger audience than when...

Significant features of Graham Chapman

Often cast as comical authority figures (most notably the Colonel)
His pipe
Walking onto the screen and talking directly to the audience to let them know that a sketch has gotten too absurd and will now end
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Publications and Magazines about Graham Chapman

Bob McCabe The Life of Graham. 2005

What movies did Graham Chapman play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Love Potion (1987) , The Odd Job (1978) ,
Actors Filmography
Tommy Oliver and the Fighting Spirit (2015) King Arthur, Why? Factor (2012) , A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) Graham Chapman / Narrator, Stage Fright (1989) Smart Alec, Jake's Journey (1988) Sir George / Queen / Taxi driver, Iron Maiden: Can I Play with Madness (1988) Teacher, Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987) Detective Inspector Palmer, Yellowbeard (1983) Yellowbeard, The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983) Chairman, The...

Birth information

8 January 1941 Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK

Death information

4 October 1989 Maidstone, England, UK

Given Name

Graham Arthur Chapman

Nickname

Gray

How tall is Graham Chapman?

1.91 m

Life Story of Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he practiced medicine for only a few years.

At Cambridge, he took part in a series of comedy revues and shortly after completing his medical studies at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Graham realized what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted to perform comedy. In 1969, Graham along with University friends John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and American Terry Gilliam formed the own comedy group called Monty Python. Their BBC TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969), which aired a short while later was a an instant hit. Their often self-referential style of humor was delightfully original but completely accessible to most audiences in the UK.

Before the show appeared on public television in the US, many people assumed that Americans would find Monty Python much too British to consider it funny. But PBS never had a larger audience than when...

Significant features of Graham Chapman

Often cast as comical authority figures (most notably the Colonel)
His pipe
Walking onto the screen and talking directly to the audience to let them know that a sketch has gotten too absurd and will now end
...

Publications and Magazines about Graham Chapman

Bob McCabe The Life of Graham. 2005

What movies did Graham Chapman play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Love Potion (1987) , The Odd Job (1978) ,
Actors Filmography
Tommy Oliver and the Fighting Spirit (2015) King Arthur, Why? Factor (2012) , A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) Graham Chapman / Narrator, Stage Fright (1989) Smart Alec, Jake's Journey (1988) Sir George / Queen / Taxi driver, Iron Maiden: Can I Play with Madness (1988) Teacher, Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987) Detective Inspector Palmer, Yellowbeard (1983) Yellowbeard, The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983) Chairman, The...

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Graham Chapman in Kapitän Dotterbart (1983)

Member of the comedy group "Monty Python".

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Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman in Die Ritter der Kokosnuß (1975)

Studied Medicine at Cambridge University.

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John Cleese and Graham Chapman in Die Ritter der Kokosnuß (1975)

Co-wrote several episodes of Doctor in the House (1969) and its sequels with John Cleese.

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Graham Chapman in Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

While at Cambridge University, was a member of the prestigious Cambridge University Footlights Club. He went to the USA with the Cambridge University Footlights Club revue in 1964 - appearing on stage in Broadway, and on the "Ed Sullivan Show".

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Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman in Die Ritter der Kokosnuß (1975)

Longtime (24 years) companion of David Sherlock. Together, the two raised a son, John Tomiczak.

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John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, etc.

Born at 8:30am-BST

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Graham Chapman in Monty Python's wunderbare Welt der Schwerkraft (1971)

Died of cancer on 4th October 1989, just one day before the 20th anniversary of Monty Python. Terry Jones called it "The worst case of party-pooping I've ever seen.".

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John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, etc.

Co-author (with Barry Cryer) of the play "O Happy Day," which was discovered among his manuscripts and produced nearly eleven years after Chapman's death. "O Happy Day" had its world premiere on September 22, 2000, at Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. A portion of Chapman's ashes were in attendance for the premiere.

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John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, etc.

Was going to play the part of the reporter in Red Dwarf: Timeslides (1989), but died before filming could begin. The part instead went to Ruby Wax, the wife of one of the show's directors Ed Bye.

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John Cleese and Graham Chapman in David Frost Presents: John Cleese - Wie man Leute ä

While filming Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) in Tunisia, he put his medical knowledge to good use and opened a surgery for the cast and crew. He brought along and dispensed much-needed medication for things like dehydration, food poisoning and other Tunisian complaints.

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John Cleese and Graham Chapman in David Frost Presents: John Cleese - Wie man Leute ä

His parents were Walter and Edith.

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Graham Chapman and Michael Palin in David Frost Presents: John Cleese - Wie man Leute &aum

Before joining the Cambridge Footlight Dramatic Society, while studying medicine at Emmanuel College, he founded his own cabaret show. When he was invited to join the Society, he did the same year that John Cleese joined.

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Graham Chapman and Terry Jones in Das Leben des Brian (1979)

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Graham Chapman and Terence Bayler in Das Leben des Brian (1979)

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John Cleese and Graham Chapman in Die Ritter der Kokosnuß (1975)

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