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Billy Connolly

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Born in Glasgow on the 24th of November 1942.

Billy left school early to become a welder in the Glasgow shipyards. He went on to serve in the parachute regiment of the Territorial Army.

He was one half of the Humblebums, a duo with Gerry Rafferty.

His musical career increasingly found itself taking a back seat to his comic monologues to the piont where he became known as a comedian first and formost. He acheived widespread notoriety in his native Scotland before exploding onto the national scene in the early 1970's.

His film career has gone from strength to strength and he has acted with some the most prestigious names in Cinema. Richard Burton, Michael Caine, Robert Redford, Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, Willem Dafoe and others, but it was with the Award Winning film Her Majesty Mrs. Brown with Dame Judi Dench that his growing stature as an actor received international recognition.

He has produced several BBC documentaries and factual programmes including A Scot in the Arctic, World Tour of Australia and the World Tour of Scotland.

He has starred in numerous other films and continues to tour as a comedian throughout the world.

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