Biography

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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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Palin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 118

Birthday 1943-05-05

Place of Birth Broomhill, Sheffield, England, UK

Official Site http://www.themichaelpalin.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Pebble Mill at One(1 episode)
Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure(4 episodes)
2018 Michael Palin: A Life on Screen
2017 The Death of Stalin as Vyacheslav Molotov
2015 Michael Palin's Quest for Artemisia as Himself
2015 Absolutely Anything as Kindly Alien (voice)
2015 Artsnight(1 episode) as Himself
2014 Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace as Himself
2014 Remember Me(3 episodes) as Tom Parfitt
2014 Monty Python: The Meaning of Live as Himself
2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) as Himself, others
2013 The Meaning of Monty Python as Himself
2013 The Wipers Times as General Mitford
2012 Anatomy of a Liar as Himself
2012 Brazil with Michael Palin(4 episodes)
2012 A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman as Various (voice)
2012 The Secret Policeman's Ball as Himself
2011 Arthur Christmas as Ernie Clicker (voice)
2010 Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) as Mrs. Betty Palin / Julius Caesar / Bevis
2009 Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)(7 episodes) as Himself
2009 The last day of WWI as Narrador
2008 Around the World in 20 Years(1 episode)
2008 The Last Day of World War One as Presenter
2008 The Seventh Python as Himself
2008 Marty Feldman : Six Degrees of Separation
2008 Monty Python Conquers America as Himself
2007 Robbie the Reindeer - Close Encounters of the Herd Kind as Gariiiiiii (voice)
2007 Michael Palin's New Europe(17 episodes) as Himself
2007 Movie Connections(1 episode)
2007 The Alan Titchmarsh Show(1 episode)
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as HImself
2006 The One Show(3 episodes)
2006 Monty Python's Personal Best(6 episodes)
2006 Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best as Various
2005 The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset
2005 Michael Palin & the Mystery of Hammershøi as Host
2004 Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? as Himself
2004 Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove as Interviewee
2004 Himalaya with Michael Palin(14 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2004 The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3
2004 The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2
2004 The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1
2002 Sahara with Michael Palin(7 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2001 The Quest for the Holy Grail Locations as Himself
2001 Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO
2000 Before the Flying Circus as Himself
1999 Monty Python: Pythonland
1999 Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Sketches
1999 Monty Python: Spam to Sperm
1999 The Monty Python Story
1998 Fantasy World Cup(1 episode)
1997 Full Circle with Michael Palin(12 episodes) as Himself
1997 The Willows in Winter as Rat
1997 Fierce Creatures as Adrian 'Bugsy' Malone
1996 The Wind in the Willows as The Sun
1996 Clive Anderson All Talk(1 episode)
1995 The Wind in the Willows as Rat
1995 The Frank Skinner Show(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1993 Tracey Ullman: A Class Act as Various
1992 Pole to Pole(9 episodes) as Himself
1991 G.B.H.(8 episodes) as Jim Nelson
1991 American Friends as Rev. Francis Ashby
1989 Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included as Himself
1989 Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days(9 episodes) as Himself
1989 The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball as Himself
1988 A Fish Called Wanda as Ken Pile
1987 Daytime Live(1 episode)
1987 Going Live!(1 episode)
1987 The Grand Knockout Tournament as Himself
1985 Brazil as Jack Lint
1985 What Is Brazil? as Himself
1984 A Private Function as Gilbert Chilvers
1983 The Meaning of Life as Diverse Rollen
1983 The Crimson Permanent Assurance as Workman
1982 The Missionary as The Reverend Charles Fortescue
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball as Himself - Various Roles
1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl as Various Roles
1982 Wogan(2 episodes) as Himself
1981 Time Bandits as Vincent
1981 The Box as (voice)
1980 Travels with Palin(77 episodes) as Himself
1980 Great Railway Journeys(29 episodes)
1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball as Various Roles
1979 Roger of the Raj
1979 Golden Gordon
1979 Whinfrey's Last Case
1979 Life of Brian as Wise Man #3
1979 The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 as Himself
1978 The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash as Eric Manchester
1977 The Curse of the Claw
1977 Across the Andes by Frog
1977 Murder at Moorstones Manor
1977 Escape from Stalag Luft 112 B
1977 The Testing of Eric Olthwaite
1977 Jabberwocky as Dennis Cooper
1976 Pleasure at Her Majesty's as Himself
1976 Ripping Yarns(9 episodes)
1975 Three Men in a Boat as Harris
1975 Saturday Night Live(5 episodes)
1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail as First Swallow-Savvy Guard / Dennis / Peasant 2 / Right Head / Sir Galahad the Pure / Narrator / King of Swamp Castle / Brother Maynard's Brother / Leader of The Knights Who Say NI!
1974 Guinness for You A Round of Bass Henry Cleans Up as Henry
1971 And Now for Something Completely Different as Gumby / Man with tape recorder / Phrasebook Author / Arthur Pewtey / Second self - defence student / Second Tenant / Lost His Wallet / Shrill Petrol Announcer / Milkman / Ernest Scribbler / Pet shop employee / Lumberjack / Headwaiter Gilberto / Herbert Anchovy / Blackmail Presenter / Gervais Brookhamster / Town Guild Lady
1971 Euroshow 71 as Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
1971 Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus as Various Roles
1969 Clangers(26 episodes) as Narrator
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus(93 episodes) as "It's" man
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus(4 episodes)
1969 How to Irritate People as Various
1969 The Complete and Utter History of Britain(6 episodes)
1968 Frost on Sunday(2 episodes)
1967 Do Not Adjust Your Set(29 episodes)
1967 Twice a Fortnight(10 episodes)
1967 A Series Of Bird's(2 episodes)

Writing

2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly)Writer
2007 Michael Palin's New Europe(7 episodes)Writer
2004 Himalaya with Michael Palin(6 episodes)Writer
2002 Sahara with Michael Palin(4 episodes)Writer
1997 Full Circle with Michael Palin(10 episodes)Writer
1992 Pole to Pole(8 episodes)Writer
1991 American FriendsWriter
1989 Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not IncludedWriter
1989 Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days(7 episodes)Writer
1983 The Meaning of LifeScreenplay
1982 The MissionaryWriter
1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood BowlWriter
1981 Time BanditsWriter
1981 The BoxScreenplay
1980 Great Railway Journeys(1 episode)Writer
1979 Life of BrianScreenplay
1977 Across the Andes by FrogWriter
1977 Murder at Moorstones ManorWriter
1977 Escape from Stalag Luft 112 BWriter
1977 The Testing of Eric OlthwaiteWriter
1976 Ripping Yarns(9 episodes)Writer
1975 Monty Python and the Holy GrailWriter
1974 Guinness for You A Round of Bass Henry Cleans UpWriter
1973 SecretsWriter
1971 And Now for Something Completely DifferentScreenplay
1971 The Two Ronnies(3 episodes)Writer
1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus(47 episodes)Writer
1969 The Complete and Utter History of Britain(6 episodes)Writer
1967 Do Not Adjust Your Set(1 episode)Writer

Creator

Parrot Sketch Not Included – 20 Years of Monty PythonCreator
Monty Python: Live at AspenCreator
Python Night – 30 Years of Monty PythonCreator
2006 Monty Python's Personal BestCreator
1976 Ripping YarnsCreator
1969 The Complete and Utter History of BritainCreator

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