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Billy Connolly

Birth Name: 
William Connolly
Birthday: 
Tuesday, November 24, 1942
Birth Place: 
Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 
6'0"

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 becoming 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 Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown (1997). He is one of the UK's top comedian. (IMDb)

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Billy Connolly Is In The Hobbit

We thought that the complex series of strings, ropes, pulleys, bells and tin cans we had strung around the office to warn us whenever Peter Jackson cast someone new in the Hobbit films would finally have fallen silent since they’ve long gone into production.... Read more
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Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Casting News

More casting news comes from Geeks of Doom on the sequel to the classic Boondock Saints. It appears that All Saints Day will features the likes of both Peter Fonda and Judd Nelson. Didn't see that one coming, did you?... Read more
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Brave

Pixar has always been the epitome of perfection when it comes to animated films. Unfortunately, last year’s Cars 2 proved that even geniuses at Pixar have their bad days too. This year, the studio plans to go beyond anything they’ve done before with Brave.... Read more
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Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver (Jack Black) has always been the one looking up at people. Working in the mail room at a news agency, he's rubbed elbows with many high and mighty journalists but never gathered up the courage to talk to them, especially his longtime crush, Darcy (Amanda Peet).... Read more
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

The MacManus brothers have long since left the streets of Boston and their vigilante lives taking refuge in the hills of Ireland with their father.... Read more
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

10 years after the original, Troy Duffy finally brings to us a sequel to a cult classic with "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day." Sean Patrick Flanery (Connor MacManus), Norman Reedus (Murphy MacManus), and Billy Connolly (Poppa M) all reprise their roles, and many other familiar faces are s... Read more
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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) have teamed up one last time to solve a mysterious case with the FBI. When an agent goes missing and the only leads the FBI have are from a self pronounced psychic, things start becoming a little beyond belief.... Read more
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Brave: Happy Father's Day CLIP

Brave: Happy Father's Day CLIP

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Brave: Summer Games CLIP

Brave: Summer Games CLIP

A grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor, “Brave” uncovers a new tale in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland where the headstrong Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) defies an age-old custom and inadvertently unleashes chaos, forcing her to discover the meani... Read more
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Brave: Behind The Scenes FEATURETTE

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Brave: Witch Away

Brave: Witch Away

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Brave: Fergus Shares A Legend CLIP

Brave: Fergus Shares A Legend CLIP

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