Terry Jones has died at 77. He was of course one of the six Monty Python. He directed “Life of Brian” (1979) but also co-directed “Monty Python’s Holly Grail” (1977) and “The Meaning of Life” (1983)  with Terry Gilliam. He directed several interesting movies like “Personal Services” (1987), “Erik the Viking” (1989), The Wind in the Willows (1996) or his last movie ” Absolutely Anything” (2015). Less known fact about him, he also wrote the screenplay of “Labyrinth” (1986) for Jim Henson.

For TV, He co-wrote with Michael Palin the BBC series “Ripping Yarns” (1976-79) and the cartoon “Blazing Dragons” (1996-98) and several documentaries about History and specially about Middle Age (Crusades, Medieval Lives, Barbarians,…).

And of course Terry Jones was one of Douglas Adams’best friends. He wrote of course the Starship Titanic novel adaptation for Douglas. Here is an audio interview with both of them https://www.meyersonstrategy.com/2015/01/douglas-adams-and-terry-jones-one-of-my.html

There have been a lot of articles about him following his death, here are some of them

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51209197
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jan/22/terry-jones-obituary
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jan/22/terry-jones-monty-python-actor-film-director
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/arts/television/terry-jones-dead.html

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