Michael Palin biography

Michael Palin

Comedian, TV Writer

1943 –

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Who is Michael Palin?

Michael Edward Palin, CBE, FRGS is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter 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", "The Spanish Inquisition", and "The Fish-Slapping Dance".

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 Comedians' 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.

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Born
May 5, 1943
Broomhill
Also known as
  • Michael Palin CBE
  • Michael Lapin
  • Michael Spam Palin
  • Michael C. Palinberg
  • Alan Michael Palin Whicker
  • Michael Edward Palin
  • Michael Edward Palin, CBE, FRGS
  • The Usual Lot
  • Montypython Flyingcircus
  • Monty Python
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • English people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Brasenose College, Oxford
  • Birkdale School
  • Shrewsbury School
  • University of Oxford
Lived in
  • Suffolk
  • Sheffield

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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