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Scottish comedian

Billy Connolly is ...

Alive
Born 24 Nov 1942 in Glasgow
Age76 years, 8 months
Correction?
Billy Connolly
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Billy Connolly durante la première de la película Brave en el Festival de Cine de Sidney

About Billy Connolly

Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish stand-up comedian, musician, presenter, actor and artist. He is sometimes known, especially in his homeland, by the Scots nickname "The Big Yin" ("The Big One").Connolly's 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. He first sang in folk rock band The Humblebums alongside friend Gerry Rafferty and Tam Harvey, with whom he stayed until 1974, before beginning singing as a solo artist. In the early 1970s, Connolly made the transition from folk singer with a comedic persona to fully fledged comedian, for which he is now best known. In 1972, he made his theatrical debut, at the Cottage Theatre in Cumbernauld, with a revue called Connolly's Glasgow Flourish. He also played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 1972, Connolly's first solo album was produced, Billy Connolly Live!, a mixture of comedic songs and short monologues. As an actor, Connolly has appeared in such films as Indecent Proposal (1993), Pocahontas (1995), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), The Boondock Saints (1999), The Last Samurai (2003), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008), Brave (2012), and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). On his 75th birthday in 2017, three portraits of Connolly were made by leading artists Jack Vettriano, John Byrne and Rachel Maclean. These were later turned into part of Glasgow's official mural trail. In October the same year, he was knighted in Buckingham Palace by Prince William for services to entertainment and charity. In recent years, he has established himself as an artist. In 2018, he stated "art is my life now" as he unveiled the third release of his Born On A Rainy Day series in Glasgow.

Films

Billy Connolly has worked on the following films:

The X-Files: I Want to Believe
2008 film by Chris Carter
2008
The Last Samurai
2003 film by Edward Zwick
2003
The Boondock Saints
1999 film by Troy Duffy
1999
Muppet Treasure Island
1996 film by Brian Henson
1996
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
2009 film by Troy Duffy
2009
Gulliver's Travels
2010 film by Rob Letterman
2010
Indecent Proposal
1993 film by Adrian Lyne
1993
The Aristocrats
2005 film by Paul Provenza, Penn Jillette
2005
White Oleander
2002 American drama film
2002
Fido
2006 film by Andrew Currie
2006
Water
1985 film by Dick Clement
1985
The Return of the Musketeers
1989 film by Richard Lester
1989
What We Did on Our Holiday
2014 comedy film
2014
Absolution
1978 film by Anthony Page
1978
Timeline
2003 science fiction adventure film directed by Richard Donner
2003
Quartet
2012 British comedy-drama film directed by Dustin Hoffman
2012
Mrs. Brown
1997 film by John Madden
1997
The Man Who Sued God
2001 film by Mark Joffe
2001
Wild Oats
2016 film by Andy Tennant
2016
Still Crazy
1998 British comedy film about a fictional 1970s rock band named "Strange Fruit"
1998
An Everlasting Piece
2000 film by Barry Levinson
2000
Paws
1997 film by Karl Zwicky
1997
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
The Impostors
1998 film by Stanley Tucci
1998
Who Is Cletis Tout?
film
2001
The Debt Collector
1999 film by Anthony Neilson
1999
Concert for Kampuchea
1980 film by Keith McMillan
1980
Beautiful Joe
2000 film by Stephen Metcalfe
2000
Bullshot
1983 film by Dick Clement
1983
The Big Man
1990 film by David Leland
1990
Gabriel & Me
2001 film by Udayan Prasad
2001
Just Another Saturday
1975 film by John Mackenzie
1975
Billy Connolly Live 1994
1994
Big Banana Feet
Disappearances
2006
To the North of Katmandu
1986 film by Terence Ryan
1986
Dying Laughing
2016 film by Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood
2016
Blue Money
1985 film by Colin Buckesy
1985
Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America: Reflections in My Window
2016 film by Mike Reilly
2016