13:07 30 October 2012
Billy Connolly will be honoured by Bafta Scotland for his life’s work on November 18th. The 69-year-old comedian, musician, and actor, who is thought to be one of Scotland’s most successful talents, will be given the award for his outstanding contribution to television and film.
Connolly will not be able to accept the award on November 18th however, due to prior engagements in Los Angeles, USA, but a recorded message will be played at the ceremony.
He is expected to receive the award in December at a public event, according to reports.
Connolly said, as quoted by the BBC: “I'm really pleased and proud to receive this trophy from Bafta in Scotland because I know you probably think we luvvies get shiny prizes all the time. But actually, sometimes we don't.
“I'm really sorry I can't be there because I'm in San Francisco doing some prior engagements.
“But in December I will be in Glasgow, where my heart is all the time, doing a Bafta Life in Pictures event highlighting my film and television work from over the years, which might be quite groovy.”
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