Billy Connolly

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.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  John Bell  •  Dean O'Gorman  •  Lee Pace  •  Martin Freeman

Brave (2012)

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Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Mark Andrews
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Julie Walters  •  Billy Connolly  •  Emma Thompson

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Mark Andrews
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Julie Walters  •  Billy Connolly  •  Emma Thompson

An Everlasting Piece (2000)

Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper (Billy Connolly) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Barry McEvoy  •  Brían F. O'Byrne  •  Anna Friel  •  Pauline McLynn

Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper (Billy Connolly) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Barry McEvoy  •  Brían F. O'Byrne  •  Anna Friel  •  Pauline McLynn

Bullshot (1983)

The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly Count Otto van Bruno, his wartime adversary. And, of course, win the heart of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Clement
CAST:  Alan Shearman  •  Diz White  •  Ronald E. House  •  Frances Tomelty

The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly Count Otto van Bruno, his wartime adversary. And, of course, win the heart of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Clement
CAST:  Alan Shearman  •  Diz White  •  Ronald E. House  •  Frances Tomelty

Concerts for the People of Kampuchea (1981)

Organized by Paul McCartney and the United Nations, these concerts were in response to the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge’s reign, where three million persons perished in Cambodia. During the concerts, McCartney brought three generations of popular musicians together. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Nick Lowe  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Freddie Mercury

Organized by Paul McCartney and the United Nations, these concerts were in response to the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge’s reign, where three million persons perished in Cambodia. During the concerts, McCartney brought three generations of popular musicians together. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Paul McCartney  •  Nick Lowe  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Freddie Mercury

Fido (2006)

Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Currie
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Dylan Baker  •  Kesun Loder

Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Currie
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  Dylan Baker  •  Kesun Loder

Fuck (2006)

A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Anderson
CAST:  Reinhold Aman  •  Steven Bochco  •  Pat Boone  •  Benjamin C. Bradlee

A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Anderson
CAST:  Reinhold Aman  •  Steven Bochco  •  Pat Boone  •  Benjamin C. Bradlee

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Billy Connolly  •  Ian Abercrombie  •  Breckin Meyer

Jon and Garfield visit the United Kingdom, where a case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle. His reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis, who has designs on the estate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Billy Connolly  •  Ian Abercrombie  •  Breckin Meyer

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

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Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jude Law  •  Emily Browning

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jude Law  •  Emily Browning

Open Season (2006)

Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Allers  •  Jill Culton
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Gary Sinise  •  Debra Messing

Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Allers  •  Jill Culton
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Gary Sinise  •  Debra Messing

Pocahontas (1995)

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Pocahontas, daughter of a Native American tribe chief, falls in love with an English soldier as colonists invade 17th century Virginia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Gabriel  •  Eric Goldberg
CAST:  Irene Bedard  •  Mel Gibson  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  John Kassir

Pocahontas, daughter of a Native American tribe chief, falls in love with an English soldier as colonists invade 17th century Virginia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Gabriel  •  Eric Goldberg
CAST:  Irene Bedard  •  Mel Gibson  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  John Kassir

Still Crazy (1998)

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

In the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Gibson
CAST:  Stephen Rea  •  Billy Connolly  •  Jimmy Nail  •  Bill Nighy

The Aristocrats (2005)

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penn Jillette  •  Paul Provenza
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Chris Albrecht  •  Hank Azaria  •  Shelley Berman

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penn Jillette  •  Paul Provenza
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Chris Albrecht  •  Hank Azaria  •  Shelley Berman

The Boondock Saints (1999)

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Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner and Murphy are inspired by their faith to cleanse their hometown of evil with their own brand of zealous vigilante justice. As they hunt down and kill one notorious gangster ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Duffy
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Norman Reedus  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  David Della Rocco

Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner and Murphy are inspired by their faith to cleanse their hometown of evil with their own brand of zealous vigilante justice. As they hunt down and kill one notorious gangster ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Duffy
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Norman Reedus  •  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  David Della Rocco

The Impostors (1998)

Wrongly accused of physically abusing a fellow actor, starving thespians Arthur and Maurice find themselves pursued by the law aboard a cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Tucci
CAST:  Oliver Platt  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Walker Jones

Wrongly accused of physically abusing a fellow actor, starving thespians Arthur and Maurice find themselves pursued by the law aboard a cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Tucci
CAST:  Oliver Platt  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Walker Jones

The Last Samurai (2003)

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Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg

Timeline (2003)

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A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Gerard Butler  •  Billy Connolly

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Gerard Butler  •  Billy Connolly

Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)

A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Ver Wiel
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Tim Allen  •  Portia de Rossi  •  Richard Dreyfuss

A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Ver Wiel
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Tim Allen  •  Portia de Rossi  •  Richard Dreyfuss

Mrs Brown (1997)

When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown. But their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil to the monarchy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Billy Connolly  •  Geoffrey Palmer  •  Antony Sher

When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown. But their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil to the monarchy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Billy Connolly  •  Geoffrey Palmer  •  Antony Sher

Indecent Proposal (1993)

John Gage offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Demi Moore  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Seymour Cassel

John Gage offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Demi Moore  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Seymour Cassel
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