Michael Palin Facts
Michael Palin is a household name around the world. He is generally described as ‘Britain’s nicest man’. He was born on May 5, 1943, in Broom Hill, Sheffield. Palin is a man of multiple trades: – actor, comedian, presenter, writer and political campaigner. He also traveled from the North Pole to the South Pole for a travel program called Pole to Pole in 1992. Michael Paling formed a comedy writing team when he was attending the University of Oxford, Brasenose College with Terry Jones. He was also hired to write for a BBC sketch comedy show called the Frost Report along with Terry Jones.
Fast Facts: –
- Michael Palin was QIproducer John Lloyd’s first choice to front the BBC panel show.
- He is best known for being one of the six members of iconic comedy group Monty Python.
- He married Helen Gibbins on April 16, 1966, and they had total three children together, two sons and one daughter.
- In 2000, he was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to TV drama and travel documentaries.
- Michael Palin is a graduate of Oxford University in History.
- His father suffered a severe stammer all his life. It inspired his stammering character in a film he did in 1988.
- He also advocates The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in Islington. This center was opened in 1993.
- Palin Received BAFTA Film Awards in 1989 for Best Actor in a supporting role in ‘A Fish called Wanda’.