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The Human Face 

This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
John Cleese ...  Himself - Presenter 4 episodes, 2001
David Attenborough ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2001
Elizabeth Hurley ...  Herself / ... 3 episodes, 2001
Pierce Brosnan ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2001
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This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.

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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

26 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthropino prosopo See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Host: So just because Elizabeth Hurley is pretty, does not mean she cannot also be a Total Shit.
[Gigantic Elizabeth Hurley crushes him in her hand]
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Bizarre concept, mildly interesting, OTT presentation.
1 August 2001 | by matthew-58See all my reviews

It seems that a BBC documentary series can't be made these days without a celebrity to promote it. Recently we've had Sam Neill with "Space" and this series presented by comedy veteran John Cleese. What qualifies these people escapes me, since they appear to have no real expertise at all, just a curiosity like the viewing audience. If you think John Cleese is God (like some people do), or even if you just like him (and I realise how popular the cult "Monty Python" was/is in the US), you'll be immediately interested in any series he gets involved in. Personally, I think that John Cleese is about as funny in this series as he was in those supermarket commercials (to viewers outside the UK, that isn't very funny). He does tend to be a bit OTT at times, but the premise of the series has its merits. It was certainly an unusual idea to dedicate a show to the human face, and you learn plenty of things you'd never have known, and could easily have lived without knowing. Mr Cleese isn't the only celeb appearing in the show. Liz Hurley makes an appearance as an example of the human face at its most beautiful, and we learn the mathematical formula that makes her so incredibly gorgeous (shame I can't remember what it is).


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