Nearly Headless Nick Actor John Cleese Will Be Hosting a Show About Cancel Culture

“Cancel culture” is a term we’re all becoming familiar with. John Cleese, the actor who portrayed Nearly Headless Nick in the Harry Potter films, is one of the latest stars to share his opinion on the matter, so much so that he has a new, upcoming series titled John Cleese: Cancel Me.


John Cleese

John Cleese as Nearly Headless Nick in the “Harry Potter” films


Cleese recently spoke to the Guardian about the upcoming show. This docuseries is set to air on the United Kingdom’s Channel 4. Cleese will take on the concept of “woke” thought by interviewing both the person who has been canceled in the public eye, including how they handled the situation, and the activists who worked to make that cancellation happen.

Cleese is no stranger to taking a stand on what he believes is unacceptable and is finding it delightful to find out more about the aspects of being politically correct.

I want to bring the various reasonings right out in the open so that people can be clearer in their minds what they agree with, what they don’t agree with, and what they still can’t make their mind up about.

He has voiced opinions on cancel culture in the past in concerns it will disrupt creativity.

From the point of creativity, if you have to keep thinking which words you can use and which you can’t, then that will stifle creativity. The main thing is to realise that words depend on their context. Very literal-minded people think a word is a word, but it isn’t.

A release date hasn’t been announced for this series yet. Do you think this is something you’ll add to your list of shows to watch?


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Brittany Bennett

A proud Hufflepuff and nerd beyond measure, Harry Potter has always been the series I call home.