Eric Idle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Eric Idle
Eric Idle Michelangelo.jpg
Idle in July 2014
Born (1943-03-29) 29 March 1943 (age 77)
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge
OccupationComedian, Actor, Voice actor, Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Writer
Years active1967–present
Notable work
Monty Python, The Rutles, Spamalot
Lyn Ashley
(m. 1969; div. 1975)

Tania Kosevich (m. 1981)
Parent(s)Nora Barron Idle
Ernest Idle

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer. He is one of the members of Monty Python. Monty Python is a British comedy team.

Eric Idle was born in South Shields, County Durham, United Kingdom on 29 March 1943. He studied English at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Eric is known for his songwriting and singing skills. The songs he wrote or sang were put to best use in his work with Monty Python, in the television programme and in the movies. He wrote the song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". This song was written as the closing song of the movie Life of Brian.

Other websites[change | change source]

The Monty Python foot
          Monty Python
Main: Graham ChapmanJohn CleeseTerry GilliamEric IdleTerry JonesMichael Palin
Regulars: Carol ClevelandNeil Innes
And Now for Something Completely Different  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail  • Monty Python's Life of Brian  • Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life