The day when George Harrison funded Life of Brian

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Eric Idle recalls George Harrison funding Life of Brian

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Eric Idle recalled how George Harrison made Monty Python's Life of Brian happen while speaking with Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show, saying the Beatle funded the film as he was so keen to see it on the screen.

    "We couldn't find the money anywhere in Hollywood and George suddenly rang up and said, 'I've got the money, we're gonna make it'.

"And what he'd done, he had mortgaged his house and raised $4.5million and put it on the film. He paid for the entire budget. Which is kind of crazy – imagine explaining that to the wife!"

Idle added of Harrison's reason for doing so: "He said he did that because he wanted to see the movie.