Already one of the most celebrated Actor and Comedians of his generation, Eddie has developed an stellar reputation as a film, television, and stage actor. His performance in Dress to Kill earned him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmy® Awards.
Izzard has also achieved great success with his comedy stand up shows. Izzard made his West End stage debut in 1993 in his one-man show Live at the Ambassadors, in which he received an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement. Live at the Ambassadors was followed by a succession of critically-acclaimed shows including Unrepeatable, Definite Article, Glorious, Dress to Kill, Circle, Sexie and Stripped and Force Majeure. Force Majeure became the biggest comedy tour ever (we think!) playing in over 30 countries and in all 50 US states. He now tours his show in four languages (English, French, German and Spanish). He currently spent two months in Paris devising his new stand up show in French.
On March 20, 2016, Izzard completed running 27 marathons in 27 days in South Africa as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and raised over £2.6 million ($3.3 million) for Sport Relief, a charity that helps improve the lives of people in impoverished countries. In 2009, Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for charity and helped raise £1.8 million ($2.7 million) for Sport Relief.