Mark "Bill" Bailey (born 24 February 1964, Bath, Somerset) is an English comedian, actor, and musician known for appearing on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, Have I Got News For You, and Black Books as well as his stand up comedy. He is a self proclaimed "confused hippy" known for his thin goatee and long hair.
Bailey was listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy, in 2003.
Bailey spent the majority of his childhood in Bath where he attended King Edward's School. He excelled in music, but also claims to have been good at sport, which often surprised his teachers. It was here that he was given his nickname Bill, when a music teacher, Ian Phipps, once sang the song "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey" in class.
He spent his early years listening to Monty Python records, and rehearsing with a band called the "Famous Five", who he himself confesses were very bad but still much better than him and who, unexpectedly, had only four members. However, he is a classically...
Saving Grace is a 2000 British comedy film directed by Nigel Cole and starring Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, and Martin Clunes.
Unexpectedly widowed, prim and proper housewife Grace Trevethyn finds herself in dire financial straits when she inherits massive debts her late husband had been accruing for years. Faced with losing her house, she decides to use her talent for horticulture and hatches a plan to grow potent marijuana which can be sold at an astronomical price, thus solving her financial crisis. Grace and her gardener's efforts to hide their illegal enterprise from the quaint and curious townsfolk and market their product comprise the remainder of the film.
The movie's tagline was "Grace's doctor is worried about the state of her joints." It was filmed in London and the villages of Boscastle and Port Isaac in Cornwall.
Brenda Blethyn was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.