Eric Idle

1943 - Today

Eric Idle

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English actor, comedian, author and musician. Idle is a former member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of the parody rock band The Rutles, and the writer of the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical Spamalot (based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Known for his elaborate wordplay and musical numbers, Idle performed many of Python's songs, including "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (from Life of Brian), and the "Galaxy Song" (from The Meaning of Life). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Idle has received more than 3,175,513 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 816th most popular actor.

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  • 3.2M

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  • 57.18

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  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Eric Idle ranks 807 out of 8,832Before him are Christine Baranski, Dirk Benedict, Britt Ekland, Andrew Garfield, Lucy Liu, and Matt LeBlanc. After him are Matthew Perry, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sônia Braga, Sam Elliott, Michael Madsen, and Kim Hunter.

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Among people born in 1943, Eric Idle ranks 91Before him are Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Michael Palin, Antonio Inoki, Jacques Laffite, Alain de Benoist, and Roy Andersson. After him are Richard Sennett, Chevy Chase, Jean-Claude Killy, Barış Manço, Peter Sauber, and Scott Walker.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Idle ranks 1,050 out of 5,347Before him are James Murray (1837), Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287), Catherine Ashton (1956), Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900), Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), and Denis Thatcher (1915). After him are Simon Cowell (1959), Robert Fludd (1574), Edmund Leighton (1852), Emilia Clarke (1986), Lena Headey (1973), and James Edward Smith (1759).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Eric Idle ranks 128Before him are Joan Plowright (1929), Clive Owen (1964), Andy Serkis (1964), Stewart Granger (1913), Rosemary Harris (1927), and Emily Watson (1967). After him are Emilia Clarke (1986), Lena Headey (1973), Alfred Molina (1953), Keira Knightley (1985), Hugh Griffith (1912), and Peter Vaughan (1923).