Michael Palin will be honoured at next month's BAFTA awards with the highest honour the guild gives out; the fellowship. The Sunday 12 May ceremony will see Palin receive recognition for his decades-long work on television, that has seen him both amuse and educate us with his numerous projects.
The veteran comedian, actor, writer and presenter, 69, found fame almost immediately after leaving Oxford University, first achieving prominence on The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set before achieving worldwide fame as one of the stars and writers of Monty Python. Following an illustrious comedy career and as well as venturing into film, Palin began to front a traveloge series that have seen him travel to the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe and, most recently, Brazil.
Palin has since given thanks to BAFTA for recognising his life-long dedication to television, releasing a statement that reads; “A Bafta Fellowship is a very high honour for anyone working in television. I'm well aware that any success I’ve had is down to teamwork. I’ve been blessed throughout my career with the inspiration and support of others. The Fellowship is for all of us.”
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