Cleese Retires from Performing
The 66-year-old actor announced that he's retiring in order to become a "
"I'm too tired to write new comedy," says the former Minister of Silly Walks. "I can never do better than 'Fawlty Towers' whatever I do. Now I very much want to teach young talent some rules of the game."
The "Fawlty Towers" writer and Monty Python trouper is a fan of the old, classic forms of comedies.
"My generation prized really fine acting and writing," he says. "Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles which underpin great visual comedy. The thrill I got discovering
"The Marx Brothers and
Gervais created the original
On the big screen, Cleese received