John Marwood Cleese (/ˈkliːz/; 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 and performer on The Frost Report.
In the late 1960s, he co-founded 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 Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.
In March 2015, in an interview with Der Spiegel, he was asked if he was religious. Cleese stated that he didn’t think much of organized religion and told he was not committed to “anything except the vague feeling that there is something more going on than the materialist reductionist people think.”