英国男演员，1947年6月1日出生在威尔士的霍利威尔。毕业于英国伦敦皇家戏剧艺术学院。他的电影处女作是1976年的《苦海余生》。 【电影代表作】：《贝隆夫人》（饰演阿根廷总统贝隆）、《魔法当家》（饰演暗黑先生）、《玻璃情人》（饰演作家立顿·斯特拉奇）、《加勒比海盗》系列（饰演韦瑟比·斯旺总督）。 【获奖记录】：1977年他凭借百老汇首演剧《Comedians》赢得托尼奖（美国话剧和音乐剧的最高奖）、戏剧世界奖和剧评人杰出演员奖提名。1992年后他因出演《西贡小姐》一剧获得第二尊托尼奖。
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, playwright, director and songwriter. Co-creator of Monty Python on TV, stage and five films, including The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail, which latter he adapted for the stage with John Du Prez as Monty Python's Spamalot, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005, a Grammy, a Drama Desk Award, and playing for almost five years on Broadway.
When he was in his early sixties, Terry Gilliam cast him in the title role of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). Although the film was a financial failure, his starring role in this major production, as well as his fine performance, led to an explosion in his career. He has since had numerous roles in feature films and television. A new generation has come to know him from his recurring role in the hit television series The X Files (1993) and later feature film The X Files (1998), where he played a mysterious character known only as "The Well-Manicured Man". This flurry of activity in his career continues into 2004.