May. 5th, 1943
Ranmoor, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
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- Attended Brasenose College, Oxford University.
- Member of the comedy group "Monty Python"
- Left the Reform Club in London on September 25 1988 for a journey _"Around the World in 80 Days" (1989/II)_ (qv), accompanied by a BBC TV team.
- 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.
- Children: Thomas (b. 1969), William (b. 1971) and Rachel (b. 1975)
- The Pythons had little idea how fanatical their American audience had become when they performed the live shows that were immortalized in _Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)_ (qv). According to 'Carol Cleveland' (qv), as the group were exiting backstage one night, a young (20-ish) girl ran up to Palin, screamed "Oh, Michael!", and promptly fainted in his arms. Palin had to pass the girl to others to help, as he was literally speechless in shock.
- He is a graduate of Oxford with a degree in History.
- 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.