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Billy Connolly

1942-11-24 Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Image of Billy Connolly


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.


Scotland: Contains Strong Language Himself (archive footage) 2020-04-04
Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages Himself 2019-10-10
Billy Connolly's Ultimate World Tour Himself 2018-12-13
Dying Laughing Himself 2017-02-24
Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime Himself 2017-06-14
Billy Connolly And Me Himself 2017-04-18
Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Himself 2016-12-30
Billy Connolly: High Horse Tour Live Himself 2016-11-16
Wild Oats Chandler 2016-09-22
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dain 2014-12-10
What We Did on Our Holiday Gordie McLeod 2014-09-26
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dain 2012-11-26
What About Dick? Inspector McGuffin 2012-11-13
Brave King Fergus (voice) 2012-06-21
Quartet Wilf Bond 2012-09-08
The Ballad of Nessie Narrator (voice) 2011-04-13
Billy Connolly: You Asked for It Himself 2011-11-21
Billy Connolly: Live in London 2010 self 2010-11-15
Billy Connolly: Life, Death and Laughter Himself - Interviewed Guest 2010-01-20
Gulliver's Travels King Theodore 2010-12-25
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Poppa Il Duce 2009-11-24
Ronnie Drew: September Song 2008-05-01
Open Season 2 McSquizzy (voice) 2008-09-24
The X Files: I Want to Believe Father Joseph Crissman 2008-07-24
Billy Connolly: Was It Something I Said? Himself 2007-11-19
Open Season McSquizzy (voice) 2006-09-29
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Dargis 2006-06-15
Fido Fido 2006-09-07
Ivor Culter: Looking For Truth With a Pin Himself 2005-04-14
Billy Connolly: Live in New York Billy Connolly 2005-01-01
Fuck Himself 2005-11-07
The Aristocrats Himself 2005-01-01
20 Years Ago Today - Live Aid Himself 2005-07-13
Billy Connolly - One Night Stand Himself 2004-10-10
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Dr. Montgomery Montgomery 2004-12-16
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself 2004-11-15
The Last Samurai Zebulon Gant 2003-01-09
Timeline Professor E.A. Johnston 2003-11-26
Overnight 2003-06-12
Billy Connolly: Live - The Greatest Hits Himself 2003-09-25
White Oleander Barry Kolker 2002-10-11
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Interviewee 2002-01-01
Billy Connolly: Live in Dublin 2002 Billy Connolly 2002-02-10
Ultimate Fights from the Movies Frankie (Crossing the Line) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Billy Connolly A Bafta Tribute Himself 2002-12-22
The Man Who Sued God Steve Myers 2001-10-25
Gentlemen's Relish Kingdom Swann 2001-01-01
Gabriel & Me Gabriel 2001-08-13
Who Is Cletis Tout? Dr Savian 2001-09-12
Prince Charming Hamish 2001-07-13
An Everlasting Piece Scalper 2000-12-22
Beautiful Joe Joe 2000-06-09
The Debt Collector Nickie Dryden 1999-06-25
The Boondock Saints II Duce 1999-01-22
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly Himself 1999-09-10
Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years Billy Connolly 1999-01-01
The Impostors Mr. Sparks, the Tennis Pro 1998-05-18
Still Crazy Hughie 1998-10-30
Billy Connolly: Two Night Stand Himself 1997-01-01
Deacon Brodie Deacon Brodie 1997-03-08
Mrs Brown John Brown 1997-07-18
Retying the Knot: The Incredible String Band 1997-10-25
Paws PC (voice) 1997-09-25
Muppet Treasure Island Billy Bones 1996-02-16
Billy Connolly Live At Usher Hall Himself 1995-10-17
Two Bites of Billy Connolly Himself 1995-01-01
Pocahontas Ben (voice) 1995-06-14
Billy Connolly Live 1994 Himself 1994-10-11
Indecent Proposal Auction M.C. 1993-04-07
Down Among the Big Boys JoJo Donnelly 1993-09-19
Billy Connolly - Live at the Odeon Hammersmith London Himself 1991-12-30
Dreaming 1991-03-24
The Big Man Frankie 1990-08-31
Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Self 1988-06-11
Billy Connolly: Billy and Albert (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) Billy Connolly 1987-06-30
The Hunting of the Snark The Bellman 1987-04-01
Comic Relief 1986-04-25
Live Aid 1985-07-13
Water Delgado Fitzhugh 1985-01-01
Blue Money Des 1985-03-01
An Audience with Billy Connolly Himself 1985-10-25
Bullshot Hawkeye McGillicuddy 1983-11-15
Billy Connolly: Hand Picked by Billy Himself 1982-11-24
Billy Connolly: The Pick of Billy Connolly Billy Connolly 1982-01-01
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself 1982-09-23
Billy Connolly: Billy Bites Yer Bum Billy Connolly 1981-01-01
The Secret Policeman's Ball Himself 1979-12-22
Absolution Blakey 1978-06-05
The Elephants' Graveyard Jody 1976-10-11
Billy Connolly: Big Banana Feet Himself 1976-01-01
Just Another Saturday Paddy 1975-07-05
Jimmy Johnstone: Lord of the Wing
A Cup O' Tea An' A Slice O' Cake - Worzel Gummidge Christmas Special Bogle McNeep
Laughs and Larrikins
Billy Connolly - One Night Stand/Down Under