Jack (14 yrs old) from Telford has asked, Who was Terry Jones? We answer this and a few more questions about the Monty Python legend.
Terry Jones was a highly well known Welsh comedian and writer famous for his input in the fantastic Monty Python, for whom he wrote and starred.
As well as writing and starring in many of the films and TV programs, Terry Jones also directed many.
Terry Jones died on 21st January 2020 at the age of 77, he died of frontotemporal dementia a rare form of dementia.
Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay in North Wales. His mother was called Dilys Loisa (Newnes) and his father was called Alick George Parry Jones.
Terry Jones had 3 Children, Sally (1974) and Bill (1976) from his marriage with Alison Telfer. And Babi Siri (2009) whom he had with Anna Söderström, his second marriage.
Terry Jones was married twice. His first marriage was to Alison Telfer in 1970. He then married Anna Söderström in 2012, who was 41 years his junior.
Terry Jones died of an uncommon type of dementia called frontotemporal dementcia. He was diagnosed with the condition in 2015.
He died on the 21st January 2020 from complications of dementica at his home in London.
The first television program that Terry Jones wrote and was produced was The Frost Report which was shown in 1966 to 1967.
Monty Python Life of Brian, a featured length film, was released in 1979. It was an extremely popular film and Terry Jones played several different charactors, as did the other members of the Monty Python team.