Billy Connolly

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Connolly in 2006

Billy Connolly, CBE (born William Connolly, Jr. on the 24 November, 1942, in Anderston, Glesga) is a Scots comedian, actor, muisicker, an presenter. He is whiles kent in his native Scotland bi the nickname The Big Yin.

In the early 1960s, Connolly's first tred wis as a welder (specifically a bylermakker) in the Glesgae shipyerds, but he gied it up at the end o the decade sae's he cud be a fowk singer. In the middle o the 1970s, he chynged career again, this time becomin a comedian, a role that he held at til 2018.[1] Forby, he is a penter an a actor, an haes appeart in films the likes o Indecent Proposal (1993) an Mrs. Brown (1997), that he wis nominatit for a BAFTA for.

Early an personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Connolly wis born at hame in Anderston, Glesga. He grew up in a tenement in the same area. Connolly haes five weans. He is mairit on Pamela Stephenson, the maw o his three yungest weans.[2]

In 2013, he wis diagnosed wi Parkinson's disease an haed surgery for prostate cancer.[3] In Januar 2019, Connolly sayed he wis "near the end o his life" as his Parkinson's got waur.[4]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Connolly haes actit in a wheen films, the likes o: Indecent Proposal (1993), Mrs. Brown (1997), The Boondock Saints (1999), The Debt Collector (1999), The Man Who Sued God (2001), The Last Samurai (2003) and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). He gied his vyce tae the films Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), Open Season (2006 and 2008), an Brave (2012).

Connolly is aye gettin votit Britain's best comedian by television viewers. He is a fowk muisiker an television presenter an aa.

Connolly wis nominate for a BAFTA award for his pairt in the film Mrs. Brown. He wis gien a CBE in 2003.[5]

Soorces[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Billy Connolly announces retirement from live performance". The Guardian (in Inglis). 3 December 2018. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2021.
  2. "Pamela and Billy". Archived frae the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2021.
  3. "Billy Connolly has cancer surgery". BBC News (in Inglis). 16 September 2013. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2021.
  4. "Billy Connolly confronts his losing battle with Parkinson's disease". Newshub (in Inglis). Retrieved 21 Mairch 2021.
  5. "Connolly collects CBE from palace". BBC News (in Inglis). 3 December 2003. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2021.

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