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Terry Jones (1) [1942–2020]

This page covers the author of Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic.

For other authors named Terry Jones, see the disambiguation page.

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Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales on February 1, 1942. He was a writer for such BBC programs as The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set, before joining with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin to form the Monty Python comedy troupe. Best remembered as the nude organist, Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), and directed Life of Brian (1979) and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983). Along with many Python-related books, screenplays, and records, he has written several non-fiction works including Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary, Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery, and Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror. He also wrote numerous children's books including The Saga of Erik the Viking, which won the Children's Book Award in 1984, Fantastic Stories, The Beast with a Thousand Teeth, The Curse of the Vampire Socks, and Bedtime Stories. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic… (more)
Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic 2,610 copies, 31 reviews
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book 1,789 copies, 26 reviews
The Pythons' Autobiography 1,284 copies, 11 reviews
Monty Python and the Holy Grail [1975 film] (Director/Screenwriter/Actor) 1,211 copies, 10 reviews
Terry Jones' Medieval Lives 698 copies, 15 reviews
Monty Python's Life of Brian [1979 film] (Director, Screenwriter, & Actor) 597 copies, 8 reviews
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life [1983 film] (Director, Screenwriter, & Actor) 442 copies, 5 reviews
Terry Jones' Barbarians 428 copies, 12 reviews
The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok (Author) 406 copies, 2 reviews
The Saga of Erik the Viking 359 copies, 6 reviews
Monty Python's Big Red Book 344 copies, 1 review
Lady Cottington's Fairy Album (Author) 308 copies, 7 reviews
Fairy Tales 242 copies, 3 reviews
The Crusades 239 copies
Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Complete Box Set (Writer & Actor) 180 copies, 3 reviews
And Now for Something Completely Different [1971 film] (Screenwriter and Actor) 142 copies, 1 review
Fantastic Stories 132 copies, 1 review
Nicobobinus 122 copies, 2 reviews
Trouble on the Heath 40 copies, 3 reviews
Evil Machines 27 copies, 2 reviews
Crusades [1995 TV series] (Screenwriter/Host) 21 copies
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride [1996 film] (Director) 21 copies, 1 review
Absolutely Anything [2015 Film] (Director) 14 copies
Bedtime Stories 12 copies
Terry Jones' Barbarians [2006 TV series] (writer/presenter) 11 copies
The Sea Tiger 10 copies, 1 review
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Introduction, some editions) 37,903 copies, 710 reviews
The Wind in the Willows (Narrator, some editions) 22,761 copies, 325 reviews
The Salmon of Doubt (Foreword, some editions) 6,430 copies, 69 reviews
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts (Foreword, some editions) 3,987 copies, 43 reviews
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Pearl / Sir Orfeo (Narrator, some editions) 3,268 copies, 18 reviews
King of Shadows (Reader, some editions) 1,228 copies, 19 reviews
Labyrinth [1986 film] (Screenwriter) 805 copies, 12 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (Contributor, some editions) 500 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (Contributor) 329 copies, 2 reviews
Jabberwocky [1977 film] (Actor) 93 copies
The Eliza Stories (Introduction, some editions) 76 copies, 3 reviews
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (Contributor) 46 copies, 1 review
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Fellow Python John Cleese said: “It feels strange that a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm, should have faded so gently away,” adding: “Of his many achievements, for me the greatest gift he gave us all was his direction of Life of Brian. Perfection.” (From the Guardian Obituary)

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