Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

actor, writer, composer

Billy Connolly was born on Nov 24, 1942 in UK. Billy Connolly's big-screen debut came with Billy Connolly: Big Banana Feet directed by Murray Grigor in 1977, strarring Self. Billy Connolly is known for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies directed by Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen stars as Gandalf and Martin Freeman as Bilbo. Billy Connolly has got 5 awards and 9 nominations so far. The most recent award Billy Connolly achieved is BAFTA Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Billy Connolly plays is Five Fables - Season 1 which will be released on Jun 13, 2017.

Billy Connolly was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards, becoming a welder, and joined the Territorial Army (in the parachute regiment) at around the same time. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually being an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty (later of Baker Street fame). The jokes he told between songs eventually took over his act and he became a full-time comedian. Already a big star in Scotland, he became a household name in the UK after appearing on Parkinson (1971) in the early seventies. Billy has released many recordings and videos of his concert performances over the years. He has expanded his repertoire to include acting, appearing in a number of television dramas and films, most recently in the USA. In the 90s he made two documentary series for the BBC, about Scotland and Australia respectively, and in 1997 he starred in the award winning film La dame de Windsor (1997). He is one of the UK's top comedians.

  • Birthday

    Nov 24, 1942
  • Place of Birth

    Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Also known

    The Big Yin (The Big One), Sir Billy Connolly, 빌리 코놀리, William Connolly, Біллі Конноллі, William "Billy" Connolly, Jr., CBE

Known For


5 wins & 9 nominations

BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Television
Winner - Academy Fellowship
BAFTA Tribute
Winner - Special Award
National Television Awards, UK
Winner - Special Recognition Award
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Movies & TV Shows

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