Michael Edward Palin became famous when he was a member of Monty Python in the 1970s. Later, he had his own drama, Ripping Yarn, and also appeared in many films such as A Fish Called Wanda. For the past 20 years, he has become very popular as a travel television announcer.
Michael Edward Palin is an English comedian, actor, writer and host. He was born on May 5, 1943 in Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. Michael Edward Palin is the second and only son of Edward Moreton Palin and Mary Rachel Lockhart. His father, a school engineer at Shrewsbury and Cambridge, worked for a steel company. He studied modern history at Brasenose College, Oxford.
He was one of the members of Monty Python comedy group and then made some travel documentaries. Palin writes most comedies with Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had many shows like Ken Dodd Show, The Frost Report, and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Michael Edward Palin acted in most of Monty Python’s operas including Argument Clinic, Dead Parrot sketch, The Lumberjack Song, The Spanish Inquisition, and The Fish-Slapping Dance.
Michael Edward Palin continued to work with Terry Jones after leaving Monty Python in order to write Ripping Yarns together. He also starred in many films directed by his Monty Python friend, Terry Gilliam and featured prominently in A Fish Called Wanda. As a result, he won the BAFTA award for the best supporting actor. A survey in 2005 to search for The Comedians’ Comedian title, Michael Edward Palin was voted 30th by comedians and other people in comedy industry.
After Monty Python, he started a new career as a travel writer and travel documentary maker. His journey took him worldwide including North and South Pole, Sahara, Himalaya, Eastern Europe and Brazil. In 2000, Michael Edward Palin was named CBE for his contributions to television. From 2009 to 2012, Michael Edward Palin was president of the Royal Geographic Society. On May 12, 2013, Michael Edward Palin was awarded as a member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the highest award awarded by the organization.