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Billy Connolly Lands Top Bafta Scotland Award

Funnyman Billy Connolly will be the toast of the upcoming BAFTA Scotland Awards after landing the lifetime achievement prize.The Gulliver's Travels actor has won the prestigious honour from the British Academy of Film and Television...

Sheridan Smith's 'Overwhelming' Quartet Role

Sheridan Smith felt like she had to ''curtsy every morning'' on the set of 'Quartet'. The 31-year-old actress appears alongside a star-studded cast including Dame Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Sir Michael Gambon and Pauline Collins...

Maggie Smith 'Baffled' About Lack Of Elderly Films

Dame Maggie Smith is ''baffled'' as to why there aren't more films aimed at elderly people. The 77-year-old actress thinks there should be more movies created to please an older audience because she believes...

Dustin Hoffman Slams Film Directors And Editors

Dustin Hoffman believes acting is a ''b*****d art form. The actor-turned-director has slammed the industry for not allowing film stars to be part of the scene selection and editing process and he believes the reason...

Billy Connolly Becomes Ambassador For The 2014 Commonwealth Games

Gruff-voiced comedian Billy Connolly is to be an ambassador for the 2014 Commonwealth games, reports The Press Association. The games will be held in his hometown of Glasgow. Connolly will work alongside Olympic cycling hero...

Russell Brand Told Off By Co-star

Russell Brand was reportedly told off by Billy Connolly after he refused to start filming until a wardrobe girl flashed her breasts at him.The comedian's demand delayed shooting on the first day for two hours,...

New Poster For 'The Hobbit' Unveiled, In Time For Comic-con

A new poster has been unveiled for The Hobbit, which finished filming last Friday (July 6, 2012). The promotional image has been released just in time for this year's Comic-Con, and in the words of...

Pixar's 'Brave' Released In Us This Weekend

The latest romp from animation heroes Pixar, 'Brave', will have its first official release this weekend over in the United States, with the arrow-slinging adventure not set to hit our shores until August this year.To...

'Brave': Can Pixar's New Adventure Top The Box Office?

Pixar seem to have worked their magic once more with the release of their latest animated adventure, Brave. Although a few of the US media's biggest outlets have given it a thumbs-down, it's largely secured...

Billy Connolly's Bust-up Over Teen Daughters

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly had a furious bust-up with his wife Pamela Stephenson when she wanted to let their teenage daughters' boyfriends sleep over.The couple fell out when daughters Daisy, now 28, Amy, 26, and...

Pixar Unveils 'Brave' After Six Years Of Hard Work

It's been six years in the making, but 'Brave', Pixar's new potential gem of a movie is finally ready after a laborious process that saw a change in director from Brenda Chapman - who conceived...

Connolly Rounds Out The Hobbit Cast

Peter Jackson has completed the star-studded cast of The Hobbit after signing up Billy Connolly to play a dwarf warrior.The Gulliver's Travels actor will tackle the role of Dain Ironfoot and joins Sir Ian MCKellen,...

Robin Williams And Billy Connolly Named Greatest Ever Comics

Hollywood star Robin Williams and Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly have been named the greatest stand-up comedians of all time.Mrs. Doubtfire actor Williams topped a poll of the most influential international comics, edging out Irishmen Spike...

Billy Connolly's Blast At Hecklers

Funnyman Billy Connolly has taken aim at his own audience, blasting fans who dare to heckle him during his stand-up shows.The Scottish comedian has been touring the world with his comedy routines since the 1970s,...

Ronnie Wood Dating Precious Blonde

Ronnie Wood is said to be dating a 25-year-old jewellery shop worker. The Rolling Stones guitarist is smitten with former model Nicola Sargent after meeting her while browsing in upmarket London store Stephen Webster, where...

Billy Connolly Mural Built At Glasgow Housing Estate

A giant steel mural of comedian Billy Connolly is being created at a housing development in Anderston, Glasgow. The housing association decided to honour the Scottish star, who was born in the district in November...

Billy Connolly Opens Up About Horror Trike Crash

Billy Connolly, the Scottish comedian and television star, has opened up about his horror trike crash that left him with a broken rib and gashed leg. While filming an ITV documentary entitled 'Billy Connolly's Route...

Billy Connolly Breaks Rib In Motorbike Accident

Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly was left in agony after breaking a rib in a motorcycle accident.The legendary funnyman rode a two-seater trike across America for a four-part British TV series, but filming had to be...

Billy Connolly Writing First Screenplay

Billy Connolly is writing his first film but needs someone to help him finish the screenplay. The 'Gulliver's Travels' star is used to being in front of the camera but he has revealed his interest...

Sick Billy Connolly Cuts Short Sydney Show

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly cut short a show in Sydney, Australia this week (beg07Mar11) after falling sick with a virus.The comedian took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday (08Mar11), but he...

Connolly To Donate Stand-up Profits To Aussie Floods Fund

Scottish funnyman BILLY CONNOLLY is planning a benefit stand-up gig in Australia to raise funds for the Queensland flood appeal.Downpours devastated towns across the Aussie states of Queensland and Victoria last month (Jan11), leaving thousands...

Connolly Pays Tribute To 'Genius' Rafferty

Funnyman BILLY CONNOLLY has paid tribute to his friend and former singing partner GERRY RAFFERTY, hailing the late musician as "a true genius".Rafferty joined the Scottish comedian's folk group the Humblebums before rising to fame...

Jack Black Sings Little Drummer Boy On Jimmy Fallon Show

JACK BLACK, the 41-year-old American comedian and actor, dropped by the 'Late Show with JIMMY FALLON' last night (21st December 2010) to discuss his new movie 'Gulliver's Travels'. However, in true Christmas spirit, the actor...

Billy Connolly Loved Gulliver's Travels Role

Billy Connolly loved playing the role of a king in 'Gulliver's Travels'. The Scottish actor stars in the upcoming movie adaption of the classic Jonathan Swift-novel as King Theodore, the sovereign of Liliput, a nation...

Connolly: 'I Was Nearly Dr. Who'

Outrageous Scottish comedian BILLY CONNOLLY has revealed he was once in the running to play timelord DR. WHO.The funnyman, who starred alongside Jim Carrey in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Tom Cruise...

Jason Segal In Next Muppet Movie

Jason Segal has signed up to the next 'Muppets' movie. The 30-year-old actor will play the human lead in the puppet story, which is to be directed by James Bobin - who has previously worked...

Disney Promotes Upcoming Fare In London, Anaheim

The Walt Disney Co., whose executives and staff have always appeared to be Anglophiles of the first order, offered journalists a preview of its forthcoming slate Thursday -- much of it featuring British performers. A...

Knighthood For Tv Legend Michael Parkinson

Television great Michael Parkinson has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.The talkshow legend, who received the honour for services to broadcasting in the New Year's honours list, said it was a "wonderful surprise"."I...

By on 04 June 2008

Connolly Escapes Car Crash

Comedian BILLY CONNOLLY has escaped serious injury after being involved in a car accident in Scotland. The Mrs Brown star crashed his Land Rover while driving on a main road near Ballater, Aberdeenshire on Sunday...

'Knighthood For Parkinson'

Legendary television chat show host Michael Parkinson is likely to be knighted for his services to broadcasting, according to reports.The Sun reports that the much-loved interviewer's name is on the Queen's New Years honours list...

By on 26 December 2007

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