Michael Palin

Actor and screenplay writer Michael Palin enjoys popularity in Bulgaria as one of the legendary members of the Monty Python group. The parody The Frost Report was the first project that brought Michael Palin and Terry Jones together with the other four authors of Monty Python – Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam. On October 5, 1969, the BBC aired for the first time Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and the rest is history. By 1974 the six men had left a huge legacy of tours with live performances, recordings, albums, books and thousands of fans. At the end of the 1980’s Michael Palin made a new step in his career and quickly became one of the best-loved TV hosts of geographical features. As special guest to the 13th edition of Sofia International Film Festival Michael Palin presented a panorama of selected excerpts from his best-loved films: Life of Brian, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Around the World in 80 Days, Sahara, Himalaya, Pole to Pole and Michael Palin’s New Europe.

Michael Palin was awarded the Sofia Municipality award for outstanding achievements in world cinema in 2009.