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07/09/2012

'Naughty boy' celebrated at the Angel

'Naughty boy' celebrated at the Angel

Monty Python stars descended on Mitchells & Butlers' pub, the Angel, Highgate High Street, in north London to raise a glass to the life of Graham Chapman.

Michael Palin and Terry Jones were celebrating fellow Python star Graham Chapman's life at the unveiling of a plaque to the comedian.

The memorial to the comic, who died from cancer in 1989, was held at his "manor" - the Angel Pub in Highgate. The plaque references Mr Chapman's role in the Life of Brian and says that he "drank here often and copiously".

The plaque in memory of Graham Chapman was organised by the comic's family and friends. Comedians and former colleagues Barry Cryer and Carol Cleveland were also there to celebrate Mr Chapman.

Michael Palin said: "This was Graham's manor and Graham was a lovely guy. I spent many happy times with him, most of which I forget. This was where he was and we used to come up here to see him. Highgate was his patch and he should be celebrated because he was a very good, brilliant, funny, nice, wise, kind man, who occasionally drank too much."

The team at the Angel were proud to host the celebration and hope the plaque will become a talking point for customers for years to come.

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