Eddie Izzard is a prolific stand-up comedian and television personality. He was born on 7th February 1962 and is originally from Yemen where his dad worked for BP and his mum was a nurse. Following the death of his mother, he attended numerous boarding schools across the UK.
Throughout the ‘80s, Eddie Izzard started out, performing as a street performer with his old university friend and travelling around the UK and The States. The pair parted ways and Eddie Izzard focused on building up his craft by performing at London comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store and Banana Cabaret in Balham.
His big-break in comedy came from his sketch for an AIDS charity event where he performed “Wolves”, he then become prevalent in the United States. He appeared in Dress To Kill (1998) which proved so successful that Eddie Izzard tickets were also a hit across Europe. It was in this show that Izzard’s infamous tranny style came about – a trademark for his many stand-up acts to come: Circle (18 November 2002) and Sexie (26 November 2003).
Eddie Izzard has also appeared in a number of high-profile films, ‘70’s glam-rock “Velvet Goldmine” (1998) received critical acclaim “….Jerry Devine (a scene-stealing Eddie Izzard)….” The Express “Eddie Izzard makes most impact as a loutish manager.” Evening Standard. He also appeared in the big budget British film adaptation of the “Avengers” (1998) where he was given praise by indie music magazine, the NME, “Eddie Izzard’s gum-chewing mascara’d sidekick steals the show….” And New Woman magazine “….the special treat is Eddie Izzard as his [Sean Connery’s] sidekick.”