English stand-up comedian, actor and writer Edward John Izzard is popularly known for comedic style in the form of rambling, whimsical monologue, and self-referential pantomime. A marathon enthusiast Eddie has completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief. After losing his mother at the tender age of six, Eddie had attended boarding schools and was passionate towards acting and was aware of the fact that he was transgender. He initially started his career as a standup comedian with his first gig being at the Banana Cabaret in Balham, London. Izzard has performed stand-up in French, as well as German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic languages.
Izzard has appeared in numerous films, starting with 1996's The Secret Agent. He has appeared as several real-life individuals, including Charlie Chaplin in The Cat's Meow. He was involved with Sarah Townsend, the director of the documentary Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story.