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Sarah Townsend (writer)
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Chronicles comedian Eddie Izzard's rise to fame from early influences - losing his mother to cancer at a young age before being sent with his brother to boarding school - to his close relationship today with his father. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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A Demonstration of the Power of Self Belief See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Eddie Izzard ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melvin Altwarg ... Himself

Shamgar Amram ... Himself
Mick Andrew ... Himself
Rob Ballard ... Himself
Andrew Boxer ... Himself
William Burdett-Coutts ... Himself
Celia Carr ... Herself
Caroline Chignell ... Herself

George Clooney ... Himself

Steve Coogan ... Himself
Alex Dandridge ... Himself
Rachael Downing ... Herself
John Fealey ... Himself
Wayne Forester ... Voiceovers (voice)
Sean Gandini ... Himself
Julie Grant ... Herself
Jeff Green ... Himself
Peter Herz ... Himself
Harold Izzard ... Himself
Paul Keane ... Himself
Stewart Lee ... Himself
Oswald McLean ... Himself
Peter Mielniczek ... Himself
Julian Moses ... Himself
Mick Perrin ... Himself
Melvin Plumber ... Himself
Peter Pyemont ... Himself
Michael Redmond ... Himself
Nick Revell ... Himself
Ian Rowland ... Himself
Mark Saban ... Himself
Savvas ... Himself
Mark Steel ... Himself
Dr. Stewart ... Himself

Sarah Townsend ... Herself
Duncan Trillo ... Himself
Andre Vincent ... Himself

Robin Williams ... Himself

Directed by
Sarah Townsend 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sarah Townsend  writer

Produced by
Max Burgos .... executive producer
James Goddard .... producer
John Gore .... executive producer
Jennifer Lane .... line producer
Sarah Townsend .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sarah Townsend  (as Sarah McGuinness)
 
Cinematography by
David Corfield 
 
Film Editing by
Chad Littlepage 
Kevin D. Ross 
Angela Vargos 
 
Art Direction by
Anthony Cupo 
 
Production Management
Andrew Troy .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Alfie Hitchcock .... artwork designer
Lewis Macleod .... artwork designer
Lauren Manalio .... graphics assistant
David Murray .... graphics assistant
Erik Schlenker .... graphics assistant
 
Sound Department
Tim Altman .... sound mixer
James Goddard .... sound
Christian Mack .... sound recordist
Ted Marcus .... sound mixer
David Sanders .... sound
Andrew Troy .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Troy .... supervising sound editor
Lloyd Williamson .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew Troy .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lorenzo Agius .... photographer
David Bailey .... photographer
Kate Bayler .... photographer
Broatch Berry .... camera operator
Barbara Cawdron .... photographer
Jake Chessum .... photographer
David Corfield .... camera operator
Mark Cowley .... assistant camera
Steve Double .... photographer
Vincent Doyle .... camera operator
Kevin Dutton .... photographer
Andy Foster .... photographer
Dominic Gold .... camera operator
Robert Hind .... photographer
Alfie Hitchcock .... photographer
Guy Livneh .... camera operator
Annabel Pretty .... photographer
Len Prince .... photographer
Rankin .... photographer
Amanda Searle .... photographer
Daniel Trapp .... assistant camera
Mick Walsh .... panavision crane
Zanna .... photographer
 
Editorial Department
Dan Glendenning .... assembly editor
James Hehir .... assembly editor
David Hill .... assembly editor
Jamie Manalio .... on-line editor
Fergal McGrath .... assembly editor
Scott Thomas .... assembly editor
 
Other crew
Daisy Allsop .... production staff
Steve Bennett .... additional footage
Julian Bentley .... lawyer
Leo Brend .... production staff
Max Burgos .... artist management
Charles Burnell .... additional footage
Matthew Carey .... production staff
Caroline Chignell .... artist management
Amy Cornfield .... production staff
John Farquhar-Smith .... additional footage
E. Barry Haldeman .... lawyer
Ruth Halliday .... clearances
Nick Hirschkorn .... production staff
Katie Hoyle .... production staff
Harold Izzard .... additional footage
Elisabeth Johansen .... additional footage
Paul Keane .... additional footage
Sean Marlowe .... additional footage
Diana Mavroleon .... additional footage
Aileen McAllister .... clearances
Ian McGregor .... pilot
Alice Roskams .... production staff
David Sanders .... production staff
Jessica Skeggs .... production staff
Paulene Tann .... accountant
Amie Tridgell .... production staff
Duncan Trillo .... additional footage
 
Thanks
Cyrus Amini .... thanks
Charles Burnell .... thanks
Nica Burns .... thanks
Jon Bush .... thanks
Ed Bye .... thanks
Seamus Cassidy .... thanks
George Clooney .... special thanks
Lucy Collier .... thanks
William Cook .... thanks
Fiona Cotter Craig .... thanks
Jimmy Crammond .... thanks
Luke Cresswell .... thanks
Arnold Engelman .... thanks
Sonia Friedman .... thanks
Stephen Fry .... thanks
Terry Gilliam .... special thanks
John Gordillo .... thanks
Neil Gore .... thanks
Victoria Hamilton .... thanks
Peter Harris .... thanks
Todd Haynes .... thanks
Anthony Hayward .... thanks
James Headley .... thanks
Alex Hetherington .... thanks
Nick Hirschkorn .... thanks
Alfie Hitchcock .... thanks
Anthony Hopkins .... special thanks
Robert Howell .... thanks
Engelbert Humperdinck .... thanks
Eddie Izzard .... thanks
Harold Izzard .... special thanks
Elisabeth Johansen .... special thanks
Karen Koren .... thanks
Hugh Laurie .... thanks
Matt LeBlanc .... thanks
Jay Leno .... thanks
Tim Liddle .... thanks
Pat Mackle .... thanks
Jo Mansell .... thanks
Patrick Marber .... thanks
Fiona McCorkindale .... thanks
Phil McIntyre .... thanks
Spike Milligan .... thanks
Angel Morgan .... thanks
Helen Newell .... thanks
Peter Nichols .... thanks
Rachel Norman .... thanks
Steve Oakes .... thanks
James Ohlson .... thanks
Vince Power .... thanks
Andre Ptaszysnki .... thanks
Peter Pyemont .... special thanks
Nick Reed .... thanks
Griff Rhys Jones .... thanks
Peter Richardson .... thanks
Anne Robinson .... thanks
Jennifer Rogers .... thanks
Helen Rudden .... thanks
John Ryley .... thanks
Mike Saunders .... thanks
Harry Secombe .... thanks
Sigurjon Sighvatsson .... thanks
Mel Smith .... thanks
Emma Thompson .... thanks
Paul Tomkins .... thanks
Paul Townsend .... dedicated to
Jo Trowsdale .... thanks
Andy Troy .... thanks
Christine Vachon .... thanks
Jerry Weintraub .... thanks
Robin Williams .... special thanks
 

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102 min
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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A Demonstration of the Power of Self Belief, 9 October 2009
Author: MRavenwood from United States

Eddie Izzard stumbled around stages aimlessly for years before he sorted out his skill set and how to play an audience. His self belief and dogged determination set him apart from doubtless scores of others you've never heard of because they gave up too soon. This film charts his glacial rise from obscurity to toast of the town and offers a bizarre media story that heretofore escaped notice on this continent. Some dirt box at a Brit TV show no one in the U.S. cares about called out Eddie as a "fraud" for saying he was using new material on his latest tour, when what he does (which had been pains-takingly spelled out for major media outlets) is start with big pieces of his old tour and introduce new material as the tour progresses. But it turned into a whole big kerfluffle and the ratings grab put Eddie on ice for a while as he tried to absorb this unjust accusation. (Many comics do the SAME EXACT material for YEARS or for the LIFE of their career. Eddie is a champion of fresh material.) "Believe" is full of clips from Izzard's shows, his childhood, and some archival footage of some of his first attempts at taking the stage. Intercut with all of these is present-day narrative of what Izzard thinks the key to his success thus far has been. The task of editing this material seems simple compared to how hard it must have been to source it all and figure out what to use where. One scene in particular casts the Pin-Drop Effect on the whole auditorium. My mascara ran. It's a great combination of self-revelation and self-promotion. Very inspiring. 10/08/09

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