Michael Palin

English actor, comedian, writer, and television presenter

Sir Michael Edward Palin KCMG CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English actor, comedian and writer.

Palin in 2005

Palin was born in Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He studied modern history at Brasenose College, Oxford.

He became famous as a member of Monty Python in the 1970s. Afterwards he had his own television series, Ripping Yarns, and also appeared in many movies, such as A Fish Called Wanda. Over the last 20 years, he has become very well known as a television travel broadcaster ("Around The World in 80 Days", etc.).

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