Billy Connolly is a famous Scottish comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. But besides that, he is the Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He participated in the voice acting of various cartoons, for example, "Season of hunting" (both parts), "Garfield" and others. In the film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", Billy Connolly performed the role of Dain. More about this actor later in the article.
Billy Connolly: A Short Biography
He was born on November 25, 1942 in the city of Glasgow, which is in Scotland. His family was small: his mother, father, grandfather, sister and two aunts. His grandfather was an immigrant from Ireland. My mother worked in the dining room, which was in a local hospital.
In 1946, his father left to serve in the army, and at this time the mother left the house to another man, leaving him with her sister. The children were brought up by two aunts, called Mona and Margaret. He had a difficult childhood: he lived in a small apartment, where there were three rooms - a bedroom of guardians, a living room and a kitchen. There was no hot water in the house, and all childhood he had to wash in the sink.
Both aunts treated children very badly, reproaching that women had to spend time, money and energy on their upbringing. Billy Connolly and his sister were constantly humiliated and insulted.
He received his primary education at the school of Saint-Gerard. At the age of 12 he decides that he will be a comedian, and at 15 he leaves school.
His career begins in 1961 with the series "This is your life," in which he plays himself.
All the hardships of childhood could not but affect his health: he underwent surgery to remove prostate cancer, in addition to this he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
As for private life, we can say that she is not as bustling with Billy Connolly as the employees in the shop. He was married twice. His first marriage was with Iris Pressa, they had two children. The second marriage was concluded in 1989 with psychologist Pamela Stevenson, they had three children.
Billy Connolly: movies
He is best known for the films "Saints from the Bundok", "Colombo: Murder on notes", "Lemony Snicket: thirty-three misfortunes" and "Quartet". He also took part in the voice acting of children's cartoons, such as "Braveheart", "Ballad of Nessie", two parts of the cartoon "Season of hunting", the second part of "Garfield".
In addition to the above, he participated in the series. The most famous of them is "Doctor House", but he also starred in "Colombo" and "The Third Planet from the Sun".
The largest number of films in which Billy Connolly participated, refers to the period from 2000 to 2016.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (abbreviated BAFTA) in 1998 awarded the Billy Connolly Award in the category "Best Actor" in the film "Her Majesty Mrs. Brown." In this film, he played John Brown.
BAFTA is an independent public and charitable organization, which was founded in 1947. Laureates who won in the nominations receive a gold mask as a prize.
The same film in 1998 was awarded and other awards, for example, the title of "Best British film."
In the same 1998, Billy Connolly was awarded the United States Screen Actors Guild Award in the category "Best Secondary Male Role". This award is considered one of the most prestigious in the world of cinema, it is awarded since 1995. As a symbol of victory actors are given a figurine taller than forty centimeters and weighing more than five kilograms. Its name is "Actor".
Billy Connolly, whose photo you will see in the article, is a very talented actor, but his achievements are not limited to this. In addition to his acting career, he is a talented musician whose professional work in this industry began in the 1960s.
He is also the host of various events and TV shows on TV. He is also called a talented comedian. "A talented person is talented in everything" - this expression applies just to Billy.
He fulfilled the dream of his childhood - he became a comedian, but on this his achievements did not end, and he went on to conquer the world.
On his account 134 paintings, including both serials and films, and in addition to that he was engaged in scoring famous cartoons.
In addition to the above, he is an exemplary family man, is engaged in the upbringing of children and from the first wife with whom he divorced, and from the second, with whom he is married to this day.
From the very first film he was noticed and began to be invited to various projects. Despite his age and illnesses, which have knocked him down, he does not lose his mood and continues to please his fans with creativity.