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Graham Chapman

Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, physician, writer, and actor and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also the lead actor in their two narrative films, playing King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Brian in Monty Python's Life of Brian. He co-authored and starred in the film Yellowbeard. Chapman was born in Leicester but was raised in nearby Melton Mowbray. After graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew's Medical College, he turned down a career as a doctor to be a comedian. Chapman died of cancer on 4 October 1989.

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Jan 8, 1941 In Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series At Last the 1948 Show 1967-02-15
Latest Project:
Movie Python at 50: Silly Talks and Holy Grails 2019-09-07
Known For
Poster of Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)
Poster of Monty Python's Personal Best
Poster of The Big Show
Poster of At Last the 1948 Show
Movie Python at 50: Silly Talks and Holy Grails Unknown 2019-09-07
Movie Anatomy of a Liar Himself 2012-10-26
Movie A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Himself (voice) 2012-09-08
Series Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) Himself 2009-10-18
Movie Before the Flying Circus Himself 2008-07-01
Movie Monty Python Conquers America Himself (Stock Footage) 2008-01-01
Movie The Secret Life of Brian Himself 2007-01-01
Series Monty Python's Personal Best Unknown 2006-02-22
Movie Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best Various 2006-01-01
Movie The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset Unknown 2005-09-27
Movie Looks Like a Brown Trouser Job himself 2005-04-26
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3 2004-01-01
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2 Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself 2004-11-15
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1 Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie Iron Maiden: Visions of the Beast Madman - in video 'Can I Play With Madness' (uncredited) 2003-06-02
Movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego Unknown 2001-01-01
Movie The Life of Python 2000-10-31
Movie The Monty Python Story Himself 1999-10-08
Movie Monty Python: Spam to Sperm Himself 1999-10-08
Movie Life of Python Various Roles (archive footage) (uncredited) 1990-01-01
Movie Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included Himself 1989-11-18
Movie Jake's Journey Sir George / Queen 1988-01-01
Movie Still Crazy Like a Fox Detective Inspector Palmer 1987-04-05
Movie The Crimson Permanent Assurance Chairman (uncredited) 1983-01-01
Movie Yellowbeard Captain Yellowbeard 1983-06-24
Movie The Meaning of Life Diverse Rollen 1983-03-31
Movie Group Madness Himself 1983-06-11
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself - Various Roles 1982-09-23
Movie Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Various Roles 1982-06-25
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Series The Big Show Unknown 1980-03-04
Movie Life of Brian Wise Man #2 / Brian Cohen / Biggus Dickus 1979-08-17
Movie The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 Himself 1979-06-20
Movie The Odd Job Arthur Harris 1978-08-31
Movie Pleasure at Her Majesty's Himself 1976-12-29
Movie Out of the Trees Unknown 1976-01-10
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail King Arthur / Voice of God / Middle Head / Hiccoughing Guard 1975-05-25
Movie And Now for Something Completely Different Brother / Policeman / Defence attorney / British pedestrian / Mr. Harrison (Apricot) / The Colonel / 'Hell's Grannies' policeman / Jimmy Blankensop / Sir Edward Ross / Restaurant patron #1 / Letter Writer / Oliver St. John Mollusk / Mountie / Town Guild L 1971-09-28
Movie Euroshow '71: May Day Special Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus) 1971-05-01
Movie The Statue News reader 1971-01-27
Movie Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus Various Roles 1971-01-01
Movie The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Fromage 1970-11-12
Movie Doctor in Trouble Roddy 1970-06-16
Movie The Magic Christian Oxford Crew 1969-12-12
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus Unknown 1969-10-05
Movie How to Irritate People Various 1969-01-21
Series At Last the 1948 Show Unknown 1967-02-15