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William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He portrayed Uncle Monty in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.


Billy Connolly was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards becoming a welder and joined the Territorial Army (in the parachute regiment) at around the same time. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band Humblebums with Gerry Rafferty (later of Baker Street fame). The jokes he told between songs eventually took over his act and he became a full-time comedian. Already a big star in Scotland, he became a household name in the UK after appearing on Parkinson (1971) in the early seventies. Billy has released many recordings and videos of his concert performances over the years. He has expanded his repertoire to include acting, appearing in a number of television dramas and films, most recently in the USA. In the 90s he made two documentary series for the BBC, about Scotland and Australia respectively, and in 1997 he starred in the award winning film Mrs Brown (1997). He is one of the UK's top comedian.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1978 Absolution Blakey
1983 Androcles and the Lion Androcles
1983 Bullshot Crummond Hawkeye McGillicuddy
1985 Water Delgado
1985 Blue Money Des
1986 To the North of Katmandu Elephan Polo Player, Cartier Team
1987 The Hunting of the Snark The Bellman
1989 The Return of the Musketeers Caddie
1990 Crossing the Line Frankie
1993 Indecent Proposal Auction M.C.
1995 Pocahontas Ben Voice
1996 Muppet Treasure Island Billy Bones
1997 Beverly Hills Ninja Japanese Antique Shop Proprietor Uncredited
1997 Mrs Brown John Brown
1997 Paws PC Voice
1997 Deacon Brodie Deacon Brodie
1998 The Impostors Mr. Sparks, the Tennis Pro
1998 Still Crazy Hughie
1998 Middleton's Changeling Alibius
1999 The Debt Collector Nicki Dryden
1999 The Boondock Saints Il Duce
2000 Beautiful Joe Joe
2000 An Everlasting Piece Scalper
2001 Genlemen's Relish Kingdom Swann
2001 Gabriel & Me Gabriel
2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? Dr. Mike Savian
2001 Prince Charming Hamish
2001 The Man Who Sued God Steve Myers
2002 White Oleander Barry Kolker
2003 Timeline Professor Johnston
2003 The Last Samurai Zebulon Gant
2004 The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch Billy Connolly - Interviewee
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Uncle Monty
2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Dargis
2006 Fido Fido
2006 Open Season McSquizzy Voice
2008 The X Files: I Want to Believe Father Joseph Crissman
2008 Open Season 2 McSquizzy Voice
2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Poppa
2010 Gulliver's Travels King Theodore
2010 Good Sharma Reverend Webster
2011 The Ballad of Nessie Narrator / MacFroogle Voice


2012 Brave Fergus Voice
2012 Quartet Wilf Bond
2012 What About Dick? Inspector McGuffin
2014 What We Did on Our Holiday Gordie
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Dain
2016 Wild Oats Chandler


Year Title Role Notes
1975-1976 Play for Today Jody / Paddy
1980 Not the Nine O'Clock News Ayatollah Khomeini
1980 Worzel Gummidge Bogle McNeep
1981 The Kenny Everett Video Cassette Gladys
1982-1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show Various
1985 Super Gran Angus McSporran One Episode
1984-1985 Tickle on the Tum Bobby Binns
1988 City Lights The Dosser One Episode
1989 Minder Tick Tack One Episode
1991 Screen Two Game Show Host / Busker One Episode
1990-1991 Billy Billy MacGregor
1993 Screen One JoJo Donnelly One Episode
1996 Dennis the Menace Captain Trout One Episode
1996-1997 Pearl William "Billy" Pynchon
1998 Veronica's Closet Campbell One Episode
1998 Tracey Takes On... Rory Cassidy One Episode
1999 3rd Rock from the Sun Inspector Macaffery One Episode
2000 Columbo Findlay Crawford One Episode
2012 House Thomas Bell One Episode


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