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Terry Jones

A photo of Terry Jones dressed as Rupert the Bear

Terry Jones

is Rupert the Bear from Rupert the Bear stories, (1935-1965), by Alfred Bestall

About Terry 

Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, and grew up in Surrey. While at Oxford University he met Michael Palin through student drama. Both went on to work in television, writing and appearing in comedy sketches with other members of the future Monty Python team. Terry was keen to create a new comedy format and helped to develop the “stream of consciousness” style for which – along with its surreal situations, subversive plots, nonsense and wordplay – Monty Python’s Flying Circus became world famous. Terry co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail and directed Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. He also adapted and directed The Wind in the Willows, appearing as Toad. He continues to write and direct films, television programmes and historical documentaries, and writes poetry and short stories. His books for children include Fairy Tales, Fantastic Stories and The Saga of Erik the Viking, which he also made into a film. He is a former President of the Rupert Bear Society.

Q&A with Cambridge Jones