Michael Palin

Michael Palin

Actor, Writer

BIO

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Michael Edward Palin, CBE FRGS (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best 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", and "The Spanish Inquisition".

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. In a 2005 poll to find The Comedian's 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 and, most recently, Eastern Europe. In 2000 Palin was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to television.

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Birthday

May 5, 1943

Place of birth

Broomhill, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Known for

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Anatomy of a Liar

A documentary about A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman. Read more

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The Seventh Python

Sean Connors Films, Ltd. Presents a Frozen Pictures production of The Seventh Python, a nonfictio... Read more

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The Last Day of World War One

Telling the stories of the last soldiers to die in the Great War. Read more

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Michael Palin: A Life on Screen

In this documentary, Michael Palin tells the story behind his success, after being honoured with ... Read more

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The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979

A documentary shot on location during the making of Life of Brian. Read more

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Michael Palin: Sahara

In this four-part BBC documentary, former Monty Python funnyman and renowned globe-trotter Michae... Read more

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Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace

A very personal portrait of the truly unique comedy genius of Spike Milligan, as told in his own ... Read more

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Full Circle with Michael Palin

Michael Palin embarks on another epic journey of exploration and adventure, this time 15,000 mile... Read more

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The Meaning of Monty Python

A discussion between John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones about t... Read more

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Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?

The Secret Policeman benefit shows for Amnesty International brought together comedy grand master... Read more

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A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam pay tribute to their late Monty Python ... Read more

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Himalaya with Michael Palin

Himalaya with Michael Palin was a 2004 BBC television series presented by comedian and travel pre... Read more

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Pleasure at Her Majesty's

The first of the Amnesty International comedy benefit galas. The title is a play on the phrase at... Read more