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Michael Palin

(1943-), Comedian, actor and writer

Michael Edward Palin

Sitter in 5 portraits
Actor, writer and broadcaster; a member of the Monty Python team, Michael Palin has also written and starred in the television series Ripping Yarns (1976-80) and the feature films The Missionary (1983) and Fierce Creatures (1997) as well as writing and presenting three expedition series for BBC television (1989-97). He won a BAFTA award as Best Supporting Actor for A Fish Called Wanda (1988).

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Michael Palin, by John Swannell - NPG P717(11)

Michael Palin

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1998
NPG P717(11)

Michael Palin, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x29713

Michael Palin

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 1984
NPG x29713

Michael Palin, by Dudley Reed - NPG x200054

Michael Palin

by Dudley Reed
C-type colour print, 1992
NPG x200054

Michael Palin, by Alexander McIntyre - NPG x139681

Michael Palin

by Alexander McIntyre
C-type colour print, 20 May 2014
NPG x139681


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