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Eddie Izzard


Best-known for his surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where his English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum. Izzard worked as a street performer and in smaller comedy venues throughout ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Valkyrie
Valkyrie General Erich Fellgiebel
(2008)
Ocean's Thirteen
Ocean's Thirteen Roman Nagel
(2007)
The Riches
The Riches Wayne Malloy / Doug Rich
(2007-2008)

Filmography

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 2016 Rock Dog
Angus Scattergood (voice)
 2015 Day Out of Days
Dag
 2015 The Devil You Know (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Putnam
- Pilot (2015) ... Thomas Putnam
 2014 Boychoir
Drake
 2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) (Documentary)
Guest Bruce
 2014 Castles in the Sky
Robert Watson Watt
 2012 Mockingbird Lane (TV Movie)
Grandpa
 2012 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Long John Silver
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
James Thrush
 2011 Cars 2
Sir Miles Axlerod (voice)
 2010 Alabama (TV Movie)
Togan Overlord
 2009 The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)
Torrence
- Part 2 (2009) ... Torrence
- Part 1 (2009) ... Torrence
 2009/I Rage
Tiny Diamonds
 2008 Stanley Baxter: Now and Then (TV Movie)
 2008 Igor
Dr. Schadenfreude (voice)
 2007 Kitchen (TV Movie)
Nick Malone
 2006 The Wild
Nigel (voice)
 2004 Five Children and It
It (voice)
 2004 Renegade
Prosit
 2003 40 (TV Mini-Series)
Ralph Outen
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Ralph Outen
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Ralph Outen
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Ralph Outen
 2002 Revengers Tragedy
Lussurioso
 2001 All the Queen's Men
Tony
 2000 Circus
Troy
 1999 Pythonland (TV Movie)
Fairy
 1999 The Criminal
Peter Hume
 1998 Rex the Runt (TV Series)
Melting blob man / Easter Island Head
- Adventures on Telly 3 (1998) ... Melting blob man (voice)
- Easter Island (1998) ... Easter Island Head (voice)
 1998 The Avengers
Bailey
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Evans
- Confession (1996) ... Evans
 1996 Hanging Around (Short)
 1994 Open Fire (TV Movie)
Rich
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Other Works:

He acted in David Mamet's play, "Cryptogram," at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, England with Lindsay Duncan in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 10 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Ellis Island's immigration history]: I do find history fascinating, I find people fascinating, and I'm quite good at standing somewhere and taking out all the new stuff and imagining people coming in and I would have been with them. See more »

Trivia:

He campaigned for the Labour Party in the 2015 General Election, and announced his intention to run as Mayor of London for Labour. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently imitates James Mason and Sean Connery during his stand-up comedy routine. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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