May. 5th, 1943
Ranmoor, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
- 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.