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Michael Palin to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

Former Monty Python star to be honored by British academy

LONDON — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to fete former Monty Python star Michael Palin.

The English comedian and writer will receive BAFTA’s top honor, the Fellowship, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards on May 12 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.

BAFTA chairman John Willis said: “Michael Palin, ex-Python, writer, presenter and BAFTA-winning actor whose amiable onscreen manner belies the seriousness of his craft, has made an incredible contribution to the medium over five decades.”

Palin kicked off his career as a writer for series such as “The Frost Report,” before becoming a founding member of comedy group Monty Python. As well as the BBC TV series Palin starred in Python features “The Holy Grail” and “Life of Brian.”

Since the demise of Python, Palin has penned and presented a string of TV series, including travel docs “Around the World in 80 Days” and “Pole to Pole.”

Palin’s other writing and acting credits include “Ripping Yarns,” Alan Bleasdale’s “GBH” and “A Fish Called Wanda.”

Palin said: “I’m well aware that any success I’ve had is down to team-work. 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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