Geordie Shore: Why Aye Love You - Netflix

With new cast interviews, we look back at the best one liners, bust ups, mortal moments, love stories, bromances, crazy dancing - everything that is the essence of being a Geordie!

Geordie Shore: Why Aye Love You - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-07-12

Geordie Shore: Why Aye Love You - Billy Connolly - Netflix

Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor from Glasgow. He is sometimes known, especially in his homeland, by the nickname “The Big Yin” (“The Big One”). His 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, firstly in the Humblebums alongside friend Gerry Rafferty and Tam Harvey until 1971, and subsequently as a solo artist. In the early 1970s, Connolly made the transition from folk-singer with a comedic persona to fully fledged comedian, for which he has received numerous awards. Connolly is also an actor and has appeared in such films as Water (1985), Indecent Proposal (1993), Pocahontas (1995), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Mrs. Brown (1997), The Boondock Saints (1999), The Man Who Sued God (2001), The Last Samurai (2003), Timeline (2003), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), Open Season (2006), The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008), Open Season 2 (2008), Brave (2012), Quartet (2012), and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). Connolly reprised his role as Noah “Il Duce” MacManus in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009).

Geordie Shore: Why Aye Love You - Personal life - Netflix

Connolly has been married to his second wife, comedian and psychologist Pamela Stephenson, since 1989. He is father to five children: two from his first marriage, to Iris Pressagh, and three from his second. Connolly became a grandfather in 2001, when Cara gave birth to Walter. In the book Billy, and in a December 2008 online interview, Connolly states that he was sexually abused by his father between the ages of 10 and 15. He believes this was a result of the Catholic Church not allowing his father to divorce after his mother left the family. Because of this, Connolly has a “deep distrust and dislike of the Catholic church and any other organization that brainwashes people”. Connolly has called himself an atheist. In September 2013, Connolly underwent minor surgery for early-stage prostate cancer. The announcement also stated that he was being treated for the initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Connolly had acknowledged earlier in 2013 that he had started to forget his lines during performances. Connolly appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? on 2 October 2014, in which he discovered his Indian ancestry.

Geordie Shore: Why Aye Love You - References - Netflix