Actor Cleese in KZN

2010-03-20 00:00

BRITISH comic actor John Cleese has arrived in KZN for filming of Spud: The Movie.

Ross Garland, one of the producers of the movie based on John van de Ruit’s first Spud book, says filming of Cleese’s scenes will begin next week.

Cleese, who is known for the TV sketch comedy Monty Python’s Flying Circus and four Monty Python films, plays the part of The Guv, the eccentric English teacher and one of Spud’s great role models.

Garland said he is not free to say too much about the actor’s movements, but confirmed Cleese is in the province for “a bit of relaxation”, as well as for rehearsals and for costume-fitting.

He said producers specifically wanted a British actor for the part when they approached a casting agency.

“They asked us to send John Cleese the script. Once he’d seen it, he was on board.”


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