John Cleese performed the voice of King Harold in Shrek 2, Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After. He also co-wrote The Croods.

All roles

Year Title Role Notes
1968 Interlude TV Publicist
1969 The Magic Christian Mr. Dougdale (director in Sotheby's)
The Best House in London Jones Uncredited
1970 The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer Pummer Writer
1971 And Now for Something Completely Different Various Roles Writer
The Statue Harry
1973 Elementary, My Dear Watson Sherlock Holmes
1974 Romance with a Double Bass Musician Smychkov Writer
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail Various Roles Writer
1976 Meetings, Bloody Meetings Tim Writer/Executive Producer

Documentary Short

1977 The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It Sherlock Holmes
1979 Monty Python's Life of Brian Various Roles Writer
1980 The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself-Various Roles
1981 The Great Muppet Caper Neville
Time Bandits Gormless Robin Hood
1982 Privates on Parade Major Giles Flack
1983 Yellowbeard Blind Pew
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Various Roles Writer
1985 Silverado Langston
1986 Clockwise Mr. Stimpson Evening Standard British Film Awards Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
1988 A Fish Called Wanda Lawyer Archie Leach Writer/Executive Producer

BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated—Academy Award For Best Original Screenplay Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1989 Erik the Viking Halfdan the Black
The Big Picture Bartender
1990 Bullseye! Man on the Beach in

Barbados Who Looks Like John Cleese

1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Cat R. Waul Voice Only
1992 Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? Narrator
1993 Splitting Heirs Raoul P. Shadgrind
1994 Frankenstein Professor Waldman
Disney's Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Dr. Julius Plumford
The Swan Princess Jean-Bob speaking Voice Only
1996 The Wind in the Willows Mr. Toad's Lawyer
Fierce Creatures Rollo Lee Writer/Producer
1997 George of the Jungle An Ape Named 'Ape' Voice Only
1998 In the Wild: Operation Lemur with John Cleese Host Narrator
1999 The Out-of-Towners Mr. Mersault
The World Is Not Enough R
2000 Isn't She Great Henry Marcus
The Magic Pudding Albert, The Magic Pudding Voice Only
2001 Quantum Project Alexander Pentcho
Here's Looking at You: The Evolution of the Human Face Narrator
Rat Race Donald P. Sinclair
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Nearly Headless Nick
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting
Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio The Talking Crickett Voice Only: English Version
Die Another Day Q Second appearance in a James Bond film,

replaces Desmond Llewelyn as Q in the series three years after Llewelyn's death in 1999

The Adventures of Pluto Nash James
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mr. Munday
Scorched Charles Merchant
George of the Jungle 2 An Ape Named 'Ape' Voice Only
2004 Shrek 2 King Harold
Around the World in 80 Days Grizzled Sergeant
2005 Valiant Mercury Voice Only
2006 Charlotte's Web Samuel the Sheep
Man About Town Dr. Primkin
2007 Shrek the Third King Harold Voice Only
2008 Igor Dr. Glickenstein
The Day the Earth Stood Still Dr. Barnhardt
2009 The Pink Panther 2 Chief-Inspector Charles Dreyfus
Planet 51 Professor Kipple Voice Only
2010 Spud The Guv Awaiting international release
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Ghost Voice Only
Shrek Forever After King Harold
2011 The Big Year Historical Montage Narrator
Winnie the Pooh Narrator
2012 God Loves Caviar McCormick
2013 Chalky Himself Appears as himself in this documentary film about Michael White, producer of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The Croods Story credit
Planes Bulldog Voice Only

DreamWorks roles

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ShrekShrek 2Shrek the ThirdShrek Forever AfterPuss in BootsPuss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves
Main Characters

ShrekDonkeyPrincess FionaPuss in BootsDragonFarkle, Fergus and Felicia
Other Characters
Gingerbread ManMagic MirrorPinocchioThree Little PigsThree Blind MiceWolfDorisKing HaroldQueen LillianKing ArthurMerlinCaptain of GuardsGeppetto
Lord FarquaadThe Fairy GodmotherPrince CharmingCaptain HookRapunzelRumpelstiltskinJack & Jill

Main Cast

Mike MyersEddie MurphyCameron DiazAntonio Banderas
Andrew AdamsonCody CameronChris MillerChristopher KnightsJim CummingsJohn LithgowConrad Vernon
Shrek 2
Aron WarnerJohn CleeseRupert EverettKelly AsburyJulie AndrewsJennifer Saunders
Shrek the Third
Eric IdleAmy PoehlerSeth RogenMaya RudolphJustin Timberlake

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