- Accomplished musician - able to play piano, guitar, keyboards, and more.
- Auditioned for the role of Gimli (The Dwarf) in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
- An avid Star Trek fan, he named his son (born 2003) after the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 character Dax and often refers to himself as a Klingon. He once claimed during his "Part Troll" tour that his ear-mounted microphone made him resemble "a wizard in a call center" and "a Klingon motivational speaker".
- His death was erroneously reported by the BBC in December 2018.
- Best French Actor - Institut Francais awards, UK (1986)
- He is a fan of progressive rock (he was chosen to present Channel 4's countdown of the top ten progressive rock bands) and heavy metal (he loves Motörhead). He presented Peter Gabriel with the "Prog God" award at the 2014 Progressive Music Awards.
- Perrier Award for Comedy Nominee, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Bill was shortlisted and was the media favourite to win. The award went to Dylan Moran, but Bill came "second", in the closest vote in their history. (1996)
- In March 2009, Bailey was banned from driving for six months after being caught driving at 40 mph in an area with a 30 mph limit. The incident happened at Doubletrees in Cornwall.
- Edinburgh Festival Critics' Award Winner (1996)
- "Time Out" Magazine Comedy Award Winner (1995)
- Lives in Hammersmith in London (2009).
- The meaning of the Killers' lyric "I've got soul but I'm not a soldier", is actually quite intuitive: no matter how great one's personal Faith, the Faith of someone putting their Life on the Line will always be more impressive and inspiring. So much so, that the song is used to enhance a Military Man's scene in the Science Fiction film "Southland Tales". Suggesting that Bill Bailey is employing manufactured outrage for this joke.
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