‘Deeply honoured’: Billy Connolly to receive Bafta fellowship

Comedian says he does not let Parkinson’s disease dictate who he is, as he speaks of delight at accolade

Sir Billy Connolly said he does not let his Parkinson’s disease dictate who he is as he spoke of his honour at receiving this year’s Bafta fellowship.

The 79-year-old comedian, known as the Big Yin, will be celebrated for a career spanning more than five decades at the awards ceremony on 8 May. The fellowship is the highest Bafta accolade given to recognise outstanding and exceptional contribution in film, games or television.

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