Izzard, Eddie 1962–

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IZZARD, Eddie 1962


Full name, Edward John Izzard; born February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen; raised in England; son of John (an accountant) and Dorothy Ella (a nurse and midwife) Izzard. Education: Attended University of Sheffield.

Addresses: Agent United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Contact 5 Soho Square, London W1V 5DE, England.

Career: Actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. Worked as a street performer in London.

Awards, Honors: British Stand Up Comedian Awards, 1993, 1996; Special Theatre World Award, 1998; Emmy Awards, outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program and outstanding writing for a variety, music, or comedy program, Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding variety, music or comedy special, 2000, for Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best performance by a leading actor in a play, Outer Critics Award, outstanding actor in a play, Drama Desk Award, best actor, 2003, all for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.


Film Appearances:

Himself, Live at the Ambassadors, 1993.

Himself, Unrepeatable (also known as Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable ), 1994.

Himself, Unbroadcastable Have I Got News For You, 1995.

Vladimir, The Secret Agent (also known as Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent ), Fox Searchlight, 1996.

Himself, Eddie Izzard: Definite Article, 1996.

Bailey, The Avengers, Warner Bros., 1996.

Himself, Eddie Izzard: Glorious, 1997.

Himself, The Unseen Frank Skinner TV Show, 1997.

Jerry Divin, Velvet Goldmine, Miramax, 1998.

Tony Pompadour, Mystery Men, Universal, 1999.

Troy Cabrara, Circus, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

Peter Hume, The Criminal, Paramount, 1999.

Gustav von Wangenheim, Burned to Light (also known as Shadow of the Vampire ), Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Charlie Chaplin, The Cat's Meow, 2001.

Tony Parker, All the Queen's Men (also known as Die Maenner Ihrer Majestaet ), Strand Releasing, 2001.

Lussurioso, A Revenger's Tragedy, 2002.

Himself, Eddie Izzard: Circle, 2002.

(In archive footage) Himself, The Very Best of Have I Got News for You, 2002.

Baron Werner Amadeus von Luckner/Prosit, Muraya: L'experience secrete de Mike Blueberry (also known as The Adventures of Mike S Blueberry ), 2003.

Film Executive Producer:

Eddie Izzard: Definite Article, 1996.

Eddie Izzard: Glorious, 1997.

Eddie Izzard: Circle, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Appeared in Channel Izzard, Channel 4.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Rich, Open Fire, 1994.

Voice, Inspector Derrick, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ralph Outen, 40, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, It's the Monty Python Story (also known as Life of Python ), 1993.

Himself, It's Just a Ride, 1994.

Himself, Lust for Glorious, 1997.

Comic Relief VIII, HBO, 1998.

Monty Python imposter, Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen (also known as US Comedy Arts Festival Tribute to Monty Python ), 1998.

Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill, HBO, 1998.

Himself, Here, There and Everywhere: A Concert for Linda, 1999.

Himself, We Know Where You Live (also known as Amnesty International's We Know Where You Live Live! ), Channel 4, 2001.

Himself, Best Ever Bond, ITV, 2002.

Himself, Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute, 2002.

Himself, RIP 2002, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Clive Anderson Talks Back, 1993, 1995.

Himself, Have I Got News for You?, BBC, 19941996.

Evans, "Confession," Tales from the Crypt, 1996.

Himself, Where's Elvis This Week?, 1996.

Himself, The End of the Year Show, 1996.

Narrator, "David Bowie," Legends TV, VH1, 1996.

Himself, Shooting Stars, 1997.

Himself, "The Goons," Heroes of Comedy, 1997.

Narrator, "David Bowie," Behind the Music, 1997.

Himself, Ruby, BBC, 1997, 1999.

Himself, Clive Anderson All Talk, BBC1, 1998.

Himself, TFI Friday, Channel 4, 1998, 1999.

Voice of Easter Island Head, "Easter Island," Rex the Runt (animated), 1998.

Voice of Melting Blob Man, "Adventures on Telly 3," Rex the Runt (animated), 1998.

Himself, The Priory, 1999.

Himself, Stand Up with Alan Davies, 2000.

Himself, The Frank Skinner Show, 2001.

Himself, Stop! Kong Fu!, 2001.

Himself, Des O'Connor Tonight, ITV, 2001.

Himself, Channel 4 News, Channel 4, 2002.

Himself, Newsnight, CNN, 2002.

Himself, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 2002.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002.

Himself, Richard and Judy, Channel 4, 2003.

Himself, Rove Live, Ten Network, 2003.


Also appeared as himself, Who's Line Is It Anyway?

Television Work; Specials:

Executive producer, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill, HBO, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

The Cryptogram, London, 1994.

Dress to Kill, Tiffany Theater, San Francisco, CA, 1996, then Westbeth Theatre, New York City, 1998.

One Word Improv, 1997.

Glorious, Performance Space 122, New York City, 1997.

Lenny, Queens Theatre, London, 1999.

Circle, Royal George Theater, Chicago, IL, 2000.

Bri, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Ambassadors Theatre, then Comedy Theatre, London, 2001, then New York City.

Also appeared in Edward II, London; Henry IX, West End production; The Two Losers, West End production; Geoffrey of Kent, West End production; The Death of Everything, West End production; Give Me Some Soap Mister, Jack and His Bench, West End production; Let Go of My Head, Go!, Royal Shakespeare Company; Bad Day at the Kangaroo Court; That's My Lung; Good God Give Me Gravy; Sod Off.

Major Tours:

Sexsie, U.S., Australian, and New Zealand cities, 2003.


Solo Shows:

Dress to Kill, produced at Tiffany Theater, San Francisco, CA, 1996, then Westbeth Theatre, New York City, 1998.

Glorious, produced at Performance Space 122, New York City, 1997.

One Word Improv, produced in 1997.


Live at the Ambassadors, 1993.

Unrepeatable (also known as Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable ), 1994.

Eddie Izzard: Definite Article, 1996.

Eddie Izzard: Glorious, 1997.

Eddie Izzard: Circle, 2002.

Television Pilots:

Cows, Channel 4, 1996.

Television Specials:

Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill, HBO, 1999.



Artforum, September, 1998, p. 150.

Entertainment Weekly, June 26, 1998, p. 24.

Los Angeles Times, September 6, 1998, p. 6.

New Statesman, December 10, 2001, p. 8.

Newsweek, March 20, 2000, p. 66.

Variety, March 30, 1998, p. 171.

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