John Cleese was seen without his signature moustache as he stepped out in London with wife Jennifer Wade on Thursday.
The Fawlty Towers star, 82, showcased his clean-shaven look as he strolled with his glamorous partner, 49, in London.
The actor looked dapper in a navy shirt and matching blazer, paired with jeans and suede shoes.
New look: John Cleese was seen without his signature moustache as he stepped out in London with wife Jennifer Wade on Thursday
Jennifer, who wed John in 2012, donned a black jumper and chinos, teamed with a tailored coat for her outing as she held hands with the iconic actor.
John was also seen giving a Big Issue seller a £10 note as he purchased the magazine.
Back in July, Cleese confirmed he had finally finished the first draft of the script for Life of Brian – the stage version.
The actor had starred in the original Monty Python movie released in 1979 and previously shared his plans to bring it to life once more.
Change: The Fawlty Towers star, 82, showcased his clean-shaven look as he strolled with his glamorous partner, 49, in London (pictured R in 2021)
Smitten: The actor looked dapper in a navy shirt and matching blazer, paired with jeans and suede shoes
Posting to Twitter, Cleese revealed that he has been busy penning the script as plans for the stage version get well and truly underway.
He tweeted: ‘Today I finished the first draft of the script for the stage version of Life of Brian.’
Sharing some details, Cleese confirmed the stage version would not be a musical, adding: ‘Not a musical, as songs slow the pace down too much.’
Cleese continued: ‘ Depending on Covid, we might be able to do it in the second half of next year.
‘No Pythons in the cast. We’ve had enough die already.’
Cleese formed comedy troupe Monty Python with Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones.
PDA; The couple looked in good spirits as they chatted in the sunshine
Close: John placed a loving hand on his wife’s back as they walked
Good to see you: John was seen buying a copy of the Big Issue on his stroll
Chat: The couple were seen bidding farewell to the seller as they walked
They first starred in TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus which aired for the first time in 1969 on BBC, before going on to make movies together.
The troupe’s comedy movies include Monty Python and the Holy Grail, released in 1975, Life Of Brian that came out in 1979 and 1983 film The Meaning of Life.
Classic film Life of Brian saw Cleese and his fellow Pythons cause controversy around the world as they told the fictitious story of Brian Cohen – a man born in Roman-occupied Judea who reluctantly finds himself mistaken for the Messiah with the plot featuring many parallels with the life of Jesus.
At the time of the satirical movie’s release Life of Brian was accused of being blasphemous and condemned by religious groups for mocking Christianity.
It was banned or given an 18 certificate by 39 separate local authorities in the UK, the movie was banned for eight years in Ireland and for a year in Norway.
However, the controversy didn’t stop the movie from being a box office hit, with Life of Brian widely considered to be one of the greatest comedy films of all time.
As Cleese prepares to bring the film to life once more, Life of Brian isn’t the first Monty Python movie to hit the stage.
His co-star Idle turned Monty Python and the Holy Grail into hit musical Spamalot.
Spamalot originally ran on Broadway in 2005 and racked up 14 Tony Award nominations, before going on to win three awards, including Best Musical.
Paramount Pictures is currently turning the much-loved musical into a movie.
Deadline reported in January 2021 that Spamalot, the movie, will be directed by Dan Jinks (the filmmaker behind American Beauty) and Idle will serve as an executive producer on the project.
Exciting: Last July Cleese confirmed that he has finished the first draft of the script for the stage version of Monty Python classic Life of Brian