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)
Remember Me (UK) TV Show
Remember Me (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 - Sahara (UK) TV Show
Michael Palin - Sahara (UK)
Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days (UK) TV Show
Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days (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)
Parkinson (UK) TV Show
Parkinson (UK)
The Complete and Utter History of Britain (UK) TV Show
The Complete and Utter History of Britain (UK)
The Wipers Times (UK) TV Show
The Wipers Times (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

Guest TV Roles

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Michael Edward Palin, CBE, FRGS (pronounced /ˈplɨn/; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries.
Palin wrote most of his comedic material with Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd Show, The Frost Report, and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", and "The Fish-Slapping Dance".
Palin continued to work with Jones after Python, co-writing Ripping Yarns. He has also appeared in several films directed by fellow Python Terry Gilliam and made notable appearances in other films such as A Fish Called Wanda, for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.[1] In a 2005 poll to find The Comedians' Comedian, he was voted the 30th favourite by fellow comedians and comedy insiders
After Python, he began a new career as a travel writer and travel documentarian. His journeys have taken him across the world, including the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe and Brazil. In 2000 Palin was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to television. From 2009 to 2012 Palin was the president of the Royal Geographical Society. On 12 May 2013, Palin was made a BAFTA fellow, the highest honour that is conferred by the organisation.

  • Member of Monty Python along with 'John Cleese' (qv), 'Graham Chapman' (qv), 'Terry Jones (I)' (qv), 'Eric Idle' (qv) and 'Terry Gilliam' (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.
  • 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.
  • He was voted by the public as the best looking Monty Python out of the entire group.
  • 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.
  • Is a supporter of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
  • His wide travels are so well known that he now has his own travel website called "Palin's Travels.".
  • Attended Brasenose College, Oxford University.

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