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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 Do Not Adjust Your Set 1967-12-26
Latest Project:
Movie Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy 2020-05-09
Known For
Movie Peter Sellers: A State of Comic Ecstasy Self 2020-05-09
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
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 The Wipers Times General Mitford 2013-09-11
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
Movie Arthur Christmas Ernie Clicker (voice) 2011-11-10
Movie Monty Python Conquers America Himself 2008-01-01
Movie Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation 2008-03-31
Movie What Is Brazil? Himself 2008-04-16
Movie The Seventh Python Himself 2008-06-26
Movie Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind Gariiiiiii (voice) 2007-12-25
Movie Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove Interviewee 2004-10-28
Movie Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball ? Himself 2004-12-09
Movie Before the Flying Circus Himself 2000-07-01
Movie Fierce Creatures Adrian 'Bugsy' Malone 1997-01-23
Movie The Wind in the Willows The Sun 1996-10-16
Movie Tracey Ullman: A Class Act Various 1993-01-09
Movie American Friends Rev. Francis Ashby 1991-03-22
Series G.B.H. Jim Nelson 1991-06-06
Movie The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball Himself 1989-01-01
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 A Private Function Gilbert Chilvers 1984-11-09
Movie The Meaning of Life Diverse Rollen 1983-03-31
Movie The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself - Various Roles 1982-09-23
Movie The Missionary The Reverend Charles Fortescue 1982-11-02
Movie The Box (voice) 1981-03-29
Movie Time Bandits Vincent 1981-07-13
Movie The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash Eric Manchester 1978-03-22
Movie Jabberwocky Dennis Cooper 1977-03-28
Movie Escape from Stalag Luft 112 B 1977-10-04
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 Three Men in a Boat Harris 1975-12-31
Series Monty Python's Flying Circus "It's" man 1969-10-05
Series Frost on Sunday 1968-08-04
Series Do Not Adjust Your Set 1967-12-26