May. 5th, 1943
Ranmoor, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
- 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.
- Is a supporter of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
- 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).
- His wide travels are so well known that he now has his own travel website called "Palin's Travels.".
- The Virgin Super Voyager train number 221 130 named after him.
- 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.
- 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.
- Attended Brasenose College, Oxford University.