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date: 30 November 2021

Connolly, Sir Billy free

Connolly, Sir Billy free

Kt 2017; CBE 2003

Born 24 Nov. 1942 m 1st, Iris (marr. diss. 1985); one s one d; 2nd, 1990, Pamela Stephenson; three d

stand-up comedian, actor

Career

Welder, Clyde shipyards; (with Gerry Rafferty) formed folk duo, Humblebums; first solo concert, 1971; theatre includes: writer, The Red Runner, Edinburgh, 1979; performer: Die Fledermaus, Scottish Opera, 1978; The Pick of Billy Connolly, Cambridge, 1981; The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, Duke of York’s, 1982; one-man show, London Palladium, 1985; Hammersmith Apollo, 2004; Billy Connolly Live In New York, 2005; What About Dick?, 2007; tours: Rebel Without a Clue, world tour, 1987; UK, 1992; Northern UK, 1997; Hammersmith Apollo, Australia, NZ, 1999; Aberdeen, Canada, 2000; England, Ireland, 2001; Scotland, 2005; Too Old to Die Young, Australia, 2006; NY, Canada, 2006; Montreal, UK, 2007; Ireland, San Francisco, 2008; Scotland, NZ, 2009; Seattle, Hammersmith Apollo, 2010; Canada, 2010; The Man, Australia, 2011, England and Wales, 2012; High Horse, Scotland, 2014, Australia, Canada, 2015, London, 2016; films include: Big Banana Feet, 1976; Absolution, 1979; Bullshot, 1983; Water, 1985; The Big Man, 1990; Down Among the Big Boys, 1993; Pocahontas, 1995; Muppet Treasure Island, 1996; Mrs Brown, Ship of Fools, Paws, Deacon Brodie, 1997; Still Crazy, The Changeling, Boon Dock Saints, 1998; The Debt Collector, The Imposters, 1999; Beautiful Joe, 2000; Cletis Tout, 2000; An Everlasting Piece, Gabriel and Me, 2001; The Man Who Sued God, Timeline, 2003; The Last Samurai, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2004; Good Sharma, 2005; Fido, Open Season, Garfield 2, 2006; The X-Files: I Want to Believe, 2008; Boondock Saints II, 2008; Gulliver’s Travels, 2010; Brave, The Hobbit, 2012; Quartet, 2013; What We Did on our Holiday, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 2014; television includes: Head of the Class (series, USA), 1990–92; Billy (series, USA), 1992; Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Scotland (series), 1994; A Scot in the Arctic, 1995; Pearl (US series), 1997; Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Australia (series), 1996; Erect for 30 Years, 1998; Gentlemen’s Relish, 2000; White Oleander, 2001; Billy Connolly’s World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales, 2002; Billy Connolly’s World Tour of New Zealand (series), 2004; Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World (series), 2009; Billy Connolly’s Route 66 (series), 2011; Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off, 2014; Tracks Across America (series), 2016; Billy Connolly: portrait of a lifetime, 2017; Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour (series), 2018; Billy Connolly: made in Scotland, 2018; Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail, 2019; presenter, The Bigger Picture, 1994; play: Androcles and the Lion, 1984. Numerous recordings and DVDs

Publications

Gullible’s Travels, 1982; Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Australia, 1996; Journey to the Edge of the World, 2009; Made In Scotland: my grand adventures in a wee country, 2018; Tall Tales and Wee Stories, 2019