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Eddie Izzard Biography
Edward John Izzard was born on 7 February 1962 in the Colony of Aden, the younger son of English parents Dorothy Ella (1927 – 1968) and Harold John Michael Izzard (1928 – 2018). His family name is of French Huguenot origin. His mother was a midwife and nurse; his father was an accountant who was working in Aden with British Petroleum at the time of Izzard’s birth. When Izzard was one year old, the family moved to Northern Ireland, settling in Bangor, County Down, where they lived until Izzard was five. The family then moved to Wales, where they lived in Skewen, West Glamorgan. Izzard’s mother died of cancer when Izzard was six and his brother, Mark, was eight. He and his brother built a model railway to occupy their time while their mother was ill (it was donated to Bexhill Museum in 2016). Following his mother’s death, Izzard attended St John’s School in Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan, St Bede’s Prep School and Eastbourne College. He has said that he knew he was a transgender person at the age of four, after watching another boy being forced to wear a dress by his sisters, and that he knew at the age of seven that he wanted to be an actor. According to Astrologers, zodiac sign is Aquarius English comic who starred in the FX series The Riches and is known for performing stand-up in drag. He has also appeared in many feature films, including Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, and Across The Universe.
Edward John Izzard (/ˈ ɪ z ɑːr d / ; born 7 February 1962) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and political activist. His comedic style takes the form of rambling whimsical monologues and self-referential pantomime.He was born in Aden, Yemen. His parents, Dorothy and Harold, worked as a midwife and an accountant. He has described himself as a straight transvestite.
Izzard began to toy with comedy at the University of Sheffield with student friend Rob Ballard. After leaving his accountancy degree course, he and Ballard took their act to the streets, often in Covent Garden. After splitting with Ballard, Izzard spent a great deal of the early 1980s working as a street performer in Europe and the United States. Izzard says that he developed his comedic voice by talking to his audience while doing solo escape acts. He then moved his act to the stand-up comedy venues of Britain. His first gig was at the Banana Cabaret in Balham, London.
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Eddie Izzard Net Worth
Eddie Izzard is one of the richest Comedian & listed on most popular Comedian. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Eddie Izzard net worth is approximately $20 Million.
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|Net Worth||$20 Million|
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In 1987, Izzard made his first stage appearance at the Comedy Store in London. He refined his material throughout the 1980s, and in the early 1990s began earning recognition through his improvisation, in part at his own club, “Raging Bull” in Soho.
Izzard keeps his romantic life private, citing the wishes of his companions not wanting to become content for his show. He dated Sarah Townsend, who later directed the documentary Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, and whom he first met while she was running a Fringe venue at the Edinburgh Festival in 1989.
Eddie Izzard HeightEddie Izzard's height 5 feet 7 inches weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.
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Izzard’s big break came in 1991 when he performed his “Raised by Wolves” sketch on the televised “Hysteria 3” AIDS benefit.
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In 1994, Izzard made his West End drama debut as the lead in the world premiere of David Mamet’s The Cryptogram with Lindsay Duncan, in the production at London’s Comedy Theatre. The success of that role led to his second starring role in David Beaird’s black comedy 900 Oneonta. In 1995, he portrayed the title character in Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II.
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Ranked on the list of most popular Comedian. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Yemen. Eddie Izzard celebrates birthday on February 7 of every year.
Izzard is transgender, calling himself “somewhat boy-ish and somewhat girl-ish”. When asked what pronouns he prefers, Izzard said “either ‘he’ or ‘she.’ ” In the past, Izzard identified as a transvestite, and he has also called himself “a lesbian trapped in a man’s body” and “a complete boy plus half girl”. Izzard started to publicly identify as transvestite in venues such as the Edinburgh Festival as early as 1992. His stance is that the way he dresses is neither part of his performance nor a sexual fetish. He said “I don’t call it drag; I don’t even call it cross-dressing. It’s just wearing a dress. … It’s not about artifice. It’s about me just expressing myself.” He remarks in his show Unrepeatable that “women wear what they want and so do I”. He has expressed a personal conviction that being transgender is caused by genetics and that someday this will be scientifically proven, having gone so far as to have his own genome sequenced.
Izzard has appeared in numerous films, starting with 1996’s The Secret Agent. He has appeared as several real-life individuals, including Charlie Chaplin in The Cat’s Meow, actor Gustav von Wangenheim in Shadow of the Vampire, and General Erich Fellgiebel in Valkyrie. Other roles have included Mr Kite in Across the Universe, Lussurioso in Revengers Tragedy and criminal expert Roman Nagel in Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. Izzard’s voice work has included the titular “It” in Five Children and It, Nigel in The Wild and the mouse warrior Reepicheep in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. He said in 2009 that he would not be reprising his role as Reepicheep, a role laid by Simon Pegg in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He has stated he felt he learned to act while working on the film Circus.
In 1998, Izzard appeared briefly on stage with Monty Python in The American Film Institute’s Tribute to Monty Python (also referred to as Monty Python Live at Aspen). As part of an inside joke, he walked on stage with the five surviving Pythons and he was summarily escorted off by Eric Idle and Michael Palin as he attempted to participate in a discussion about how the group got together. In July 2014, Izzard appeared on stage with Monty Python during their live show Monty Python Live (Mostly) as the special guest in their “Blackmail” sketch.
Izzard has appeared in a number of episodes of BBC One’s Have I Got News For You. He portrayed comedian Lenny Bruce in the 1999 production of Julian Barry’s 1971 play Lenny. In 2001, he replaced Clive Owen in Peter Nichols’ 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at the Comedy Theatre. Izzard and Victoria Hamilton repeated their lead roles when the show was brought to Broadway in 2003 in the Roundabout Theatre Company production. The revival received four Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival of a Play, Best Leading Actor, and Best Leading Actress for its stars Izzard and Hamilton in their Broadway debuts, and Best Direction for Laurence Boswell. In June 2010, Izzard replaced James Spader in the role of Jack Lawson in David Mamet’s play Race on Broadway.You may read full biography about Eddie Izzard from Wikipedia.