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Eddie Izzard is a Actor British born on 7 february 1962 at Aden

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard
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Birth name Edward John Izzard
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 7 february 1962 (57 years) at Aden
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Edward John "Eddie" Izzard (/ˈɪzɑːd/; born 7 February 1962) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. His comedic style takes the form of rambling, whimsical monologue, and self-referential pantomime. He had a starring role in the television series The Riches as Wayne Malloy and has appeared in films such as Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, Mystery Men, Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat's Meow, Across the Universe, and Valkyrie. He has also worked as a voice actor in The Wild (2006), Igor (2008), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), and Cars 2 (2011).

Izzard has cited his main comedy role model as Monty Python, and John Cleese once referred to him as the "Lost Python". In 2009, he completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief despite having no prior history of long-distance running. He has won numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for his comedy special Dress to Kill, in 2000. Izzard's website won the Yahoo People's Choice Award and earned the Webby Award.

On 6 September 2012, Izzard presented the medals to the athletes who had won the 800m T54 race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. In 2013, Eddie Izzard embarked on a world tour entitled Force Majeure, with dates that run through 2015.

Biography

During his Stripped tour, Izzard said he realised he was an atheist. "I was warming the material up in New York, where one night, literally on stage, I realised I didn't believe in God at all. I just didn't think there was anyone upstairs." He keeps his romantic life private, saying one of the reasons is due to the wishes of his companions not wanting to become content for his show. Izzard dated Sarah Townsend, the director of the documentary Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, whom he first met while she was running a Fringe venue at the Edinburgh Festival in 1989.

He supports Crystal Palace F.C. and on 16 July 2012 he became an associate director at the club.

Izzard is a supporter of the Labour Party, and in September 2011 declared his ambition to stand for the party in the future as an MP, MEP or as Mayor of London, announcing an intention to stand for the London mayoral election in 2020. When asked on comedy panel show The Last Leg why he thought he might be elected, Izzard replied "Boris Johnson".

Izzard is also a republican, believing that Britain should have a democratically elected Head of State. He has stated that he is a social democrat, not a socialist.


Transvestism
Izzard started to freely talk about his transvestism in venues like Edinburgh Festival as early as 1992. His stance is that cross-dressing is neither part of his performance nor a sexual fetish. He remarks in his show Unrepeatable, "Women wear what they want and so do I". According to Izzard, "Most transvestites fancy women". He identifies as "a straight transvestite or a male lesbian". He has also described himself as "a lesbian trapped in a man's body", transgender, and "a complete boy plus half girl".


Activism
Izzard has engaged in campaigning work. He is especially well known as a pro-European Union campaigner supporting the further integration of the UK into the EU. In May 2005, he appeared on the BBC's political debate show Question Time, describing himself as a "British-European", comparing this with other cultural identities such as "African-American". As part of his integration campaigning, he was one of the first people to spend a euro in London. This pan-European approach has influenced his work: he regularly performs in French, and occasionally in German, in addition to English.

In July 2003, Izzard received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, 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.

He has also campaigned unsuccessfully against the closure of the departments of Drama and Languages, Linguistics and Translation at the University of East Anglia, although the department of Drama was later reprieved. In 1998, Izzard was named in a list of the biggest private financial donors to the Labour Party. He appeared in a party political broadcast for the Labour Party in the run up to the 2005 general election. He donated nearly £10,000 to the party in 2008, appeared again in a party political broadcast for the 2009 European election and again in a 2010 election video entitled Brilliant Britain. Izzard appeared in literature to support changing the British electoral system from first-past-the-post to alternative vote for electing Members of Parliament to the House of Commons in the Alternative Vote referendum in 2011. In 2011, Eddie Izzard revealed that he had political ambitions and wanted to become an MP, Mayor or MEP by 2020.

On 20 July 2006, he received an honorary doctorate in Letters from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sheffield, where he spent one year on an Accounting and Financial Management course in the early 1980s. During his time at the university he established the now-defunct Alternative Productions Society in the Union of Students with the aim of promoting fringe-based arts. On 4 March 2010, he was elected as the Honorary President of the University of Sheffield Students' Union.

On 7 July 2007, Izzard was one of the presenters from the London leg of Live Earth. During an interview for the 2008 Stripped tour, he spoke about becoming more active in European politics as well as running for political office in Europe within the next decade. Izzard added a stop in New Orleans during his 2008 Stripped tour. All proceeds from the performance of 23 June 2008 were donated to Neighbourhood Housing Services of New Orleans.

In March 2014 Izzard began leading a campaign encouraging Scots not to vote for independence in the September referendum, saying that England would feel a "deep sense of loss" if Scotland were to leave the UK.

Izzard confirmed his support for Labour in the 2015 General Election, attending a party rally with fellow comedian Ben Elton, and actress Sally Lindsay in April 2015. In a post-rally interview Izzard confirmed his intention to stand for election as an MP or Mayor of London in 2020.


Marathon running
On 27 July 2009, with only 5 weeks' training and no significant prior running experience, Izzard began seven weeks of back-to-back marathon runs (with Sundays off) across the UK to raise money for Sport Relief. He ran from London to Cardiff to Belfast to Edinburgh and back to London, carrying the flag of the country — England, Scotland, or Wales — in which he was running. In Northern Ireland he carried a self-designed green flag bearing a white dove. The blog Eddie Iz Running documented his 43 marathons in 51 days, covering at least 27 miles per day (totaling more than 1,100 miles), ending on 15 September 2009. He received a special award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2009 for his achievements.

In March 2010 Izzard took part in the Sport Relief Mile event.

Best films

Ocean's Twelve (2004)
(Actor)
Victoria & Abdul (2017)
(Actor)
The Avengers (1998)
(Actor)
The Wild (2006)
(Actor)
Igor (2008)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Turturro
John Turturro
(2 films)
Brad Lewis
Brad Lewis
(2 films)
Sally Potter
Sally Potter
(1 films)
Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eddie Izzard (39 films)

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Actor

Abominable
Abominable (2019)

Directed by Jill Culton
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal
Actors Chloe Bennet, Tsai Chin, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, James Hong, Annie Le Youdec
Roles Burnish (voice)
Rating69% 3.4994953.4994953.4994953.4994953.499495
Yi, une jeune fille chinoise, trouve un jeune yéti magique, qu'elle nomme Everest, et l'aide à retrouver sa famille. Pendant leur quête, ils doivent surmonter leurs plus grandes peurs tout en voyageant à travers différentes dimensions, accompagnés de leurs amis, Jin et Peng.
The Lego Batman Movie, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Animation
Themes Jeu, Batman films, Superhero films, Films about toys, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Jenny Slate
Roles Voldemort (voice)
Rating72% 3.648663.648663.648663.648663.64866
Parvenant toujours à sauver Gotham City des attaques des super-vilains, Batman est devenu arrogant pour mieux cacher sa profonde solitude. Vexé, le Joker se laisse enfermer à l’asile d'Arkham. Mais Batman comme Barbara Gordon, la nouvelle commissaire de la ville, soupçonnent un plan caché. Le Joker cherche à rejoindre la zone fantôme pour s'allier avec les pires méchants. Batman en cherchant bien faire qui l'y envoie avec l'aide de Robin. Le Joker parvient à s'échapper de la zone fantôme à la tête d'une armée des pires méchants. Batman devra travailler en équipe pour sauver Gotham.
Victoria & Abdul, 1h51
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about the labor movement, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar, Julian Wadham
Roles Bertie, Prince of Wales
Rating68% 3.4010153.4010153.4010153.4010153.401015
À la fin de son règne, lors du Jubilé de 1887, on découvre la reine empêtrée par l'obséquiosité servile de son entourage. Affectivement, elle est seule depuis la mort de son mari trente ans plus tôt, ce que la scène introductive du banquet ne manque pas de souligner : les convives n'y paraissent que comme des pantins sans partager aucun affect ni propos avec la Reine. Lors de ce banquet, un seul invité se distingue : un des deux Indiens dépêchés par les autorités coloniales depuis la cité d'Agra pour présenter une pièce commémorative, et tenus par le protocole de ne jamais dévisager la Reine lorsqu'ils la lui montrent, ainsi que de se retirer le dos courbé à reculons tout le long du hall. Ce dernier ne respecte pas cette règle et tient un regard appuyé vers la Reine, laquelle ne manquera pas de le trouver beau ("handsome") en rapportant ultérieurement ses impressions auprès de son majordome. Elle réclame ensuite à nouveau sa présence, à la stupéfaction des valets.
Rock Dog
Rock Dog (2016)

Directed by Ash Brannon
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Actors Luke Wilson, J. K. Simmons, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Sam Elliott, Kenan Thompson
Roles Angus (voice)
Rating58% 2.9492652.9492652.9492652.9492652.949265
Dans un pays où les moutons et les chiens vivent en harmonie, le chien Bodi souhaite plus que tout devenir musicien. Mais son père l’en empêche. Le jour où une radio tombe du ciel Bodi y voit un signe et décide de partir en ville afin de vivre son rêve et devenir une star.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, 1h46
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Concert, Musical films, Les Beatles
Actors Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Richard Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg
Roles Himself
Rating77% 3.8977353.8977353.8977353.8977353.897735
Le documentaire explore les premières années de la carrière du groupe et tente d'expliquer la synergie qui liait John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison et Ringo Starr qui a permis de les amener vers les sommets des palmarès mondiaux pour devenir un phénomène culturel global.
Absolutely Anything, 1h25
Directed by Terry Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cleese
Roles Headmaster
Rating59% 2.9970052.9970052.9970052.9970052.997005
Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is a disillusioned schoolteacher, who suddenly finds and uses the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion and best friend Dennis (Robin Williams) to help him along the way.
Boychoir
Boychoir (2014)
, 1h43
Directed by François Girard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Debra Winger, Sissy Spacek, Garett Wareing
Roles Drake
Rating79% 3.999553.999553.999553.999553.99955
Stet is a troubled and angry 12-year-old from the wrong side of the tracks. His single mother dies, after which his father brings him to an elite music academy, the fictitious National Boychoir Academy, which is a boarding school, because Stet can sing well, and because the father has a new wife and two daughters, and keeps it secret to them that he has a son from another woman. Stet is admitted due to his talent but also the generous amount of money the father pays them.
Treasure Island (2012 TV miniseries), 3h
Directed by Steve Barron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Films about disabilities, L'Or
Actors Toby Regbo, Eddie Izzard, Rupert Penry-Jones, Daniel Mays, Philip Glenister, Donald Sutherland
Roles Long John Silver
Rating62% 3.1487353.1487353.1487353.1487353.148735
Young Jim Hawkins (Toby Regbo) discovers a map to a legendary island of treasure belonging to the infamous Captain Flint (Donald Sutherland), and embarks on a journey abroad the ship Hispaniola to find it, however, the enigmatic Long John Silver (Eddie Izzard) and crew have other plans.
Cars 2
Cars 2 (2011)
, 1h46
Directed by John Lasseter, Brad Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Michael Keaton, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro
Roles Sir Miles Axlerod (voice)
Rating60% 3.047023.047023.047023.047023.04702
Finn McMissile, a British spy infiltrates the world's largest untapped oil reserves owned by a group of lemon cars. After being discovered, he flees and fakes his death.
Every Day
Every Day (2010)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Ezra Miller, Carla Gugino, Eddie Izzard, Brian Dennehy
Roles Garrett
Rating57% 2.8502952.8502952.8502952.8502952.850295
Ned, marié, père et scénariste de télévision frustré, est en pleine crise de la quarantaine lorsque son beau-père Ernie emménage à la maison. Le mauvais caractère de ce dernier, l’agitation de sa femme Jeannie qui doit s’occuper de son père, les efforts à faire pour élever un fils en pleine adolescence et enfin la pression professionnelle, rendent Ned vulnérable face aux avances de sa très séduisante collègue Robin.
Rage
Rage (2009)
, 1h38
Directed by Sally Potter
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama
Actors Jude Law, Judi Dench, Dianne Wiest, Steve Buscemi, John Leguizamo, Lily Cole
Roles Tiny Diamonds
Rating48% 2.408282.408282.408282.408282.40828
A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell phone.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, 2h30
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Films about lions, Serial killer films, Tiré d'une œuvre de Thomas Harris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Liam Neeson
Roles Reepicheep
Rating64% 3.2499853.2499853.2499853.2499853.249985
1,300 Narnian years after the Pevensie siblings left, Caspian, a Telmarine prince and heir to the throne, is informed by mentor Doctor Cornelius that his uncle, Miraz, is plotting to kill him and seize the throne for himself and his newborn heir. Cornelius gives him Queen Susan's ancient magical horn, instructing him to blow it only at his greatest need. Caspian flees into the woods where he encounters two Narnian dwarfs, Trumpkin and Nikabrik, and a talking badger named Trufflehunter, and blows the horn to summon help.
Valkyrie
Valkyrie (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Themes Hitler, Political films
Actors Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Terence Stamp
Roles Erich Fellgiebel
Rating70% 3.5489853.5489853.5489853.5489853.548985
During World War II, Wehrmacht Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) is severely wounded during an RAF air raid in Tunisia, losing his right hand, the ring and pinkie finger on his left hand, and his left eye, and is evacuated home to Nazi Germany. Meanwhile, Major General Henning von Tresckow (Branagh) attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler by smuggling a bomb aboard the Führer's personal airplane. The bomb, however, is a dud and fails to detonate, and Tresckow flies to Berlin in order to safely retrieve it. After learning that the Gestapo has arrested Major General Hans Oster, he orders General Olbricht (Nighy) to find a replacement. After recruiting Stauffenberg into the German Resistance, Olbricht presents Stauffenberg at a meeting of the secret committee which has coordinated previous attempts on Hitler's life. The members include General Ludwig Beck (Stamp), Dr. Carl Goerdeler (McNally), and Erwin von Witzleben (Schofield). Stauffenberg is stunned to learn that no plans exist on the subject of what is to be done after Hitler's assassination.
Igor
Igor (2008)
, 1h27
Directed by Tony Leondis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Monde imaginaire, Frankenstein films, Children's films
Actors John Cusack, Jennifer Coolidge, Myleene Klass, Molly Shannon, Eddie Izzard, James Lipton
Roles Dr. Schadenfreude (voice)
Rating59% 2.997582.997582.997582.997582.99758
The Kingdom of Malaria's environment is devastated by a mysterious storm. Its king, Malbert, then blackmails the rest of the world to pay the town not to unleash the various doomsday devices invented by its Evil Scientists. They in turn are assisted by Igors, while the kingdom's annual Evil Science Fair showcases the scientists' latest weapons. One Igor, however, who serves the somewhat tedious-minded Doctor Glickenstein, is a talented inventor who aspires to be an Evil Scientist himself. Among his inventions are his friends "Scamper," a re-animated, immortal rabbit with a death wish and "Brain," a unintelligent human brain transplanted into a life support jar.