Billy Connolly

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Billy Connolly
'n Beeld van die betrokke persoonlikheid.
Billy Connolly in Junie 2012.

Geboortenaam William Connolly
Alias The Big Yin
Geboorte 24 November 1942
Anderston, Glasgow
Nasionaliteit Skotland
Beroep(e) Komediant, akteur, musikant
Aktiewe jare 1965–nou
Webwerf billyconnolly.com
Internet-rolprentdatabasis-profiel

Billy Connolly (1942-) is ’n komediant, akteur en musikant van Glasgow, Skotland. Hy is bekend vir sy lang hare, gepunte baard, vuil grappies en vloektaal.[1] Sy bynaam is The Big Yin ("Die groot een" in Skots).[2]

Lewensloop[wysig | wysig bron]

William Connolly is tuis in Anderston in Glasgow, Skotland gebore en het in 'n woonstel in dieselfde stad grootgeword. Hy het skool verlaat om 'n sweiser by 'n skeepswerf te word en het by die valskermregiment aangesluit. Connolly het 'n belangstelling in volksmusiek ontwikkel en uiteindelik 'n volwaardige banjo-speler en 'n lid van die groep Humblebums geword. Die grappies wat hy tussen liedjies vertel het, was gewild en hy het uiteindelik 'n voltydse komediant geword.

Connolly het vyf kinders. Hy is met Pamela Stephenson, die moeder van sy drie jongste kinders, getroud. In 2013 is hy met Parkinson se siekte gediagnoseer en het 'n operasie vir prostaatkanker ondergaan.

Connolly is herhaaldelik deur TV-kykers as Brittanje se beste komediant aangewys. Hy is vir 'n Bafta-prys vir sy rol in die prent Mrs. Brown (1997) genomineer. In 2003 is die Orde van die Britse Ryk aan hom toegeken.[3]

Filmografie[wysig | wysig bron]

Connolly in 2012 in Australië
Connolly in 2005
  • 1975 Just Another Saturday as Paddy (TV-film)
  • 1976 Connolly as homself
  • 1976 The Elephants' Graveyard as Jody (TV-film)
  • 1976 Big Banana Feet as homself (dokumentêr)
  • 1978 Absolution as Blakey
  • 1978 Billy Connolly in Concert as homself
  • 1980 The secret Policeman's Ball as homself
  • 1980 Worzel Gummidge: A Cup o' Tea an' a Slice o' Cake as Bogle McNeep
  • 1981 Billy Connolly Bites Yer Bum! as homself
  • 1981 Concert for Kampuchea as homself (dokumentêr)
  • 1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball as homself
  • 1982 The Pick of Billy Connolly as homself
  • 1982 Bleu Money as Des (TV-film)
  • 1983 Bullshot as Hawkeye McGillicuddy
  • 1984 Tickle on the Tum (rol onbekend) (TV-reeks)
  • 1984 Weekend in Wallop as homself (TV-film)
  • 1985 Water as Delgado Fitzhugh
  • 1985 An Audience with Billy Connolly as homself
  • 1985 Super Gran as sanger van die openingslied (TV-reeks)
  • 1985 Liveaid as homself
  • 1986 To the North of Katmandu (rol onbekend)
  • 1987 The Hunting of the Snark as The Bellman (musiekblyspel)
  • 1987 Billy Connolly at the Royal Albert Hall as homself
  • 1988 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute as homself (dokumentêr)
  • 1989 The Return of the Musketeers as Caddie
  • 1990 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly as homself
  • 1990 Crossing the Line as Frankie
  • 1990 Head of the Class as Billy MacGregor (1990–1991; TV-reeks)
  • 1990 Dreaming (rol onbekend)
  • 1991 Billy Connolly live 1991 as hemzelf
  • 1991 Pale Blue Scottish Person as hemzelf
  • 1992 25 B.C.: The Best of 25 Years of Billy Connolly as homself
  • 1992 Billy as Billy MacGregor
  • 1993 Indecent Proposal as die Auction MC
  • 1993 Down Among the Big Boys as Jo Jo Donnelly
  • 1994 Billy Connolly Live 1994 as homself
  • 1994 World Tour of Scotland as homself (TV-reeks)
  • 1995 Pocahontas as Ben (stem)
  • 1995 Two Bites of Billy Connolly as homself
  • 1995 A Scot in the Arctic as homself (dokumentêr)
  • 1996 Muppet Treasure Island as Billy Bones
  • 1996 Pearl as Gast Ster in die aflewering "billy" (TV-reeks)
  • 1996 Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia as homself (TV-reeks)
  • 1996 Muppet Treasure Island as Billy Bones (stem; videospeletjie)
  • 1997 Beverly Hills Ninja as Japanese winkelier
  • 1997 Mrs. Brown as John Brown
  • 1997 Paws as PC (stem)
  • 1997 Billy Connolly: Two Night Stand as homself
  • 1997 Deacon Brodie as Deacon Brodie
  • 1997 Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait as homself
  • 1997 Sean Connery Close Up as homself
  • 1997 Whatever Happened to...Clement and La Frenais? as homself
  • 1998 Still Crazy as Hugie
  • 1998 The Impostors as Mr. Sparks
  • 1998 middleton's changeling as Alibius
  • 1999 Billy Connolly: One Night Stand Down Under as homself
  • 1999 The Boondock Saints as "Il Duce/Noah MacManus
  • 1999 The Debt Collector as Nickie Drijden
  • 2000 An Everlastig Piece as Scalper
  • 2000 Beautiful Joe as Joe
  • 2000 Columbo: Murder with Too Many Notes as Findlay Crawford (TV-film)
  • 2001 Gabriel and Me as Gabriel
  • 2001 The Man Who Sued God as Steve Myers
  • 2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? as Dr. Saivian
  • 2001 Billy Connolly live: The Greatest Hits as homself
  • 2001 Prince Charming as Hamish (TV-film)
  • 2001 Gentlemen's Relish as Kingdom Swann
  • 2001 Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty as homself
  • 2001 Comic Relief Short Pants as homself
  • 2002 White Oleander as Barry Kolker
  • 2002 Billy Connolly live 2002 as homself
  • 2002 Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales as homself
  • 2002 Ultimate Fight from the Movies as Frankie van Crossing the Line
  • 2002 Billy Connolly: A 'Bafta' Tribute as homself
  • 2002 Judi Dench: A Bafta Tribute as homself
  • 2002 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (rol onbekend)
  • 2003 The Last Samurai as Sgt. Zebulon Gant
  • 2003 Timeline as Professor E.A. Johnston
  • 2003 Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years as homself
  • 2003 Julie Walters: A 'Bafta' Tribute as homself
  • 2003 The Importance of Being Famous as homself
  • 2003 Overnight as homself
  • 2003 Comic Relief: The Big Hairdo as homself
  • 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events as Oom Monty
  • 2004 Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand as homself (TV-reeks)
  • 2004 Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time as #74
  • 2005 Billy Connolly: Live in New York
  • 2005 Ivor Cutler: Looking for Truth with a Pin as homself
  • 2005 The Aristocrats as homself
  • 2006 Open Season as McSquizzy (stem)
  • 2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties as Lord Dargis
  • 2006 Fido (film) as Fido
  • 2006 Billy Connolly: The Essential Collection as homself
  • 2007 Billy Connolly live: Was it Something I Said? as homself
  • 2008 The X-Files: I Want to Believe as Father Joseph "Joe" Crissman
  • 2008 Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World as homself
  • 2009 Open Season 2 as McSquizzy (stem) (TV-film)
  • 2009 Good Sharma as Reverend Webster
  • 2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day as Noah MacManus/"Il Duce"
  • 2010 Gulliver's Travels as koning van Lilliput
  • 2010 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien as kapitein Glowbeard (1 aflewering) (animasiereeks)
  • 2011 Open Season 3 as McSquizzy (stem) (TV-film)
  • 2011 Billy Connolly's Route 66 as homself (TV-reeks)
  • 2012 Quartet as Wilfred 'Wilf' Bond
  • 2012 House M.D. seisoen 8 afl. 14 as Mr. Thomas Bell (TV-reeks)
  • 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • 2014 What We Did On Our Holiday

Verwysings[wysig | wysig bron]

  1. HAT Taal-en-feitegids, Pearson, Desember 2013, ISBN 978-1-77578-243-8
  2. Stephenson, Pamela. Billy, HarperCollins, 2001
  3. Connolly collects CBE, bbc.co.uk, 3 Desember 2003

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