Harrison Was Offered Python Role

Subscribe to Beatles alerts

A newly unearthed interview with THE Beatles has discovered George Harrison was originally offered the role of Jesus Christ in Monty Python's THE LIFE OF BRIAN.
The musician, who died in 2001, was a driving force behind the religious comedy classic, which follows the story of a young Jewish man born in the same era and location as Jesus Christ, who is mistaken for the Messiah.
Harrison funded the project after the movie's backers pulled out over the controversial subject matter and appeared in a small cameo role.
But Harrison was originally supposed to have taken on a much bigger part.
He says, "They wanted me to play the part of Christ. At the beginning, when he's doing the sermon on the Mount. That's what they tried to get me to do. But I thought it was a bit too controversial."
The role was subsequently taken by Kenneth Colley.


Tags: Beatles - George Harrison - Jesus Christ - Monty Python

Subscribe to Beatles alerts

More Beatles

Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing

A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles'...

Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...


Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands as Ron Howard Signs on to Direct

Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will...

Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club to San Francisco

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at...

Manic Street Preachers Named Most Lyrically Diverse As 'Futurology' Released

A tasty chunk of news for the music nerds: Manic Street Preachers have been found to be the most lyrically diverse act in a study...



Beatles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Beatles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All