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Articles Tagged 'Billy Connolly'


The 11 Best Stand-Up Specials You Can Watch Without Leaving Your Living Room

New series I’m Dying Up Here dramatizes the 1970s L.A. stand-up scene from Sunday (June 4) on Showtime, adding stand-up comedy to the list of cool industries to get the retro treatment, after 1960s advertising in Mad Men and the 1970s music industry in Vinyl. Stand-up comedy has been hailed “the new rock and roll” since alternative comics started going […]

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13 Definitive Portrayals of British Monarchs in Film and TV

Life is never boring if you’re the head of a country. There are international treaties to oversee, bitter arguments to overcome, threats from rivals and countries to conquer, and sometimes your personal life can’t help but get in the way, crown or no crown. These are the kind of stories that are irresistible for script-writers and movie […]

David Tennant, Glasgow Film

Film and Television Shoots Bring $33M to Glasgow, Scotland

People are still talking about last night’s Academy Awards ceremony and probably will be for a few days—who won, who lost, what did they wear, who photobombed who.  At the end of the day, show business is in fact just that, a business, and is bringing a nice income to Glasgow, Scotland with close to […]

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Billy Connolly Opts Out on Scottish Vote

Hold that order of haggis. Actor and comedian Billy Connolly says he will neither vote on the issue of independence for Scotland nor reveal on which side of the issue he comes down. The 71-year old star of Quartet made his remarks during an interview  with the BBC on Monday (Feb. 17). Asked whether he intended to vote in the […]

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Billy Connolly Pledges To Work Through His Health Issues

When a popular entertainer starts to spend long periods out of the public eye, it can mean a few things: their appeal is on the wane, they’ve lost heart or got bored with the day job, they have a family they’d rather be spending time with and those laurels suddenly look jolly comfy. The other […]

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Gallery: The BAFTA Film Awards Red Carpet – Frocks And Fellas

Two important things you need to bear in mind about this year’s BAFTA Film Awards before looking over this sample of celebrity arrivals: 1) it was HOWLING it down with rain in London tonight and 2) Simon Pegg looks like he could do with five more minutes, just to arrive properly. Helen Mirren has no […]

Watch: Third Trailer For Pixar’s Scots Epic ‘Brave’

Another trailer has emerged for the new Disney-Pixar epic, Brave, in which Kelly McDonald voices the fierce daughter of a highland warrior, played by Billy Connolly. This one’s funnier than the last, more in keeping with Pixar’s usual sense of the ridiculous, and offers a third perspective on what the film may be like. We’re […]

A Tribute To Earl Scruggs: Billy Connolly Plays ‘Cripple Creek’

The magnificent Earl Scruggs, bluegrass banjo player and (with his late partner Lester Flatt) country music cornerstone, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. As the influence of his music reached all over the world, leaving pockets of bluegrass enthusiasts tying their fingers in knots trying to emulate his dextrous playing, allow us to […]

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