Friday 28 July 2017

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly with birthname as William Connolly is a Scottish Comedian, musician, presenter and actor.He was born on November 24,1942 in Anderston,Glasgow,Scotland.He is also known by his nickname "The Big Yin".Connolly made the transition from folk-singer to a Comedian in the early 1970s and then became a successful Comedian later.

He also acted in a number of films like Water,Indecent Proposal,Pocahontas,Mupet Treasure Island, Mrs.Brown,The Boondock Saints,The Man who sued God,The Last Samurai,Timeline, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events,Garfield:A Tail of two Kitties,Open Season, The X-Files:I want to believe, Brave,Quartet and The Hobbit:The Battle of five armies.

Billy Connolly Religion

Billy Connolly described himself as an atheist.He said that because of the Roman Catholicism rigid practices he became a victim of sexual abuse by his father in his early age as his father was not allowed to remarry after his mom left the family.

Billy Connolly Political Views

Connolly seems to be in support of the UK's Labour Party.He made statements against the Scottish Independence and also blamed the Scottish National Party for the increase in the "anti-English racism" in Scotland and was in strong support of the Union between Scotland and England.He also said in a statement in reference to Darien Scheme that "You must remember that the Union saved Scotland.Scotland was bankrupt and the English opened us up to their American and Canadian markets from which we just flowered"

Who is he/she dating?

Since 1989 Connolly was with his second wife Pamela Stephenson,who was a Comedian and Psychologist.His first wife was Iris Pressagh.He is the father of five children and he became a grand father when his daughter,Cara gave birth to a baby in 2001.

Billy Connolly Hobbies

The leisure time activities of Billy Connolly is not much known.Being a comedian and actor it can be assumed that he might be spending his spare time in honing his skills and try to be ready for any new challenges that may be thrown upon him in his future career.

Interesting Facts

Billy Connolly is a patron of Celtic F.C. and National Association for Bikers with a Disability.He was voted as the Greatest Stand-up Comedian on Channel 4's 100 greatest Stand-ups in 2007 and in 2010. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Glasgow and Nottingham Trent University.He was awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award by BAFTA in 2003.In 2003 he was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to entertainment.