Eddie Izzard Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th November 2014

Fact: British comedian Eddie Izzard is set to lift the lid on his life in the spotlight after landing a deal for his memoir. The actor is expected to open up about his tough childhood, after losing his mother to cancer when he was just six years old, his penchant to perform in drag and his work in Hollywood. The as-yet-untitled book will be released by Penguin Random House imprint Blue Rider Press next winter (15).

6th October 2014

Fact: Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has been tapped to adapt author Timothy Hallinan's critically-acclaimed Junior Bender crime novels for Tv. The writer's four-book series centres on the life of the title character, a high-end thief-turned-private detective for fellow crooks.

12th July 2013

Fact: British bands McFly and The Feeling, and comedian Eddie Izzard will be among the performers at a special gig on 19 July (13) celebrating the first anniversary of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The stars will all headline a show at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the British capital a year on from the games, which kicked off last July (12).

7th December 2012

Fact: British comedian Eddie Izzard joined forces with rocker Richie Sambora to sing the theme tune for The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at the top of the talk show on Thursday (06Dec12). The Bon Jovi star recently agreed to perform a week-long residency as the U.S. presenter's house act and kicked off his stint by performing the tune with Ferguson on Monday (03Dec12).

15th November 2012

Fact: Eddie Izzard has signed on to portray an incarcerated rapist in Silence of the Lambs Tv spin-off Hannibal.

8th November 2012

Quote: "I want to get it tattooed, 43 51. It was a bit bonkers." British funnyman Eddie Izzard is keen to get a piece of body art in honour of completing 43 marathons in 51 days for U.K. charity Sport Relief in 2009.

19th July 2012

Tweet: "It would have been my mum's birthday today. The day after Nelson Mandela's birthday. Happy birthday mum. She would have been 85." British comic Eddie Izzard remembers the birthday of his late mum Dorothy, who died of cancer when he was six years old.

17th May 2012

Tweet: "Have finished my 2nd marathon and am knackered. I seem to remember this gets a little easier." British actor Eddie Izzard is already struggling with his challenge to complete 27 charity marathons in 27 consecutive days in tribute to former South African leader Nelson Mandela's 27 years in prison.

16th May 2012

Tweet: "Finished my first marathon. Only 26 more marathons to go." British actor Eddie Izzard kicked off his South African mega-marathon on Tuesday (15May12). He is running 27 charity marathons in 27 consecutive days to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela's 27 years in prison.

26th April 2012

Quote: "I was forced to do all my scenes with him facing into the wind. He did not want his feathers ruffled." Eddie Izzard on the difficulties of shooting pirate adventure Treasure Island with a fussy parrot.

21st March 2012

Fact: British funnyman Eddie Izzard is in talks to play Grandpa in The Munsters remake. The cross-dressing comic is slated to vamp it up as the TV family's batty patriarch in new show Mockingbird Lane, according to Deadline.com.

20th July 2011

Quote: "I think I'm the first stand-up to do a solo show there. I'm not just gonna leave this to the rock 'n' roll guys. It's time for the comedians. It's time for us to take over. I think like an American: 'Let's go to the moon!'" Funnyman Eddie Izzard on making history at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (20Jul11).

10th January 2011

Fact: Lord Of The Rings star Elijah Wood has signed on to join Eddie Izzard in a new TV adaptation of literary classic TREASURE ISLAND. The actor will play Ben Gunn opposite Izzard's Long John Silver in the mini-series, which will shoot on location in Ireland and Puerto Rico.

26th October 2010

Fact: British comedian Eddie Izzard is set to play one-legged pirate Long John Silver in a new U.K. TV production of TREASURE ISLAND. Filming will take place in Ireland and Puerto Rico, with the first broadcast expected to air in December 2012.

21st October 2010

Fact: Funnymen Eddie Izzard and Robin Williams are set to hit the stage together to raise cash for Los Angeles' Democrats. The comedians will join Sarah Silverman and other comics at the Stand-Up and Vote benefit on 27 October (10). Proceeds from the night of laughs will benefit the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.

14th May 2010

Fact: British funnyman Eddie Izzard is to replace James Spader in hit Broadway play RACE, according to the New York Times. Dennis Haysbert and Richard Thomas will remain with the show when Izzard hits the stage next month (Jun10).

7th March 2010

Quote: "Before we start, I'd just like to announce there is no God." Host Eddie Izzard opened the Independent Spirit Awards with a religious joke.

30th July 2009

Fact: Eddie Izzard has launched a bid to run more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometres) across the U.K. in seven weeks. The British funnyman will need to run approximately one marathon (26 miles/41 kilometers) a day to reach his goal, in aid of British fundraising campaign Sport Relief.

23rd January 2009

Quote: "Tom had a permanent coffee truck. It sounds a bit weird, but we could all nip out and get a coffee and we all got addicted to it. All the crew could go down there and order the weirdest coffees in the world which kind of keeps us all going. It's good to work in a good atmosphere." Tom Cruise installed his own private coffee truck on the set of new movie VALKYRIE, according to his co-star Eddie Izzard.

4th March 2008

Quote: "If you do comedy - if you make people laugh - it releases serotonin in your brain. People get addicted to that. Comedians become dealers. Audiences become junkies. It's like salivating before a meal - there's an expectation of a certain taste." Funnyman Eddie Izzard on his art.

25th June 2007

Quote: "I think like an American, but my heart pumps like a European." British comedian Eddie Izzard is enjoying working in America.

25th May 2007

Quote: "He's very forthright when I ask him if this looks good or if it does not look good. He's got a great eye." British actress Minnie Driver on the benefits of playing opposite transvestite comedian Eddie Izzard in U.S. TV drama THE RICHES.

21st March 2007

Quote: "I'm a wannabe lipstick lesbian." Transvestite comedian Eddie Izzard explains his image.

14th February 2007

Quote: "If I was gonna kiss a bloke, it would probably be David Beckham or Eddie Izzard." Lord Of The Rings star Dominic Monaghan on his male crushes.

11th October 2006

Fact: Human rights group Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball will be broadcast live from London to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the first time on Saturday (14OCT06). The cinecast will boast stars including comedian Eddie Izzard and actor CHEVY CHASE.

12th September 2006

Fact: Babe star James Cromwell will join the cast of 24 as Jack Bauer'S (Kiefer Sutherland) estranged father. Eddie Izzard also will appear as a villainous accomplice to an unnamed character in the show's sixth season.

26th July 2006

Quote: "I worked out that if you don't eat food, you can't get that big. There's a not-sticking-it-in-your-gob diet called Don't Eat The Bloody Thing." British comedian Eddie Izzard on the diet that helped him shed his bulk.

31st August 2005

Fact: <p>British comic Eddie Izzard is set for a new dastardly role as comic book supervillain PROFESSOR BEDLAM in romantic comedy THE SUPER-EX, in which a superheroine (Uma Thurman) uses all her powers to humiliate her former boyfriend (Owen Wilson). </p>

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