Eric Idle Online Timeline
2013
Spamalot Paris Opens at the Theatre de Paris
Nov 13
Dick Day – What About Dick? release day
Nov 12
Spamalot reopens in London’s West End for the 3rd time at the Playhouse Theatre
Sept 20
Spamalot opens, Oslo Norway at the Folketeateret
Aug 12
Olympic Opening Ceremony in London (singing “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life”)
Jul 23
Spamalot opens in London’s West End at the Harold Pinter theatre
2012
Apr 25-29
What About Dick? runs at the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles
Sept 15
Spamalot opens Stockholm, Sweden at the Oscarsteatern Theatre
Jul
Spamalot opens in Mexico City
May
UK tour plays Trieste
2011
Feb
Spamalot opens in Belgium and Holland
Nov
Spamalot opens in Seoul, South Korea.
Oct
Spamalot  Second US Tour commences.
Sept
Spamalot opens in Malmo, Sweden.
Jun
Spamalot UK Tour commences. Scheduled for a year.
2010
Feb
Spamalot opens in Paris.
Nov
Spamalot opens in Madrid.
Sept
Stage Show - Montalban Theater LA, and Town Hall in NY. An Evening Without Monty Python. Creator, Writer and Director
Sept
Monty Python Live! Book Editor and Author. USA and UK publication.
2009
Oct 23
Not The Messiah filmed at The Royal Albert Hall, London, with guest stars Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python.
Nov
Spamalot opens in Barcelona.
2008
Rutlemania! The Tribute Concert. Writer and Director at The Montalban Theater, LA and at Blender Theatre NY.
Dec
Not The Messiah tour of Brisbane, Sydney Opera House, Perth & Auckland.
Nov
Spamalot opens in Melbourne, Australia.
What About Dick? Actor, Writer, Director. A new play tries out at The Montalban Theater, Los Angeles with Eddie Izzard, Tracey Ullman, Jane Leeves, and Tim Curry.
2007
Jun
Not The Messiah, He’s a Very Naughty Boy, a Comic Oratorio for Orchestra and Sheep written with John Du Prez premieres at The first Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada. Writer and Baritone.
Spamalot opens at The Wynn Hotel Las Vegas (16 months)
2006
Mar
Spamalot US Tour starts Boston, runs for 3 years
Spamalot Cast Album Grammy winner. Best Broadway show.
Mar 17
Spamalot Opening night in NYC. Winner Three Tony Awards including Best Musical 2005. Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics.
2005
Feb 14
Spamalot Previews in NYC
Nov
Spamalot opens to a total sell out for three months in Chicago.
2004
The Greedy Bastard Diary. Author. Harper Collins. (US)
2003
The Greedy Bastard Show a rock and roll bus tour of North America with John Du Prez. 3 months, 15,000 miles and a blog.
2002
Can’t Buy Me Lunch. Rutles 2. Writer, Actor, Director. With Garry Shandling, Tom Hanks, James Taylor, etc.
2001
Seussical. Creator and writer of the treatment with Lyn Ahrens and Steven Flaherty.
2000
Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python. North American Tour, Carnegie Hall, Universal Amphitheater LA, Chicago Theater, San Fran, Boston, Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Portland, etc.
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut. Animated Movie. Voice of Dr. Vosknocker. Director: Trey Parker (Paramount).
Live at The Getty! Two nights Concert with John Du Prez and friends recorded and released by Restless Records as Eric Idle Sings Monty Python.
Suddenly Susan Final Season NBC TV Series 4.
1999
The Road To Mars. A post modem novel. Author. Pantheon (US & UK).
Ella Enchanted (Miramax) movie with Anne Hathaway.
A Lifetime Achievement Award and a TV show.
1998
Monty Python re-union at HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival.
Burn Hollywood Burn as Allan Smithee.
Pirates in 4D, writer and actor with Lesley Nielsen.
1997
Dudley Do-Right, movie with Brendan Fraser.
Co-producer of The Holy Grail, the CD Rom Game with 7th Level.
Creates PythOnline the Official Python website at 7th Level.
1996
The Quite Remarkable Adventures of The Owl and the Pussycat Children’s Book. Dove Books and Audio. Writer & Performer
1995
The Wind In The Willows. Movie. Ratty. Director Terry Jones (released in the US as Mister Toad’s Wild Ride.)
1994
Casper. Movie. Amblin/Universal.
President Prominent Features. Python Film Company.
1993
Missing Pieces (Orion). Movie.
1992
Too Much Sun. Movie with Robert Downey, father and son.
“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, Hit single in U.K. Appearance on Top of the Pops (BBC)
Royal Variety Show. Sings “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life” for the Queen.
1991
Splitting Heirs. Movie. Actor, Writer and Producer – with Catherine Zeta Jones. Official British Entry for Cannes Film Festival.
1990
Nuns On The Run (20th Century Fox) Movie with Robbie Coltrane. Dir. Jonathan Lynn.
Behind The Crease. BBC Radio Four. Musical with John Du Prez. Writer, Actor, Composer, Lyricist.
Monty Python Sings. Composer, singer and Producer of this best seller.
The Mikado Houston Grand Opera. As Koko. Director Jonathan Miller.
1989
Nearly Departed. NBC TV series. Lorimar. Starred as the Ghost.
1988
Around The World in 80 Days, Actor: Passepartout with Pierce Brosnan NBC TV mini series.
1987
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Movie. Dir. Terry Gilliam.
1986
The Mikado. Koko in Jonathan Miller’s classic black and white production at The English National Opera. The Coliseum, London.
1985
European Vacation. (Warner Bros.) Movie with Chevy Chase. Dir. Amy Heckerling.
1984
The Pied Piper. Faerie Tale Theater. As the eponymous Piper. Director Nicholas Meyer. In Toronto.
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. (Universal) Cannes Jury Prize
The Tale of the Frog Prince. The Premiere production of Faerie Tale Theater. Starring Robin Williams. Writer/Director. Cable Ace Award.
1983
Pass The Butler. Play. Author. UK Tour and 5 months in the West End at The Globe Theatre. Director: Jonathan Lynn.
1982
Yellowbeard. (Orion Pictures) with Peter Cook and Graham Chapman.
1981
Writing screenplays. The Road to Mars. The Rutland Isles. The Pirates of Penzance.
1980
Monty Python Live at The Hollywood Bowl. 4 day Concert and Movie
Saturday Night Live. Host. Musical Guest - Bob Dylan.
1979
Monty Pythons Scrapbook. Editor and Writer.
Saturday Night Live. Host. Musical Guest - Kate Bush.
1978
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Warner Bros) 3rd Python Movie.
Saturday Night Live. Host. Musical Guest - Alan Price.
1977
The Rutles in All You Need is Cash NBC TV Writer, Actor and Director
Director two films for George Harrison, Crackerbox Palace and True Love for his album 33 1/3rd.
Saturday Night Live. Host. Musical Guests - Joe Cocker and Stuff.
The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book Author. Methuen (UK).
1976
Rutland Weekend Television 2nd  Series with Neil Innes.
Monty Python Live at City Center. NY stage show. 2 weeks.
Hello Sailor. First Novel. Weidenfeld & Nicholson (UK).
George Harrison cameo The Pirate Song.
1975
Rutland Weekend Television. Actor and Writer.
Monty Python Live at Drury Lane. Stage.
1974
Monty Python and The Holy Grail. 2nd Python Movie.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus 4th Series.
1973
Monty Python’s First Farewell Tour. UK and Canada.
1972
Monty Python’s Flying Circus. 3rd Series.
1971
Monty Python’s Flying Circus. 2nd Series. Actor and Writer And Now For Something Completely Different. (Columbia) First Python Movie.
1969
Do Not Adjust Your Set. 2nd Series. Actor and Writer Monty Python’s Flying Circus. 1st Series. Actor and Writer.
1968
Do Not Adjust Your Set. 1st Series. Actor and Writer
1967
Writing for I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again and The Frost Report.
Appears as Death Chauffeur in Ken Russell’s Isadora and in Jonathan Miller’s Alice in Wonderland.
1966
Leicester Rep.  Oh What A Lovely War. Dir. Richard Eyre.
In Cabaret with John Cameron at The Blue Angel.
1965
My Girl Herbert. Annual Footlights Review. Tour & Lyric Hammersmith
1964
Footlights ’64 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Actor and Director.
1963
Footlights ’63. Edinburgh Festival Fringe – First TV appearance.
1962-5
Pembroke College Cambridge. President 64/5.
1950-62
The Royal School, Wolverhampton.
1943
Mar 29
First appearance. Harton Hospital, South Shields.