Happy Birthday Michael Palin

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Michael Palin is a famous English comedian, writer, actor and tv presenter most known for being party of the Monty Python comedy group. Born the 5th May 1943 in Broomhill Sheffield, Michael had an interest in acting since young and appeared in his first school performance at just 5 years old. He completed University at Oxford, where he wrote and performed a comedy piece for the first time at a Christmas party.

He gained fame in the same year when he won an acting award at a Co-Op drama festival. After finishing university, he became a presenter on a comedy pop show called Now!, And went on to write comedy for shows such as The Ken Dodd Show and The Illustrated Weekly Hudd. Starting in 1989, Palin appeared as a presenter in a series of BBC travel programs and continued so until 2012.

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Palin has announced his first solo-tour this autumn, based on the soon-to-be published third volume of his diary. “Travelling to Work” will see Palin speak about his career over the last 25 years and include anecdotes, photographs and footage that dates back to nearly 50 years.