Billy Connolly



Actor Date of Birth: November 24, 1942


A Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname The Big Yin (The Big One). His first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder (specifically a boilermaker) in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade to pursue a career as a folk singer in the Humblebums and subsequently as a soloist. In the early 1970s he made the transition from folk-singer with a comedic persona to fully-fledged comedian, a role in which he continues. He also became an actor, and has appeared in such films as Indecent Proposal (1993); Mrs. Brown (1997), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA; The Boondock Saints (1999); The Man Who Sued God (2001); Water (1985);The Last Samurai (2003); Timeline (2003); Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004); Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006); and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). Connolly reprised his role as Noah "Il Duce" MacManus in Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Connolly appears as the King of Lilliput in the 2010 remake of Gulliver′s Travels. Description above from the Wikipedia article Billy Connolly , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



Place of Birth: Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK




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The language of abuse? No, Billy Connolly's comedy is self-deprecation
The language of abuse? No, Billy Connolly's comedy is self-deprecation

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It is mainly self-deprecatory, not aggressive. When Billy Connolly tells of his father believing his story about a car windscreen which improves vision and is available on the NHS, he is describing his own discomfiture. When he recounts the "bicycle ...and...

Jailed boxing star Scott Harrison paints Billy Connolly and it's a knock out portrait
Jailed boxing star Scott Harrison paints Billy Connolly and it's a knock out portrait

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Harrison's partner Stacey said yesterday: “Scott has always admired Billy Connolly and thinks the world of his humour. “I think it's a really good likeness and the boxing gloves round his neck are Scott's way of signing it. “This painting shows Scott...

Billy Connolly at 75: Eddie Izzard, Armando Iannucci and more salute 'Beatles of comedy'
Billy Connolly at 75: Eddie Izzard, Armando Iannucci and more salute 'Beatles of comedy'

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I went to the same primary school as Billy Connolly. I remember hearing that his comedy was very rude and, it being a Catholic school, we weren't allowed to listen to his albums. But tapes circulated. When I heard the crucifixion routine I understood...

75 of Billy Connolly's best jokes, one-liners and quips
75 of Billy Connolly's best jokes, one-liners and quips

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Billy Connolly, known affectionately in his native Scotland as “The Big Yin”, celebrated his 75th birthday last week. For the majority of those 75 years, Connolly has taken great pleasure in reducing audiences to tears of laughter with his rambunctious ...and...

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