Michael Palin - Famous Television Presenter

Michael Palin Net Worth


Michael Palin is a famous British travel presenter, comedian, actor, and writer with a net worth of $25 million. He gained prominence as a member of the surreal comedy sketch group Monty Python and went on to produce the BAFTA award-winning comedy series, Ripping Yarns. Palin is also known for his successful career as a travel presenter, producing notable programs such as Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days and Full Circle with Michael Palin, and he has written several books documenting his experiences.

Key facts:

  • Michael Palin is a British travel presenter and comedian.
  • Before his career as a travel presenter, Palin was a prominent member of the surreal comedy sketch group Monty Python.
  • Palin has also worked as an actor, appearing in several films including A Fish Called Wanda, for which he won a BAFTA award for best supporting actor.
  • When Monty Python ended in 1983, Palin transitioned to becoming a travel presenter and has produced notable programs such as Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days and Full Circle with Michael Palin.
  • Palin has written several books documenting his experiences during his travels.
  • In recognition of his work as a travel presenter, Palin was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 200.
  • Currently, he serves as the president of the Royal Geographical Society.

Basic Information About Michael Palin

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Comedians
ProfessionsActor, Screenwriter, Writer, Comedian, Voice Actor, Television presenter
Net worth$25,000,000
Date of birth1943-05-05 (81 years old)
Place of birthRanmoor
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Curiosities and TrademarksFrequently the most abused, ill-fated characters in a given Monty Python sketch or film
Silly characters undone mainly by their own foolishness
Famous as a world traveler and star of numerous travelogue documentaries.
Warm, upbeat charm, even in less savoury roles
Brown hair and hazel eyes, medium height
Spouse16 April - Helen Gibbins (Β 1966 - present)Β (3 children)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Michael Palin win?


Golden Globe

Golder Raspberry


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Michael Palin awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Video Premiere Award - Best Audio CommentaryNomineeMonty Python and the Holy Grail2001
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeMonty Python and the Holy Grail1976
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeTime Bandits1982
BAFTA Film Award - Best Original SongNomineeThe Meaning of Life1984
ACE - Writing a Movie or MiniseriesWinnerScreen Two1989

Michael Palin roles

Movie / Series Role
BrazilJack Lint
Life of BrianWriter
Life of BrianWise Man #3 / Mr. Big Nose / Francis / Mrs. A / Ex-Leper / Announcer / Ben / Pontius Pilate / Boring Prophet / Eddie / Shoe Follower / Nisus Wettus
Monty Python and the Holy GrailWriter
Monty Python and the Holy GrailFirst Swallow-Savvy Guard / Dennis / Peasant 2 / Right Head / Sir Galahad the Pure / Narrator / King of Swamp Castle / Brother Maynard's Brother / Leader of The Knights Who Say NI!
The Death of StalinVyacheslav Molotov
The WitchesWitch at Meeting (uncredited)
Time BanditsWriter
Time BanditsVincent
A Fish Called WandaKen Pile
The Meaning of LifeWriter
The Meaning of LifeWindow Washer / Harry / Fish #5 / Mr. Pycroft / Dad / Narrator #1 / Chaplain / Carter / Spadger / Regimental Sergeant Major / Pakenham-Walsh / Rear End / Female TV Presenter / Mr. Marvin Hendy / Governor / Leaf Son / Debbie Katzenberg
Absolutely AnythingKindly Alien (voice)
JabberwockyDennis Cooper
Home and AwaySurfer 2 episodes, 1996-1997
Monty Python's Flying CircusWriter
Monty Python's Flying CircusWriter
Monty Python's Flying CircusWriter
Monty Python's Flying CircusIt's Man / ... 45 episodes, 1969-1974
The SimpsonsMuseum Curator 1 episode, 2020
Saturday Night LiveVarious / ... 5 episodes, 1978-1997
StagedMichael Palin 1 episode, 2021
Ripping YarnsWriter
Ripping YarnsWriter
Ripping YarnsBank Manager / ... 9 episodes, 1976-1979
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2015
The Daily ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1997
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1993
The Two RonniesWriter
The Two RonniesWriter
Screen TwoWriter
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 4 episodes, 1997-2005
The One ShowSelf - Guest / ... 11 episodes, 2008-2020

Michael Palin's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
JabberwockyΒ (1977)Β£6,000

Michael Palin's Quotes

  • [From an interview about the late Graham Chapman]: "He always regarded death as highly overrated and could never understand why anybody made such a fuss about it".
  • I was an enormous fan of The Beatles. When Terry Jones and I were writing together during the 60s, whenever a new Beatles album came out we were at the shop first thing to get our copy. We put off a day's writing to get to grips with the White Album. It influenced us very much, not just the music but what The Beatles stood for, a quality they had in their music and their writing that was so different to the pop we'd grown up with in the 50s and early 60s. We loved the lyrics and the poetry, as well as the humour in it. The Beatles represented something sort of young and fresh that we hoped we were also a part of.
  • We've had disagreements over the years about lifestyle and business and money, and all the things peripheral to what we do best of all, which is produce comedy. The one thing that hasn't changed is our enjoyment of each other's sense of humour. I've always been wary of a Python reunion because we don't have Graham Chapman, who was such an important part of Python. He had his problems - he was a self-confessed alcoholic - but, God, he was a good actor and an odd, eccentric writer, too. We'd miss him if we got back together.
  • The freedom to do what I wanted to do was much more important to me than the shackles of stardom. The more money you earn, the higher your status, the more people are around you. I don't know how people like Johnny Depp operate. He's got about 40 or 50 people who look after his life. My people are my wife and my kids and my grandsons.
  • I'm not that ambitious. I didn't have a goal. I wanted to write well, act well and bring up my family well and sometimes you couldn't do one and the other at the same time.

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Interesting Facts about Michael Palin

  1. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honors List for his services to television drama and travel documentaries.
  2. He is a graduate of Oxford with a degree in History.
  3. Member of Monty Python's Flying Circus along with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam.
  4. Children: Thomas (b. 1969), William (b. 1971) and Rachel (b. 1975)
  5. Left the Reform Club in London on September 25 1988 for a journey Around the World in 80 Days (1989), accompanied by a BBC TV team.
  6. Attended Brasenose College, Oxford University.
  7. Whilst filming Full Circle with Michael Palin (1997), Palin helped to hatch a baby crocodile and asked the crew to get a shot of himself with a crocodile in his hand.
  8. He is an old boy of the ultra-exclusive and expensive English public school, Shrewsbury School. The section of Monty Python's Meaning of Life (1983) set in the school of "Sudbury" is a reference to his time there.
  9. The Virgin Super Voyager train number 221 130 named after him.
  10. The public voted him the best-looking member of the Python troupe.
  11. His father had a rather serious stutter. This came in handy when he played Ken (the stuttering thief) in A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
  12. In a quest for a "Peter Jonesy sort of voice", the casting crew for the original radio series, "The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" approached Palin to play the part of The Book (he turned the part down). The part was eventually given to the very "Peter Jonesy" Peter Jones.
  13. The Pythons had little idea how fanatical their American audience had become until they performed the live Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982) live shows that were soon immortalized. According to Carol Cleveland, as the group were exiting backstage one night, a 20-something girl ran up to Palin, screamed "Oh, Michael!", and promptly fainted in his arms. Palin had to pass the girl to others to help, as he was literally shocked into speechlessness.
  14. His wide travels are so well known that he now has his own travel website called "Palin's Travels.".
  15. In addition to attending the exclusive Shrewsbury School, and later, the University of Oxford; as a lad, he also attended Birkdale School in Sheffield.
  16. Was born the son of an engineer in the industrial city of Sheffield, and remains a supporter of Sheffield United Football Club.
  17. After Sarah Palin's nomination for John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential elections got announced, someone made a YouTube video saying that the wrong Palin got chosen. It proposed Michael Palin, jokingly using clips of him from movies and skits as evidence that he was right for the nomination.
  18. London, England: Publication of his memoir 'Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980-1988' [August 2011]
  19. While a majority of his ancestry is English, one of his paternal great-grandmothers was Irish.
  20. Wrote and acted for Oxford's equivalent of the Cambridge Footlights.

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