Eric Idle

1943 - Today

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Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English actor, comedian, singer, musician and writer. Idle is a former member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python and the parody rock band The Rutles, and is 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 4,070,700 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Eric Idle is the 851st most popular actor (down from 805th in 2019), the 1,049th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,050th in 2019) and the 133rd most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Eric Idle ranks 851 out of 10,030Before him are Jackie Coogan, Owen Wilson, Stewart Granger, Héctor Elizondo, Carroll Baker, and Lotte Lenya. After him are Yuri Nikulin, Lloyd Bridges, Joseph Cotten, Mario Adorf, Eric Bana, and Robert Shaw.

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Among people born in 1943, Eric Idle ranks 94Before him are Max Wright, Reinaldo Arenas, Michael Palin, Finn E. Kydland, Masafumi Hara, and Jacques Laffite. After him are Hervé Villechaize, Luis Carlos Galán, Alain de Benoist, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Arthur Ashe, and Otoya Yamaguchi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Idle ranks 1,049 out of 6,924Before him are Alexander R. Todd (1907), Thomas Chatterton (1752), George Canning (1770), Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony (1156), Kevin Keegan (1951), and Mike Newell (1942). After him are Robert Shaw (1927), Flinders Petrie (1853), Thomas Lawrence (1769), John Hawkwood (1320), Ida Noddack (1896), and Inigo Jones (1573).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Eric Idle ranks 133Before him are Michael Palin (1943), Hugh Griffith (1912), Margaret Rutherford (1892), Clive Owen (1964), Roddy McDowall (1928), and Stewart Granger (1913). After him are Robert Shaw (1927), Andy Serkis (1964), Joan Plowright (1929), Mark Strong (1963), Pete Postlethwaite (1946), and Keira Knightley (1985).

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