Michael Palin

Michael Palin

May. 5th, 1943
Born in
Ranmoor, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
5' 10"

Michael Palin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Monty Python's Flying Circus (UK) TV Show
Monty Python's Flying Circus (UK)
Michael Palin's New Europe (UK) TV Show
Michael Palin's New Europe (UK)
Do Not Adjust Your Set (UK) TV Show
Do Not Adjust Your Set (UK)
Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days (UK) TV Show
Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days (UK)
Michael Palin - Sahara (UK) TV Show
Michael Palin - Sahara (UK)
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
Pole to Pole (UK) TV Show
Pole to Pole (UK)
Brazil With Michael Palin (UK) TV Show
Brazil With Michael Palin (UK)
Full Circle with Michael Palin (UK) TV Show
Full Circle with Michael Palin (UK)
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure (UK) TV Show
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure (UK)
The Complete and Utter History of Britain (UK) TV Show
The Complete and Utter History of Britain (UK)
Broaden Your Mind (UK) TV Show
Broaden Your Mind (UK)
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK) TV Show
Clive Anderson All Talk (UK)
Hark At Barker (UK) TV Show
Hark At Barker (UK)

Main Movie Roles

1997 - Fierce Creatures
1988 - A Fish Called Wanda
1985 - Brazil
1983 - The Crimson Permanent Assurance
1982 - Monty Python Live At The Hollywood Bowl
1981 - Time Bandits
1979 - Monty Python's Life of Brian
1977 - Jabberwocky
1975 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Eric Olthwaite
Dick Savage
Himself - Host
'It's' Man
[Complete List]


  • He is an old boy of the ultra-exclusive and expensive English Public school, Shrewsbury School. The section of "Monty Python's meaning of life" set in the school of "Sudbury" is a reference to his time there.
  • He is a graduate of Oxford with a degree in History.
  • Member of the comedy group "Monty Python"
  • His wide travels are so well known that he now has his own travel website called "Palin's Travels.".
  • He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honors List for his services to television drama and travel documentaries.
  • In a quest for a "Peter Jonesy sort of voice", the casting crew for the original radio series, "The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" approached Palin to play the part of The Book (he turned the part down). The part was eventually given to the very "Peter Jonesy" 'Peter Jones (I)' (qv).
  • Is a supporter of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
  • Whilst filming _"Full Circle with Michael Palin" (1997)_ (qv), Palin helped to hatch a baby crocodile and asked the crew to get a shot of himself with a crocodile in his hand.

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