Since he is a witty, intelligent and unique in his own style, Izzard has enjoyed a reputation of a successful actor and performer. Born on February 7, 1962, Edward John Eddie Izzard made his first stage appearance in London's West End in 1993. He embarked on his career with one-man comedy show called 'Eddie Izzard: Live at the Ambassadors'. The show garnered Izzard an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement and earned him his first British Comedy Award for Top Stand-Up Comedian.
A year later, he came up with his second one-man show, 'Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable'. Izzard remained on stage in '95 portraying the main character in Christopher Marlowe's revolutionary Edward II. In '96 Izzard staged another one-man show, Eddie Izzard: Definite Article and made his big screen debut alongside Bob Hoskins and Robin Williams in The Secret Agent.
By '98 Izzard appeared in another film, Velvet Goldmine (1998), as well as staging his breakthrough one-man US show, Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999). At the tuern of the new century, he took on Lenny Bruce by securing the lead in Peter Hall's West End production of Lenny. Izzard started 2000 touring the world with his most recent one-man show Eddie Izzard: Circle. In 2003 he was appeared on the big screen in the French production, Muraya- Expanded Reality. He also made his dramatic Broadway debut in the spring of 2003.
Eddie would continue his highly successful stand-up performances while maintaining a presence in movies. He played Charlie Chaplin in Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow, appeared in Ivan Reitman's My Super Ex-Girlfriend and a few others. Moreover he offered his vocal talents to the animated film named The Wild.
In 1999 Eddie made a lasting impression on American audiences in his fifth major stand-up tour, 'Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill'. He included various unrelated topics such as the army, makeup, and the Church of England. The tour not only helped to establish him on both sides of the Atlantic but also allowed him to begin the new century on an exceptionally positive note.
Izzard would often perform his stand-up routines in different languages. Since he is able to speak French fluently, he found a new audience in France. This versatile actor has been awarded the Time Out Award, the British Comedy Award for Top Stand-Up Comedian, the Jury Award for Best One-Man Show in the Aspen Comedy Festival as well as Emmy Award. Izzard's other television comedy appearances include Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable, Eddie Izzard: Definite Article, The Unseen Frank Skinner TV Show and 30 Years of Monty Python: A Revelation. Eddie Izard is indeed a man known for his wits and style, a man who will be remembered for long for his exceptional and creative talent!
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