John Cleese to Receive Rose d’Or Award for Life Achievement
Nearly Headless Nick actor and British comedian John Cleese will be honored with the Rose d’Or Award for Life Achievement next month. Cleese will be receiving this due to his longstanding and outstanding contribution to the entertainment world.
Cleese will be accepting the award during a ceremony on September 13 – this will be the 55th year of the Rose d’Or Awards. He commented on this prestigious honor in a way only a comedian would:
I am delighted by this chance to annoy Terry Gilliam, and I’m also very humbled by the offer of an all-expenses-paid holiday in Berlin.
Cleese has been entertaining the world for over 50 years. He was chosen for this award by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Media Director of which stated, “No one is more deserving” of it.
He also won a Rose d’Or way back in 1967 for his performance in the TV series Frost Over England. You may also remember that Stephen Fry (narrator of the British audiobooks) won the exact same award last year!
We’d like to offer our congratulations on this great achievement!