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