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Eddie Izzard
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Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard (born February 7, 1962 as Edward John Izzard) is a British stand-up comedian and actor. He has a very individual style of rambling, surreal monologue. He has turned his attention to acting as well as maintaining his demanding touring schedule.

Izzard describes himself as an 'executive' or 'action' transvestite and as 'a male tomboy'. He regularly cross-dresses both on and off stage and makes it clear that cross-dressing is, for him, not a sexual thing - he simply enjoys wearing make-up and clothing which is traditionally perceived in the West as female-only (elsewhere in the world, men often utilize varieties of 'skirts', 'dresses' and cosmetics).

He was born in Aden, Yemen, as the youngest son of John and Ella Izzard. He grew up in Belfast (Northern Ireland), Skewen (Wales), and Bexhill-on-Sea (East Sussex, England). His mother died in March, 1968.

Eddie Izzard briefly attended the University of Sheffield. He has engaged in campaining work, including opposing the closure of the departments of Drama and Languages, Linguistics and Translation at the University of East Anglia and supporting the further integration of the UK into the European Union. As part of his integration campaigning, he was one of the first people to spend a Euro in London. This pan-European aspect has influenced his work as well; he regularly performs in French, an acquired language, in addition to English. In July 2003, he was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England for 'pro-Europe campaigning', 'his contribution to promoting modern languages and tolerance of other cultures and lifestyles' and for having 'transcended national barriers' with his humour.

Izzard's 2003 world tour was titled Sexie.

Table of contents
1 Videos
2 Film Roles
3 External link

Videos

  1. Sexie (2003)
  2. Circle (2002)
  3. Dress to Kill (1999)
  4. Glorious (1997)
  5. Definite Article (1996)
  6. Unrepeatable (1994)
  7. Live at the Ambassadors (1993)

Film Roles

  1. Ocean's Twelve (2004) - filming
  2. Romance & Cigarettes; (2004)
  3. Five Children and It (2004)
  4. Blueberry (2004)
  5. 40 (2003)
  6. Revengers Tragedy (2002)
  7. All the Queen's Men (2001)
  8. The Cat's Meow (2001) as Charlie Chaplin
  9. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  10. Circus (2000)
  11. Pythonland (1999)
  12. The Criminal (1999)
  13. Python Night (1999)
  14. Mystery Men (1999)
  15. The Avengers (1998)
  16. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
  17. Inspector Derrick (1997)
  18. The Secret Agent (1996)
  19. Aristophanes: The Gods are Laughing (1995)
  20. Open Fire (1994)

External link