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Michael Palin: A Life in Pictures

21 December 2011
Michael Palin: A Life in PicturesBAFTA / Johnny Birch

Watch the British actor and writer and original Monty Python member talk about his career in film and television in this BAFTA Guru video.

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The full length Michael Palin interview video is available to watch now on BAFTA Guru.


The veteran performer, writer and broadcaster has over 30 years experience on our screens, rising to popularity with Monty Python in the early 70s and with films like A Fish Called Wanda and TV series including Sahara and Himalaya to his name.

Good comedians look beyond the surface; they don’t take things at face value. They see what an absurd place we’re in.

In this video - available to watch in full on BAFTA Guru, and recorded in the resplendent Ely Cathedral as part of the Cambridge Film Festival - Palin talks to film critic Mark Kermode. Highlights include Palin recalling the challenges of turning the Python sketches into a big screen venture for The Holy Grail and his shock at beating Robert De Niro to the part of Jack Lint in Terry Gilliam’s dystopian fantasy Brazil.

Watch the Michael Palin interview now on BAFTA Guru


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