Brightly colored nails, densely pierced eyes and heels are unchanged attributes of Eddie Izzard’s stage image.
He is the first and only comedian-transvestite. At the beginning of his career, the actor appeared on stage exclusively in women's clothing - dresses and exquisite costumes, in make-up and hairpins, and paying much attention to this topic in his stand-up performances. Therefore, the show, created by the comedian in 1998, was called Dress To Kill.
Now the artist wears more restrained: instead of dresses - strict (and not very) male suits, shirts and ties.
Best Known For
He is famous because of his stand-ups. On March 18, 2007, Izzard was the third of 100 stand-up comedians in the "100 Greatest Comedians" program of the English Channel 4. In 2005, he was in the list of the program "The Comedian's Comedian". He was given the 75th place in the program "100 Great St Stand-ups of All Time" of the American television channel Comedy Central.
Despite the busy tour schedule and constant performances in his native Britain, Eddie Izzard finds time for filming in the cinema. We can see him in the Across the Universe, dedicated to the work of The Beatles. He also starred in Lost Christmas and Treasure Island.
Eddie is Atheist.
Izzard called himself a "professional transvestite". He likes to make experiments with his appearance and to create jokes about it.
In documentary about himself Eddie said: "... I'm straight. I don't know why I'm straight, but I am."
Worth To Know
The program Dressed To Kill brought Izzard two Emmy awards.
Eddie's main source of inspiration for his comedy is John Cleese.
In 2016 he sold his trainers (size 8 UK (9 US)) worn during epic South Africa marathon challenge on auction.
He realized that he was a transvestite when he was 4 years old.