Eddie Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and activist. Her comedic style takes the form of rambling whimsical monologues and self-referential pantomime.
Eddie's stand up is digressive, surreal and free-associative. The live performances are one of a kind. A defining aspect of Eddie's shows is their distinctive visual aesthetic, with each tour given a striking, unique look.
With a famous fascination with movies and a penchant for impersonations of iconic Hollywood stars, it was only natural that Eddie would make it onto the big screen – in films. These include Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat's Meow, and Valkyrie. On the small screen Eddie has acted, written, presented, and been interviewed.
In 2009, Eddie completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief despite having no history of long-distance running. In 2016, Eddie ran 27 marathons in 27 days in South Africa in honour of Nelson Mandela, raising £1.35 million.