November 6th, 2014
12:02 PM ET

John Cleese on Life in Comedy

John Cleese was a Cambridge-educated man, about to begin a career in law, when he was discovered performing with some of his classmates and put on the West End ("the English Broadway" he calls it). What came from that was the hugely popular comedy group Monty Python, roles in films ranging from "Harry Potter" to "James Bond 007," and an Oscar nomination for screenwriting “A Fish Called Wanda.”

He sat down with “New Day” to talk about the start of his career, when he knew he’d made it and how glad he is that he avoided becoming a lawyer.

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  1. Margaret Morgan

    I'm also glad that John Cleese decided not to become a lawyer. He definitely chose the correct profession. He's super talented.

    November 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Reply

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