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Edward John Izzard
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Actor; comedian; producer; writer
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Eddie Izzard Fast Facts:
As a child, he broke a tooth and gave it to his brother inside a homemade cufflink.
Began cross-dressing as a child and went public as a transvestite in his early 20s.
Discovered his comedic inspiration, Peter Sellers, via his father's records.
Won the British Comedy Award for Top Stand-up Comedian in 1993 and '96.
In 2006, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sheffield, where he once studied accounting and finance management for one year.
Despite having no prior history of long-distance running, he ran more than 1110 miles in 51 days, raising more than £1.8 million for the charity Sport Relief in 2009; he was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for his achievements.
Has been called the "Lost Python" by
star John Cleese, one of his comedy idols.
Is fluent in French and German.
Eddie Izzard Relationships:
Sarah Townsend - Ex-significant Other
John Izzard - Father
Dorothy Ella Izzard - Mother
Mark Izzard - Brother
Eddie Izzard Awards:
2000 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
2000 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
2000 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program - Winner
2003 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
Attended University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
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