Billy Connolly to make acting comeback despite Parkinson’s diagnosis

Billy Connolly is considering a return to acting despite living with Parkinson’s disease.

The comedian’s last major film role was What We Did On Our Holiday, released in 2014.

But the 77-year-old said he may return to the screen, even playing a character with the condition.

Sir Billy said: “I’d maybe act again if a nice thing came up. I met a writer who wanted me to play a guy with Parkinson’s in a film.

"I said ‘sure, I’ll do that’. But I think the whole project has fallen through.”

Last week he confirmed he was “finished” with stand-up comedy.

Speaking to Sky News at the time, the veteran Glaswegian actor admitted he had a good run but it was time to call it quits.

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"I'm finished with stand-up – it was lovely and it was lovely being good at it. It was the first thing I was ever good at," he told the news organisation.

But the star reassured fans he is “quite happy taking my medic­i­­ne and getting along”.

The Big Yin, famed for his energetic stage shows, said: “I don’t think at the speed I used to.”

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Billy – who is famed for his comedy – was diagnosed with the neurological condition in 2013 and later said he was retiring from live performances.

Billy isn't the only much loved star that revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Earlier this year, Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne admitted he had also been suffering with Parkinson's disease for over a year.

The 71-year-old has similarly vowed to continue working, and reportedly hopes to make more music.

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