Billy Connolly

1942 - Today

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Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a retired Scottish stand-up comedian, musician, presenter, actor, and artist. He is sometimes known, especially in his homeland, by the Scots nickname The Big Yin ("The Big One"). Known for his idiosyncratic and often off-the-cuff observational comedy, which frequently includes the use of profanity, Connolly is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time, having topped multiple polls conducted in the United Kingdom.Connolly's first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder (specifically a boilermaker) in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade to pursue a career as a folk singer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Connolly has received more than 6,365,108 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Billy Connolly is the 1,739th most popular actor (down from 1,638th in 2019), the 1,809th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,794th in 2019) and the 234th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Billy Connolly ranks 1,739 out of 10,030. Before him are Clifton James, Mila Kunis, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Vahide Perçin, Silvana Armenulić, and Sonja Ziemann. After him are Jean Peters, Karen Allen, Linda Harrison, Kirin Kiki, Elizabeth Banks, and Rebecca De Mornay.

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Among people born in 1942, Billy Connolly ranks 194Before him are Stefanie Powers, Brian Kernighan, Pascal Couchepin, Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, Sandra Dee, and Nicole Fontaine. After him are Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Jerry Sloan, Tasuku Honjo, Pierre Clémenti, Gabriele Veneziano, and Montserrat Figueras.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Billy Connolly ranks 1,809 out of 6,924. Before him are FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788), Frederick Abel (1827), Richard Long (1945), Edward Cave (1691), John Mandeville (1300), and Clive Burr (1957). After him are Ally McCoist (1962), Laura Ashley (1925), Edward Daniel Clarke (1769), Laurence Doherty (1875), Mitch Mitchell (1947), and Bernard Williams (1929).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Billy Connolly ranks 234Before him are Eric Campbell (1880), Lynn Redgrave (1943), Tom Ellis (1978), Nell Gwyn (1650), Miranda Richardson (1958), and Peter Capaldi (1958). After him are Ida Lupino (1918), Charles Gray (1928), Tom Felton (1987), Anthony Dawson (1916), Lilian Harvey (1906), and Lindsay Duncan (1950).

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