Freudian trip

Cleese honours psychoanalyst

John Cleese has unveiled a blue plaque on the London home of Sigmund Freud.

His wife, psychotherapist Alice Faye Cleese, unveiled a second blue
plaque honouring Freud's daughter Anna, a pioneer of child psychoanalysis - and the woman who taught her.

Cleese, who is a patron of the Freud Museum, said: "He liked England enormously. He wrote that despite the fog and rain, the drunkenness and conservatism, it appealed to him."

Freud lived in the Hampstead home from 1938 until his death the following year, after fleeing the Nazis in Vienna.

Cleese, who now lives in California, was in London to film his role as a the ghost Nearly Headless Nick in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Published: 28 Jun 2002

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