Billy Connolly ‘overjoyed’ at Glasgow birthday mural

Billy Connolly said he was overyjoyed at the birthdya murals.
Billy Connolly said he was overyjoyed at the birthdya murals.
Share this article
0
Have your say

Comedian Billy Connolly has said he is “overjoyed” with three giant murals in his honour.

The tribute portraits have been created in his native city of Glasgow to mark the Big Yin’s 75th birthday.

Jack Vettriano's portrait of Billy Connolly entitled Dr Connolly, I Presume? Picture: Hilda McLean

Jack Vettriano's portrait of Billy Connolly entitled Dr Connolly, I Presume? Picture: Hilda McLean

Visiting the murals, he said: “I’m truly amazed at the effect these have had on me. They’ve just completely stunned me.

“I thought I’d be all light-hearted on seeing them and jokey - but they’re so big - the effect on me is so profound. You know, people going to that length for me, it’s just taken my breath away.

“I’m just flabbergasted, overjoyed, it’s been a brilliant experience - being painted and otherwise by these genius people taking the time to do it. It just takes my breath away, I love it.”

John Byrne's portrait of Billy Connolly.  Picture: Hilda McLean

John Byrne's portrait of Billy Connolly. Picture: Hilda McLean