R.I.P. Terry Jones, founding member of Monty Python

Terry Jones has died. Jones, a Welshman and founding member of the legendarily influential sketch comedy troupe Monty Python, was 77. After the group’s initial BBC run on TV from 1969-1974, Jones co-directed their first feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with Terry Gilliam; Jones went on to direct the subsequent Python films, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. Though you might think of Graham Chapman as the star of Life of Brian as Brian, Jones scored two memorable roles for himself, too. First, as Brian’s mother, Mandy. Jones also appears as a man who kept a vow of...

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