FILM : Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes Scotland, London, Essex, (establishment shots Wales, Kidwelly Castle, Cydweli.Sussex, California)
Director : Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam   Production Company : Michael White, National Film Trustee Co., Python (Monty)   Region : LONDON M-N,SOUTH EAST M-Q,SCOTLAND,WALES

King Arthur seeks the Holy Grail with Pythonesque aplomb. The dvd box set includes an excellent documentary with Messrs Jones and Palin retreading some of the locations. Most of it features Doune Castle which celebrates an annual Monty Python day as well as enthusiastically displaying associated stills and books.

Stills grabbed by SJ, many of the 'nows' by brother (RJ)

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail [DVD]

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Great Hall, Doune Castle near Stirling, Scotland: the knights of the round table singing and dancing when they're able.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg001. Great Hall, Doune Castle near Stirling, Scotland: the knights of the round table singing and dancing when they're able.

mphg001n. Brother Robin went to Doune and took the nows.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2011)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - The Great Hall: knights doing their routines.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg002. The Great Hall: knights doing their routines.

mphg002n. David Wilson has send this shot to replace "RJ's" below par shot. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2015)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Kidwelly Castle/Castell Cydwell, Carmanthenshire, Wales: just an establishment shot.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg003. Kidwelly Castle/Castell Cydwell, Carmanthenshire, Wales: just an establishment shot.

mphg003n. Dave Wilson captured the castle in a less eerie mood. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-03-2016)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Chapman and Gilliam endure Cleese's French taunter. After the establishment shot above, it's back to Doune Castle.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg004. Chapman and Gilliam endure Cleese's French taunter. After the establishment shot above, it's back to Doune Castle.

mphg004n. RJ did the best he could against the light but David Wilson was more fortunate with the sun when he visited and sent this much improved shot. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2015)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Not such a close-up. More taunting. Incidentally this castle may look familiar to those who've seen Ivanhoe (1952), Elizabeth the Golden Age and The Bruce (1996).
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg005. Not such a close-up. More taunting. Incidentally this castle may look familiar to those who've seen Ivanhoe (1952), Elizabeth the Golden Age and The Bruce (1996).

mphg005n. That's better: spot on. RJ
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2011)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Chapman dispatches bits of Cleese as the Black Knight. This could be Epping Forest, Essex: tough to prove though.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg006. Chapman dispatches bits of Cleese as the Black Knight. This could be Epping Forest, Essex: tough to prove though.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - It's castle Doune again as the knights attack.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg007. It's castle Doune again as the knights attack.

mphg007n. Now. RJ
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2011)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - The Trojan rabbit at Castle Doune.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg008. The Trojan rabbit at Castle Doune.

mphg008n. David Wilson provides the NOW.....you don't seriously expect much to change do you? (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 17-05-2015)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - A nice library/stock shot of Yosemite Valley, California. Dave Wilson proposes that this is actually The Gorge in Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria, Australia. His persistence to finding a support shot that we can publish has paid off. (RL)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg009. A nice library/stock shot of Yosemite Valley, California. Dave Wilson proposes that this is actually The Gorge in Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria, Australia. His persistence to finding a support shot that we can publish has paid off. (RL)

mphg009n. In seeking permission to publish an Internet photo David Chitty of Adventure Guides Australia has been kind enough to supply his own shot for us. I have not cropped in order to give full exposure to David's excellent organisation. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-05-2015)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Near Ardtalnaig close to Kenmore in the Loch Tay region of Perth & Kilross. The derelict buildings were still there in the 2001 Jones/Palin documentary.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

mphg010. Near Ardtalnaig close to Kenmore in the Loch Tay region of Perth & Kilross. The derelict buildings were still there in the 2001 Jones/Palin documentary.

mphg010n. And they were still there when David Wilson took this picture but nature was rather taking control. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 17-05-2015)

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