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'I Had Hollywood And I Blew It': Shaun Ryder Could've Been A Big Movie Star

Shaun Ryder claims he could've been a household name in Hollywood.The Happy Mondays star appeared in 1998's 'The Avengers' as Donavan alongside the likes of Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, but he screwed up his...

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...

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'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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Stars Gather For Eric Sykes' Memorial Service

Eddie Izzard and Robert Lindsay paid their respects to late British comedy legend Eric Sykes on Monday (28Jan13) by speaking at a celebratory service in London.The veteran funnyman, who enjoyed a 60-year Tv and radio...

Jon Hamm Loves British Humour

Jon Hamm is a big fan of British comedy.The 'Mad Men' star says he loves how humour in the UK can be about sensitive topics such as terrorism and still be funny and he admits...

Gillian Anderson Makes Tv Comeback

Gillian Anderson is making a grand return to television.The 'X-Files' actress' big comeback will see her play a therapist in Bryan Fuller's serial killer thriller 'Hannibal', based on Thomas Harris' novels about psychiatrist turned flesh-eater...

Lady Gaga Named Best Loved Eccentric

Lady Gaga has been hailed the world's best loved eccentric. The 'Born This Way' hitmaker is known for her quirky outfits, which have included a meat dress and telephone hat, and often odd behaviour but...

Russell Brand Among All-star Cast For Eric Idle's Latest Play

A truly special comedy moment as [L-R] Sophie Winkleman, Russell Brand, Tim Curry, Tracey Ullman, Billy Connolly, Jane Leeves, Jim Piddock, Eric Idle and Eddie Izzard join forces in Los Angeles.Look at that line-up, it's...

Eddie Izzard Celebrates With British Athletes At Olympics Parade

Actor Eddie Izzard saluted Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes at a celebratory parade through London on Monday (10Sep12).The funnyman, who has been an ambassador for the 2012 Games, joined the estimated one million people...

Eddie Izzard Carries Olympic Torch Through His Hometown

Actor/comedian Eddie Izzard became the latest celebrity to carry the Olympic torch on Tuesday (17Jul12) as he helped countdown the final 10 days to the London Games.Izzard, a marathon enthusiast, was part of a relay...

Eddie Izzard And Richard Branson Join Mandela Day Campaign

Funnyman Eddie Izzard and tycoon Richard Branson are urging the public to dedicate their time to helping their local community in honour of Nelson Mandela's birthday.The former South African President turns 94 on Wednesday (18Jul12)...

Eddie Izzard Receives Honorary Doctorate

British funnyman Eddie Izzard was the guest of honour at a university in England on Thursday (12Jul12) as he received a special degree in recognition of his contribution to the arts.The comedian/actor donned a traditional...

Eddie Izzard Set For Treasure Island 'Sequel'

Funnyman Eddie Izzard is to set sail in a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate adventure Treasure Island.The British star portrays Long John Silver in the latest movie adaptation of the tale and he...

Eddie Izzard Wary Of Playing Long John Silver Bald

Funnyman Eddie Izzard is relieved he has a good skull - because he had no idea what he'd look like with a shaved head as pirate villain Long John Silver.The comic was an unlikely choice...

Eddie Izzard: I Should Have Been Bisexual

Eddie Izzard has always felt he ''should be bisexual''.The comedian and actor - whose stand up style features him depicting a transvestite - explained people assume he is not ''fearful'' about anything because of his...

Stars Out In Force For Jesus Christ Superstar's Broadway Return

The stars were out in force last night for the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway (March 23, 2012). The 1971 musical, written by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice has enjoyed something...

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