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Billy Connolly

1942 - Today

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Sir William Connolly (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish actor, retired comedian, artist, writer, musician, and television presenter. He is sometimes known, especially in his homeland, by the Scots nickname the Big Yin ("the Big One"). Known for his idiosyncratic and often improvised observational comedy, frequently including strong language, Connolly has topped many UK polls as the greatest stand-up comedian of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Connolly has received more than 9,588,637 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Billy Connolly is the 1,428th most popular actor (up from 1,735th in 2019), the 1,513th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,807th in 2019) and the 209th most popular British Actor.

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  • 58

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  • 1.82

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  • 6.61

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Among actors, Billy Connolly ranks 1,428 out of 9,996Before him are Ellen Barkin, Laurie Holden, Maria Cebotari, David Garrick, Peter Coyote, and Krister Henriksson. After him are Joseph Wiseman, Ellen Pompeo, Song Joong-ki, Alison Steadman, Charles Durning, and Peter Graves.

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Among people born in 1942, Billy Connolly ranks 176Before him are Stefanie Powers, Robert F. Engle, Ricardo Rodríguez, Piero Marini, Evaristo Carvalho, and Zhou Yongkang. After him are André Vingt-Trois, Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Prince Alexandre of Belgium, Henri Pescarolo, Charles Konan Banny, and Milton Nascimento.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Billy Connolly ranks 1,513 out of 7,765Before him are Lord William Bentinck (1774), N. R. Pogson (1829), Algernon Blackwood (1869), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), Vita Sackville-West (1892), and David Garrick (1717). After him are Constantine II of Scotland (801), Jasper Tudor (1431), Alison Steadman (1946), Roger Hodgson (1950), Joan Hickson (1906), and William Prout (1785).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Billy Connolly ranks 209Before him are Emilia Clarke (1986), Andrew Lincoln (1973), Martin Freeman (1971), Jared Harris (1961), Ciarán Hinds (1953), and David Garrick (1717). After him are Alison Steadman (1946), Joan Hickson (1906), David Hemmings (1941), James Faulkner (1948), Jim Carter (1948), and Ben Cross (1947).

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