May. 5th, 1943
Ranmoor, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
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- Member of Monty Python along with 'John Cleese' (qv), 'Graham Chapman' (qv), 'Terry Jones (I)' (qv), 'Eric Idle' (qv) and 'Terry Gilliam' (qv).
- In addition to attending the exclusive Shrewsbury School, and later, the University of Oxford; as a lad, he also attended Brikdale School in Sheffield.
- 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.
- Member of the comedy group "Monty Python"
- Attended Brasenose College, Oxford University.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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).