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Michael Palin

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.

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May 5, 1943 In Broomhill, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershoi
Latest Project:
Movie The Fringe, Fame and Me 2022-08-08
Known For
Poster of American Friends
Poster of Brazil
Poster of Euroshow '71: May Day Special
Poster of Do Not Adjust Your Set
Series Irish railway journey: Derry to Kerry Unknown 2023
Series Now! Unknown 2023
Series Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershoi Unknown 2023
Movie The Fringe, Fame and Me Self 2022-08-08
Movie Michael Palin: A Life on Screen 2018-01-07
Series Michael Palin in North Korea Himself - Host 2018-09-28
Series Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray 2018-09-02
Movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Don Quixote 2018-05-19
Movie The Death of Stalin Vyacheslav Molotov 2017-10-20
Movie Absolutely Anything Kindly Alien (voice) 2015-06-26
Series Remember Me Tom Parfitt 2014-11-23
Movie Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace Himself 2014-12-10
Movie Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Self 2014-11-13
Movie Monty Python: Live (Mostly) Self, others 2014-07-20
Movie The Meaning of Monty Python Himself 2013-10-08
Movie The Wipers Times General Mitford 2013-09-11
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Self 2012-03-04
Movie Anatomy of a Liar Himself 2012-10-26
Series Brazil with Michael Palin Self (Presenter) 2012-10-24
Movie Produced By George Martin 2012-09-11
Movie A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Various (voice) 2012-09-08
Movie Arthur Christmas Ernie Clicker (voice) 2011-11-10
Movie Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) Mrs. Betty Palin / Julius Caesar / Bevis 2010-03-25
Series Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) Himself 2009-10-18
Movie What Is Brazil? Himself 2008-04-16
Movie The Seventh Python Himself 2008-06-26
Movie Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation Self 2008-03-31
Movie Monty Python Conquers America Himself 2008-01-01
Series The Alan Titchmarsh Show Unknown 2007-09-03
Series Michael Palin's New Europe Himself 2007-09-16
Movie The Secret Life of Brian Himself 2007-01-01
Series Movie Connections Unknown 2007-09-10
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best Various 2006-01-01
Movie Monty Python's Flying Circus - Michael Palin's Personal Best 2006-02-27
Series Monty Python's Personal Best 2006-02-22
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1 2004-01-01
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2 2004-01-01
Movie Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove Interviewee 2004-10-28
Series Himalaya with Michael Palin Self - Presenter 2004-10-03
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3 2004-01-01
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? Himself 2004-12-09
Movie Concert for George Self 2003-10-03
Series Sahara with Michael Palin Self - Presenter 2002-10-13
Movie The Quest for the Holy Grail Locations Himself 2001-10-23
Series Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure 1999-10-17
Movie Monty Python: Live at Aspen Self 1998-03-21
Series Fantasy World Cup Unknown 1998-06-09
Series Full Circle with Michael Palin Himself 1997-08-31
Movie Fierce Creatures Adrian 'Bugsy' Malone 1997-01-23
Movie The Willows in Winter Rat 1997-06-16
Series Clive Anderson All Talk Unknown 1996-10-06
Movie The Wind in the Willows The Sun 1996-10-16
Movie The Wind in the Willows Rat 1995-12-24
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie Tracey Ullman: A Class Act Various 1993-01-09
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Pole to Pole Himself 1992-10-21
Movie American Friends Rev. Francis Ashby 1991-03-22
Series G.B.H. Jim Nelson 1991-06-06
Movie Life of Python Self / Various Roles 1990-01-01
Movie The Witches Witch at Meeting 1990-05-25
Series Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days Himself 1989-10-11
Movie Parrot Sketch Not Included: Twenty Years of Monty Python Himself 1989-11-18
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
Movie John Cleese's First Farewell Performance Himself 1988-07-13
Movie A Fish Called Wanda Ken Pile 1988-07-15
Series Daytime Live Unknown 1987-10-21
Series Going Live! Unknown 1987-09-26
Movie The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself 1987-06-19
Series Omnibus Presents Comic Relief 1986-04-25
Movie Brazil Jack Lint 1985-02-20
Movie A Private Function Gilbert Chilvers 1984-11-09
Movie The Dress Howard 1984-01-03
Movie The Crimson Permanent Assurance Workman 1983-03-31
Movie The Meaning of Life Various Roles 1983-03-31
Movie The Missionary The Reverend Charles Fortescue 1982-11-02
Movie Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Various Roles 1982-06-25
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself - Various Roles 1982-09-23
Movie The Box (voice) 1981-03-29
Movie Time Bandits Vincent 1981-07-13
Series Travels with Palin Himself 1980-11-27
Series Great Railway Journeys 1980-10-23
Movie Life of Brian Wise Man #3 / Mr. Big Nose / Francis / Mrs. A / Ex-Leper / Announcer / Ben / Pontius Pilate / Boring Prophet / Eddie / Shoe Follower / Nisus Wettus 1979-08-17
Movie The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 Himself 1979-06-20
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Various Roles 1979-12-22
Movie The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash Eric Manchester 1978-03-22
Movie Jabberwocky Dennis Cooper 1977-03-28
Series Ripping Yarns 1976-01-07
Movie Pleasure at Her Majesty's Himself 1976-12-29
Series The Secret Policeman's Ball 1976-04-01
Movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail 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! 1975-05-25
Movie Three Men in a Boat Harris 1975-12-31
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Henry Cleans Up Henry 1974-01-02
Series Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus Various Characters 1972-01-03
Series Pebble Mill at One Unknown 1972-10-09
Movie Euroshow '71: May Day Special Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus) 1971-05-01
Movie Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus Various Roles 1971-01-01
Movie And Now for Something Completely Different 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 An 1971-09-28
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus Various / "It's" man 1969-10-05
Series The Complete and Utter History of Britain 1969-01-12
Movie How to Irritate People Various 1969-01-21
Series Clangers Narrator 1969-11-16
Series Frost on Sunday 1968-08-04
Series Do Not Adjust Your Set 1967-12-26
Series Twice a Fortnight 1967-10-21
Series A Series Of Bird's Unknown 1967-10-03