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Man Accused Of Threatening Eddie Izzard Denies Charges

Jamie Penny, 24, appeared in Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday charged with two counts of using threatening and abusive words or behaviour stemming from two encounters with Izzard. In April (16)...

Man Accused Of Threatening Eddie Izzard

Jamie Penny allegedly threatened to "do" the transvestite funnyman's house after Izzard refused to give Penny and his friend a lift in his Beetle in April (16) and when Penny encountered Izzard, 54,...

Eddie Izzard To Be Honoured With Top Arts Award

The accolade recognises lifetime contribution to British arts, and previous winners include writers J.K. Rowling and Harold Pinter, and Julie Walters. Izzard will receive the trophy at a ceremony in London on...

Eddie Izzard Completes Epic Marathon Man Challenge

The Ocean's Thirteen star set himself the mammoth challenge last month (Feb16), vowing to run more than 700 miles (1,100 kilometres) across South Africa to raise money for Britain's Sport Relief charity, in...

Eddie Izzard Is Close To Completing Mammoth '27 Marathons In 27 Days' Challenge

For Eddie Izzard the finish line is drawing closer as he approaches the final leg of his gruelling 27 marathons in 27 days challenge for Sport Relief. Izzard passed the 20 marathon mark on Monday...

Eddie Izzard To Run 27 Marathons In 27 Days

The funnyman will race more than 700 miles (1,100 kilometres) across South Africa, stopping at important Mandela landmarks, over the 27-day challenge in aid of Sport Relief. Izzard is set to...

Eddie Izzard's 27 For 27: New Sport Relief Marathon Challenge Honours Mandela

Everyone's been vowing to get fit this year; whether it's going for that extra run, hitting the gym more often or walking to the store instead of driving. But we're willing to bet no-one's taking...

Eddie Izzard Launches David Bowie Radio Campaign

The Heroes legend passed away on Sunday (10Jan16), two days after his 69th birthday, following a battle with cancer, and the news hit headlines across the globe early on Monday (11Jan16). The...

Eddie Izzard Faces Angry Protesters On Campaign Trail

The cross-dressing comedian is a keen supporter of the current opposition party in Britain and he headed north to help Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy in his final push for votes before...

Tributes Paid As Kevin Spacey Steps Down As Artistic Director Of The Old Vic

Stars from throughout the world of theatre came together to praise Kevin Spacey as he stepped down as artistic director of London’s The Old Vic after more than a decade in the role.In an event...

Eddie Izzard Crusades For Social Housing

British comedian Eddie Izzard is campaigning against plans to transform a social housing block in London into luxury apartments.The funnyman has followed in the steps of fellow comic Russell Brand by beginning a crusade against...

Eddie Izzard Performing World Tour In Three Languages

British comedian Eddie Izzard is translating his stand-up comedy set into three languages as he travels the world on an international tour.The funnyman has taken his Force Majeure tour to five continents and almost 30...

Monty Python Perform Together For Final Time

The members of legendary comedy troupe 'Monty Python' performed together for the final time on Sunday (20.07.14).Eric Idle, 71, John Cleese, 74, Michael Palin, 71, Terry Gilliam, 73, and Terry Jones, 72, took their last...

Eddie Izzard To Perform Show In Russian As Thanks For War Effort

Funnyman Eddie Izzard is planning to thank Russians for their part in helping the Allies win World War Ii by performing a show in their native tongue.The British comedian will play three gigs in English,...

Eddie Izzard Tackling Trio Of Concerts In Three Languages

Comic Eddie Izzard is going trilingual for a series of special gigs in France to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.The Brit will perform back-to-back stand-up shows in English, French and German in...

Eddie Izzard Urges Scotland To Stay In The U.k.

British comedian Eddie Izzard is to perform a special gig in Scotland in an effort to convince the country's residents to vote against leaving the United Kingdom.The funnyman's show, titled Scotland, Please Don't Go, will...

Kate Beckinsale To Star In Absolutely Anything

Kate Beckinsale has been cast in 'Absolutely Anything'.The 40-year-old actress - who will next hit the big screen in legal drama 'The Trials of Cate McCall' - will star alongside Simon Pegg in...

Eddie Izzard Plans To Perform Stand-up Show In Multiple Languages

British actor/comedian Eddie Izzard plans to expand his language skills by translating his stand-up show into Russian, Arabic and Chinese.The funnyman tested out his French by performing entire shows in the language in 2011, and...

Eddie Izzard Will Tackle Marathon Challenge In Memory Of Nelson Mandela

British comedian Eddie Izzard has vowed to put his endurance to the test once more to honour the memory of Nelson Mandela by completing 27 marathons in 27 days.The actor first attempted the huge feat...

Eddie Izzard Helping Monty Python Stars With Live Shows

British comedian Eddie Izzard has been offering suggestions to the Monty Python team on how to update their sketches ahead of their live reunion in July (14).The comedy troupe announced in November (13) they will...

Eddie Izzard Beaten Up For Cross-dressing

Cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard has been beaten up twice this year (13) for wearing women's clothing.The British funnyman, who is famous for dressing in feminine guise, has revealed how he was targeted in two separate...

Eddie Izzard Campaigns For Syrian Refugees

Funnyman Eddie Izzard is reaching out to fans to publicise the plight of child refugees in Syria following reports of chemical weapons attacks this week (ends23Aug13).Human rights groups fear up to a million children have...

Latitude Festival 2013 In Pictures - Suffolk's Finest Gathering Of The Arts Ends In Triumph Again [Photos]

Within it's scenic woodland surroundings, Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk, was once again the place to be this past weekend (19 - 21 July) as the worlds of music, arts, comedy, cabaret and more all...

Eddie Izzard Visits Refuge Camp In Iraq

British actor Eddie Izzard has turned journalist to film a harrowing report on the Syria crisis for a leading U.K. Tv news network.The funnyman is a longtime supporter of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef)...

Eddie Izzard Urges U.k. Prime Minster To Take Action Against Global Hunger

Funnyman Eddie Izzard is urging British Prime Minister David Cameron to take action against global hunger at a nutrition summit in London on Saturday (08Jun13).Cameron is hosting the Nutrition for Growth Summit, an international meeting...

Eddie Izzard Celebrates Beloved Soccer Club's Victory

British actor Eddie Izzard was overjoyed on Monday (27May13) as watched his beloved soccer team beat Sir Elton John's side in a crucial match.The funnyman was in the stands at London's Wembley Stadium to see...

Bobby Womack To Perform At Latitude Festival

Bobby Womack has been added to the line-up of this year's Latitude festival.The 69-year-old soul singer is set so appear on the Obelisk Main Stage in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, on Sunday July 21 -...

Eddie Izzard: 'Marathon Challenge Could Have Killed Me'

Funnyman Eddie Izzard was warned he could die if he continued his attempt to run 27 marathons in as many days in tribute to Nelson Mandela.The British star challenged himself to the endurance feat last...

Eddie Izzard Eyeing 2014 Marathon Challenge

British actor Eddie Izzard has vowed to resume his charity marathon challenge next year (14) after "unforeseen medical complications" forced him to pull out of his 2012 attempt.The comedian aimed to run 27 marathons in...

British Stars Urge Government To Act On World Hunger

Actor Ewan Mcgregor, funnyman Eddie Izzard, and singer Robbie Williams have joined forces to urge the British government to tackle world hunger.The trio has signed a letter to the U.K.'s Chancellor of the Exchequer George...

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