About Julian Doyle

Julian Doyle

Director, Editor, Author... and a very naughty boy!

Julian Doyle is a distinguished British filmmaker with an outstanding career in the film industry. He is widely recognised for his long-standing collaboration with Monty Python, where he worked on their most celebrated films including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, and The Meaning of Life.

In addition to his work with Monty Python, Julian has directed several acclaimed feature films including Love Potion (1987) and Chemical Wedding (2008), a supernatural thriller co-written with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson. His directorial credits also include music videos for iconic artists such as Kate Bush’s Cloudbusting and Iron Maiden’s Can I Play with Madness.

Director and Author Julian Doyle
Julian Doyle, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Editor, and Author.

Julian Doyle Filmography

Filmmaker Julian Doyle has worked on some of the UK’s most cherished movies, including being a long-time collaborator on the films of Monty Python and Terry Gilliam. He has also written and directed a number of well-received films and music videos. Click the images below to learn more.

“Julian Doyle is a hero and saved our collective asses more than anyone I know. He did it from love and kindness and is a true and wonderful human being..”
Eric Idle
“Julian does all the jobs. He’s directed, he’s edited, he’s filmed, he's been the DP, he's done the Special FX… there’s nothing he hasn’t and can’t do.”
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam

Julian Doyle Books

Described by Python Terry Jones as “an original polymath”, Julian is a leading expert on Christian history and mythology. His books include The Monumental Secret of the Crucifixion, The Assassination of Mary Magdalene, Heretics: The True Christians, The Gospel According to Monty Python, and his latest work, historical mystery thriller The Jericho Manuscript.

Julian Doyle, author and Film maker.
Filmmaker and author Julian Doyle has enjoyed a four-decade cinematic career that has brought some of Britain’s best-loved movies to the big screen.

Born in London, Julian Doyle worked as a junior technician in Nobel Prize-winner Professor Peter Medawar’s team at University College London before completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of London. He then trained at London Film School before launching his freelance filmmaking and editing career. He was first introduced to the Monty Python team when they reached out for assistance with a number of corporate films they were making after Monty Python’s Flying Circus ended on TV in 1974. Julian and the Monty Python team worked so well together that Terry Jones invited him to become involved in a new movie they were planning – 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This marked the beginning of long and celebrated cinematic collaborations both with the Python team and Gilliam.

While most recognised for his work in film, he is also known for Directing Masterclasses at various Colleges and Universities. Julian is also the author of multiple books, including Chemical Wedding, a novel based on his film of the same name, The Gospel According to Monty Python, a scholarly analysis of Monty Python’s Life of Brian, and his latest novel, the Sherlock Holmes-starring historical mystery thriller The Jericho Manuscript.

With his wealth of experience and contributions to the industry, Julian Doyle is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished and versatile filmmakers – and authors – of his generation.

“I think Julian’s a great plus for many reasons, one of which is his experience and undoubted commitment.”
Michael Palin
Michael Palin
“Julian’s done practically everything, from Kate Bush videos to Time Bandits and Brazil.”
Terry Jones
Terry Jones