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Eddie Izzard Joins The Call Back Cast

Eddie Izzard has join the cast of 'The Call Back'.The 55-year-old comedian-and-actor will star as Henry - a British actor who has a relationship with an Australian restaurateur - in Marion Pilowsky's feature debut.Izzard will...

Stephen Frears Praises Eddie Izzard's Performance In Victoria And Abdul

Stephen Frears didn't know what to expect from Eddie Izzard in 'Victoria & Abdul'.The 76-year-old filmmaker has helmed the true story about the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim, but Frears...

Eddie Izzard Wants To Direct Movies

Eddie Izzard wants to direct movies.The comedian-and-actor is currently starring in Stephen Frears' new movie 'Victoria & Abdul' alongside Dame Judi Dench and Izzard has now revealed he would like to step behind the camera...

Dame Judi Dench Is An Eddie Izzard Super-fan

Dame Judi Dench has seen every show Eddie Izzard has done.The 82-year-old Oscar winner stars as Queen Victoria in the new Stephen Frears film 'Victoria and Abdul' alongside the actor-and- comedian who stars as her...

Eddie Izzard Immediately Said Yes To Victoria And Abdul Role

Eddie Izzard immediately said ''yes'' when he was offered a role in 'Victoria and Abdul' because he couldn't say ''no'' to director Stephen Frears.The 55-year-old actor-and-comedian stars as Queen Victoria's son and heir to the...

Eddie Izzard Planning More Marathons

Eddie Izzard will be running more marathons.The 55-year-old comedian and actor - who ran 27 marathons in 27 days last year - has revealed he will be donning his running shoes again in the future...

Man Charged With Theft Of Eddie Izzard's Pink Beret During Pro Eu March

A man has been charged with theft after comedian Eddie Izzard had his pink beret snatched from his head during a pro-Europe rally in London on Saturday. The comedian had joined thousands of marchers in...

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...

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