|Eric Idle Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||March 29, 1943|
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, composer, musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, writer, director, and producer who is best known for having been a member of the surreal comedy group named Monty Python alongside Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.
South Shields, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
He divides his time between –
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Eric Idle studied at St George’s Primary School and later got enrolled at the Royal Wolverhampton School as a boarder. He has stated that the boredom that he experienced while studying at the Royal Wolverhampton School made him study harder and that eventually helped him secure a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge where he studied English.
Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor, Composer, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Writer, Director, Producer
- Father – Ernest Idle (Served in the Royal Air Force during World War II)
- Mother – Norah Barron (Sanderson) (Health Visitor)
- Others – Peter Oundjian (Cousin) (Canadian Violinist and Conductor), Nigel Wray (First Cousin) (Former Chairman of Saracens Rugby Club), Duncan Jones (Godson)
Eric Idle is represented by –
- ID Public Relations, Public Relations Firm, Los Angeles, California, United States
- William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States
His songs have been released via Virgin Records, Charisma, etc.
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Eric Idle has dated –
- Anna Wintour
- Lyn Ashley (1969-1975) – He married Australian actress Lyn Ashley in 1969 and they were blessed with a son named Carey who was born in 1973. However, the couple divorced in 1975.
- Tania Kosevich (1981-Present) – In 1981, Eric Idle married former model Tania Kosevich and the couple has been together ever since. They also parent a daughter named Lily who was born in 1990.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
- Used to frequently wear wigs on Monty Python’s Flying Circus
- Skinny frame
Eric Idle has done endorsement work for –
- Drug Awareness (TV Commercial) (1998)
- Desex and the City (TV Commercial) (2005)
- Aquafina Water (Commercials) (Voiceover)
His views are atheist but he does not like using the term.
Eric Idle Facts
- His father died in an unfortunate accident while hitchhiking home for Christmas in December 1945.
- Eric Idle shares his birthday with Vangelis, the Greek musician.
- He has been good friends with Robin Williams and late George Harrison.
- He has written several books including Hello Sailor, The Road to Mars, and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography.
- The asteroid, 9620 Ericidle, has been named in his honor.
- The name of the programming language, Python, is a tribute to the comedy group, Monty Python.
- Steve Martin regards Eric Idle as his mentor.
- In 2019, Eric was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He later made a full recovery after undergoing surgery.
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