Sir Michael Palin is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is most famously associated with the comedy group ‘Monty Python’. Before earning success with ‘Monty Python’, Palin was a presenter for ‘Now!’. He later turned into a writer for narrative documentaries along with Terry Jones, a partnership that carried on for many years. They went on to write several shows for BBC including, ‘The Ken Dodd Show’, ‘The Billy Cotton Bandshow’, ‘The Frost Report, and ‘The Illustrated Weekly Hudd’. He turned into an actor soon when he appeared on the successful comedy show ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’ and ‘Twice a Fortnight’.
Palin’s most successful work occurred through Monty Python. Early shows such as ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ and various sketches became wildly popular. He also appeared in the top-grossing comedy ‘A Fish Called Wanda’, his most successful film. Other films include ‘Fierce Creatures’ and ‘American Friends’. After the members of Monty Python went their separate ways, Palin emerged anew as a travel presenter and writer and has telecasted several hit documentaries, including ‘Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin’ and ‘Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure’. These TV programs became culturally significant and impacted tourism positively. His latest movie ‘The Death of Stalin’ has been a critical success
Brian of Nazareth, who was born in a stable next-door to Jesus on the same night, is mistaken as the prophesied messiah by the three wise men. Out of love for the young rebel Judith and hatred for the occupying Romans, he joins the People's Front of Judea, and unwittingly gathers his own group of followers.
Sam Lowry often daydreams of being a winged superhero saving a woman in distress. When Archibald Buttle is killed mistakenly instead of revolutionary Archibald Tuttle, Sam encounters Jill, the woman from his dreams who is trying to help Mrs. Buttle. Sam ends up being caught in a web of lies and government bureaucracy with disastrous consequences.
Gangsters George Thomason and his aide Ken Pile plan a diamond heist and draft in Americans, con-artist Wanda Gershwitz and weapons expert Otto West. After a successful heist, George is arrested but has hidden the diamonds. Comedic incidents follow as Wanda seduces George’s lawyer, Archie Leach, to get the location of the diamonds.
This anthology film based on the popular British television series ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ features over 40 comedy sketches dealing with varied topics and animation shorts. The best of the sketches taken from the show’s first two series and re-filmed without studio audience include such classics as ‘Dead Parrot,’ ‘Hell’s Grannies,’ ‘Nudge Nudge,’ ‘Bank Robber,’ ‘The Lumberjack Song,’ ‘Kilimanjaro Expedition,’ and many more.
The Death of Stalin is a political satire black comedy film, which tells the story of the power struggle of the cronies of Joseph Stalin, after he passes away in 1953.
Eleven-year-old history enthusiast, Kevin, is shocked to see six time-traveling dwarfs who have escaped their master, the Supreme Being, appear from his closet. These time bandits have stolen Supreme Being’s unique time-&-space map and now they take Kevil along as they travel through history leaping from one era to another, stealing treasures from historical conquerors. But then they run into Evil Genius.
Rod McCain is a multimillionaire who purchases a zoo in London. Soon the staff is pressurized to make higher profits or face closure. Meanwhile, the staff faces a lot of struggle dealing with the new policies.
A young peasant is mistaken as the only hope for the kingdom, when the countryside is threaten by a monster.
King Arthur of Camelot is looking for courageous knights to join his Round Table and he succeeds in his quest when a few men come forward. A bit of partying and deliberation later, they decide to leave. However, now God himself sends them to find the Holy Grail. What follows is a series of adventure and an encounter with a mysterious enchanter named Tim.
This documentary film shows us few performances of The Monty Python troupe at the Hollywood Bowl.
‘The Meaning of Life’ is a musical presented through a series of sketches. It’s a film by the British comedy troupe Monty Python, portraying various stages of life from the miracle of birth to the mystery of death. The movie also depicts hilarious vignettes about religious service, sex education, war, organ donation – every possible thing, just to find ‘the meaning of life.’
The alien galactic council debates whether the Earth should be destroyed, or to make humanity a member of their council. They eventually come up with a plan of bestowing limitless power to a schoolteacher, to see if the powers would be used for good or for evil. Thus, his actions would determine the fate of humanity.
Santa’s clumsy son Arthur, learns that because of a technical glitch, a little girl's Christmas present has been misplaced. Therefore, he sets out on a mission to deliver the present before it is too late.
The Witches is an adventure comedy fantasy film, which tells the story of a young boy who stumbles onto a group of witch’s convention as they are preparing to get rid of all children in the world. They turn him into a mouse but he still attempts to stop them.
Michael Palin Awards
|A Fish Called Wanda||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||1989|