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]


  • 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 voted by the public as the best looking Monty Python out of the entire group.
  • His father had a rather serious stutter. This came in handy when he played Ken (the stuttering thief) in _A Fish Called Wanda (1988)_ (qv).
  • 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).
  • He is a graduate of Oxford with a degree in History.
  • Children: Thomas (b. 1969), William (b. 1971) and Rachel (b. 1975)
  • Attended Brasenose College, Oxford University.

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