One of the most celebrated comics of his generation, Eddie Izzard has also developed an equally stellar reputation as a film, television, and stage actor and political activist.
Izzard made his West End stage debut in 1993 with his one-man show Live at the Ambassadors, in which he received an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement. Live at the Ambassadors was followed by a succession of critically-acclaimed shows including Unrepeatable, Definite Article, Glorious and Dress to Kill, which earned him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmy Awards. Circle, Sexie and Stripped all followed and then came Force Majeure which became the most extensive comedy tour ever with Eddie playing to 45 countries on five continents including all 50 of the United States. Eddie now tours his show in four languages English, French, German and Spanish.
On television, Izzard has appeared in the crime noir series, Powers and has captivated audiences with his masterful performance as ‘Dr. Abel Gideon’ in Bryan Fuller’s series, Hannibal. Izzard also starred in and served as a producer on the critically acclaimed FX Networks series, The Riches. His other notable television credits include Castles in the Sky, Treasure Island, and Lost Christmas.
Highlights from Izzard’s film career include Boychoir, Valkyrie, Ocean’s Thirteen and Ocean’s Twelve, Across the Universe, Mystery Men, Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat’s Meow and most recently Victoria and Abdul, where Izzard played the role of Bertie, Prince of Wales alongside Judi Dench as Queen Victoria.
His dramatic stage appearances include David Mamet's Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlowe's Edward II, 900 Oneonta, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway, which garnered him a Tony nomination for Best Actor.
In 2010, Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story received an Emmy Award nomination. His companion-piece autobiography, Believe Me, entered the top ten in the Sunday Times Best-seller list and the New York Times Best-seller list.
On March 20, 2016, Izzard completed running 27 marathons in 27 days in South Africa as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and raised over £2.6 million ($3.3 million) for Sport Relief, a charity that helps improve the lives of people in impoverished countries. In 2009, Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for charity and helped raise £1.8 million ($2.7 million) for Sport Relief.
In March 2019 Eddie embarked on a world tour with new live show Wunderbar, receiving rave reviews across the globe as he performed it through he following year. In the same year he brought his Dickens inspired show 'Great Expectations' to Edinburgh 2019, with performances continuing to be scheduled across the UK.
In 2018 Eddie filmed his first co-written film, the thriller Six Minutes to Midnight. Starring Eddie alongside Judi Dench in the lead, the film was released in autumn 2020.
Eddie has a run of shows at the Riverside studios in December 2020, with plans for more socially distanced marathons in 2021 in aid of his recent cause 'Make Humanity Great Again.'
Eddie continues to be an active supporter and member of The Labour Party.
Selected Credits (See Full Credits)
Great Expectations (Theatre and Live)
2019 - 2021
Make Humanity Great Again: 28 Marathons in 28 European countries (Public Event)
2019 - 2020
Wunderbar (Theatre and Live Performance)
Six Minutes To Midnight (Film)
Dr. Abel Gideon
2013 - 2015
Eddie Izzard embarks on epic journey to #MakeHumanityGreatAgain
Monday, February 3, 2020
Eddie Izzard and Noel Fielding on The Big Fat Quiz of Everything on Sunday 28th August
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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