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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...

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A host of British comedy greats are to be immortalised on U.K. postage stamps. Celebrities including JOHN CLEESE, ERIC MORECAMBE and BILLY CONNOLLY will be pictured on the stamps to mark their contribution to the...

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...

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"Sometimes I dream that I am drunk. I think alcoholics call it a wet dream. I haven't had a drink for 30 years. And in my dreams I always go: 'Pamela will be so disappointed...

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"On the last phone call, he said, 'I love you like a brother', and I said, 'I know you do'. And he said, 'Are you sure you know?' and I said, 'Yes'. I thought afterwards...

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...

'What We Did On Our Summer Holiday' Has Kids Saying Funny Things [Trailer]

David Tennant and Rosamund Pike star in the upcoming BBC film, 'What We Did On Our Summer Holiday' from the creators of 'Outnumbered'. And when we say 'Outnumbered' you should know that the film basically...

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Scottish comedian Billy Connolly will feature at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Organisers will display montages of Connolly's classic comedy moments as well as scenes and sketches by late...

Billy Connolly Against Scottish Independence

Funnyman Billy Connolly is against his native Scotland becoming independent, insisting a majority of Scots would be "happier" remaining part of the U.K.The comedian/actor will not get the chance to vote on the country's future...

Billy Connolly Discovered He Had Cancer And Parkinson's On The Same Day

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly has told of his shock when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease on the same day.The comedian/actor announced last September (13) that he had cancer surgery and was...

Billy Connolly Mocked Double Diagnosis

Billy Connolly blew a raspberry when he was diagnosed with both prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease on the same day.The 71-year-old comedian was at home with wife Pamela Stephenson when his doctor called with the...

Billy Connolly Recalls Receiving Double Diagnosis On The Same Day

In one unforgettable day Billy Connolly received two life changing diagnosis'.The Scottish comedian recalled the time he was told he had testicular cancer and Parkinson's disease on the same exact day, in a new ITV...

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"The trouble with it is they've given it to young people and they're all wearing Spandex and nylon. Curling is supposed to be played by drunk people wearing tweed with woolly hats." Billy Connolly complains...

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"He said, 'Have you read The Hobbit?' I said, 'No, and I don't like people who have...' Thankfully he burst out laughing." Funnyman Billy Connolly on his audition to play a dwarf in director Peter...

Billy Connolly Shares Funeral Plans In New Tv Show

Scottish actor/comedian Billy Connolly is to share his funeral plans with fans in a new Tv show about death.The funnyman, who beat prostate cancer last year (13), has signed up to front a new U.K....

Billy Connolly Thanks Fan For Early Parkinson's Diagnosis

Funnyman and actor Billy Connolly has an Australian fan to thank for his early Parkinson's diagnosis after he urged the Mrs. Brown star to seek a check-up.The 71-year-old Scot was in a bar in Los...

Billy Connolly: 'Memory Trouble Won't Stop My Stand-up'

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly has vowed to continue performing live stand-up comedy shows despite struggling with his memory following his Parkinson's disease diagnosis.It was revealed in September (13) that the actor and comedian is suffering...

Billy Connolly Returns Home To Visit Helicopter Crash Site

Billy Connolly made an emotional return to his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday (03Dec13) to visit the site of a horror helicopter crash that claimed nine lives.The Mrs. Brown actor jetted in from New...

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