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Film, "Quartet": The Kindler, Gentler Aging Movie

"Quartet": The Kindler, Gentler Aging Movie

For Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Ronald Harwood adapts his own play about an English retirement home for esteemed musicians. The resulting quasi-farce gathers Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, and Maggie Smith in a mellow ensemble display of good acting…
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Culture, Stage Billy Connolly: Britain’s Famously Juvenile Grandpa

Billy Connolly: Britain’s Famously Juvenile Grandpa

Since forsaking folk music for stand-up comedy back in the early 1970s, Billy Connolly's career has taken on superstar dimensions. He's one of the most revered stand-up comedians in Britain, frequently selling out major venues. He has also been the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Paying the Billy

Paying the Billy

Scotsman Billy Connolly is one of the most famous comedians in the English-speaking world — you know, Uncle Monty from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Disproving the notion that wildly famous Europeans don't have much luck in the States, Connolly…
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Highland Fling

Mrs. Brown Directed by John Madden. Screenplay by Jeremy Brock. Starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, and Antony Sher. At the Embarcadero Center. In the not-so-brave new world of independent filmmaking, low-budget movies premiere at Sundance or Cannes and win plaudits…
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