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Australian of the Year Grace Tame's 'brilliant' drawing for actor John Cleese shocks fans

Grace Tame has stunned her followers by showing off her hidden artistic talent. 

The 26-year-old, who was named Australian of the Year for her bravery as a sexual abuse survivor and advocate, shared a drawing she had gifted actor John Cleese. 

Tame had drawn the picture five years ago and shared it to her Twitter account on Thursday in honour of the Monty Python star's birthday. 

'Happy Birthday, big Cheese. Can't believe it's been 5 years since we started dreaming up the concept for this,' she said tagging Cleese's daughter Camilla.

'I'll never forget the 7 weeks of drawing it though, nor the pencil shavings…'   

Her extraordinary link to the Fawlty Towers actor began when she moved to the US to study after finishing high school in Tasmania.

She met Cleese's daughter Camilla during her time in the States and the pair became friends.

Speaking to City News, Tame revealed Camilla asked her to do a drawing for her dad for Father's Day back in 2017. 

'I did and he loved it so I ended up touring with John for part of his 'Holy Grail' tour and my sketches became some of the most successful merchandise he sold on tour,' she said. 

Australian of the Year winner Grace Tame has wowed fans with her 'brilliant' artwork for actor John Cleese

Tame became friends with Cleese's daughter Camilla (pictured together) and ended up touring with John on his 'Holy Grail' tour

The artwork, which is a comedic version of The Last Supper referencing some of Cleese' most famous films and TV shows, was shared by the actor himself, who credited Tame's talent as 'brilliant'.

'Grace, our Tasmaniac illustrator, @tame_punk , drew this brilliant picture to be Camilla's Father's Day present for me this year,' he tweeted at the time.

'In it are many cats and Pythons and a guarddograbbit, and Manuel and a very special Fish and lots of Foots.'

Tame, who was raped by her school maths teacher when she was just 15 years old, said that after reporting her abuse she 'felt broken and depressed'.

'I didn't have the strength to get out of bed so I watched 'Monty Python' DVDs on repeat because I associated them with positive memories and laughter and that's what I needed,' she told the publication.

'I would sit and draw whilst I watched those movies and I remember one day mum said to me: ''Maybe one day you'll draw for one of the Pythons''.'

'I didn't think I could hold you in higher esteem than I already do,' one commented.

'I was thinking to myself, is there anything she can't do? Brilliant,' said another.

Tame was named as this year's Australian of the Year after she fiercely advocated for sexual assault survivors, having been abused herself as a teenager. 

She was widely celebrated for fighting an archaic gag order in Tasmania that banned sexual assault survivors like herself from naming their rapists. 

Tame was named as this year's Australian of the Year after she fiercely advocated for sexual assault survivors, having been abused herself as a teenager