10 Facts about Michael Palin

Post On: October 29, 2020
By: Andi

Through this article, you are going to know the fun facts about Michael Palin. Sir Michael Edward Palin is an English actor, comedian, writer, and television presenter that born on May 5th, 1943. He joined to the comedy group named Monty Python. Interestingly, started 1980, he has made a number of travel documentaries. In the following paragraphs you will find another fun facts about Michael Palin.

Facts 1 : The Early Life of Michael Palin

Michael Palin was born on May 5th, 1943 in Ranmoor, Sheffield. He is the only one son and the second childĀ  of Edward Moreton Palin (1900-1977) and Mary Rachel Lockhart 91903-1990).

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Facts 2 : The Early Education of Michael Palin

The young Palin was educated at Birkdale and Shrewsbury School. In 1962, after he graduated from Shrewbury, he went on to read modern history at Brasenose College, Oxford.

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Facts 3 : The Personal Life of Michael Palin

Michael Palin married Hellen Gibbins in 1966. He first meets Hellen Gibbins in 1959 on holiday in Southwold in Suffolk. From his marriage, Palin has three children and four grandchildren. His daughter, Rachel, is a BBC TV director, whose work includes Masterchef: The Professionals. Then his son, William is a director of Conservation at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London and oversaw the 2018-2019 restoration of the Painted Hall.

Facts 4 : The Early Career of Michael Palin

In 1965, after he graduated from his university, Palin became a presenter on a comedy pop show named “Now!” for the television contractor Television Wales and the West.

Facts 5 : Monty Python

The show called “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” success and accepted by the audience. At the same time the success of “Do Not Adjust Your Set” had led Palin, Jones, Idle, and Gilliam to be offered their own series and, while it was still in production, Palin agreed to Cleese’s proposal and brought along Idle, Jones and Gilliam. Thus the formation of Monty Python was shaped.

Facts 6 : The Other Work of Michael Palin

in 1974, the Monty Python television series was ended, the Palin/Jones team worked on Ripping Yarns, an intermittent television comedy series broadcast over three years from 1976.

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Facts 7 : Activism

Since 1986, Palin took a part to campaigns on sustainable tranport. On 2 january 2011, he became the first person to sign the UK-based Campaign for better Transprot’s fair fares now campaign.

Facts 8 : Michael Palin’s Television Documentaries

In 1980, Palin aired his first travel documentary on BBC Television series titled Confession of a Trainspotter. Palin traveled through Ireland for the same series, he attempted to trace his great grandmother who set sail from Ireland 170 years ago.

Facts 9 : The Palin’s TV Programmes that Have been Broadcast Worldwide

These programmes have been broadcast worldwide in syndication and were also sold on HVS tape and later on DVD:

  • Around the World in 80 days with Michael Palin
  • Pole to Pole with Michael palin

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Facts 10 : The Palin’s Travel Shows

  • Full Circle with Michael Palin
  • Michael Palin’s Hemingway Adventure

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