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 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)
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Born 1942-11-24 (80 years ago) in Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Height 183 centimeters.
|British Academy Television Special Award||2002 British Academy Television Awards||2002|
|British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Quartet)||British Independent Film Awards 2012||2012||Kvartetten|
|National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Performer (Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales)||8th National Television Awards||2002||Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales|
|British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance (30 Years of Billy Connolly)||1999 British Academy Television Awards||1999||30 Years of Billy Connolly|
|Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Mrs Brown)||4th Screen Actors Guild Awards||1998||Mrs Brown|
|Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama (Mrs Brown)||2nd Golden Satellite Awards||1998||Mrs Brown|
|BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Mrs Brown)||51st British Academy Film Awards||1998||Mrs Brown|
|Pamela Stephenson(Gifta: 1989-12-20–)||1989-12-20||Gifta|
|Iris Pressagh(Gifta: 1969-06-27–1985-08-01)||1969-06-27||1985-08-01||Gifta|
Scarlett Connolly, Amy Connolly, Daisy Connolly, Cara Connolly, Jamie Connolly
William Connolly, Mary Connolly