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Michael Parkinson Apologised To Billy Connolly Over Health Comments

Sir Michael Parkison apologised for upsetting Sir Billy Connelly with comments about his health.Last summer, the chat show legend had claimed his friend - who he has been to since the 1970s - didn't recognise...

Billy Connolly: Wearing Pink Made Me Popular With The Ladies

Billy Connolly thinks wearing pink as a teenager made him ''popular with the ladies''. The legendary Scottish comedian has admitted that ''much to [his] father's horror'' once he started his first job as a welder...

Sir Billy Connolly Opens Up On Parkinson's Battle: "I'm Near The End"

Legendary comedian Sir Billy Connolly has opened up in a devastating new interview about his battle with Parkinson’s disease, admitting that the condition has left him “slipping away” and “near the end”.Connolly was speaking about...

Billy Connolly 'Just Got Stoned' When He Tried Marijuana To Treat Parkinson's

Sir Billy Connolly tried smoking marijuana to treat his Parkinson's disease but just got ''stoned'' instead.The 76-year-old comedian admitted while he hadn't had the drug in about three decades, he decided to see if it...

Sir Billy Connolly Finally Receives His Knighthood

Just weeks before his 75th birthday, comedy legend Billy Connolly finally receives the knighthood he deserves after a long and successful career on stage and in cinema. While he lamented that certain members of his...

Troy Duffy To Helm New Psychological Thriller

Troy Duffy is making his return to directing for the first time in nearly a decade on 'The Blood Spoon Council'.The 46-year-old filmmaker doesn't have the most prolific directorial CV with just two films under...

Billy Connolly "Pleased And Embarrassed" To Become A Sir

At 74-years-old, Billy Connolly is to become a Sir, after his name was released as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Hailing from Glasgow in Scotland, the comedian first shot to fame in the...

Billy Connolly Makes Poignant Plea For Fan Memories

The Scottish comedian wants people to film themselves talking about meeting him during different times in his career or to tell a story about how he may have impacted their life for a new programme....

Billy Connolly 'Nearly Broke His Neck' Filming New Tv Show

In Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America, the 73-year-old comedian and actor, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, travels from Chicago to New York for the new ITV series. However, when he was showering in a train...

Billy Connolly Receives Special Recognition At National Television Awards 2016

Last night's National Television Awards was brimming with UK celebrities, all arriving to congratulate the predictable winners, the successful newcomers and, of course, this year's Special Recognition Award recipient which was the much-loved Scottish comic...

Billy Connolly To Receive Special Recognition Award

The comedian/actor, who started his performing life as a folk singer, will be presented with the Special Recognition Award by his close pal, actor Dustin Hoffman. The honour is to mark Connolly's...

Brian Connolly: I Won't Let Parkinson's Bring Me Down

Billy Connolly is refusing to let Parkinson's disease bring him down.The 72-year-old comedian was diagnosed with the brain condition in 2012 - in the same week he was told he had prostate cancer and had...

Billy Connolly's Artwork To Go On Display

More than 40 pieces of artwork drawn by The Hobbit star are going on display at The People's Palace museum in Glasgow alongside mementos from the start of his career. Talking...

Billy Connolly Gives Up Banjo Playing Over Illness

The Hobbit star, who was a folk singer before finding fame as a stand-up comedian, admits his condition has robbed him of the full use of his left hand. He says,...

Billy Connolly Returns To Church For Robin Williams

The Hobbit actor and comedian grew up a Catholic but turned his back on religion as an adult, but he has been making frequent visits to church since the death of his friend...

Aidan Turner Spent A Month 'Learning To Move Like A Dwarf'

Aidan Turner spent a month learning how to move like a dwarf for the 'Hobbit' films.The 31-year-old star - who appeared in the role of Kíli, one of the twelve companions of Thorin and Bilbo...

Jennifer Saunders Thrilled With Stamp Honour

Bosses of the national post company announced earlier this month (Apr15) that they were launching a new line of special stamps to celebrate the U.K.'s comedy heritage. The range includes images of...

Billy Connolly To Be Honoured For Promoting Scotland

The Hobbit star will receive the Great Scot Award during a fundraising gala for the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA on 9 April (15) for promoting his home country's culture and heritage...

'What We Did On Our Holiday' Transfers A Formula From Small To Big Screen

The new British comedy 'What We Did on Our Holiday' carries on a fine tradition of lively romps with serious undercurrents, blending a cast of comedy stars and solid actors to create hilariously offbeat characters....

Billy Connolly Recalls How Robin Williams "Tried To Say Goodbye To Me" Before His Suicide

Billy Connolly recently revealed that his good friend and legendary comedian, Robin Williams, may have tried to say his final goodbyes in an emotional phone call to the Scottish funnyman before committing suicide last month.Connolly...

Billy Connolly Undergoes Gallstones Surgery

Comedian/actor Billy Connolly is recovering from another health crisis after undergoing surgery to remove gallstones.The Scottish star was diagnosed with prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease last year (13), and he has now revealed he was...

Billy Connolly Stayed Out Of Vote Campaigns

Funnnyman Billy Connolly deliberately avoided campaigning during the Scottish independence referendum as the issue was "too important" to turn into a Hollywood story.The proud Scot told in April (14) how he was convinced his fellow...

Billy Connolly: Robin Williams 'Tried To Say Goodbye To Me'

Billy Connolly thinks Robin Williams tried to say goodbye to him the last time they spoke.The 71-year-old star was close to his fellow comedian - who tragically committed suicide last month - and he admitted...

Billy Connolly Hid Cancer From Castmates

Comedian/actor Billy Connolly hid his prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease from castmates on the set of new film What We Did On Our Holiday.The Scottish funnyman, whose character in the film is a cancer patient,...

Billy Connolly: 'I Should Have Helped Robin Williams'

Scottish actor/comedian Billy Connolly is convinced he should have done more to help troubled comic Robin Williams.The Mrs. Brown star had been friends with Williams for more than a decade and was devastated when he...

Billy Connolly Wishes He'd Done More For Robin Williams

Billy Connolly wishes he ''could have done more'' to help Robin Williams.The comedian - who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year - has compared himself to the late comedian and admitted he wished he'd...

Billy Connolly Has Battled Parkinson's Disease For 10 Years

Scottish actor/comedian Billy Connolly has been battling Parkinson's disease for the last decade, according to his wife.The Mrs. Brown star was diagnosed with the degenerative disorder last year (13) around the same time doctors told...

Robin Williams Was My Hero, Says Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly has described Robin Williams as his ''hero'' after the actor was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California.Connolly - a close friend of the 63-year-old actor and comedian, whose death is believed...

Billy Connolly Almost Died After Doctors Miss Blood Clot

Billy Connolly almost died after doctors failed to spot a life-threatening blood clot in his leg. The 71-year-old comedian was rushed to hospital in a taxi after he developed a deadly clot in his thigh...

Billy Connolly Suffered Near-fatal Blood Clot After Cancer Surgery

Scottish actor/comedian Billy Connolly was hospitalised to treat a life-threatening blood clot shortly after his cancer surgery last year (13).The 71 year old underwent an operation in the U.S. after he was diagnosed with prostate...

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