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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 »

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Ocean's Thirteen
Ocean's Thirteen Roman Nagel
My Super Ex-Girlfriend
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Professor Bedlam / Barry
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 2018 The Call Back (filming)
 2017 Victoria & Abdul
Bertie, Prince of Wales
 2017 The LEGO Batman Movie
Voldemort (voice)
 2016 Whisky Galore
Captain Wagget
 2016 Rock Dog
Angus Scattergood (voice)
 2015 Absolutely Anything
 2015 Day Out of Days
 2013-2015 Hannibal (TV Series)
Dr. Abel Gideon
- Antipasto (2015) ... Dr. Abel Gideon
- Futamono (2014) ... Dr. Abel Gideon
- Mukozuke (2014) ... Dr. Abel Gideon
- Takiawase (2014) ... Dr. Abel Gideon
- Rôti (2013) ... Dr. Abel Gideon
 2015 Powers (TV Series)
'Big Bad' Wolfe
- F@#K the Big Chiller (2015) ... 'Big Bad' Wolfe
- Level 13 (2015) ... 'Big Bad' Wolfe
- Aha Shake Heartbreak (2015) ... 'Big Bad' Wolfe
- You Are Not It (2015) ... 'Big Bad' Wolfe
- The Raconteur of the Funeral Circuit (2015) ... 'Big Bad' Wolfe
 2015 The Devil You Know (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Putnam
- Pilot (2015) ... Thomas Putnam
 2014 Boychoir
 2014 Monty Python Live (Mostly) (Documentary)
Guest Bruce
 2014 Castles in the Sky
Robert Watson Watt
 2012 What About Dick? (Video)
Deepak Obi Ben Kingsley
 2012 Mockingbird Lane (TV Short)
 2012 Bullet in the Face (TV Mini-Series)
Johann Tannhauser
- Cradle to Grave (2012) ... Johann Tannhauser
- The World Stage (2012) ... Johann Tannhauser
- Kiss Me Thrice (2012) ... Johann Tannhauser
- Drug of Choice (2012) ... Johann Tannhauser
- Angel of Death (2012) ... Johann Tannhauser
 2012 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Long John Silver
 2011 Lost Christmas
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
James Thrush
- The Death Zone (2011) ... James Thrush
 2011 Cars 2
Sir Miles Axlerod (voice)
 2011 United States of Tara (TV Series)
Dr. Hattarras
- Bryce Will Play (2011) ... Dr. Hattarras
- Chicken 'n' Corn (2011) ... Dr. Hattarras
- Dr. Hatteras' Miracle Elixir (2011) ... Dr. Hattarras
 2010 Alabama (TV Movie)
Togan Overlord
 2010 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Queen Elizabeth II / Nigel Baker-Butcher / Prince Charles
- To Surveil, with Love (2010) ... Queen Elizabeth II / Nigel Baker-Butcher / Prince Charles (voice)
 2010 Every Day
 2009 The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 2 (2009) ... Torrence
- Part 1 (2009) ... Torrence
 2009/I Rage
Tiny Diamonds
 2008 Valkyrie
General Erich Fellgiebel
 2008 Stanley Baxter: Now and Then (TV Movie)
 2008 Igor
Dr. Schadenfreude (voice)
 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Reepicheep (voice)
 2007-2008 The Riches (TV Series)
Wayne Malloy / Doug Rich
- The Lying King (2008) ... Wayne Malloy / Doug Rich
- Dead Calm (2008) ... Wayne Malloy / Doug Rich
- Trust Never Sleeps (2008) ... Wayne Malloy
- Slums of Bayou Hills (2008) ... Wayne Malloy
- Field of Dreams (2008) ... Wayne Malloy / Doug Rich
 2007 Across the Universe
Mr. Kite
 2007 Ocean's Thirteen
Roman Nagel
 2007 Kitchen (TV Movie)
Nick Malone
 2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Professor Bedlam / Barry
 2006 The Wild
Nigel (voice)
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes
Gene Vincent
 2004 Ocean's Twelve
Roman Nagel
 2004 Five Children and It
It (voice)
 2004 Renegade
 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
 2002 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (TV Movie)
 2001 All the Queen's Men
 2001 The Cat's Meow
Charlie Chaplin
 2001 We Know Where You Live (TV Movie)
Fourth Yorkshireman
 2000 Shadow of the Vampire
Gustav von Wangenheim
 2000 Circus
 1999 Pythonland (TV Movie)
 1999 The Criminal
Peter Hume
 1999 Mystery Men
Tony P
 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
 1998 Velvet Goldmine
Jerry Devine
 1996 The Secret Agent
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Confession (1996) ... Evans
 1996 Hanging Around (Short)
 1995 Aristophanes: The Gods Are Laughing (TV Movie)
 1994 Open Fire (TV Movie)
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He appeared in the tribute to Spike Milligan, "Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill", at the Guildhall Theatre in London, England with Eric Sykes, Kathy Burke, John Dankworth, Harry Enfield, Terry Jones, Cleo Laine, Paul Merton, Michael Palin, John Sergeant, Meera Syal and Stephen Tompkinson in the cast. George Martin and Giles... See more »

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Personal Quote:

So I liked the cadets, running, jumping, climbing trees, flags. Didn't like the bit about learning how to kill people with razor wire. Thought I'd rather learn their language and visit their countries... The British, we go around the World going "Sausage, egg and chips, please! Sausage, egg and chips!" Even in Afghanistan! "Sausage, egg and chips, please! Do you speak English? You just don't try,... See more »


During the 1999 television special Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python (1999), which Izzard hosted, John Cleese said Izzard was the lost Python. Former Doctor Who (1963) star Tom Baker also championed Izzard to play the Doctor when the series was revived in 2005. Baker described Izzard as "so mysterious and strange". See more »


Often wears his choice of "male" and "female" clothing during his stand-up acts. See more »

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