John Cleese finds work outside of 'Potter'

  September 2, 2003 at 10:10 AM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via Multiple sources)

John Cleese - who plays Nearly Headless Nick in the Harry Potter films - may not be appearing in the third movie, but the comedy veteran's voice and face will be hitting the airwaves in a number of ways this fall.

Today Salton, Inc., marketer and distributor of branded consumer electronics including George Foreman grills and the Juiceman, announced a deal with Cleese that will produce six "humorous" commercials for a new battery-powered vacuum cleaneropens in new window:

The short form commercials will begin airing at the end of September; the long form will begin airing mid-October. The company has already shipped the first production units of the product and expects to be near full-production levels in time for Christmas.

Cleese's voice and likeness can also be seen and heard in these fall releases of various kinds:

  • A new video game, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (storyopens in new window - product linkopens in new window)
  • The special edition DVD of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (storyopens in new window - product linkopens in new window)
  • A virtual twist on an old classic: Trivial Pursuit Unhinged, a video game for the PlayStation2, Xbox and PC (storyopens in new window - product linkopens in new window)

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