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Eric Idle

Eric was named #82 out of 137 on Entertainment Weekly's Must List in 2004.
 
It had been rumored that Eric had an agreement to play the Eighth Doctor in the BBC's 1996 Doctor Who revival movie.
 
In 2001, Eric was nominated for the Video Premiere Award for Best Audio Commentary for: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). He shared the honour with John Cleese, and Michael Palin.
 
Eric wrote and composed songs for the children's book The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat.
 
Eric appeared in a TV Commercial for Drug Awareness Ads in 1998.
 
Eric wrote and performs the theme song for UK comedy series One Foot In The Grave.
 
Eric conceived the idea for the musical Seussical headed for Broadway celebrating Dr.Seuss's beloved childrens books.
 
Eric appears as "Dr. Nigel Channing" in two attractions at EPCOT in Walt Disney World: Honey, I Shrunk the Audience and Journey Into Your Imagination With Figment.
 
Eric appeared in a TV commercial for Desex and the City in 2005.
 
Eric occasionally writes for the BBC Radio comedy series I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again.
 
Eric is approximately 5' 11" (1.80 m) tall.
 
Eric was married to Lyn Ashley from 1969-1978.
 
Eric married Tania Kosevich in 1981.
 
Eric has two children. A daughter Daughter, Lily (b. 1990), and a son, Carey (b. 1973).
 
Eric studied English at Cambridge University. While at university, he was a member of the prestigious Cambridge Footlights Club, and later, became President of the Footlights Club.
 
Eric's father, who served in the Royal Air Force, died in a car crash on Christmas eve when he was two years old.
 
Eric was the only member of the Monty Python troupe to write alone. Therefore, it was difficult at times for him to get his material accepted and used by the others.
 
The following year (1964) after Eric became President of the Cambridge Footlights Club one of his first acts was to open the membership up to include women. Feminist/writer Germaine Greer was one of the first to join.
 
Eric is a supporter of Sunderland Football Club.
 
Eric proudly calls himself "the third tallest member of Monty Python."
 
Eric Idle: John (Cleese) once told me he'd do anything for money. So I offered him a pound to shut up, and he took it.
 
Eric idle: (On gay marriages) It's about time they suffered too.
 
Eric Idle: If the studios payed the artists, how would they ever be able to afford the executives?
 
Eric Idle: (on his favourite sexual position) Flat on my back with my wallet open.
 
Eric is an accomplished guitar player.
 

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