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

By Rich Cline | 26th September 2014

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....

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

By Nick Hill | 24th September 2014

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...

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 12th June 2014

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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Billy Connolly Recalls Receiving Double Diagnosis On The Same Day

By Nick Hill | 29th April 2014

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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Billy Connolly Given All Clear Following Cancer Scare

By Joe Wilde | 1st October 2013

Billy Connolly has one less thing to worry about now, as his cancer scare is now officially over, with the comedian revealing the good news himself earlier this evening (1 October). The 70-year-old comic was...

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Relentless Billy Connolly Won't Let Recent Medical Setbacks Stop Him

By Jack de Aguilar | 18th September 2013

Despite the seemingly crippling twin concerns of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, Scottish comedian and national treasure Billy Connolly has vowed to keep on working, in what can only...

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Billy Connolly Receives Treatment For Two Health Scares

By Nick Hill | 18th September 2013

Comedian, Billy Connolly has had a rough time as of late, he is currently recovering from surgery for prostate cancer and has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.A spokeswomen for the Scotsman told BBC "Billy...

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Billy Connolly Undergoes Cancer Surgery, After Which He Diagnosed With Parkinsons

By Joe Wilde | 17th September 2013

Billy Connolly has secretly been suffering from an operational form of prostate cancer, which he successfully managed to control following a procedure under the knife in an American specialist hospital. The success of his operation...

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After Cancer Surgery, Billy Connolly Is Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

By Michael West | 16th September 2013

Comedian and actor Billy Connolly, a British treasure, has undergone successful surgery for prostate cancer though has now been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The 70-year-old, who famously began his working life as a welder in...

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Billy Connolly's Aberdeenshire Castle Up For Sale, Is £2m A Bargain?

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd September 2013

Alright, so we realise that nothing can truly be a bargain at £2m, but if you take a look at Billy Connolly’s castle – the one that’s up for sale right now – you might...

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Brave Takes Home The Oscar For Best Animated Film Academy Awards Ceremony

By Joe Wilde | 25th February 2013

Pixar added yet another Academy Award to the pile last night as the Disney-owned studio's fantasy blast from the past Brave picked up the top prize for animation at the star-studded event.The film, inspired by...

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Dustin Hoffmans' Directorial Debut, 'Quartet', How Did He Do?

By Lorna Greville  | 25th January 2013

Double Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman has, at the age of 75, finally switched to directing. While many were surprised it had taken him so long, others were distinctly apprehensive about what Hoffman may offer. As...

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Quartet Is A 'Labrador' Of A Film: Average Reviews For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut

By Lorna Greville  | 4th January 2013

Very little of the criticism levied at Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet, are serious. Largely because it's not a particularly serious film. The whole thing is lighthearted fun, behaving like a bit of a playground...

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A Week In Movies Feat: Naomi Watts Powerful In The Impossible, Dustin Hoffman Directs Quartet And Screenwriter Dan Fogelman Talks Barbra Streisand

By Staff Writer | 4th January 2013

After the holiday season, the movie world is slowly cranking up to speed. Although the really big news doesn't start until next week, with the announcement of the Oscar and Bafta nominations.This week's biggest nominee...

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Pictures: The Hobbit Premiere, Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson

By Michael West | 29th November 2012

Cate Blanchett Looking Typically Radiant At The Hobbit In WellingtonPeter Jackson and his team repaid New Zealand for its hospitality this week, by hosting the world premiere of the new Lord of the Rings film...

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Billy Connolly Given Outstanding Contribution Award At Scottish Baftas

By Lorna Greville  | 20th November 2012

Although everyone has their favourites, there is no one role that Scottish comedian Billy Connolly is best known for, and it is partly that broad ranging talent that he was being awarded for at the...

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Russell Brand Among All-star Cast For Eric Idle's Latest Play

By Contributor | 5th November 2012

A truly special comedy moment as [L-R] Sophie Winkleman, Russell Brand, Tim Curry, Tracey Ullman, Billy Connolly, Jane Leeves, Jim Piddock, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard join forces in Los Angeles.Look at that line-up, it's...

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Billy Connolly Becomes Ambassador For The 2014 Commonwealth Games

By Michael West | 19th September 2012

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...

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