Fact: British funnyman Michael Palin was honoured at a special British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) tribute evening in London on Tuesday night (17Mar15). During the event, the Monty Python star took part in a question-and-answer session at the Princess Anne Theatre as part of the A Life in Television tribute.
Quote: "In America we are treated like comedy deities, which I've always found terribly embarrassing. All you want to say is, 'We weren't that funny.' I've never liked being treated like a god." Monty Python star Michael Palin is baffled by the obsessive fans attracted by the comedy troupe.
Fact: Monty Python star Michael Palin has landed another Tv acting role after returning to the small screen last year (13) in black comedy The Wipers Times. The funnyman-turned-travel broadcaster will lead the cast of Remember Me, a new three-part supernatural thriller for the Bbc.
Fact: Monty Python star Michael Palin is to become the latest famous face to play God in the comedy troupe's West End musical Spamalot. The guest appearances in the show are raising money for charity and other stars to take part include Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville and Carry On star Barbara Windsor.
Quote: "I'm 69 and I've got shelves full of books I won't ever get through. Why would I tweet when I've not yet read The Brothers Karamazov?" Monty Python legend Michael Palin has no interest in social networking.
Quote: "I'm always mistaken for Michael Palin... and whenever I am mistaken for MICHAEL PALIN, I say, 'Yes, I am Michael Palin, now f**k off you ugly old bastard!' Because I'm trying to destroy his reputation for niceness one person at a time." Eric Idle on his Monty Python pal.
Quote: "Agreeable and friendly, yeah, I'll go for that - but nice has a kind of droopy, ineffectual connotation." Former Monty Python star Michael Palin on his 'nice' persona.
Quote: "I fly off the handle the way he did, usually at the most stupid things. I get that from my father, a sort of rage." Monty Python comedian Michael Palin admits his temper is inherited from his dad.