Michael Palin



Place of birth:

Broomhill, Sheffield, England, UK:


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.


Michael Palin in North Korea (2018)
Michael Palin: A Life on Screen (2018)
The Death of Stalin (2017)
Vyacheslav Molotov
Michael Palin's Quest for Artemisia (2015)
Absolutely Anything (2015)
Kindly Alien (voice)
Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace (2014)
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)
Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)
Himself, others
Monty Python: And Now for Something Rather Similar (2014)
Michael Palin In Wyeth's World (2013)
The Meaning of Monty Python (2013)
The Wipers Times (2013)
General Mitford
Anatomy of a Liar (2012)
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
Various (voice)
The Secret Policeman's Ball (2012)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Ernie Clicker (voice)
Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) (2010)
Mrs. Betty Palin / Julius Caesar / Bevis
The last day of WWI (2009)
The Last Day of World War One (2008)
The Seventh Python (2008)
Marty Feldman : Six Degrees of Separation (2008)
Monty Python Conquers America (2008)
Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind (2007)
Gariiiiiii (voice)
Monty Python's Flying Circus - Graham Chapman's Personal Best (2006)
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset (2005)
Michael Palin & the Mystery of Hammershøi (2005)
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? (2004)
Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove (2004)
The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 3 (2004)
The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 2 (2004)
The Best of Monty Python's Flying Circus Volume 1 (2004)
Life on Air: David Attenborough's 50 Years in Television (2002)
Himself - Presenter
The Quest for the Holy Grail Locations (2001)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Lego (2001)
Before the Flying Circus (2000)
The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000)
Monty Python: 30th Anniversary Sketches (1999)
The Monty Python Story (1999)
Monty Python: Pythonland (1999)
Monty Python: Spam to Sperm (1999)
The Willows in Winter (1997)
Fierce Creatures (1997)
Adrian 'Bugsy' Malone
The Wind in the Willows (1996)
The Sun
The Wind in the Willows (1995)
Tracey Ullman: A Class Act (1993)
American Friends (1991)
Rev. Francis Ashby
Viz: The Documentary (1990)
Monty Python: Parrot Sketch Not Included (1989)
The Secret Policeman’s Biggest Ball (1989)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Ken Pile
The Grand Knockout Tournament (1987)
Brazil (1985)
Jack Lint
What Is Brazil? (1985)
A Private Function (1984)
Gilbert Chilvers
The Meaning of Life (1983)
Diverse Rollen
The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
The Missionary (1982)
The Reverend Charles Fortescue
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)
Himself - Various Roles
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
Various Roles
Time Bandits (1981)
The Box (1981)
The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)
Various Roles
Roger of the Raj (1979)
Golden Gordon (1979)
Whinfrey's Last Case (1979)
Life of Brian (1979)
Wise Man #3
The Pythons: Somewhere in Tunisia, Circa A.D. 1979 (1979)
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Eric Manchester
The Curse of the Claw (1977)
Across the Andes by Frog (1977)
Murder at Moorstones Manor (1977)
Escape from Stalag Luft 112 B (1977)
The Testing of Eric Olthwaite (1977)
Jabberwocky (1977)
Dennis Cooper
Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)
Three Men in a Boat (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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!
Guinness for You A Round of Bass Henry Cleans Up (1974)
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
Gumby / Man with tape recorder / Phrasebook Author / Arthur Pewtey / Second self - defence student / Second Tenant / Lost His Wallet / Shrill Petrol Announcer / Milkman / Ernest Scribbler / Pet shop employee / Lumberjack / Headwaiter Gilberto / Herbert Anchovy / Blackmail Presenter / Gervais Brookhamster / Town Guild Lady
Euroshow 71 (1971)
Various (as Montypython Flyingcircus)
Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1971)
Various Roles
How to Irritate People (1969)