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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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Billy Connolly Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

17th September 2013

Billy Connolly is being treated for the initial stages of Parkinson's disease, but will continue to work.The 70-year-old actor claims the degenerative nerve disorder - which can bring on symptoms including shaking, rigidity, slowness of...

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Michael J. Fox's Acting Improved By Parkinson's Disease

17th September 2013

Michael J. Fox thinks Parkinson's disease has improved his acting.The 'Back to the Future' star was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve disorder - which can include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking...

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Billy Connolly Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

16th September 2013

Billy Connolly has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The 70-year-old actor recently won his battle with prostate cancer after the disease was caught early, but he has now been told he is showing symptoms of...

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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 Treated For Prostate Cancer And Parkinson's Disease

16th September 2013

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and has undergone treatment for prostate cancer.The comedian/actor, 70, had cancer surgery in the U.S. and is also undergoing treatment for the "initial symptoms" of...

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Billy Connolly Has Prostate Cancer And Parkinson's Disease

16th September 2013

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease.The comedian/actor, 70, has had surgery for cancer and is also undergoing treatment for the "initial symptoms" of Parkinson's, according to his spokesperson.

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Billy Connolly Missed Chance Of Playing Soccer With Bob Marley

2nd September 2013

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly missed out on playing soccer with reggae legend Bob Marley because he was too nervous to meet his hero.Connolly was invited to play a game with Marley while the One Love...

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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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Billy Connolly Slammed For Bullying Photographer At Gig

5th May 2013

Scottish actor/comic Billy Connolly has come under fire from fans after launching a foul-mouthed tirade at a photographer during a gig in Ireland this week (begs29Apr13).The Gulliver's Travels star is accused of victimising snapper Valerie...

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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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Billy Connolly Defends Frankie Boyle's Controversial Jokes

13th December 2012

Billy Connolly has spoken out to defend fellow funnyman Frankie Boyle, insisting critics should ignore the controversial comedian if they are offended by his jokes.Scottish comic Boyle has previously sparked public outrage with his abrasive...

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Billy Connolly Weeps As He Picks Up Lifetime Achievement Award

11th December 2012

Funnyman Billy Connolly wept as he received the Outstanding Contribution in Television and Film award at a special career retrospective ceremony in Scotland on Monday (10Dec12).The Gulliver's Travels actor was honoured after a 90-minute discussion...

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Pictures: Stars Come Out As Jude Law Honoured Whilst Andrea Riseborough's Outfit Stands Out At The British Independent Film Awards

10th December 2012

Jude Law was undoubtedly the biggest star on show at the British Independent Film AwardsThe stars came out in style for the annual British Independent Film Awards at the Old Billingsgate and there were fewer...

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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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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Sequel In Development

30th October 2012

A sequel to 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' is in the pipeline.Screenwriter Ol Parker is said to be delivering a script for a follow-up to the 2011 original film - which tells the story of...

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Billy Connolly Lands Top Bafta Scotland Award

29th October 2012

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...

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Sheridan Smith's 'Overwhelming' Quartet Role

17th October 2012

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...

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Maggie Smith 'Baffled' About Lack Of Elderly Films

16th October 2012

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...

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Dustin Hoffman Slams Film Directors And Editors

15th October 2012

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...

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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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Russell Brand Told Off By Co-star

3rd August 2012

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,...

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

9th July 2012

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...

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