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Sir William Connelly, CBE, Kt

Also Known As: "Billy Connelly"
Birthplace: Anderston Quay, Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of William Connolly and Mary Connolly
Husband of Dr. Pamela Helen Stephenson
Ex-husband of <private> Connolly (Pressage)
Father of <private> Connolly; <private> Connolly and <private> Connolly
Brother of <private> Dickson (Connelly)

Occupation: Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Billy Connolly

William "Billy" Connolly, Jr., CBE (born 24 November 1942) is 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 full-fledged comedian, a role in which he continues. He also became an actor, and has appeared in such films as Indecent Proposal (1993); Muppet Treasure Island (1996); 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); Open Season (2006); The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008); and Open Season 2 (2008). Connolly reprised his role as Noah "Il Duce" MacManus in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Connolly appears as the King of Lilliput in the 2010 remake of Gulliver′s Travels.

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November 24, 1942
Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK