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Michael Palin

English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter

1943   -  

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: Brasenose College, Shrewsbury School, Birkdale School
occupation: actor, comedian, screenwriter, diarist, singer, film actor, television presenter
award received: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Patron’s Medal, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, James Joyce Awards
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Sir Michael Edward Palin, (; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python. Since 1980 he has made a number of travel documentaries.Palin wrote most of his comedic material with fellow Python member 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 sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" 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 (1988), 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. His journeys have taken him across the world, including the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe, Brazil, and North Korea. Having been awarded a CBE for services to television in the 2000 New Year Honours, Palin received a knighthood in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to travel, culture and geography. From 2009–2012 Palin was the president of the Royal Geographical Society.On 12 May 2013, Palin was made a BAFTA fellow, the highest honour that is conferred by the organisation.
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works

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Full Circle – Michael Palin

book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

1997

Himalaya

book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

1999

Brazil

2012 book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

2012

Diaries 1969–1979: The Python Years

book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

2006

Around the World in 80 Days

Michael Palin book

author: Michael Palin

1989

Hemingway Adventure

book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

1999

New Europe

book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

2007

Pole to Pole

book by Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

1992

Sahara

book that Michael Palin wrote to accompany the BBC television documentary series Sahara with Michael Palin

author: Michael Palin

2002

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