Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

‘World’s least patriotic man’ Billy Connolly hits out at anti-English Scots

Sir Billy Connolly has described himself as the “least patriotic man in the world” and said he dislikes people who “write England off because they’re Scottish”.

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Peter Falk and Billy Connolly starred alongside each other in an hour-long episode of Columbo in 2000. Picture: NBCUniversal Television Group

The time Billy Connolly starred in an episode of Columbo

SINCE Billy Connolly contracted the acting bug back in the mid-seventies he has lent his iconic hirsuteness and distinct Glesca brogue to scores of television dramas, Hollywood blockbusters and major animated films.


Sir Billy Connolly backs Nelson Mandela statue campaign

Comedian and actor Sir Billy Connolly has backed a drive to raise cash for a statue in memory of Nelson Mandela.

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Sir Billy Connolly to make a return to TV screens

Sir Billy Connolly is set to return to television screens to front an arts programme about one of his favourite painters.

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Billy Connolly. Picture: PA

Billy Connolly returns to TV for show on shipyard painter

SIR Billy Connolly is to return to television screens to front an arts programme about one of his favourite painters.

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75 of Billy Connolly’s best jokes, one-liners and quips

Billy Connolly, known affectionately in his native Scotland as “The Big Yin”, celebrated his 75th birthday last week.

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Billy Connolly inducted into Scottish music 'hall of fame'

Legendary entertainer Sir Billy Connolly is to be inducted into a Scottish music "hall of fame" in his home city next month.

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The BBC gave the incorrect answer to a question regarding Billy Connolly.

BBC admits blunder over Billy Connolly’s banana boots

The BBC has admitted they ‘slipped up’ after Jeremy Paxman gave the incorrect answer to a question on University Challenge about who made Billy Connolly’s big banana boots.

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Billy Connolly awarded knighthood ahead of his 75th birthday

Billy Connolly has been given a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in a landmark year that will see him hit the milestone age of 75.

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Billy Connolly receives honorary degree from Strathclyde

Sir Billy Connolly has received yet another honorary degree despite joking the closest he got to university “was to deliver coal”.

The last of the murals to be unveiled was designed by John Byrne. Picture: BBC

Final Billy Connolly birthday mural unveiled in Glasgow

SCOTS comedy legend Billy Connolly has been honoured with a third giant mural in his home city of Glasgow.

Billy Connolly. Picture: PA Wire

Billy Connolly honoured with second giant mural in Glasgow

The legendary Scots comic is being honoured in a very special way by his home city.


Billy Connolly honoured for ‘outstanding contribution’ to TV

Scottish comedy legend Billy Connolly has been honoured for his “outstanding contribution” to the nation’s TV industry.

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Billy Connolly outside Buckingham Palace in 1974. He shot to fame with jokes about jobbies and the Crucifixion, which had previously been considered no-go areas. Picture: Getty Images

Aidan Smith: Still in awe of the Big Yin

Billy Connolly started out mentioning the unmentionable and he’s still at it, says Aidan Smith

An ITV tribute to Billy Connolly's career will be broadcast this week. Picture: Contributed

Billy Connolly removed from school records over ‘blasphemy’

Billy Connolly was scratched from his old school’s records and branded blasphemous by its teachers when he became famous, a new TV tribute to the star has revealed.


Billy Connolly: ‘Illness has robbed me of the things I love most’

Billy Connolly has spoken of his battle with Parkinson’s and revealed he can no longer play the instrument that made him famous.

Candacraig House in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. The arts works went missing from a lodge in the estate grounds in 2001.

Couple charged with art theft from Billy Connolly estate

A couple have appeared in court accused of the alleged theft of two paintings from Billy Connolly’s Aberdeenshire estate 15 years ago.

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Billy Connolly will be performing three shows in the States this year Picture: Ian Georgeson

Billy Connolly on long-standing jokes with Paul McCartney

BILLY Connolly has told how he and Paul McCartney play jokes on each other by sending Christmas cards months after the festive period.

Pamela Stephenson and Billy Connolly. Picture: Getty Images

Billy Connolly’s wife opens up on Big Yin’s Parkinson’s disease

BILLY CONNOLLY’S wife, Pamela Stephenson, has opened up about the comedian’s Parkinson’s disease, saying that the Big Yin is now making light of the degenerative condition.

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