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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, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Twice a Fortnight 1967-10-21
Latest Project:
Movie Jeepers Creepers 2020-10-12
Known For
Movie Jeepers Creepers Newscaster (voice) 2020-10-12
Movie Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy Self 2020-05-09
Movie Final Ascent: The Legend of Hamish MacInnes Himself 2019-05-10
Series Worzel Gummidge The Green Man 2019-12-26
Movie An Accidental Studio Himself 2019-07-12
Movie Michael Palin: A Life on Screen 2018-01-07
Series Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray 2018-09-02
Series Michael Palin in North Korea Himself - Host 2018-09-28
Movie The Death of Stalin Vyacheslav Molotov 2017-10-20
Movie Absolutely Anything Kindly Alien (voice) 2015-06-26
Movie Michael Palin's Quest for Artemisia Himself 2015-12-28
Movie Monty Python: And Now for Something Rather Similar Himself 2014-06-29
Movie Monty Python: Live (Mostly) Self, others 2014-07-20
Movie Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Self 2014-11-13
Movie Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace Himself 2014-12-10
Series Remember Me Tom Parfitt 2014-11-23
Movie The Wipers Times General Mitford 2013-09-11
Movie The Meaning of Monty Python Himself 2013-10-08
Movie Michael Palin In Wyeth's World Himself 2013-12-29
Movie The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself 2012-03-04
Movie A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Various (voice) 2012-09-08
Series Brazil with Michael Palin 2012-10-24
Movie Anatomy of a Liar Himself 2012-10-26
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 Monty Python Conquers America Himself 2008-01-01
Movie Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation Self 2008-03-31
Movie The Seventh Python Himself 2008-06-26
Movie What Is Brazil? Himself 2008-04-16
Movie The Last Day of World War One Presenter 2008-11-01
Movie The Secret Life of Brian Himself 2007-01-01
Movie Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind Gariiiiiii (voice) 2007-12-25
Series Michael Palin's New Europe Himself 2007-09-16
Movie Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best Various 2006-01-01
Series Monty Python's Personal Best 2006-02-22
Movie Monty Python's Flying Circus - Michael Palin's Personal Best 2006-02-27
Movie The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset 2005-09-27
Movie Michael Palin & the Mystery of Hammershøi Host 2005-07-14
Movie John Peel's Record Box 2005-11-14
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2 2004-01-01
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3 2004-01-01
Movie The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1 2004-01-01
Movie Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove Interviewee 2004-10-28
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? Himself 2004-12-09
Series Himalaya with Michael Palin Himself - Presenter 2004-10-03
Movie Concert for George Self 2003-10-03
Movie Life on Air: David Attenborough's 50 Years in Television Himself - Presenter 2002-11-20
Series Sahara with Michael Palin Self - Presenter 2002-10-13
Movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail in LEGO 2001-01-01
Movie The Quest for the Holy Grail Locations Himself 2001-10-23
Movie Before the Flying Circus Himself 2000-07-01
Movie The Unknown Peter Sellers Himself 2000-04-25
Movie Monty Python: Spam to Sperm Himself 1999-10-08
Movie Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Sketches Himself 1999-10-08
Movie The Monty Python Story Himself 1999-10-08
Series Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure 1999-10-17
Movie Monty Python: Live at Aspen Self 1998-03-21
Movie Fierce Creatures Adrian 'Bugsy' Malone 1997-01-23
Series Full Circle with Michael Palin Himself 1997-08-31
Movie The Willows in Winter Rat 1997-06-16
Movie The Wind in the Willows The Sun 1996-10-16
Movie The Wind in the Willows Rat 1995-12-24
Movie Tracey Ullman: A Class Act Various 1993-01-09
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 Viz: The Documentary Himself 1990-05-04
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
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 John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance Himself 1988-07-13
Movie A Fish Called Wanda Ken Pile 1988-07-15
Movie The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself 1987-06-19
Movie Brazil Jack Lint 1985-02-20
Movie The Dress Howard 1984-01-03
Movie A Private Function Gilbert Chilvers 1984-11-09
Movie The Meaning of Life Diverse Rollen 1983-03-31
Movie The Crimson Permanent Assurance Workman 1983-03-31
Movie Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Various Roles 1982-06-25
Movie The Missionary The Reverend Charles Fortescue 1982-11-02
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
Movie The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 Himself 1979-06-20
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 Secret Policeman's Ball Various Roles 1979-12-22
Movie Golden Gordon 1979-10-16
Movie The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash Eric Manchester 1978-03-22
Movie Jabberwocky Dennis Cooper 1977-03-28
Movie Murder at Moorstones Manor Charles Chiddingfold / Hugo Chiddingfold 1977-10-11
Movie The Testing of Eric Olthwaite 1977-09-27
Series Ripping Yarns 1976-01-07
Series The Secret Policeman's Ball 1976-04-01
Movie Pleasure at Her Majesty's Himself 1976-12-29
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
Movie Henry Cleans Up Henry 1974-01-02
Movie Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus Various Roles 1971-01-01
Movie Euroshow '71: May Day Special Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus) 1971-05-01
Movie Monty Python: Who's There? 1970-04-15
Movie How to Irritate People Various 1969-01-21
Series The Complete and Utter History of Britain 1969-01-12
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus Various / "It's" man 1969-10-05
Series Clangers Narrator 1969-11-16
Series Frost on Sunday 1968-08-04
Series Twice a Fortnight 1967-10-21
Series Do Not Adjust Your Set 1967-12-26