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Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988 (Hardback)
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Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980 to 1988 (Hardback)

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The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, they made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful Monty Python's Meaning of Life. Writing and acting in films and television then took over much of Michael's life, culminating in the smash hit A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played the hapless, stuttering Ken (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), and the first of his seven celebrated television journeys for the BBC. He wrote much of the dialogue and acted in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits and acted in his next film, Brazil. He co-produced, wrote and played the lead in The Missionary opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A Private Function, written by Alan Bennett. For television he wrote East of Ipswich, inspired by his links with Suffolk. Such was his fame in the US, he was enticed into once again hosting the enormously popular show Saturday Night Live, in one edition of which his mother makes a highly successful surprise guest appearance. He filmed several journeys for television and became chairman of the pressure group, Transport 2000. His family remains a constant as his and Helen's children enter their teens.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780297844402
Weight: 1044 g
Dimensions: 238 x 159 x 45 mm

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“If you like a laugh like I do you'll love this”

I found this this book chatty, friendly and informative and very amusing much like Michael Palin himself.
It takes us back to the 1980s, it touches on world events and Thatcherism’s but mainly on Michael Palin’s... More

Hardback edition
1st May 2010
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“Halfway to Hollywood”

This is the warm, funny story of Michael Palin's career. Warm, funny and engaging, this is a definite must-buy!Lynsay Lambert, Waterstone's Cardholder

Hardback edition
27th September 2009
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