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Charles McKeown (b.1943?) is an actor and writer perhaps best known for his collaborations with Terry Gilliam. He co-wrote with Gilliam and Tom Stoppard the screenplay for Brazil (1985) for which he was nominated, along with them, for an Academy Award. He appeared as Harvey Lime in Brazil as well. In The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989) McKeown again co-wrote the screenplay with Gilliam and co-starred as Adolphus and Rupert. Other notable screen credits for McKeown include: Several bit parts in Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), The Theater Manager in Gilliam's Time Bandits (1981), Jerry Hadley in Spies Like Us (1985), and Sven's Father in Eric The Viking (1989). He has written the screenplays for Plunkett & Macleane (1999) and Ripley's Game (2002). He wrote screen adaptations for Empire Of The Sun (1987) and The Russia House (1990). McKeown has also appeared on numerous television series including: Ripping Yarns (1977), Fawlty Towers (1979), Yes, Minister (1980), The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981), Pinkerton's Progress (1983 also wrote for) and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992). 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Terry Gilliam Terence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an Anglo-American film director and a member of the Monty Python comedy group. ... Sir Tom Stoppard OM (born July 3, 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright, famous for plays such as The Real Thing and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and for the screenplay for Shakespeare in Love. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville (as the Baron), Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, Robin Williams and a great many more. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Life of Brian is a film from 1979 by Monty Python which deals with the life of Brian (played by Graham Chapman), a young man born nearly the same time as, and in a manger right down the street from, Jesus. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Time Bandits (first released on July 13, 1981) is a fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam (who created animations for Monty Pythons Flying Circus), produced by George Harrisons Handmade Films. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Spies Like Us is a 1985 film, directed by John Landis and starring Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Ripleys Game is the third novel in Patricia Highsmiths Ripley series (the Ripliad), written in 1974. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Empire of the Sun DVD Empire of the Sun is a 1984 novel by J. G. Ballard. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Complete Ripping Yarns (book) by Michael Palin (right) and Terry Jones (1999) Ripping Yarns was a British television comedy series loosely in the style of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, written by former Pythons Michael Palin and Terry Jones. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Fawlty Towers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Yes, (Prime) Minister: Sir Humphrey Appleby, James Jim Hacker, Bernard Woolley Yes, Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister are British sitcoms that were transmitted by the BBC between 1980 and 1988. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Opening titles from the TV series, designed by Doug Burd The televised adaptation of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, broadcast in January and February of 1981 on BBC 2, became the fifth version. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was a 1992-96 TV series about the childhood and youth of the character Indiana Jones. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Charles McKeown (b.1946) is a British actor and writer, perhaps best known for his collaborations with Terry Gilliam.
McKeown co-wrote the screenplay for Brazil (1985) with Gilliam and Tom Stoppard, for which they were collectively nominated for an Academy Award.
McKeown has had a number of acting roles in films and television series associated with the Monty Python comedy group.
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