We were recently visited by screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe Terry Gilliam for an interview by the Oscars Academy right here in the heart of sunny Haringey!

One of cinema's few uncompromising iconoclasts, we’re lifelong fans of Gilliam’s work here at Green Lens, especially his weird and wonderful animations from his early years in the UK. His cut out animations are, he says, the most simple and direct way for him to put out his ideas: the fascinating archive footage below reveals the secrets of those classic and hilariously creative Monty Python sketches.