There may have been just 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers when it came out in the 1970s but it is still labelled as one of the best, given the amazing performances from its cast. So what happened to all of the stars of the classic comedy? Here’s everything you need to know about the cast of Fawlty Towers, 46 years after the show made its debut.
Where is the cast of Fawlty Towers now?
Basil Fawlty – John Cleese
Portraying the forever frustrated hotel owner Basil Fawlty was legendary actor and comedian John Cleese.
He was originally part of the comedy troupe Monty Python, before going off to do solo projects like Fawlty Towers.
After the comedy came to a close, Cleese focused on his film career, starring in A Fish Called Wanda, Clockwise and two Bond movies as both Q’s assistant and Q.
Some of his other projects have included the Harry Potter franchise, Will and Grace, Shrek, Hold the Sunset and The Naked Wanderer.
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Manuel – Andrew Sachs
The victim of most of Basil’s outbursts was lovable Spanish waiter Manuel.
He was played by actor Andrew Sachs who went on to star in There Comes A Time, Big Bag, Doctor Who: Shada, That Peter Kay Thing and Coronation Street.
Sachs was in a media storm back in 2008 when radio hosts Russell Brand Jonathan Ross prank called him, leaving messages about Brand having sex with his granddaughter Georgina Baillie.
This led to an apology from the BBC, Brand resigning and Ross being suspended.
Sachs was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2012 and he sadly died four years later.