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Eddie Izzard

Birth Place: Aden, YEMEN

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Eddie Izzard made his first stage appearance in London's West End in 1993 with his one-man comedy show Eddie Izzard: Live at the Ambassadors (1993) . The show earned Izzard an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement and garnered Izzard his first British Comedy Award for Top Stand-Up Comedian. He returned to the West End the next year with his second one-man show, Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable (1994) , followed by his dramatic West End debut as the lead in the world premiere of David Mamet's The Cryptogram with Lindsay Duncan, which landed Izzard his second starring role in 900 Oneonta. Izzard remained on stage in '95 portraying the title character in Christopher Marlowe's groundbreaking Edward II. In '96 Izzard made his big screen debut alongside Bob Hoskins and Robin Williams in The Secret Agent (1996) and staged another one-man show, Eddie Izzard: Definite Article (1996) , for which he received his second British Comedy Award. He then took Definite Article to major cities outside the UK including New York City and returned to the West End with a new show,Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997) , which included a month in New York City at PS122. By '98 Izzard appeared in another film, Velvet Goldmine (1998), with Ewan McGregor, as well as staging his breakthrough one-man US show, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) which aired on HBO and went on to earn Izzard two Emmy Awards in 2000. At the end of the decade Izzard took on Lenny Bruce by securing the lead in Peter Hall's West End production of Lenny. Izzard started 2000 touring the world with his most recent one-man show Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) and continued to develop his acting resume with roles in _Criminal, The (2000)_, Shadow of the Vampire (2000) with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, co-starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in the Peter Bogdanovich-directed The Cat's Meow (2001) as Charles Chaplin and taking the male lead in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (2002) (TV) on the London stage. In 2003 Izzard was seen on the big screen in the French production Muraya- Expanded Reality and Alex Cox's Revengers Tragedy (2002) and on the small screen in a BBC mini-series _40 (2002)(TV)_. Izzard made his Broadway debut in 2003 with the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Peter Nichols' A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and will appear in the upcoming revival of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"?"

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Off-Broadway Production, 2022

Original Broadway Production, 2009
Jack Lawson [Replacement]

Roundabout Revival, 2003

Eddie Izzard Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Play

Eddie Izzard, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Eddie Izzard, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Eddie Izzard Videos

Eddie Izzard News

Trevor Noah Adds Tenth and Final Record-Setting Show at the Beacon Theatre

Comedian Trevor Noah has added his tenth and final show at the Beacon Theatre on Wednesday, October 18 at 8:00PM, as part of his 2023 Off The Record Tour. Learn more about how to get tickets for the new show here!

Trevor Noah Adds Tenth & Final Record-Setting Show at the Beacon Theatre

Trevor Noah is one of the most successful comedians in the world and was the host of the Emmy Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central for seven years. Under Noah, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” broke free from the restraints of a 30-minute linear show, producing engaging social content, award-winning digital series, podcasts, and more.

Interview: Daniel K. Isaac Has Many BRILLIANT THINGs in His Life

Currently in previews, Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing opens September 14, 2023, at the Geffen. Colm Summers directs Daniel K. Isaac in this comic view on depression and suicide. Daniel keeps it in the same light vein in answering my queries.

BERNIE DIETER'S CLUB KABARETT is the Inaugural Production at Underbelly Boulevard, Soho

Underbelly has announced that BERNIE DIETER’S CLUB KABARETT will be the inaugural production at Underbelly Boulevard, Soho. Learn more about the production, this new venue, and how to purchase tickets here!

Interview: 'Creating This Work Has Forced Me to Completely Rethink Directing For The Stage': Director Sam Yates on Embracing New Dimensions in VANYA

BroadwayWorld caught up with Sam Yates as he prepared to take the show to the West End to discuss the enduring appeal of Chekhov, having to rethink his method of directing and the joy of reuniting with Andrew Scott.

Urooj Ashfaq, First India-Based Comedian In Edinburgh Comedy Awards History, Wins Best Newcomer Award

An India-based comedian has won the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's most prestigious comedy newcomer award, for the first time in its 40-year history.  

Frank Skinner Adds Final Extra Date to Edinburgh Festival Fringe Run as Absolute Radio Show Podcast Hits 100 Million Downloads

Comic legend Frank Skinner adds a final extra date to his critically acclaimed sold-out show, '30 Years of Dirt,' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This comes as his Absolute Radio Show podcast reaches a milestone 100 million downloads. Don't miss his hilarious performance on Saturday, August 19th at 10:20pm at Assembly Hall, Main Hall.

Judging Panel Revealed For The 2023 Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Nica Burns, the longstanding Director of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, has unveiled the judging panel for the biggest awards in live comedy at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which begins this week.

EDINBURGH 2023: Chelsea Hart Q&A

BWW caught up with Chelsea Hart to chat about bringing Damet Garm- How I Joined A Revolution to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Eddie Izzard To Play Theatre Royal Brighton This December

Eddie Izzard: The Remix will play Theatre Royal Brighton 4 & 5 December 2023. Eddie Izzard: The Remix is a chance for Eddie, inspired by her ever-loyal audiences to remix and re-imagine some of her own favorite, personal comedy highlights.

Tig Notaro is the 2023 Comedy Headliner at Rochester Fringe Festival

Organizers of the 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival (Tuesday, September 12–Saturday, September 23) announced that Tig Notaro will be this year’s comedy headliner on Saturday, September 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs Street.


BWW catches up with Dahlia Wilde and Mick Perrin to chat about bringing OH MY GOD PARTICLE SHOW! to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

EDDIE IZZARD �" THE REMIX: THE FIRST 35 YEARS TOUR Comes To Martin Marietta Center, September 9

Eddie Izzard - The Remix: The First 35 Years will make a stop in Raleigh September 9th at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts.

Eddie Izzard Comes to the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco in October

Eddie Izzard has announced North American tour dates for her show, Eddie Izzard - The Remix: The First 35 Years, visiting theaters in 28 North American cities from September through November—including three performances at BroadwaySF’s Orpheum Theatre on October 19, 20, and 21, 2023.

Eddie Izzard Comes to the Chicago Theatre in October

Actor, comedian, multi-marathon runner, and political activist Eddie Izzard will perform at The Chicago Theatre on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 8:00PM, as part of the Eddie Izzard –The Remix: The First 35 Years tour.

Eddie Izzard Comes to the Beacon Theatre in September

Actor, comedian, multi-marathon runner, and political activist Eddie Izzard will perform at the Beacon Theatre for three nights on Wednesday, September 20; Thursday, September 21; and Friday, September 22, 2023 at 8:00PM each night, as part of the Eddie Izzard –The Remix: The First 35 Years tour.

Underbelly and Soho Estates Launch Underbelly's First Permanent Venue, Underbelly Boulevard

Underbelly and Soho Estates have announced that Soho Estates have agreed to lease the Boulevard Theatre to Underbelly, which will become Underbelly's first ever permanent venue, UNDERBELLY BOULEVARD.

Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Garrick Theatre

Eddie Izzard's Broadway smash comes to the West End to capture the hearts and minds of a new audience

Tickets from £30 for GREAT EXPECTATIONS, starring Eddie Izzard

Tickets from £30; Eddie Izzard Performs Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.

Wake Up With BWW 5/15: Tony Awards Will Not Air on June 11, Plus a Message From Suzy Eddie Izzard

Top stories: The Tony Awards will not air on the planned date of June 11 due to the WGA strike, plus watch a message from Suzy Eddie Izzard in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!


Eddie Izzard has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Eddie Izzard has not appeared in the West End

Eddie Izzard has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. They were nominated for Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for their performance in "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg". They were also nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same production. In addition, Izzard received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for their work in "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg". Furthermore, they were nominated for Outstanding One Person Show at the Drama Desk Awards.

Eddie Izzard has won several awards for his performance in the play "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg." He was awarded Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards and also won the Outstanding Actor in a Play category at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Eddie Izzard's next show will be Charles Dickens' Great Expectations which opens on 12/15/2022 on Off-Broadway.

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