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Eddie Izzard

 
Birth Place:
Aden, YEMEN
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 07, 1962 (60)

Birth Place: Aden, YEMEN

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Jack Lawson [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Jack Lawson [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
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Eddie Izzard Biography

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"?"

Eddie Izzard Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Eddie Izzard, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Eddie Izzard, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Eddie Izzard, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding One Person Show
Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard News

MAN WITH A GUITAR PLAYS STORY SONGS Comes to Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh Throughou Photo MAN WITH A GUITAR PLAYS STORY SONGS Comes to Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh Throughout August
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

Ignored characters in Italian renaissance paintings, pig outlaws and tricky tooth fairy admin are just a few of the topics which singer-songwriter Gecko will be covering this August in Man With a Guitar Plays Story Songs.

BRUCE MCCULLOCH: TALES OF BRAVERY AND STUPIDITY to be Presented Off-Broadway Photo BRUCE MCCULLOCH: TALES OF BRAVERY AND STUPIDITY to be Presented Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Comedian, actor, writer, director and Kid In The Hall, Bruce McCulloch has announced¬†the off-Broadway run of his new show,¬†Bruce McCulloch: Tales of Bravery and Stupidity,¬†running June 1 ‚Äď 12 at SoHo Playhouse.

Netflix is a Joke: The Festival Adds More Shows Photo Netflix is a Joke: The Festival Adds More Shows
by Michael Major - Apr 5, 2022

With less than four weeks until the festival begins, Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival has added new shows to its lineup, including top stand-up performances, Netflix series cast events as well as a free outdoor fan experience. The festival, which now boasts over 250 live shows across over 30 venues covering Los Angeles, is produced by Netflix in association with Live Nation.

JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED Will Be Presented by Impro Theatre at the Garry Marshall Theat Photo JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED Will Be Presented by Impro Theatre at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

World famous Impro Theatre presents Jane Austen Unscripted, a delightfully humorous afternoon in the garden at Garry Marshall Theatre. Jane Austen Unscripted is a fully improvised play that brings the world of Jane Austen to life with your suggestions. Find yourself with a cup of English tea and treats amongst headstrong young women, brooding noblemen, and eccentric relatives.

SF Sketchfest Announces Postponement of 2022 Festival Photo SF Sketchfest Announces Postponement of 2022 Festival
by Michael Major - Dec 30, 2021

SF Sketchfest, co-founded and directed by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, the longest-running comedy festival in the U.S. The event mixes major comedy stars and up-and-coming comedians from around the world for sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops, and panel discussions.

Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival Announces Initial Lineup for 2022 Festival Photo Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival Announces Initial Lineup for 2022 Festival
by Michael Major - Dec 6, 2021

The comedy fest in Los Angeles will feature Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Chris Rock, Conan O‚ÄôBrien, David Letterman, Ellen DeGeneres, Gabriel ‚ÄúFluffy‚ÄĚ Iglesias, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney, Larry David, Margaret Cho, Maya Rudolph, Nick Kroll, Sandra Bernhard, Seth Rogen, Tina Fey, Wanda Sykes and more.¬†

Riverside Studios Announces Full Programme Of Theatre, Exhibitions, Workshops and Tal Photo Riverside Studios Announces Full Programme Of Theatre, Exhibitions, Workshops and Talks
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2021

This high-energy show from Onyx Productions, already booking fast, will be a dynamic change from panto season

The Den Announces Comedian Alex Edelamn, October 28 Photo The Den Announces Comedian Alex Edelamn, October 28
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2021

The Den Theatre presents comedian Alex Edelman for five intimate performances October 28 ‚Äď 31, 2021 at 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Theatre 2B) in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at thedentheatre.com or by calling (773) 697-3830. Regular, mezzanine and VIP table seating available. Drink service is provided for all seats (two drink minimum).

Eddie Izzard Returns to CAA Theatre Next Week Photo Eddie Izzard Returns to CAA Theatre Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2021

A tale of convicts, mystery, friendship, rivalry, unrequited love, revenge and redemption. This is a chance to see Izzard following in Dickens' footsteps with a solo performance of the master storyteller's much-loved classic. 

Eddie Izzard to Re-Open The CAA Theatre With Two Shows & Four Performances in August Photo Eddie Izzard to Re-Open The CAA Theatre With Two Shows & Four Performances in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021

The Actor and comedian will perform: Eddie Izzard The Remix: 1988-2018; and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations at the CAA Theatre on Saturday August 7 and Sunday August 8, 2021.

Eddie Izzard Videos

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for GREEN EGGS AND HAM VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for GREEN EGGS AND HAM
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2019

Netflix has released the trailer for its new animated series Green Eggs and Ham, featuring the voices of Adam Devine, Michael Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Diane Keaton, Keegan-Michael Key, Eddie Izzard, Jeffrey Wright, Jillian Bell, John Turturro, Tracy Morgan and Daveed Diggs.

VIDEO: Watch Eddie Izzard on HIKING WITH KEVIN VideoVIDEO: Watch Eddie Izzard on HIKING WITH KEVIN
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2019

Comedian Eddie Izzard hikes to the Hollywood sign with Kevin Nealon. Eddie chats about running for mayor of London and also a member of UK Parliament, being a transgender, girl-mode and boy-mode, running 43 marathons in 51 days, healing processes, his dream of hiking to the Hollywood sign, dating, his stand up career, Caitlyn Jenner, being a street performer, performing the first time as a transgender person, his favorite James Bond, not being a fan of Brexit, telling his dad he was a transvestite, plus more.

VIDEO: GREEN EGGS AND HAM to Premiere on Netflix on November 8 VideoVIDEO: GREEN EGGS AND HAM to Premiere on Netflix on November 8
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2019

Netflix has announced that its animated Green Eggs and Ham series will launch on November 8th!

VIDEO: Lisa Kudrow Reveals She Struggled Playing Phoebe on FRIENDS VideoVIDEO: Lisa Kudrow Reveals She Struggled Playing Phoebe on FRIENDS
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2019

In the new episode of hit digital series Hiking with Kevin, SNL legend Kevin Nealon is joined by Friends star Lisa Kudrow, who opens up about playing Phoebe Buffay and reveals that she had a really hard time portraying the iconic character:

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Final Trailer for THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Final Trailer for THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2019

Netflix has released the final trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2019

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the New Animated Film ABOMINABLE VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for the New Animated Film ABOMINABLE
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2019

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio's co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. 

VIDEO: BWW Debuts Clip from VICTORIA & ABDUL Bonus Features! VideoVIDEO: BWW Debuts Clip from VICTORIA & ABDUL Bonus Features!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 18, 2017

Queen Victoria finds unexpected companionship with a humble servant in the heartwarming and uplifting story, VICTORIA & ABDUL, coming to Digital on December 5, 2017 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on December 19, 2017. Watch an exclusive bonus clip below!

VIDEO: Ginnifer Goodwin, Eddie Izzard & Jillian Bell Visit 'JAMES CORDEN'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 20, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked guest Eddie Ilzzard about his 45-country stand-up tour, which he performed in four different languages, and learns Eddie has found every culture has a history with human sacrifice.

VIDEO: New Trailer for BOYCHOIR, Starring Dustin Hoffman and Garrett Wareing
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

BOYCHOIR, directed by François Girard (The Red Violin), opens in theaters in limited release on April 3. Click below to watch the first trailer for the film, starring Dustin Hoffman and newcomer Garrett Wareing!


Eddie Izzard Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eddie Izzard been in?
Eddie Izzard has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Eddie Izzard been in?
Eddie Izzard has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Eddie Izzard been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) .

What awards has Eddie Izzard won?
Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Day in the Death of Joe Eggand Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg .