Monty Python star Terry Jones honoured by Glasgow University

Actor and director who starred in Life of Brian will be made a Doctor of Letters for his contribution to film and TV

Terry Jones, ex Monty Python at Arqiva British Academy Television Awards, show, Royal Festival Hall, London, Britain - 12 May 2013
Stephen Butler/BAFTA/Rex Features

Monty Python actor Terry Jones is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Glasgow.

The Python star is famous for his roles in Life of Brian and Monty Python’s Flying Circus – where he starred alongside John Cleese and Michael Palin. He also co-directed Monty Python and The Holy Grail.

He will be honoured by the university for his contribution towards film and television and for his academic research into medieval history and literature.

Terry Jones said: “I am proud to be awarded the title of Doctor of Letters from the University of Glasgow and would like to offer my thanks for the consideration.”

Besides his numerous credits for acting and directing which stretch back more than 30 years, the former Python is the author of several books and academic works exploring the work of medieval writer Geoffrey Chaucer.

After being made a Doctor of Letters by the university he is due to present his own findings on the medieval works to academics.

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