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Michael Palin is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Sound British born on 5 may 1943

Michael Palin

Michael Palin
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Birth name Michael Edward Palin
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 may 1943 (75 years)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Michael Edward Palin (pronounced /ˈpeɪlɨn/; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and later made a number of 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 sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", and "The Fish-Slapping Dance".

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 Comedians' 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, Eastern Europe and Brazil. In 2000 Palin was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to television. From 2009 to 2012 Palin was the president of the Royal Geographical Society. On 12 May 2013, Palin was made a BAFTA fellow, the highest honour that is conferred by the organisation.

Best films

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
(Actor)
Time Bandits (1981)
(Actor)
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
(Actor)
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)
(Actor)
Brazil (1985)
(Actor)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
(Actor)

Usually with

Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(12 films)
Terry Jones
Terry Jones
(16 films)
John Cleese
John Cleese
(16 films)
Eric Idle
Eric Idle
(15 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Palin (27 films)

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Actor

The Death of Stalin, 1h46
Directed by Armando Iannucci
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Adrian Mcloughlin, Jeffrey Tambor, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend
Roles Vyacheslav Molotov
Rating71% 3.599323.599323.599323.599323.59932
Après la mort de Joseph Staline, chef suprême de l'Union soviétique, le 5 mars 1953, chacun tente de prendre le pouvoir et d'assurer sa survie au sein même de l'équipe ministérielle du dictateur défunt.
Absolutely Anything, 1h25
Directed by Terry Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cleese
Roles Kindly Alien (voice)
Rating59% 2.9973152.9973152.9973152.9973152.997315
Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is a disillusioned schoolteacher, who suddenly finds and uses the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion and best friend Dennis (Robin Williams) to help him along the way.
Arthur Christmas, 1h37
Directed by Sarah Smith
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen
Roles Ernie Clicker (voice)
Rating70% 3.5473353.5473353.5473353.5473353.547335
On Christmas Eve, hundreds of Christmas elves helm the command centre of Santa Claus's mile-wide, ultra–high-tech sleigh-esque craft, the S-1. The current Santa: Malcolm and the Christmas elves deliver presents to every child in the world using advanced equipment and military precision. These complex operations are micromanaged by Malcolm's oldest son Steve and his obsequious elfin assistant Peter (among thousands of more elves) at mission control underneath the North Pole, while Steve's clumsy and panophobic younger brother Arthur answers the letters to Santa. During a delivery operation, when a child wakes up and almost sees Malcolm, a Christmas elf back in the S-1 inadvertently presses a button, causing a present to fall off a conveyor and go unnoticed.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h39
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby, Bob Hoskins, Michael Murphy, Imelda Staunton
Rating64% 3.247533.247533.247533.247533.24753
Matt Lucas comme un crapaud merveilleux, Mark Gatiss comme un rat hérissés, Lee Ingleby comme une taupe nerveux, et Bob Hoskins comme un vieux grincheux Badger faire un casting de classe à l'intérieur une autre version du livre classique de Kenneth Grahame.
Fierce Creatures, 1h33
Directed by Robert Young, Fred Schepisi, Roger Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay, Ronnie Corbett
Roles Adrian 'Bugsy' Malone
Rating63% 3.199363.199363.199363.199363.19936
The film opens with Willa Weston (Jamie Lee Curtis) arriving in Atlanta to take a high ranking position in a company recently acquired by Octopus Inc.'s owner, Rod McCain (Kevin Kline). After meeting his son, vice president of marketing Vince McCain (also played by Kline), and Rod's assistant Neville, Willa is told by McCain that he has already sold the company where she was to work. Now without a job, Willa agrees to run another recent acquisition, Marwood Zoo, in an attempt to create a business model that can be used for multiple zoos in the future.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h27
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Steve Coogan, Bob Hoskins, Eric Idle, Mark Gatiss, Terry Jones, Matt Lucas
Roles The Sun
Rating62% 3.1456053.1456053.1456053.1456053.145605
Mole's (Steve Coogan) underground home is knocked in when the field above it is bulldozed by the Weasels; the field was owned by Mr. Toad (Terry Jones), who has sold it to finance his latest fad: caravanning. Mole flees to the river and meets the Water Rat (Eric Idle), who is preparing to embark on a picnic. Seeing Mole's distress, Rat decides to take Mole to see Toad. Toad encourages them to travel with him on the open road, in his newly bought canary-coloured cart. Disaster strikes when a pair of joyriders in a motor car knock over the cart. Rat calms Toad's horse instead of Mole. Toad, however, instantly discards the cart and becomes obsessed with motoring. He is a reckless driver, however, and ends up needing more money from the Weasels. Their volatile Chief (Antony Sher) tries to persuade him to sell Toad Hall.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h13
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Alan Bennett, Bob Hoskins, Michael Gambon, Mark Gatiss, Rik Mayall, Matt Lucas
Roles Rat
Rating76% 3.834043.834043.834043.834043.83404
Tired from spring cleaning, Mole ventures out of his hole for the first time and stumbles across a river and a new-found friend Ratty. The two friends enjoy themselves then call on Mr. Toad, who takes them for a trip on the open road by gypsy caravan until a passing motor car causes the caravan to crash and Toad to develop a mania for driving motor cars. Back at the riverbank Ratty gets a temporary phase of a desire to emigrate but Mole snaps him out of it.
American Friends, 1h35
Directed by Tristram Powell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Trini Alvarado, Alfred Molina, Bryan Pringle, Jonathan Firth
Roles Rev. Francis Ashby
Rating65% 3.295883.295883.295883.295883.29588
Palin plays Francis Ashby, a senior Oxford professor on holiday in the Swiss Alps in 1861. There he meets the American Caroline Hartley (Connie Booth) and her 18-year-old ward Elinor (Trini Alvarado). Ashby is drawn to them both, particularly Elinor, but is rather surprised when they arrive in Oxford and rent a house. Women are not allowed in the College, nor are Fellows allowed to marry, which puts him in an embarrassing situation. Ashby's rival for the post of College President, Oliver Syme (Alfred Molina), takes full advantage of this to try to discredit Ashby.
A Fish Called Wanda, 1h48
Directed by John Cleese, Charles Crichton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken, Tom Georgeson
Roles Ken Pile
Rating75% 3.7988253.7988253.7988253.7988253.798825
London-based gangster George Thomason and his right-hand man, Ken Pile, an animal lover with a bad stutter, plan a jewel heist. They bring in two Americans to help: con artist Wanda Gershwitz and "weapons man" Otto West, a loud-mouthed Anglophobe who fancies himself an intellectual and hates being (correctly) called stupid. Wanda and Otto are lovers, but they hide this from George and Ken, pretending to be brother and sister, so Wanda can work her charms on them. The robbery goes well, and the thieves get away with a large sum in diamonds. However, they are briefly spotted during their getaway by Mrs. Coady, an elderly lady walking her three dogs. The group then hide the loot in a safe in an old workshop. Soon after, Wanda and Otto betray George to the police and he is arrested. They return to collect the loot, with Wanda planning to double-cross Otto as well, only to find that George has moved it. Wanda decides to seduce George's barrister, Archie Leach, so that he can persuade George to plead guilty and give up the location of the diamonds. Unhappily married, Leach is brow-beaten by his vindictive wife, Wendy, and spoiled daughter, Portia, and he quickly comes under the spell of Wanda's charms.
The Wind in the Willows, 1h36
Directed by Terry Jones, Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Rachel Talalay
Origin USA
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Charles Nelson Reilly, Bob Hoskins, Roddy McDowall, Mark Gatiss, José Ferrer, Matt Lucas
Rating73% 3.685283.685283.685283.685283.68528
The "well-known and popular" Mr. Toad of Toad Hall (voice of Charles Nelson Reilly), a conceited and impulsive animal, embarks on a madcap river voyage in a paddleboat, nearly shipwrecking his friend Ratty (voice of Roddy McDowall) who is out for a leisurely row. At the same time, Toad whelms the entrance to the subterranean home of Moley (voice of Eddie Bracken). So disturbed, Moley comes above ground for the first time in his life, and is positively amazed by the surface world. At once he meets Ratty, who invites him to come along on his river cruise ("Wind in the Willows"). All too soon, Toad returns and recklessly overturns Ratty's boat, nearly drowning Moley, but Ratty saves him and pushes him along to shore.
Brazil
Brazil (1985)
, 2h22
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Social science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Comic science fiction
Themes Politique, Psychologie, Films about the labor movement, Comedy science fiction films, Political films, Dystopian films, Lobotomie
Actors Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Ian William Richardson
Roles Jack Lint
Rating79% 3.9987153.9987153.9987153.9987153.998715
Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) is a low-level government employee who has frequent daydreams of saving a damsel in distress. One day he is assigned the task of trying to rectify an error caused by a fly getting jammed in a printer, misprinting a file it was copying, resulting in the incarceration and accidental death during interrogation of cobbler Archibald Buttle, instead of the suspected terrorist, freelance heating engineer Archibald Tuttle.
A Private Function, 1h30
Directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Richard Griffiths, John Normington, Tony Haygarth
Roles Gilbert Chilvers
Rating65% 3.29893.29893.29893.29893.2989
In a small Northern English town in 1947 the citizens endure continuing food rationing. Some local businessmen want to hold a party to celebrate the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip and illegally decide to raise a pig for that occasion. However, the pig gets stolen by Gilbert Chilvers (Michael Palin), who was encouraged to do so by his wife Joyce (Maggie Smith). Meanwhile a food inspector is determined to stop activities circumventing the food rationing.