Eddie Izzard

Actor, Comedian
A self-deprecating yet cheeky British comedian with a penchant for eyeliner and women's clothes, Eddie Izzard was hailed as the "greatest British stand-up comedian of his generation" by The London Sunday Times ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1962 in Yemen

Filmography

Actor (59)

Day Out of Days 2014 (Movie)

Dag (Actor)

Hannibal 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Lost Christmas 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blueberry 2013 (Movie)

Prosit (Actor)

Boychoir 2013 (Movie)

Drake (Actor)

BrandX with Russell Brand 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castles in the Sky 2013 (Movie)

Robert Watson Watt (Actor)

Mockingbird Lane 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Annoying Orange 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Bullet in the Face 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Treasure Island 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Miles Axelrod (Voice)

Every Day 2011 (Movie)

Garrett (Actor)

The Good Wife 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

United States of Tara 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friday Night With Jonathan Ross 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 25th Annual Independent Spirit Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The Day of the Triffids 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Top Gear 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rage 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Igor 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Dr. Schadenfreude (Actor)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Reepicheep (Actor)

Valkyrie 2008 (Movie)

General Erich Fellgiebel (Actor)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Kite (Actor)

Ocean's 13 2007 (Movie)

Roman Nagel (Actor)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

Gene Vincent (Actor)

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Riches 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

My Super Ex-Girlfriend 2006 (Movie)

Professor Bedlam/Barry (Actor)

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Nigel (Actor)

Diva 51 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Aristocrats 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Five Children and It 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

Roman Nagle (Actor)

Renegade 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

All the Queen's Men 2002 (Movie)

Tony Parker (Actor)

Legends 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Cat's Meow 2002 (Movie)

Charlie Chaplin (Actor)

The Criminal 2002 (Movie)

Detective Peter Hume (Actor)

The Revengers Tragedy 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Circus 2000 (Movie)

Troy Cabrera (Actor)

Life of Python 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of the Vampire 2000 (Movie)

Gustav von Wangenheim--'Hutter' (Actor)

Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery Men 1999 (Movie)

Tony P (Actor)

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

Bailey (Actor)

Velvet Goldmine 1998 (Movie)

Jerry Devine (Actor)

The Secret Agent 1996 (Movie)

Vladimir (Actor)

Confession (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Diva 51 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A self-deprecating yet cheeky British comedian with a penchant for eyeliner and women's clothes, Eddie Izzard was hailed as the "greatest British stand-up comedian of his generation" by The London Sunday Times and "the funniest man in England" by comic legend John Cleese, a title Izzard easily lived up to. A witty, intelligent and unique performer, Izzard's stream-of-consciousness, non-sequitur style of comedy made him one of the top comedians in the business, as well as a successful film and stage actor. A self-professed "executive transvestite," Izzard's eclectic style and gender-bending wardrobe was often a trait that set him apart from the pack. Making a lasting impression on American audiences in his fifth major stand-up tour, "Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill," (1999), Izzard combined such unrelated topics as the army, makeup, and the Church of England. One of his most popular stand-up routines, "Kill" later won Izzard two Emmy Awards. A world performer, Izzard often performed his stand-up in different languages, ably speaking fluent French which impressed that country and its denizens. On the stage, Izzard has starred in performances of "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" in both London and New York, and on screen, appeared in numerous films, including "Shadow of the Vampire" (2000), "Ocean's Twelve" (2004) and "Valkyrie" (2008). With a wit and style all his own, Izzard proved to be one of the world's most interesting and versatile performers.

Relationships

John Izzard

Father
Worked in Yemen with British Petroleum

Dorothy Izzard

Mother
Died of cancer in March 1968, when Izzard was only 6 years of age

EDUCATION

Eastbourne College

University of Sheffield

Sheffield , England
Attended in the 1980s, but later dropped out; received an honorary doctorate from the University in 2006

Milestones

2011

Voiced Miles Axlerod in the animated feature "Cars 2"

2011

Joined the third season of Showtime's "United States of Tara" as a professor of abnormal psychology

2008

Performed the comedy tour, "Stripped"

2008

Voiced the character of Dr. Schadenfreude in the animated feature "Igor"

2008

Lent his voice to the mouse knight Reepicheep in "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"

2008

Portrayed General Erich Fellgiebel, opposite Tom Cruise in "Valkyrie"

2007

Co-starred in the Julie Taymor directed "Across the Universe," a 1960s love story set to the music of the Beatles

2007

Cast as Wayne Malloy (also co-wrote), opposite Minnie Driver, in the FX series "The Riches"

2007

Reprised role of Roman Nagel for "Ocean's Thirteen"

2006

Played Professor Bedlam in the Ivan Reitman comedy "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" starring Uma Thurman

2005

Cast in John Turturro's big screen musical "Romance & Cigarettes" (released theatrically in 2007)

2004

Had a small role in "Ocean's Twelve" as Roman Nagel, an inventor and technology expert

2002

Co-starred with Derek Jacobi and Christopher Eccleston in a film adaptation of "Revenger's Tragedy"

2001

Replaced Clive Owen in Peter Nichols' "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" at the Comedy Theatre; reprised role for the 2003 Broadway production

2001

Portrayed Charlie Chaplin in Peter Bogdanovich's "The Cat's Meow"

1999

Cast as a villain fighting a rag-tag group of superheroes in "The Mystery Men"

1999

A performance of "Dress to Kill" was aired as an HBO comedy special

1999

Portrayed comedian Lenny Bruce in a London stage production of Julian Barry's "Lenny"

1998

Portrayed a silent baddie guarding Sean Connery in "The Avengers"

1998

Played band manager Jerry Devine in Todd Haynes' "Velvet Goldmine"

1998

First performed the solo show, "Dress To Kill" in Europe

1997

Performed his one-man show "Glorious" in NYC

1996

Performed his first solo show, "Definite Article"; show later had a successful stint in New York

1996

Feature debut in "The Secret Agent" as devious anarchist-ambassador Vladimir

1996

American TV debut in an episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt"

1995

Portrayed the title character in the revival of Christopher Marlowe's "Edward II"

1994

Made West End drama debut as the lead in David Mamet's "The Cryptogram" with Lindsay Duncan

1994

Second starring role in David Beaird's West End production of "900 Oneonta"

1987

First appeared at The Comedy Store in London

1985

Went public as a transvestite at age 23; later incorporated this into his act

Dropped out of college and began working as a street performer

Bonus Trivia

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Website is www.izzard.com

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Izzard won the Top British Stand Up Comedian Award in 1993 and 1996.

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