John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939 in Somerset. At 1.96 meters Cleese was already taller than most adults when he was just 13. He was the butt of many a joke, but would react with humor when teased, just like he did when his emotionally cold mother invariably introduced him with the words: "He was an accident.
This year (2016) has seen far too many celebrity deaths and the news of Andrew Sachs dying last week has come as a complete shock. We will always remember his portrayal of Manuel, but he is also a much loved British icon. Let's hope the BBC will re-air Fawlty Towers in his honor and maybe a documentary to highlight his life's work.
Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs is joining the cast of EastEnders.
The veteran actor of the much beloved comedy series, is said to be guest starring in a few episodes of the long-running BBC One soap opera in the new year.
An EastEnders spokesperson confirmed the casting news to the Daily Mirror.