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Eric Idle

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Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English actor, comedian, musician and writer. Idle was a 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 the songs featured in Python projects, 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 4,687,688 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Eric Idle is the 830th most popular actor (up from 851st in 2019), the 979th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,049th in 2019) and the 126th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Eric Idle ranks 830 out of 9,996Before him are Setsuko Hara, Mario Adorf, John Candy, Stephen Lang, James Avery, and María Casares. After him are Ugo Tognazzi, Katina Paxinou, Peter Weller, Michael York, Dorothy Malone, and Ray Milland.

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Among people born in 1943, Eric Idle ranks 100Before him are Piet Keizer, Jean-Claude Killy, Edie Sedgwick, Michael Palin, Jacques Laffite, and Wanda Rutkiewicz. After him are Thomas J. Sargent, Mario J. Molina, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Barbara Bouchet, R. L. Stine, and Finn E. Kydland.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Idle ranks 979 out of 7,765Before him are Denholm Elliott (1922), Flinders Petrie (1853), Princess Hélène of Orléans (1871), Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451), Clive Sinclair (1940), and Eadgyth (910). After him are Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (1480), Naomi Campbell (1970), Alexander III of Scotland (1241), Max Mosley (1940), Roger Scruton (1944), and Julia Gillard (1961).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Eric Idle ranks 126Before him are Jill Ireland (1936), Brian Cox (1946), Orlando Bloom (1977), Michael Palin (1943), Ian McDiarmid (1944), and Denholm Elliott (1922). After him are Michael York (1942), Ray Milland (1907), James Mason (1909), Sebastian Shaw (1905), Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), and Honor Blackman (1925).

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