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Eddie Izzard



An enormously popular British comedian known as much for his transvestitism as he is for his excoriating social observations, Eddie Izzard is one of the most gleefully unpredictable -- to say nothing of contradictory -- performers to have sabotaged the stage and screen during the late 20th century.



Born in Yemen on February 7, 1962, Izzard grew up in Wales and Northern Ireland. Following his mother's death when he was six, Izzard found some degree of solace in comedy, particularly the works of Monty Python, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, and the early Benny Hill. He began doing stand-up at college and, after being ingloriously kicked out of school, he took his act to the streets. Izzard refined his material -- which largely revolved around personal experiences, politics, and social issues -- over the next decade, and in the early '90s, he finally began earning some measure of recognition. His stand-up work brought him British Comedy Awards in 1993 and 1996, and with popular and critical approval thus in hand, Izzard began appearing in films.



Izzard's supporting roles in The Avengers and Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine (both 1998) were concurrent with his first internationally acclaimed tour, Dress to Kill. The tour helped to establish him on both sides of the Atlantic, allowing the comedian to begin the new century on an exceptionally positive note. 2000 saw him co-starring in Shadow of the Vampire, a fictional depiction of the filming of the 1922 Nosferatu; the film's cast also included John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, and Stephen Fry.



Izzard continued his highly successful stand-up appearances while maintaining a presence in movies. He played Charlie Chaplin in Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow, attempted to steal a couple of scenes from the crew in Ocean's Twelve, appeared in Ivan Reitman's My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and offered his vocal talents to the animated film The Wild.



In 2007 he appeared as Mr. Kite in Julie Taymor's Across the Universe. The next year he voiced one of the main characters in the animated film Igor and appeared in the historical thriller Valkyrie. He went on to do two more comedy concert films before voicing the entrepreneur Miles Axlerod in Pixar's Cars 2. In 2012 he appeared in Snow White and the Huntsman.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Victoria and Abdul
  • Bertie, Prince of Wales
2017
No Score Yet Rock Dog
  • Angus
2017
No Score Yet Whisky Galore
  • Actor
2016
46% Boychoir
  • Drake
2015
No Score Yet Day Out of Days
  • Dag
2015
15% Absolutely Anything
  • Actor
2015
67% Castles In The Sky
  • Actor
2014
44% The Unbelievers
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard Force Majeure
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Version)
  • Actor
2012
49% Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Tiberius
2012
60% Mockingbird Lane
  • Actor
2012
56% Treasure Island
  • Long John Silver
2012
No Score Yet Lost Christmas
  • Anthony
2011
39% Cars 2
  • Miles Axlerod
2011
34% Every Day
  • Garrett
2011
14% Huge
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
  • Actor
2009
17% Rage
  • Tiny Diamonds
2009
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard: Live From Wembley
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special
  • Actor
2009
62% Valkyrie
  • Gen. Erich Fellgiebel
2008
36% Igor
  • Dr. Schadenfreude
2008
67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Reepicheep
2008
53% Across the Universe
  • Mr. Kite
2007
54% Romance & Cigarettes
  • Gene Vincent
2007
70% Ocean's Thirteen
  • Roman Nagel
2007
No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Ball
  • Actor
2006
40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  • Professor Bedlam/Barry
2006
20% The Wild
  • Nigel
2006
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
2005
56% Ocean's Twelve
  • Roman Nagel
2004
57% 5 Children and It
  • Voice of `It'
2004
29% Renegade
  • Prosit
2004
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard - Definite Article
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard: Sexie
  • Actor
2003
33% The Criminal
  • Peter Hume
2002
7% All the Queen's Men
  • Tony
2001
75% The Cat's Meow
  • Charlie Chaplin
2001
No Score Yet We Know Where You Live
  • Actor
2001
60% Revengers Tragedy
  • Lussurioso
2001
81% Shadow of the Vampire
  • Gustav
2000
9% Circus
  • Troy
2000
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard - Circle
  • Actor
2000
60% Mystery Men
  • Tony P
1999
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard - Dress to Kill
  • Actor
1999
56% Velvet Goldmine
  • Jerry Divine
1998
5% The Avengers
  • Bailey
1998
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard - Glorious
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard - Definite Article
  • Actor
1996
50% Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent'
  • Vladimir
1996
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard - Unrepeatable
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Eddie Izzard: Live at the Ambassadors
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Life of Python
  • Actor
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
75% United States of Tara
2009-2011
  • Dr. Jack Hattaras Dr. Hattaras
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Devil You Know
2015
  • Thomas Putnam
89% Hannibal
2013-2015
  • Dr. Gideon Dr. Abel Gideon Dr. Able Gideon
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Treasure Island
2012
  • Long John Silver
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
60% Bullet in the Face
2012
  • Tannhauser
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Brand X with Russell Brand
2012-2013
  • Guest
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • James Thrush
52% Powers
2015-2016
  • Wolfe

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