Billy Connolly by John Bellany magnet
Fridge magnet featuring artwork Billy Connolly by John Bellany, part of the Naitional Galleries of Scotland Collection.
This large portrait depicts – though not necessarily resembles – Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly. Born in Glasgow, Connolly served an apprenticeship as a welder in the Clyde shipyards before embarking on a career in show business.
He has since performed for sell-out audiences the world over, produced three ‘World Tour’ series for the BBC and has acted in films including ‘Mrs Brown’ (1995), opposite Dame Judi Dench as Queen Victoria. His Scottish nickname ‘The Big Yin’ (The Big One) is a reference to his 1.83m (6 foot) height.
John Bellany , (18 June 1942 – 28 August 2013) was a Scottish painter.