Michael Palin

Palin in 2018 at the [[National Churches Trust]] Carol Concert Sir Michael Edward Palin ( ; born 5 May 1943) is an English actor, comedian, writer, and television presenter. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy group. He received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2013 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2019.

Palin started in television working on programmes including the ''Ken Dodd Show'', ''The Frost Report'', and ''Do Not Adjust Your Set''. Palin joined ''Monty Python's Flying Circus'' (1969–1974) alongside John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Graham Chapman. He acted in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" and "The Fish-Slapping Dance". Palin continued to work with Jones away from Python, co-writing ''Ripping Yarns''.

Palin co-wrote and starred in ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail'' (1975), ''Life of Brian'' (1979) and ''The Meaning of Life'' (1983). For his performance in ''A Fish Called Wanda'' (1988) he received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Other notable films include ''Jabberwocky'' (1977), ''Time Bandits'' (1981), ''The Missionary'' (1982), ''A Private Function'' (1984), ''Brazil'' (1985), ''Fierce Creatures'' (1997), and ''The Death of Stalin'' (2017).

Since 1980, Palin has made numerous television travel documentaries and is a widely recognised writer and presenter. He has acted as a travel writer and travel documentarian in programmes broadcast on the BBC. His journeys have taken him across the world, including the North and South Poles, the Sahara, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe, and Brazil; in 2018, he visited North Korea, documenting his visit to the isolated country in a series broadcast on Channel 5. Palin visited Nigeria in 2023 to make a travel documentary that was aired in spring 2024. From 2009 to 2012 he was President of the Royal Geographical Society. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Michael Palin's Hemingway adventure / by Palin, Michael

    Published 1999
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    Himalaya / by Palin, Michael

    Published 2004
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    Ripping yarns / by Palin, Michael

    Published 1980
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    More ripping yarns / by Palin, Michael

    Published 1981
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    Ripping yarns / by Palin, Michael

    Published 1979
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    Halfway to Hollywood : diaries 1980-1988 / by Palin, Michael

    Published 2011
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    Halfway to Hollywood : diaries 1980-1988 / by Palin, Michael

    Published 2011
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    Michael Palin's Hemingway adventure / by Palin, Michael

    Published 1999
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    Himalaya / by Palin, Michael

    Published 2004
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    Hemingway's chair / by Palin, Michael

    Published 1998
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    Travelling to work : diaries 1988-1998 / by Palin, Michael

    Published 2014
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    The last day of World War One / by Fisher, John Hayes

    Published 2008
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    Emperor : the perfect penguin /

    Published 2018
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    Chris Orr. The making of things / by Orr, Chris, 1943-

    Published 2013
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    The explorer's eye : first-hand accounts of adventure and exploration /

    Published 2005
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    Monty Python's The meaning of life /

    Published 2013
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