About Monty Python
Terry Jones

Terry Jones

(1942 - )

Occupation: Director, screenwriter, actor, author

Born: February 1, 1942, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Education: St. Edmund Hall, Oxford (English)

A former student of medieval literature, Terry Jones declined an academic life while maintaining an ironic link to the middle ages via his film and publishing career. He was a veteran of the Experimental Theatre Club and the Oxford Revue and had written for TV and radio when he joined the "Monty Python's Flying Circus" team in 1969. Jones has functioned as the sole director of two "Python" films as well as ERIK THE VIKING (1989), adapted from his own children's book.


1975 MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (performer, director, screenwriter)
1976 PLEASURE AT HER MAJESTY'S (performer)
1977 JABBERWOCKY (performer)
1979 LIFE OF BRIAN/ MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN (performer, director, screenwriter)
1979 THE SECRET POLICEMAN'S BALL (performer, screenwriter)
1982 MONTY PYTHON LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (performer, screenwriter)
1983 MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE (screenwriter, song composer, performer, director)
1986 LABYRINTH (screenwriter)
1987 PERSONAL SERVICES (director)
1988 CONSUMING PASSIONS (director)
1989 ERIK THE VIKING (performer, director, screenwriter)