Billy Connolly



Place of birth:

Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK:


A Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname The Big Yin (The Big One). His first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder (specifically a boilermaker) in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade to pursue a career as a folk singer in the Humblebums and subsequently as a soloist. In the early 1970s he made the transition from folk-singer with a comedic persona to fully-fledged comedian, a role in which he continues. He also became an actor, and has appeared in such films as Indecent Proposal (1993); Mrs. Brown (1997), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA; The Boondock Saints (1999); The Man Who Sued God (2001); Water (1985);The Last Samurai (2003); Timeline (2003); Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004); Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006); and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). Connolly reprised his role as Noah "Il Duce" MacManus in Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Connolly appears as the King of Lilliput in the 2010 remake of Gulliver′s Travels. Description above from the Wikipedia article Billy Connolly , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

Scotland: Contains Strong Language (2020)
as Himself (archive footage)
Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages (2019)
as Himself
Billy Connolly's Ultimate World Tour (2018)
as Himself
Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime (2017)
as Himself
Billy Connolly And Me (2017)
as Himself
Dying Laughing (2017)
as Himself
Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage (2016)
as Himself
Billy Connolly: High Horse Tour Live (2016)
as Himself
Wild Oats (2016)
as Chandler
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
as Dain
What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)
as Gordie McLeod
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
as Dain
What About Dick? (2012)
as Inspector McGuffin
Quartet (2012)
as Wilf Bond
Brave (2012)
as King Fergus (voice)
Billy Connolly: You Asked for It (2011)
as Himself
The Ballad of Nessie (2011)
as Narrator (voice)
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
as King Theodore
Billy Connolly: Live in London 2010 (2010)
as self
Billy Connolly: Life, Death and Laughter (2010)
as Himself - Interviewed Guest
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
as Poppa Il Duce
Open Season 2 (2008)
as McSquizzy (voice)
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
as Father Joseph Crissman
Ronnie Drew: September Song (2008)
Billy Connolly: Was It Something I Said? (2007)
as Himself
Open Season (2006)
as McSquizzy (voice)
Fido (2006)
as Fido
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)
as Dargis
Fuck (2005)
as Himself
20 Years Ago Today - Live Aid (2005)
as Himself
Ivor Culter: Looking For Truth With a Pin (2005)
as Himself
The Aristocrats (2005)
as Himself
Billy Connolly: Live in New York (2005)
as Billy Connolly
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
as Dr. Montgomery Montgomery
Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? (2004)
as Himself
Billy Connolly - One Night Stand (2004)
as Himself
Timeline (2003)
as Professor E.A. Johnston
Billy Connolly: Live - The Greatest Hits (2003)
as Himself
Overnight (2003)
The Last Samurai (2003)
as Zebulon Gant
Billy Connolly A Bafta Tribute (2002)
as Himself
White Oleander (2002)
as Barry Kolker
Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)
as Frankie (Crossing the Line) (archive footage)
Billy Connolly: Live in Dublin 2002 (2002)
as Billy Connolly
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2002)
as Interviewee
The Man Who Sued God (2001)
as Steve Myers
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
as Dr Savian
Gabriel & Me (2001)
as Gabriel
Prince Charming (2001)
as Hamish
Gentlemen's Relish (2001)
as Kingdom Swann
An Everlasting Piece (2000)
as Scalper
Beautiful Joe (2000)
as Joe
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly (1999)
as Himself
The Debt Collector (1999)
as Nickie Dryden
The Boondock Saints (1999)
as II Duce
Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years (1999)
as Billy Connolly
Still Crazy (1998)
as Hughie
The Impostors (1998)
as Mr. Sparks, the Tennis Pro
Retying the Knot: The Incredible String Band (1997)
Paws (1997)
as PC (voice)
Mrs Brown (1997)
as John Brown
Deacon Brodie (1997)
as Deacon Brodie
Billy Connolly: Two Night Stand (1997)
as Himself
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
as Billy Bones
Billy Connolly Live At Usher Hall (1995)
as Himself
Pocahontas (1995)
as Ben (voice)
Two Bites of Billy Connolly (1995)
as Himself
Billy Connolly Live 1994 (1994)
as Himself
Down Among the Big Boys (1993)
as JoJo Donnelly
Indecent Proposal (1993)
as Auction M.C.
Billy Connolly - Live at the Odeon Hammersmith London (1991)
as Himself
Dreaming (1991)
The Big Man (1990)
as Frankie
Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute (1988)
as Self
Billy Connolly: Billy and Albert (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) (1987)
as Billy Connolly
The Hunting of the Snark (1987)
as The Bellman
Comic Relief (1986)
An Audience with Billy Connolly (1985)
as Himself
Live Aid (1985)
Blue Money (1985)
as Des
Water (1985)
as Delgado Fitzhugh
Bullshot (1983)
as Hawkeye McGillicuddy
Billy Connolly: Hand Picked by Billy (1982)
as Himself
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)
as Himself
Billy Connolly: The Pick of Billy Connolly (1982)
as Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly: Billy Bites Yer Bum (1981)
as Billy Connolly
The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)
as Himself
Absolution (1978)
as Blakey
The Elephants' Graveyard (1976)
as Jody
Billy Connolly: Big Banana Feet (1976)
as Himself
Just Another Saturday (1975)
as Paddy
A Cup O' Tea An' A Slice O' Cake - Worzel Gummidge Christmas Special ()
as Bogle McNeep
Billy Connolly - One Night Stand/Down Under ()
Jimmy Johnstone: Lord of the Wing ()
Laughs and Larrikins ()