A belated Happy birthday to Sir Michael Palin

Lionel with his Michael Palin picture

Lionel with his Michael Palin picture

A belated Happy Birthday to Sir Michael Palin, who gave me, as a young photographer, one of the great treats of my life when I photographed him at his home in North London.

Sir Michael Palin, Knight of the realm, posing in a shrubbery (of course!)

Sir Michael Palin, Knight of the realm, posing in a shrubbery (of course!)

Not only did he pose for me in a 'Shrubbery' (and now as a Knight of the realm, Ni, was this picture divine prophecy?)

but he performed as Mr Gumby for me, knotted handkerchief on his head and with rolled up trousers he plodded around his living room for pictures, those are sadly lost in time. So happy birthday, you have given me and many millions a lot to laugh about in our lives. Lionel Cherruault co-founder of Nousha Photography