Comedy legend Michael Palin to appear at Sheffield film festival

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Comedy legend Michael Palin is returning to his home city of Sheffield to appear at the city’s annual documentary festival.

The 71-year-old member of comedy group Monty Python is to to attend a question and answer session following the screening of Monty Python: The Meaning of Live during Sheffield Doc/Fest.

A festival spokesman said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael.”

Michael, who was born in Broomhill, shot to fame as a member of Monty Python in the 1970s.

He later became a renowned travel writer and documentary maker, whose journeys have taken him across the world, including the North and South Poles, Sahara Desert and the Himalayas.

Monty Python reformed in 2014 for a series of live shows.

The Meaning of Live is a 90-minute documentary where the five remaining members – Michael, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Eric Idle, following the death of sixth member Graham Chapman in 1989 – talk candidly about the live shows.

n The screening and Q&A will take place at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre on Wednesday, June 10. For tickets, priced £15, see sheffdocfest.com