Eddie Izzard

Born Feb 7, 1962

Edward John "Eddie" Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. His comedy 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 many motion pictures such as Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, Mystery Men, Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat's Meow, Across the Universe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Valkyrie.… Read More

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1962 Birth Izzard was born on 7 February 1962, in the Colony of Aden, the younger son of English parents. … Read More


1987 25 Years Old In 1987, he made his first stage appearance at the Comedy Store in London. … Read More
1989 27 Years Old Izzard 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. He 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.


1994 - 1998 3 More Events
1999 37 Years Old Izzard portrayed comedian Lenny Bruce in the 1999 production of Julian Barry's 1971 play Lenny.
2000 38 Years Old …  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. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old In 2001, he replaced Clive Owen in Peter Nichols' 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at the Comedy Theatre.


2003 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
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". … Read More
2006 44 Years Old 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. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old On 7 July 2007, Izzard was one of the presenters from the London leg of Live Earth.
2008 46 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
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. … Read More
On 4 March 2010, he was elected as the Honorary President of the University of Sheffield Students' Union.
2011 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Izzard revealed that he had political ambitions and wanted to become an MP, Mayor, or MEP by 2020.


…  He attempted such a project in South Africa in 2012, but withdrew with health concerns. … Read More
2013 51 Years Old On 20 February 2013, Izzard received the 6th Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism — an award presented at Harvard University each year by the Humanist Community at Harvard, the American Humanist Association, and the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics.
2015 53 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
Izzard and his brother built a model railway to occupy their time while their mother was ill; it was donated to the Bexhill Museum in 2016. … Read More
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