An extract from the book – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Ever since their experience on And Now for Something Completely Different, the Pythons had thought about making a second film themselves. Both Terrys were interested in directing, and they wanted to have greater artistic control over the new film. A first draft script was written, and their manager at the time – John Gledhill – … Continue reading An extract from the book – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

‘Seventh Python’ has the last laugh with victory in battle over Spamalot royalties

Mark Forstater, producer of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, won an estimated £220,000 at the High Court. A film producer who claimed to be the “the seventh Python” won a royalty battle with the comedy team yesterday – but said his victory was tinged with sadness. Mark Forstater, who produced the 1975 film Monty … Continue reading ‘Seventh Python’ has the last laugh with victory in battle over Spamalot royalties

Monty Python legal battle left me living in a bedsit, says ‘seventh Python’

The “seventh Python”, who won a seven-year battle for full royalties after the success of Monty Python’s Spamalot, has revealed that the battle left him out of pocket and terrified about bringing “disaster on myself and my family”. In his new book, The 7th Python: A Twat’s Tale, film producer Mark Forstater, who helped produce … Continue reading Monty Python legal battle left me living in a bedsit, says ‘seventh Python’

Holy Grail producer was not ‘7th Python’, says Michael Palin

Michael Palin has dismissed a suggestion that a film producer was a seventh member of the Monty Python comedy team. Palin – one of six stars of the Monty Python television series – told a high court trial on Thursday that the idea Mark Forstater was a “seventh Python” would not have been accepted. Forstater, … Continue reading Holy Grail producer was not ‘7th Python’, says Michael Palin

The Holy Grail wasn’t funny until I came along, says Monty Python producer

The producer of Monty Python and the Holy Grail claimed today that he “co-created” the cult comedy film and even made suggestions about the plot. Mark Forstater, who is suing for an estimated £300,000 share of the profits from the stage musical spin-off Spamalot, has argued he should be treated as the “seventh Python” in … Continue reading The Holy Grail wasn’t funny until I came along, says Monty Python producer

Monty Python Members Lose ‘Spamalot’ Musical Profits Dispute

Mark Forstater, the self-proclaimed “seventh Python,” wins his lawsuit that under a deal to produce “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” he deserved a larger share of the musical spinoff. Mark Forstater, a producer on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has gotten a U.K. high court to acknowledge that he’s owed a … Continue reading Monty Python Members Lose ‘Spamalot’ Musical Profits Dispute