English actor and writer. First acclaimed as a member of the satirical television series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–74), he achieved solo success in a variety of television ventures, including the comedy series Ripping Yarns (1976–79) and various travel series, including Around the World in 80 Days (1989), Pole to Pole (1992), Sahara (2002), Himalaya (2004), and Brazil (2012). He also appeared in films such as A Private Function (1984) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
As a member of the Python team, he appeared in the films Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) and Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979). Other film appearances include American Friends (1991), which he also wrote, Fierce Creatures (1997), and a rare dramatic role in the television series G.B.H. (1991). In addition to his extensive writing for film and television, he has also written a play, The Weekend (1994), a number of books for children, novels, and memoirs.
Palin was born in Sheffield and educated at Oxford. He began his career as a television scriptwriter, contributing to shows such as The Frost Report (1966–67), Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967–69), and Marty (1968–69).
Palin, Michael Edward
The British actor and writer Michael Palin (born 1943) was one of the major creative forces behind the anarchic Monty Python television and film fr
British comedy troupe. The innovative group, formed in the early 1960s, came to prominence in the 1970s, first on television and later in films. It
(born Oct. 27, 1939, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, Eng.) British actor and screenwriter. He wrote and performed comedy material for British televisi